Upcoming Bingos

The bingo coordinator sends out a google doc with a bingo signup two weeks before each bingo but the sign up sheets are also here.

Thursday August 18 – evening

Friday August 26 – Late Night

Monday August 29 – evening

Friday Sept 2 – Late Night

Monday Sept 5 – evening

Friday Sept 9 – Late Night

Friday Sept 23 – evening 

Bingo Jobs and Descriptions

Cash (1 – adult)– sits behind counter all night.  Is responsible for getting all bingo payouts ready, refilling float, keeping track of bingo payout sheet.  Arrive at 5pm for evenings and 930pm for late nights.

Counter (2) – start behind counter.  Be ready to sell at 5:00 on weekends and 5:30 on weeknights and 930 for late night.  Sell paper to customers.  Must be comfortable with counting money. Go out onto the floor to sell about 7pm. The one who stays counts paper to be returned, cash’s out aprons as the night goes on.

Horses (4 people – 16 years or older) – Sell seal tickets on the floor.  Must have good mobility as it is usually quite busy.  Arrive at 4:45 pm

Nevada (1 person– 16 years or older) – Sit at front door and sell Nevada seal tickets.  At intervals must walk around with tickets to sell to players sitting down.  Stay until the very end to sell to those who are leaving.  Can have limited mobility.  Arrive at 4:45pm (or 4:30 on weekends, 9:30 on late nights).

Callback/Counter (1 person – 16 years or older) – Sit with caller and play bingo to be the backup if the electronic boards go down.  Mark down running total of bingos to make sure cash matches.  Arrive at 5:00pm evenings and 930 late nights.

Floor – Paper selling (3 people – 15 years or older) – Sell paper on the floor to players.  Catch bingos when called, RUN to get the winning card, announce them to caller at the phone, then stand with your hand up until another worker comes with winnings.  Arrive at 4:45 pm or 9:00 for late nights.

**Need 3 people to count paper at the start of the night.  Must be there at 4pm and will be let go early.  Best if horses or paper aprons as they can leave early. Late night we need 1 person for 8:30.

**If we are short of people, 14 year old’s can work the floor position but can have a max of 2 at a bingo.

Captain – (1 person – adult) – Bring the briefcase.  Help with counting paper, set up counter and aprons, organize workers to jobs, organize breaks, handle payouts for horse games sign papers.  Arrive at 4pm (830 for late night) and stay for papers to printed and signed to the very end.

*Captains are specifically trained and not available for general signup.

New important information:
  • All workers/coordinators need to park in the back 
  • At the end of the evening program garbage bags need to be changed. NO combining dirty garbage bags (like we used to do).  Each garbage bin requires a NEW garbage bag.  This is done Sunday – Wednesday bingos or weekends when there is no late night. 
  • Masks will be provided by the hall or you can bring your own – these are optional.
  • Gloves will be supplied. 
And as always:
  • Don’t have your cell phone out on the floor. 
  • RUN if you are the nearest person to a bingo.  The quicker we get the Bingos, the quicker we get to go home!  Try and spread out so the whole place is covered and there is always someone close to whoever yells Bingo.
  • If you need to go to the bathroom or are on your break, leave your apron at the counter. 
  • If you are at the counter, they really don’t want drinks or food back there.
  • Outside food/drink is not allowed (No Tim Horton’s cups!)
Have fun!