Frequently Asked Questions

When is the next Night to Shine event?

February 7th 2020 from 6-9pm

Where is the event being hosted?

We are looking to expand our capacity and are currently searching for the perfect venue for the 2020 event.

Will food be served at the event?

Yes. We are working with a local caterer to have delicious, allergy friendly food available for guests, parents, and caregivers.

Who can I contact if I have questions or concerns before the event?

Please email ntswestside@gmail.com or text or call Deanie Whittemore at 206-498-5546.

What volunteer roles are available?

Buddy Team – Accompany and assist assigned guest throughout the evening, providing companionship and any assistance they may need during the event. Sit with their guest during dinner and engage with them in conversation. We recommend volunteer buddies be at least 16 years old.

Check-In Team – Greet volunteers, give them their name tags or lanyards and direct them to their team leaders. Warmly greet guests, give them their name tags, and direct them to the red carpet.

Coat Check Team – Greet guests, take their coats, label them and hang them. As guests leave, ask for their names and retrieve their coats. The coat check area can also serve as a lost and found at the end of the evening.

Dance Floor Team – Monitor the dance floor and the perimeter to make sure there are no “wallflowers.” Invite them to dance and engage with them.

Decorations Team – Help with decorations and event set up the week leading up to the event.

Floater Team – Constantly “float” around the main event space, kitchen, restrooms and outdoors to assist anywhere an extra hand is needed.

Flower Team – Assist florist with unloading and properly laying out corsages and boutonnieres. Help guests select and pin on their flowers.

Food Prep & Service Team – Assist caterer with unloading food, additional food preparation and set up food and beverages in the main event space and in the Respite Room. Be knowledgeable about the items and assist guests in finding what they would like (especially if they have dietary restrictions or allergies) and refill food warmers, drinks and snacks.

Gift Takeaway Team – Manage gifts and help each guest collect their favors to take home.

Sparkle & Shine Team – Arrive at the designated time and assist set-up team with the salon area. Welcome each guest to a salon station for hair and makeup or to a seat for a shoe shine. Chat with them while you pamper them and make them feel special.

Paparazzi Team – Cheer guests on as they walk the red carpet up to the entrance of the dance. Make guests feel like celebrities and VIPs.

Parking Team – Maintain a parking pattern and direct traffic for easy vehicle entry and exit. Maintain open fire and emergency lanes. Direct VIPs to designated parking spots.

Respite Room Team – Love on the parents/caretakers by serving food, spending time getting to know them and being available to pray with them.

Sensory Room Team – Spend time with guests who may have become over-stimulated on the dance floor or in other areas of the prom. Interact with them by participating in sensory activities, singing or listening to calming music or simply providing them with some quiet time