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Joy Prom

Volunteer for Joy Prom 2019

 On Friday, February 8, Carmel will host Joy Prom 2019 - an evening of fellowship and fun for more than 400 special needs guests.  

This incredible evening is not possible without hundreds of volunteers. Can you serve in one of these roles? 



(as of 1/12/18)  - This is our GREATEST need! 

Responsibilities: Guides and helps their guest actively engage in the different activities of the evening; remains with their guest throughout the evening; ensures their guest reaches their caregiver at the end of the evening. Online volunteer training REQUIRED. 
Dress: Modest Prom Attire (comfortable shoes recommended)
Age: 9th grade or older 





All of these slots have been filled - thank you!

Responsibilities: Assist guests with the dessert buffet part of the evening; help guests carry their plates to the tables; refill beverages as necessary; assist with any needs as they arise at assigned table. Online volunteer training is REQUIRED. 
Dress: Black Pants and a White Dress Shirt.
Age: 7th grade and up.


Other Ways to Serve

  • Donate costume jewelry for Joy Prom at the Welcome Desk.
  • Prepare and deliver a Food Tray for our Caregiver Suite - Details and sign up here
  • Pray for Joy Prom - for each guest to have a wonderful evening, for each caregiver to feel encouraged and God to be glorified. 

About Joy Prom

Joy Prom is a full-scale prom for the special needs individuals in our community. Formally attired guests arrive on the red carpet and are escorted by volunteers who help them with make-up, shoe shines and photo opportunities. A dessert buffet is served for all guests and is followed by an evening of dancing the night away with their friends. Each year, we seek to provide an enchanting evening for the guests while letting them know they are loved by Jesus and precious to Him. This evening is provided at no cost to our guests.


Carmel has hosted Joy Prom since 2005. In 2018, Carmel and Elevation Church collaborated to provide a unified and coordinated night of celebration. Once again this year Carmel will host Joy Prom and Elevation Church University City will host Tim Tebow's Night to Shine. To register as a guest for either Joy Prom or Night to Shine, visit the Queen City Prom webpage.


Beginning in 2020, Carmel will transition efforts away from Joy Prom to year-round Special Needs ministry. We are thrilled that Elevation Church will host an additional location of Night to Shine, which will provide a prom event for those who have previously attended Joy Prom. Watch this video to learn more.