2017 Volunteer sign ups are found here: https://goo.gl/k9QtZi. The sign up includes information to frequent questions, but if you need assistance or have a question, email us at ogsvolunteer[at]gmail.com.
The Princess Event is our biggest event throughout the year. We outfit 1,000 or more students who could otherwise not afford to attend prom. 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.
2017 event will be March 11-12 at Southdale Mall!
We will also post our sign up for the event in late February that will have descriptions for this year’s needs. Positions may change slightly depending on our space.
Help with set-up and tear-down at the event location and warehouse (MEN WELCOME) – A semi truck is loaded at the OGS warehouse and unloaded at the event location, moving thousands of dresses and dozens of boxes, as well as extra racks and other store fixtures. All dresses and accessories are then properly arranged and displayed in the event space. The process must be done in reverse after the event concludes.
Fairy Godmothers assist girls throughout the entire process of receiving a dress and accessories from OGS. Fairy Godmothers offer a friendly greeting and pleasant conversation while helping each girl find her perfect dress. Training sessions for Fairy Godmothers are held the week before the event, in order to familiarize them with procedures that enable OGS to move 1,000+ girls smoothly through the dress and accessory selection process.
Dressing room attendants control the flow of girls into the dressing room.
Dressing room rack attendants re-hang and bag unselected dresses.
Dress runners are in charge of maintaining organized and neat dressing rooms and dress racks, which includes picking dresses up off the floor, hanging them carefully, and returning them to their proper place on the racks.
Dress rack supervisors make sure dresses that come back from the dressing room are rehung in the proper location.
Shoe, jewelry, purse/glove, and cosmetics assistants help by offering oversight and expertise, maintaining the organization and neatness of the inventory, and helping girls make selections.
Baggers bag all dresses at checkout (MEN WELCOME).
Alterations – volunteers who sew perform alterations on hundreds of dresses in the weeks following the event. We need volunteers with sewing skills at the event (as pinners), after the event to do the alterations, and periodically throughout the year for various projects.
Dress deliverers pick up dresses that have had alterations done and deliver them to the schools.
For more information, you can reach our volunteer coordinator at ogsvolunteer[at]gmail.com.