When does registration open?
Registration for Volunteers opens November 1st.
Registration for Participants opens December 1st.
What is Northern Colorado Night to Shine?
Night to Shine
Night to Shine is an unforgettable prom night experience, centered on God’s love, for people with special needs, ages 14 and older. This worldwide movement is already set to take place next year in all 50 states across the nation and 20 countries around the world…and the numbers continue to grow!
Every guest of Night to Shine will enter their prom on a red carpet complete with welcoming friendly paparazzi. Once inside guests will receive VIP treatment including hair and makeup stations, shoe shining stations, corsages and boutonnieres, a karaoke room and of course, dancing! The highlight of the night will come when every one of the Night to Shine guests is crowned as a king or queen of the prom.
In February 2019, 655 churches and 200,000 volunteers came together on one night, celebrating 100,000 honored guests with special needs. This unforgettable prom night experience changed Valentine’s Day weekend from simply a celebration of love, to a celebration of God’s love, people with special needs and the value of life.
Northern Colorado Night to Shine
Northern Colorado Night to Shine is a local Night to Shine event hosted at Timberline Church in Fort Collins, Colorado. Northern Colorado Night to Shine is a collaboration between Foundations Church in Loveland, Redeemer Lutheran Church in Fort Collins, Grace Community Church in Loveland, Crossroads Covenant Church in Loveland, Mosaic of Northern Colorado, and Timberline Church in Fort Collins.
In 2019, Northern Colorado Night to Shine hosted over 500 guests with special needs with the help of over 1200 volunteers! We are expecting the 2020 Night to Shine to be even larger!
Join us for a prom night that you will never forget! Walk the red carpet, enjoy the royal treatment, and dance the night away!
When is Northern Colorado Night to Shine?
Northern Colorado Night to Shine will take place on February 7th, 2020 from 6 to 9pm.
Where is Northern Colorado Night to Shine?
Northern Colorado Night to Shine will be held at:
Timberline Church, 2908 S Timberline Rd, Fort Collins, CO 80525
Is there a dress code?
For the volunteers, the dress code is black or khaki pants or jeans with your Night to Shine shirt you will receive. Pants must not have any holes or tears in them. No hats are allowed. Flip-flops are not allowed.
If you are a companion, you must wear appropriate formal attire. Ladies’ skirts and dresses must be longer than their fingertips reach.
For the participants, ladies will be in a gown, and men will wear a suit or tux.
Do I need a tux/gown for the event?
I have dresses or suits I would like to donate. Where can I drop those off?
If you have dresses or suits you would like to donate please contact Grace Community Church at (970) 593-0473.
Donations will not be accepted until after January 1, 2020.
I am under 18. Can I volunteer?
All volunteers that are under the age of 18 are required to sign a waiver, which includes a signature from their parent or guardian.
The consent form will be emailed to you when you register, or you may download it here
You will need to fill out the form completely and then either:
Email the form to:
Bring the form with you to your training session and hand it in.
What positions can I volunteer for?
The following are the different volunteer positions to choose from:
Check-In & Gift Takeaway Team: Greet volunteers, companions, and guests and give them their name badges, and direct them to their team leader and any other information they may need for the night of the event. You will also assist in registering any guests that have not registered prior to the event. Lastly, you will set-up and manage gifts and help each guest select one to take home.
Event Set-Up Team / Decoration Team: Arrive at the designated time (possibly Thursday, February 7th afternoon/evening) to help decorate and execute event set-up of the facilities for this event.
Food Prep/Service Team: Assist caterers with unloading food, additional food preparation, and set-up food and beverages in the main event space and in the Respite Room. Serve food to guests in main event space and Respite Room space. 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.
Red Carpet Team: Assist guests as they make their way down the red carpet, manage flow of traffic, and cheer them on to make them feel welcomed.
Paparazzi Team: Take photographs and treat participants like honored guests and celebrities.
Welcome / Greeters / Traffic Control Team: Welcome guests as they arrive, and help them find their way to the main event space, activities, and restrooms.
Companion Team: Accompany and assist assigned guest throughout the evening, providing companionship and any assistance they may need during the event. Sit with guest during dinner and engage with them in conversation.
Respite Center Team: Assist caretakers in the Respite Room as they sit back and relax. during the event.
Floater Team: Constantly “float” around the main event space, kitchen, restrooms, and outdoors to assist anywhere an extra hand is needed.
Coat Check Team: Greet guests, take their coats, label and hang them. As guests leave, ask for their names and retrieve their coats.
Hair/Makeup 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. Chat with them while you pamper them and make them feel important.
Flower Team: Assist florist with unloading and properly laying out corsages and boutonnieres. Help guests select and pin on their flowers.
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.
Quiet Room Team: Assist with helping guests enjoy a quiet space if they want to take a break from the event.
Bathroom Attendants Team: Help guests find the restroom, and offer assistance in the restroom if needed. Training in personal care is required.
Karaoke Team: Assist with the karaoke equipment, encourage the guests to sing and help guests enjoy themselves.
Photo Booth Team: Help guests get props and get ready photo photos in the photo booth.
When is Volunteer training? Is training mandatory?
All volunteers will receive training on guest interactions including, how to recognize and avoid the use of offensive terms and phrases, the development of people first language skills, general tips for communicating, and how to prevent and handle awkward or uncomfortable situation. In addition, specific training will be provided for each of the volunteer positions.
Upcoming trainings for Volunteers will be on:
- January 18th, 2020 |9:00am-11:00am
- January 21st, 2020 | 6:00pm-8:00pm
- February 1st, 2020 | 9:00am-11:00am
You must go to one training session to be able to help with the event. Training is mandatory. You only have to attend one training; the training will last roughly an hour and a half. Check-in begins 30 minutes prior to the start of training.
All training sessions will be held at:
Timberline Church, 2908 S Timberline Rd, Fort Collins, CO 80525
What exactly is a companion?
What if I have a family member or friend who wants to come and be my companion during the night?
If you have a family member or friend who wants to accompany you as your companion for the night please have them register as a companion volunteer. On the volunteer registration form, they will need to select the option that indicates they will be accompanying a guest and then enter your name.
Can our church's high school youth group volunteer?
Yes! Anyone from 12 years old and up can help with this event. However, if the volunteer is 12-16 years old they need to have a parent or chaperon volunteering at the event with them. If a volunteer is under the age of 18 they will need a parent to sign a permission form and waiver before they can participate. Attendance at one volunteer training session is mandatory for all who are volunteering.
I am a paparazzi. Are you providing cameras?
What if it snows?
Procedures are in place to take care of snow removal. Unless there is a major weather event that would make it unsafe for guests and volunteers to attend Night to Shine, the event will continue as planned.
What is the respite room?
Is this a Christian event?
This event is open to all people with special needs and all qualified volunteers. It is sponsored by the Tim Tebow Foundation, a Christian organization and is being hosted at area churches.