FAQ

Info Regarding Night To Shine
When does registration open?

Registration for Volunteers is not scheduled yet. Stay tuned for details!

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What is Wyoming 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. Highland Park Community Church in Casper, Wyoming will serve as one of the more than 700 churches around the world that will host Night to Shine simultaneously on Friday, February 7, 2020.  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 2018, 537 churches and 175,000 volunteers came together on one night, celebrating 90,000 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.

In 2019, more than 700 churches from around the world will come together to host Night to Shine for approximately 100,000 honored guests through the support of 200,000 volunteers!

Central Wyoming Night to Shine

Central Wyoming Night to Shine is a local Night to Shine event hosted at Highland Park Community Church in Casper, Wyoming.

In 2018, Central Wyoming Night to Shine hosted over 400 guests with special needs with the help of over 600 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 Central Wyoming Night to Shine?

Central Wyoming Night to Shine will take place on February 7th, 2020 from 6 to 9pm.

Where is Central Wyoming Night to Shine?

Central Wyoming Night to Shine will be held at:

Highland Park Community Church
5725 Highland Dr
Casper, WY 82609

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?

If you are a guest partaking in the event, the dress code is a gown for the ladies and a suit or tux for the men.

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 drop them off with Barb at Highland Park Community Church in Casper (5725 Highland Dr. Casper, WY 82609) on Monday through Friday from 9:00 am-3:00 pm.

If you have any questions, please call Highland Park Community Church at (307) 265-4073

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:

Mail the form to:
Attn: Barb Flinn
Highland Park Community Church
5725 Highland Dr
Casper, WY 82609

Or

You may 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:

If I sign up to be a volunteer will I receive training?

Yes. 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 an awkward or uncomfortable situation. In addition, specific training will be provided for each of the volunteer positions.

Upcoming trainings for Volunteers will be on:

TBD

You must go to one training event to be able to help with the event.  This 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:

Highland Park Community Church, WY

5725 Highland Drive, Casper, WY 82609

When are the trainings for the volunteers? Is attending a training mandatory?

Upcoming trainings for Volunteers will be on:

You must go to one training event to be able to help with the event.  This 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:

Highland Park Community Church, WY

5725 Highland Drive, Casper, WY 82609

What exactly is a companion?

A companion is a volunteer who will be with a guest helping them party away the night. Responsibilities include accompanying and assisting assigned guest throughout the evening, providing companionship and any assistance they may need during the event, sitting with their guest during dinner and engaging with them in conversation.

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 come and be your companion for the night please have them sign up as a volunteer. When they sign up as a volunteer, they need to add in the comment section that they want to specifically be a companion with you and please make sure they list your name so we can correctly place you together.

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 volunteering at the event as well 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.  All of the youth will have still have to attend one of the mandatory training sessions.

I am a paparazzi. Are you providing cameras?

We will not be providing any cameras for the paparazzi. If you have a camera, please bring it! Otherwise, you can use your smartphone to take pictures.

What if it snows?

One of the volunteer teams is for snow removal. In the event that we have snow on the date of the prom, our volunteer snow removal teams will be onsite to keep sidewalks and walkways clear and free of snow and ice.

What is the respite room?

Through Night to Shine, we want to honor the incredible parents, family members, and caretakers for their lifetime commitment to caring for their loved ones with special needs.  The respite room (located in the same building as the Night to Shine prom) will provide the opportunity to rest and enjoy a night off, knowing that their loved one is having an amazing time in a safe, friendly, and Christ-centered environment with a personally assigned companion.  Comfortable seating, food, beverages, and entertainment will be provided

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.

Register Now Open!

Event Details

Date: February 7, 2020
Time: 6:00-9:00 pm
Location:Highland Park Community Church