University of Detroit Jesuit High School and Academy 48th Annual Auction Volunteer Form
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Auction Volunteer Positions. (Please choose all categories that you are willing to work.)
ACQUISITIONS: Call donors from previous years and solicit new donors.
ADVERTISING/PARTNERSHIP: Contact businesses and personal friends of U of D Jesuit to obtain ads for the Auction.
BID MONITORS/PACKAGE PICK-UP: Monitors are assigned table(s), making sure items are accessible to attendee’s and able to answer questions for interested bidders. After silent auction closes, items are packaged and ready for pick up. Once Package pick up opens, assist guests with picking up their purchased items. This includes working with student volunteers and may require light lifting and carrying
COAT CHECK: Supervise students assigned to coat check throughout the auction, particularly at the beginning and the end. Coat check must be attended at all times. There are two shifts throughout the evening.
DECORATIONS: Need team players to help creatively implement the vision of the auction theme: “Adventure Awaits!” No experience necessary. Work begins about a month before the auction.
ELECTRONIC BID ASSISTANCE: Volunteers will be trained to assist guests with electronic bidding during the silent auction.
ITEM AND PACKAGE DISPLAY COORDINATION: Work with auction team to wrap and display items into beautiful and enticing packages.
LIVE BID SPOTTERS: Working on Auction floor to identify bidders for live Auction. This is the last event of the auction evening. Assist with 52 card raffle sales.
OFFICE HELPERS: The auction office regularly has odd jobs that can be done during your available time. Contact Auction at 313-927-2332 or
RAFFLE SALES: Assist with selling tickets for 1 of the 3 raffles to be held the night of the Auction.
SET UP (THURSDAY NIGHT 11/8/18): Transform the school and back again! Thursday night, set up and item transport is done under the direction of committee chairs. Dinner is provided. Start time is 4:00pm and work until 10:00pm any amount of time is greatly appreciated!
SET UP (FRIDAY ALL DAY 11/9/18): Transform the school and back again! Friday, all day, display auction items and set-up decorations under the direction of committee chairs. Meals/snacks are provided. Start time is 8:00am and work until completion, any amount of time is greatly appreciated!
TEAR DOWN (SUNDAY 11/11/18): Transform the and school back again! A complete teardown takes place Sunday morning under the direction of committee chairs. Breakfast and volunteer mass is provided. Start time is 9:00 am and complete by noon, any amount of time is greatly appreciated!
SILENT AUCTION SET-UP: A few weeks prior to the auction, organize items by lot, display, layout, and label for transport. Set items on display Friday before auction. (Starting the week of October 22nd)
SUPER SILENT AUCTION SETUP: Two weeks prior to the auction create and frame display sheets for Super Silent Items, and item placement on Friday before Auction.
STUDENT VOLUNTEER TEAM LEADERS: Help in various areas getting students in formal attire, directing them to work stations, supervising their activity and keeping them on task.
REGISTRATION/CHECKOUT: Register guests, enter winning bids into computer and process payments at checkout. Some compute experience necessary.(Training on October 25th at 6:00pm)
VOLUNTEER HOSPITALITY: Volunteers are needed to staff the volunteer dining area on auction night. All food and drink is catered. Hospitality volunteers will be sure area is clean and replenished.
TICKETED EVENTS: Volunteers will help with ticketed events post-auction.
MISCELLANEOUS: Volunteers who are willing to be assigned as need for any of the above categories.
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