Matrix Human Services is proud to be selected as the Winter Blast Charity of Choice for the 8th consecutive year!

This year, canned goods donations will be collected at Chemical Bank locations, a donation of 3 canned food items can be exchanged for a free Winter Blast ticket! Regular Winter Blast admission is $3 per person. Children under three are free.

Admission donations help to support Matrix programming, re-stock our emergency food pantry and are ultimately distributed to our clients and families in need across the city.

Winter Blast happens annually in Campus Martius Park, Downtown Detroit. We need volunteers for all shifts.

On each shift, groups of 3 volunteers are stationed at each of the 5 entrance gates to distribute Winter Blast entrance wrist bands. Cash donations will be collected by the Winter Blast security staff.

Free parking for volunteers will be available. 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. Please share this information with friends, family, your group,  organization or company you work with.

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

COUNTDOWN TO THE 2018 WINTER BLAST

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2017 Winter Blast Volunteer Schedule & Staffing Requirements

Friday, January 26, 2018:

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

4:30pm – 7:00pm       Admission Gates        Shifts 6- 10                 15 people        3 per gate

6:30pm – 10:30pm     Admission Gates        Shifts 11 – 15             15 people        3 per gate

 

Saturday, January 27, 2018:

10:00am – 1:00pm     Admission Gates        Shifts 16 -20               15 people        3 per gate

12:30pm – 3:00pm     Admission Gates        Shifts 21 – 25              15 people        3 per gate

2:30pm – 5:00pm       Admission Gates        Shifts 26 – 30              15 people        3 per gate

4:30pm – 7:00pm       Admission Gates        Shifts 31 – 35              15 people        3 per gate

6:30pm – 10:00pm     Admission Gates        Shifts 36 – 40              15 people        3 per gate

 

Sunday, January 28, 2018:

10:30am – 1:00pm     Admission Gates        Shifts 41 – 45              15 people        3 per gate

12:30pm – 3:00pm     Admission Gates        Shifts 46 – 50              15 people        3 per gate

2:30pm – 5:00pm       Admission Gates        Shifts 51 – 55              15 people        3 per gate

4:30pm – 7:30pm       Admission Gates        Shifts 56 – 60             15 people        3 per gate

 

  • 60 shifts over 3 days, 15 volunteers per shift.