Volunteering

Operation Glass Slipper is a 100% volunteer organization.

We welcome your support in a variety of settings. 

Annual Princess Event (mid-March)

Volunteers help in a a variety of positions throughout the weekend. It takes hundreds of volunteers to set up our space, help Princesses through the event, provide alterations, and take down the event. More detailed information can be found here.

We will also post our sign up for the event in late February.

 

Seasonal Dress Sales & Fundraising Events

At least three or four times a year, OGS holds weekend-long dress sales to sell donated dresses that are not prom-appropriate. Volunteers:
• Help load and unload trucks (MEN WELCOME)
• Help with set-up
• Assist shoppers
• Maintain neatness of dressing/fitting rooms
• Ensure dresses are returned to the proper racks

 

Year-Round Needs

Warehouse help
Pam is often seeking additional help in maintaining the inventory of dresses and accessories at the OGS warehouse in West St. Paul. Volunteers could help during warehouse hours, generally Monday through Friday from 10 am to 2 pm. Tasks include sorting donated items, organizing inventory prior to dress sales and the annual event, and wrapping dress racks in plastic and boxing other items for transportation to and from event locations.

Picking up and dropping off donations
OGS has a number of drop-off locations in and around the Twin Cities. Volunteers will pick up donations and take them to Pam’s house or the OGS warehouse as needed.

Collection Drives for dresses and accessories
Ask your employer, organization, or school to let you organize a dress and accessory drive. Download the collection drive material here. We collect all year long, so the timing of a collection drive is up to you and your sponsoring organization. We’ll arrange for pickup when you’re done.

 

How do I sign up to volunteer?
We’re glad you asked! Email us at info[at]operationglassslipper.org and we’ll add your email address to our volunteer notification list. Periodically you’ll receive emails with further information about volunteer opportunities and events over the coming months.


14 Comments

Rebecca Scheiber

April 6, 2015 at 3:56 pm

Hey I live in the Big Lake area and I am offering FREE updos for girls who are having a hard time affording prom details! Is there any way you can advertise that on this site or let people know? I believe Monticello and Big Lake are not on the same day so I can help out with both proms. I have been doing hair for over 10 years and although I am not a professional, I have done several wedding and prom hairstyles and I can provide sample pictures if needed. Please let me know if you can help get the word out!

Heidi Baill

April 9, 2015 at 4:58 pm

I would love to volunteer throught the year.
I am a recently retired school psychologist, and very aware of how difficult prom season can be for girls. I also am the mother of a 31 year old daughter, and still have prom dresses hanging in the closet.

Maddie Anderson

June 1, 2015 at 1:33 pm

Hi
I am a sophmore in college and home for the summer and would love to volunteer with Operation Glass Slipper. Thank you!

Christina

June 16, 2015 at 1:49 pm

Hey There,

I’m the Marketing Coordinator at St Croix Cleaners. Hoping to chat with someone in regards to working with Operation Glass Slipper as a drop site or for cleaning services. Please feel free to give me a call at 6513511656×113 or email me at Christina@stcroixcleaners.com
Look forward to hearing from you!

Christina

Suzanne Kinney

July 7, 2015 at 2:42 pm

Dear Friends – I would like to collect prom dresses and old bridesmaid dresses from my neighbors to send to you. Do you have materials that I could use to promote this event?

Nicole Lightfoot

September 8, 2015 at 1:25 am

My daughter almost 17 would love to help!

Rochelle

November 19, 2015 at 9:53 pm

Hello,

I am interested in donating some custom made accessories to your organization for the 2016 season, however I haven’t seen any recent postings or activity in regards to your organization. I would like to ensure your charity is still active and whom I should contact in regards to my donation. Thank you.

Rochelle/St. Paul, MN

Nicole Glenna

December 15, 2015 at 10:24 pm

Good evening, my name is Nicole and I am a bridal consultant at Raffine Bridal in Woodbury and I am highly interested in getting more information on how I can volunteer to be one of your Fairy Godmothers for you Annual Princess event. I also have two prom dresses that I would like to donate if at all possible. Thank you so much for your time and I look forward to hearing from you soon!

Nicole Leigh

Stephanie Steenhoek

December 28, 2015 at 3:52 am

I would specifically be interested in volunteering as a Fairy Godmother at the annual princess event and look forward to learning more about the opportunity!

cheryl prekker

December 29, 2015 at 5:50 pm

Will you be doing the Put Your Princess on Fundraiser again this year? If so when, where, and how do I get tickets?

Kim Egan

December 30, 2015 at 9:57 pm

Hi

My daughter and I would like to volunteer to be fairy godmothers if the date works. We will be out of town March 12-18th.

Please let me know when you have the dates.

thanks

Kim Egan

katrina hesterman

January 13, 2016 at 6:01 pm

I’d love to help by being a fairy godmother. I’ve done this in the past with other organizations and would love to help you.

I also have dresses available for donation.

Please let me know further details.

Thanks!

Kathleen

January 13, 2016 at 10:53 pm

How do my daughter and I sign up to help? We would love to be Fairy God Mothers!!

shannon wallack

January 14, 2016 at 6:26 pm

Hello there,
I am looking for any possible volunteer opportunities, in which, both myself and my 12 year old daughter could be of assistance. I would like for us to be able to volunteer together.
Thank you so very much for your time
Shannon Wallack

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