Every year volunteers provide more than 1,200 volunteer service hours to DSC. Our Thursday bingo sessions are our main fund raising event and require 6-7 volunteers each week. These events require a core group of dedicated and reliable volunteers who enjoy interacting with the public. Volunteers arrive between 10:45am and 11:00am and leave around 3pm. Training is provided. If you are interested in making a difference, please call today (719) 574-9002.
Our bingo sessions are held every Thursday at Carefree Bingo Hall, 3440 North Carefree Circle, Colorado Springs, CO 80917. This is a NON-SMOKING environment. Our volunteers are asked to arrive at 10:45am. The actual bingo games start at 12:30pm and end around 2:15pm. Volunteers usually leave by 3:00pm depending on how many people are playing the pull tabs and which position the volunteer is fulfilling. If you have never been to a bingo session, you may not know what to expect. This is a friendly and fun event. Many of our players are “regulars” and come weekly. Many of our volunteers have been helping for over ten years.
The pull tab games are very active until the actual bingo games begin at 12:30pm. Then four games of bingo are played. After game #4 there is a fifteen minute intermission at which time the players continue playing the pull tab games, purchase progressive and double action sheets, relax, socialize and purchase food from the snack bar. After intermission there are four more bingo games played.
There are four different positions for volunteering which are delegated by the Games Manager. Training is provided for all positions.
1) Pull Tab Sales – Three volunteers needed from 11:00am to 3:00pm. Position requires some standing and accurate, quick monetary transactions.
2) Floor Sales – One volunteer needed from 12:15pm to 2:00pm. Position requires walking around the bingo hall gaming room as well as accurate, quick monetary transactions.
3) Door Sales – One volunteer needed from 10:45am to 1:15pm. Position requires large and small accurate monetary transactions. Must be comfortable with a touch-screen computer. Must balance sales and money.
4) Payouts – One volunteer needed from 12:15pm to 2:15pm. Position requires walking around the bingo hall gaming room as well as accurate monetary transactions.
5) Caller – One volunteer needed from 12:15pm to 2:30pm. Position requires in-depth knowledge of bingo games and rules. Must be reliable and punctual with a clear speaking voice. Must be comfortable with touch-screen computer and be able to multi-task. Will verify the winning bingos.
If you would like to volunteer and make a difference to our community, call us today at (719) 574-9002.