2015 Winter Blast

Winter Blast in Downtown Detroit at Campus Martius is quickly approaching and once again Matrix is proud to be selected as the charity of choice. Donated books, canned goods and monetary donations collected at the entrance gates will help to support Matrix programming, re-stock our emergency food pantry and ultimately be distributed to our clients and their families across the city of Detroit.


We need volunteers for all shifts.

On each shift 3 volunteers will be stationed at each of the 5 entrance gates and asked to collect donated books and canned goods and distribute Winter Blast entrance wrist bands. Cash donations will be collected by the Winter Blast security staff.

This year we have been asked to get volunteers for a 3 hour late shift. Food will be available to those who work the 3 hour last shift of the day.  Free parking for volunteers is available in the Compuware garage adjacent to Campus Martius. Volunteers will be working outdoors, however, a heated tent will be at each entrance for periodic warm ups

The following schedule is available for sign up at SignUpGenius. We encourage you to share this information with friends, family, your group or the organization or company you work with to help us get these shifts staffed.

Questions?
Contact Linda Garrison, Director of Volunteers for Matrix Human Services
lgarrison@matrixhs.org or 313 969 0635


Volunteer Shifts

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COUNTDOWN TO THE 2015 WINTER BLAST

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General Volunteer Shifts

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Matrix Booth Volunteers

Board, Committee members and Matrix Staff only!

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Questions?

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Matrix Volunteer Schedule and Staffing Requirements

Friday, February 6, 2015:

5:00pm – 8:00pm       Admission Gates        Shifts 1 – 5                 15 people        3 per gate

(8:00pm – 10:30pm   Admission Gates        Shifts 6- 10                 15 people        3 per gate)  NEW

Saturday, February 7, 2015:

11:00am – 1:00pm     Admission Gates        Shifts 11 – 15             15 people        3 per gate

1:00pm – 3:00pm       Admission Gates        Shifts 16 – 20             15 people        3 per gate

3:00pm – 5:00pm       Admission Gates        Shifts 21 – 25             15 people        3 per gate

5:00pm – 7:00pm       Admission Gates        Shifts 26 – 30             15 people        3 per gate

(7:00pm – 10:00pm   Admission Gates        Shifts 31 – 35             15 people        3 per gate)  NEW!

Sunday, February 8, 2015:

11:00am – 1:00pm     Admission Gates        Shifts 36 – 40             15 people        3 per gate

1:00pm – 3:00pm       Admission Gates        Shifts 41 – 45             15 people        3 per gate

3:00pm – 5:00pm       Admission Gates        Shifts 46 – 50             15 people        3 per gate

5:00pm – 8:00pm       Admission Gates        Shifts 51 – 56             15 people        3 per gate  EXTENDED!

  • 56 shifts over 3 days, 15 volunteers per shift.
  • 5 Admission Gates, each with a heated tent, 8’ tables, 3- chairs, lights, 150- book/food boxes, 1- tape gun, 2 extra rolls of tape, 3- marking pens and wristbands/stickers to put on paid guests.