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What is The Extraordinary Give?

Glad you asked! Every year, for the past eight years, the Lancaster County Community Foundation has put together a 24 hour day of extra giving. While our community is already philanthropic and motivated to do good, we saw a need to bring the entire community together for one day, whether virtually or in person. This past year we lowered the minimum from $25 to $10 in hopes of allowing more people the opportunity to donate, and the turn out was amazing. Over these ten years, 40,000 donors to raise over $75 million for the Lancaster Community. This idea of extra giving one day a year, would not be possible without our amazing volunteers.

The energy that is created by donors, organizations, staff, families, and volunteers at our annual event is like no other representation of Lancastrian pride. We need your help no matter how much or little you are able to do. We want to hear from you and we want to include you!

Extraordinary Give 2022 will be on November 18. Learn more about ExtraGive.

 

Sign Up to Volunteer

Every year we look for support from our community in making this event happen. Volunteers are such an important part of making this event extraordinary, we need your help no matter how much or little you are able to do. We want to hear from you and we want to include you! 

Extraordinary Give 2022 will be on November 18. If you are interested in volunteering, sign up to receive updates, and as we get closer to ExtraGive, we will send more information on how to get involved.

Past Volunteer Opportunities

See how volunteers have engaged with us in the past. Every year it is a little bit different.

2021 Volunteer Opportunities

2021 ExtraGive Fest Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteers will need to create a GiveGab account to sign up for a position. A week before the event you will get more details and information on where to sign in on the day of the event. If you have any questions or problems signing up, email Alma Felix.

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Floater

November 19, 2021 6:00pm – 8:00pm
Floaters are all-purpose volunteers. You’ll go around ExtraGive Fest, fill in for an absent volunteer, and identify any issues that arise. You’ll be our most flexible – and really active! – volunteer. Skills needed: Flexibility, can-do attitude, comfortable moving between floors and anywhere else needed during ExtraGive Fest.

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Greeter

November 19, 2021 6:00pm – 8:00pm
Greeters welcome everyone to ExtraGive Fest, help direct them, and answer questions. You’ll help people find their way to the fun.Skills needed: Enjoy interacting with strangers, comfortable answering the same question many, many times.

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Vibe Creator and Social Media Volunteer for ExtraGive Fest

November 19, 2021 6:00pm – November 20, 2021 12:00am
You will be the certified vibe creator for the night. You will be dancing and having fun while encouraging the crowd to also dance and have fun!
You will also be in charge of taking selfies and pictures of the night with the #ExtraGive tag on your social media posts!

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Photo Pop-Up

November 19, 2021 6:00pm – 8:00pm
Our Photo Pop-Up area is perfect for selfies and pictures! You’ll help people snap photos and start their ExtraGive Fest experience with energy.Skills needed: Excitement!, photo taking on a phone, standing for a longer period of time

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Volunteer Vault

November 19, 2021 6:00pm – 8:00pm

You’ll act as security for volunteer central. The Volunteer Vault is where we keep bags, coats, and snacks/water for volunteers. You’ll keep items safe and sound. At the same time you will greet incoming volunteers and help staff send incoming volunteers to their assigned location. Skills needed: Friendly with a watchful eye. People skills.

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Genius Bar

November 19, 2021 6:00pm – 8:00pm
Genius bar volunteers assist people at the ExtraGive Fest, as needed, while they make on-line donations. You will help people make donations on their phones and answer any questions they may have. You’ll problem solve so people can give extra!Skills needed: Outgoing, can stand or sit in the same location for over an hour, comfortable with technology, and patience to work with people.

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Greeter

November 19, 2021 8:00pm – 10:00pm
Greeters welcome everyone to ExtraGive Fest, help direct them, and answer questions. You’ll help people find their way to the fun.Skills needed: Enjoy interacting with strangers, comfortable answering the same question many, many times.

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Photo Pop-Up

November 19, 2021 8:00pm – 10:00pm
Our Photo Pop-Up area is perfect for selfies and pictures! You’ll help people snap photos and start their ExtraGive Fest experience with energy.Skills needed: Excitement!, photo taking on a phone, standing for a longer period of time

Sign Up to Volunteer at ExtraGive Fest 2021

Genius Bar

November 19, 2021 8:00pm – 10:00pm
Genius bar volunteers assist people at the ExtraGive Fest, as needed, while they make on-line donations. You will help people make donations on their phones and answer any questions they may have. You’ll problem solve so people can give extra! Skills needed: Outgoing, can stand or sit in the same location for over an hour, comfortable with technology, and patience to work with people.

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Volunteer Vault

November 19, 2021 8:00pm – 10:00pm
You’ll act as security for volunteer central. The Volunteer Vault is where we keep bags, coats, and snacks/water for volunteers. You’ll keep items safe and sound. At the same time you will greet incoming volunteers and help staff send incoming volunteers to their assigned location.Skills needed: Friendly with a watchful eye. People skills.

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Floater

November 19, 2021 8:00pm – 10:00pm
Floaters are all-purpose volunteers. You’ll go around ExtraGive Fest, fill in for an absent volunteer, and identify any issues that arise. You’ll be our most flexible – and really active! – volunteer.Skills needed: Flexibility, can-do attitude, comfortable moving between floors and anywhere else needed during ExtraGive Fest.

Sign Up to Volunteer at ExtraGive Fest 2021

Photo Pop-Up

November 19, 2021 10:00pm – November 20, 2021 12:00am
Our Photo Pop-Up area is perfect for selfies and pictures! You’ll help people snap photos and start their ExtraGive Fest experience with energy.Skills needed: Excitement!, photo taking on a phone, standing for a longer period of time

Sign Up to Volunteer at ExtraGive Fest 2021

Greeter

November 19, 2021 10:00pm – November 20, 2021 12:00am
Greeters welcome everyone to ExtraGive Fest, help direct them, and answer questions. You’ll help people find their way to the fun. Skills needed: Enjoy interacting with strangers, comfortable answering the same question many, many times.

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Volunteer Vault

November 19, 2021 10:00pm – November 20, 2021 12:00am
You’ll act as security for volunteer central. The Volunteer Vault is where we keep bags, coats, and snacks/water for volunteers. You’ll keep items safe and sound. At the same time you will greet incoming volunteers and help staff send incoming volunteers to their assigned location.Skills needed: Friendly with a watchful eye. People skills.

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Genius Bar

November 19, 2021 10:00pm – November 20, 2021 12:00am
Genius bar volunteers assist people at the ExtraGive Fest, as needed, while they make on-line donations. You will help people make donations on their phones and answer any questions they may have. You’ll problem solve so people can give extra! Skills needed: Outgoing, can stand or sit in the same location for over an hour, comfortable with technology, and patience to work with people.

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Floater

November 19, 2021 10:00pm – November 20, 2021 12:00am
Floaters are all-purpose volunteers. You’ll go around ExtraGive Fest, fill in for an absent volunteer, and identify any issues that arise. You’ll be our most flexible – and really active! – volunteer. Skills needed: Flexibility, can-do attitude, comfortable moving between floors and anywhere else needed during ExtraGive Fest.

Sign Up to Volunteer at ExtraGive Fest 2021

Midnight Madness

November 19, 2021 11:00pm – November 20, 2021 1:00am
Midnight Madness volunteers bring amazing energy to the final hours of the Extraordinary Give. Channel your energy from the day to pack up, and clean up all the pieces of the ExtraGive Fest. Skills needed: Enthusiasm, mad clean-up skills

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Volunteer Vault Clean Up

November 20, 2021 12:00am – 1:00am
Help get everything from the Volunteer Vault – where we keep bags, coats, and snacks/water for volunteers – back to the Community Foundation.Skills needed: Unloading, lifting, and late-night walking.

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ExtraGive Rally Squad

November 19, 2021 6:00am – November 20, 2021 12:00am
You will be a part of the ExtraGive Rally Squad. This means that throughout the day, you will make an appearance at as many ExtraGive community events as you can wearing ExtraGive gear. You will take pictures of the event, and selfies, while making sure to use our hashtags, #ExtraGive and #IGiveExtra. You can get a better sense of what types of events are available to attend throughout the day, along with their times and location at our events page on ExtraGive.org (events are updated weekly). Help us make an appearance at ExtraGive community events throughout the county!
Send us an email with the locations you will be attending please.
Skills needed: Ability to travel throughout Lancaster County, comfortable with social media, outgoing

 

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2020 Volunteer Oportunities

Volunteer during ExtraGive 2020

This year, ExtraGive will look different than previous years as we will not have an in person event, but rather keep everything virtual. The good news is that giving on ExtraGive day has always been virtual. On November 22, 2020, anyone can log onto ExtraGive.org and make a donation to their favorite organizations.
 
Although we will not have an in person event, we still want to engage the community in as many ways possible, and we need your help!
 

There are two main ways volunteers can be involved this year:

 
  • #IGiveEXTRA video submissions and/or photos: Super short videos from you, your staff, your friends, your family holding an #IGiveExtra sign (even hand drawn) that say why YOU give extra (ie, “IGiveExtra so my kids can have a better future”). Submit here: https://www.extragive.org/info/extragivecast
 
  • Rally Squad: Throughout November and on ExtraGive day, you will make an appearance at as many ExtraGive community events as you can wearing ExtraGive gear. You will take pictures of the event (even if virtual), and selfies, while making sure to use our hashtags, #ExtraGive and #IGiveExtra. You can get a better sense of what types of events are available to attend throughout the day, along with their times and location at our events page on ExtraGive.org (events are updated weekly). Help us make an appearance at ExtraGive community events! (Most events will be virtual, with some possible outside socially distanced events. We continue to follow PA State COVID-19 guidelines and any ExtraGive event should as well.)

2019 Volunteer Oportunities

Band 1 Liaison: Greet, direct, and be the contact person for the band as they arrive and play. You will answer questions and help them with what they need. Skills needed: Welcoming, ability to direct, helpful

Band 2 Liaison: Greet, direct, and be the contact person for band 2 as band 1 clears out and band 2 arrives. You will answer questions and help them with what they need. Skills needed: Welcoming, ability to direct, helpful

Band 3 Liaison: Greet, direct, and be the contact person for the band as they play and clear out. You will answer questions and help them with what they need. Skills needed: Welcoming, ability to direct, helpful. 

ExtraGive Rally Squad: Throughout the day, you will make an appearance at as many ExtraGive community events wearing ExtraGive gear. You will take pictures of the event, and selfies, while making sure to use our hashtags, #ExtraGive and #IGiveExtra. You can get a better sense of what types of events are available to attend throughout the day, along with their times and location at our events page on ExtraGive.org (events are updated weekly). Help us make an appearance at ExtraGive community events throughout the county! Skills needed: Ability to travel throughout Lancaster County, comfortable with social media, outgoing

Floater: Floaters are all-purpose volunteers. You’ll go around ExtraGive Fest, fill in for an absent volunteer, and identify any issues that arise. You’ll be our most flexible – and really active! – volunteer. Skills needed: Flexibility, can-do attitude, comfortable moving between floors and anywhere else needed during ExtraGive Fest.

Food Truck Liaison: You will greet, direct, and be the contact person for the food trucks as they arrive and set up. Skills needed: Welcoming, ability to direct, helpful

Giving Station: Giving station volunteers assist people at the ExtraGive Fest, as needed, while they make on-line donations. You’ll problem solve so people can give extra! Skills needed: Outgoing, can stand or sit in the same location for over an hour, comfortable with technology, and patience to work with

Greeter: Greeters welcome everyone to ExtraGive Fest, help direct them, and answer questions. You’ll help people find their way to the fun. Skills needed: Enjoy interacting with strangers, comfortable answering the same question many, many times.

Midnight Madness: Midnight Madness volunteers bring amazing energy to the final hours of the Extraordinary Give. You’ll get an early peek at the final number for this year’s Extra Give and then channel your energy from the day to pack up all the pieces of the Extra Give fest. Skills needed: Enthusiasm, ability to keep the final donation amount a secret, mad clean-up skills.

Poppy Photo Op: Our poppy photo op area is perfect for selfies and pictures! You’ll help people snap photos and start their ExtraGive Fest experience with energy, remind them about our hashtags #ExtraGive and #IGiveExtra and our Snapchat filter and event. You can even snap some photos yourself while making sure to use our hashtags, #ExtraGive and #IGiveExtra, and our Snapchat filter and post on the Snapchat Extraordinary Give event. Skills needed: Excitement! photo taking on a phone, standing for a longer period of time

Vibe Creator and Social Media Volunteer for ExtraGive Fest: You are the certified vibe creator for the night by dancing and having fun while encouraging the crowd to also dance and have fun incognito style! You will be in charge of taking selfies and pictures of the night with the #ExtraGive or #IGiveExtra tag on your social media posts! You can even use our Snapchat filter and post on the Extraordinary Give Snapchat event. You don’t have to be there the whole night, just let us know when you will pop in and for how long. Invite friends! Skills Needed: Social, confident, comfortable with social media, outgoing

VIP Sponsors Greeter: Our community sponsors help make the ExtraGive possible – you’ll welcome and directing them to the VIP area as they arrive. Skills needed: Welcoming, attention to detail.

Volunteer Vault: You’ll act as security for volunteer central. The Volunteer Vault is where we keep bags, coats, and snacks/water for volunteers. You’ll keep items safe and sound. Skills needed: Friendly with a watchful eye.

Volunteer Vault Set-Up: Set up snacks and information in the Volunteer Vault – that’s where we keep bags, coats, and snacks/water for volunteers. Skills needed: Walking, lifting, organization, and arranging.

Volunteer Vault Cleanup: Help get everything from the Volunteer Vault – where we keep bags, coats, and snacks/water for volunteers – back to the Community Foundation. Skills needed: Unloading, lifting, and late-night walking supplies to the Community Foundation office.

Voting Booth for Kids: Encourage and help kids participate in a fun activity! Skills needed: Good with kids, cheery personality, patience.

 

 

 

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Learn More about the Extraordinary Give

In one extraordinary day each year, for 24 hours, our community is transformed into a community-wide celebration of generosity that supports more than 500 community benefit organizations serving our region. 

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Every year we look for support from our community in making this event happen. Volunteers are such an important part of making this event extraordinary, we need your help no matter how much or little you are able to do. We want to hear from you and we want to include you! 

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ExtraGive 2021 Highlights

Our community brings so much energy to the Extraordinary Give every year, we knew we needed to find a new way to connect in 2021. We hosted ExtraGive Fest outside for the first year ever!

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