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Volunteer Day-of Information

Volunteer registration is now closed. If you are not already registered and trained for Make ‘m Smile 2019, please register as a Buddy! 

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DIRECTIONS: Download the Attendify event app, then search “Make ‘m Smile”! 
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MEET AT LAKE EOLA @ 5:15 AM!

Grab & go breakfast at 5:15 am at Amphitheater. Group meeting/photo at 5:30 am.

If you arrive after 6:00 am, you cannot volunteer & will be a Buddy.

Your volunteer commitment lasts until 2:30 pm!

PARKING 

  • View the parking map below or click to see it in Google Maps
  • Red lots are paid parking
  • Green lots are Free parking
  • Please consider parking in the farthest away lots to save spaces for VIP families to park closer.

ALL Parking is on a first come first serve basis. Space is limited.  

VOLUNTEER CARE:

Please bring a water bottle. Water & snacks provided at volunteer care tents by Amphitheater or on grass near Washington/Eola. Chick-fil-A sandwiches are for VIPs ONLY. Community service forms available at volunteer tents at end of event.

REGISTRATION: 

VIP/Buddy check-in locations:

  • Robinson/Rosalind
  • Robinson/Eola
  • Osceola Circle (near World of Beer)

EVERYONE NEEDS A WRISTBAND:

Direct guests to a registration area or a red & white striped tent to get $5 wristbands. VIP families must check-in on Robinson or Osceola Circle to get their FREE wristbands.

DAY-OF QUESTIONS / EMERGENCIES:

Find your Smile Captain or any Captain in a YELLOW t-shirt, a person on a golf cart, OR visit the Nathaniel’s Hope Logoed Info Tent near Robinson Street or by Amphitheater.

WEATHER – RAIN OR SHINE – COME! 

We will be there… unless there is a tropical storm or hurricane in the area! 

JOB PLACEMENT:

Your final job placement will be emailed/texted to you the week of the event. Please check your spam folder if you do not see it.

RESPITE / FIRST AID:

Locations with AC/privacy for VIP families:

  • Amphitheater
  • Near Robinson St.

QUESTIONS / CANCELLATIONS:

Prior to Make ‘m Smile: e-mail volunteer@nathanielshope.org or call our office at 407-857-8224
Contact your Smile Team Captain.

General Event Information

SOCIAL MEDIA:

Follow us and share your pictures on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter! Use hashtags #MakemSmile #NathanielsHope. Also, check out our Make ‘m Smile Facebook Frame during the event!

EVENT HIGHLIGHTS at The Party Place/Amphitheater:

  • 8:30 am – Show begins with Ellis & Tyler, Morning Show Hosts at Z88.3, and continued entertainment
  • 9:45 am – Chick-fil-A will serve sandwiches by the amphitheater to VIP families. Must have coupon from registration. While supplies last!
  • 10:00 am – Special guests, including Mayor Buddy Dyer and WFTV Channel 9
  • 10:15 am – Our annual VIP Kids sing along on stage with Carolyn Pankalla 
  • 10:30 am – Hall of Hope Butterfly Release
  • 11:15 am – American Idol finalist, Alyssa Raghu and the Latitude 28 band
  • 1:00 pm – We all go home smiling!

WHAT TO BRING:

  • Wear your Make ‘m Smile T-shirt!
  • Water Bottle (This year, we will provide filtered cold water at water stations. Bring a bottle or purchase a $1 souvenir cup or Nathaniel’s Hope tumbler)
  • Sunscreen
  • Cash for parking (if you choose to park in a PAID parking lot)
  • Umbrella for rain or sun
  • Your Biggest Smile! 

THERE IS SO MUCH TO DO! Review our 2019 Event Map to see all we have to offer! 

  • Don’t miss your chance to meet Nathaniel by the Amphitheater!
  • Walgreens Fun Zone – Featuring bounce houses, games, karaoke, and photo booth
  • Orlando Health Sports & Health Zone – Orlando City Soccer, see an ambulance, & more
  • Nathaniel’s Hope Buddy Break Boardwalk – Games and activities galore
  • Fun Spot train – Coming from Fun Spot America!
  • Nathaniel’s Market – An ALL-NEW area featuring VIPs with their own businesses!
  • Animal Land by Leland Management – Petting zoos, llamas, and even get a photo with a gator from Gatorland!
  • Splash Zone by BNY Mellon – Cool off with water games & our all new Slip & Slide
  • The Party Place (by the Amphitheater) – Meet our Nathaniel character! Don’t miss Sea World’s Cookie Monster handing out his favorite cookies and character friends from Universal Orlando!
  • Transportation Station by Regal Boats
  • 50 characters strolling around Lake Eola AND MORE!

FOR ALL IMPORTANT LAST-MINUTE DAY-OF INFORMATION:

You can still invite your friends to pre-register online to participate as VIPs or Buddies.

This day is planned in to celebrate VIPs! Enjoy making a new friend and celebrate them!!!

 

 

Our programs are FREE to VIP kids and their families BECAUSE OF the generosity of people like YOU.

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