Volunteer Opportunities

2016 Santa’s Workshop location: Santa’s Workshop is at 201 N. Frank Luke Dr., San Antonio, TX 78226. It is building 1470 on Port of San Antonio (off Hwy 90, South onto 36th St then right on Frank Luke Dr)

Click to check calendar dates for volunteer opportunities.  Although many of our volunteers love to wrap and deliver gifts to the children of Bexar County, we also need volunteers that are willing to work behind the scenes and in other areas. These volunteer opportunities include:


BREAK DOWN AND WRAP UP: It’s not over when it’s over! The Elf Louise Christmas project does not end when the last Santa Run is completed in late December, the week of Christmas!  Many willing hands are needed to pack up the remaining Elf Louise Project toys, Santa Suits, and supplies in preparation for the return to the Bracken, Texas warehouse and Summer storage. We suggest volunteers be 15 years of age, or older. To volunteer, click the Volunteer Spot button below.

Have you ever washed 250 Santa Suits? We have!
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DATA ENTRY:

This detail-oriented task that is ideal for anyone with basic personal computer skills familiar with using basic application processing software. The process involves reading names, addresses, etc. listed on the paper applications submitted to the Elf Louise project and keying the children’s information into a customized data base using a form that appears on the computer screen. This opportunity will be done at our Bracken warehouse location (18615 FM 2252, San Antonio, TX  78266) To volunteer, click the Volunteer Spot button below.
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GIFT WRAPPING:

Just as the title says, Gift Wrapping all of the presents to be sent out for delivery!

Families and individuals – no reservation required. Groups of 5-24 people must reserve a 1-2 hour time.  Groups of children under age 15 can reserve 1-2 hours Monday-Friday 10AM-6PM only. Groups of 25 or more people cannot be accommodated.  Please call (210) 224-1843 or e-mail Elf Louise to make a reservation.


SANTA ROOM HELPERS: Greet the Santa’s as they arrive for their appointed routes during Santa Delivery hours.  Prepare and help San Antonians, both men and women alike, magically transform into the Big Guy – Santa Claus!!  When the Santa’s return from their appointed rounds assistance is needed to turn Santa back into a mere mortal, to properly store the Santa suits, and launder all of the Santa Wigs and Beards. Suggested age is 17 years old and up. To volunteer, click the Volunteer Spot button below.
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TOY STOCKERS:

All of the thousands of toys received by the Elf Louise Project that are destined for delivery to San Antonio children must be unboxed and stacked in age appropriate locations on shelves and pallets in preparation for gift wrapping activities. Toy stocking takes place at the project site. Suggested age is 15 years old and up. To volunteer, click the Volunteer Spot button below.
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WAREHOUSE HELPThis is the group that makes it all happen!  All of the thousands of toys that have been carefully wrapped and prepared for the Santa routes need to be taken to their assigned route storage spot in the warehouse. As the Santa Delivery teams begin to arrive at the Elf Louise site and prepare to leave on their appointed delivery rounds the bags need to be brought from the warehouse, matched with the appropriate Santa team, and loaded into Santa’s awaiting vehicle (aka the Sleigh!) Suggested age is 17 years old and up. To volunteer, click the Volunteer Spot button below.
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WRAP ROOM CHECKERS:  

Checkers pack and prep the Santa bags for the Santa Deliveries.  This is an important step in making sure each child in the family has something to open for Christmas.  This is the final check before the bags go out to the children so attention to detail is important.  Checkers need to be at least 18 years of age.  This position can be physical and requires a lot of standing and some lifting (of the Santa bags) so you will want to dress appropriately and wear comfortable shoes. If you are interested in being checkers, email us at elf.louise@stic.net or call 210-224-1843.