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New Event: Volunteer For Barkus Parade!

From: Jeff
Sent on: Sunday, January 20, 2008 12:54 PM
Announcing a new event for Friends of the Humane Society of Louisiana!

What: Volunteer For Barkus Parade!

When: Sunday, January 27, 11:00 AM

Where: Click the link below to find out!

Event Description: Dear Friends of the Humane Society of Louisiana,

Each year, volunteers from our humane society help coordinate activities at the Barkus Parade, which will be held on Sunday, January 27th. In return for providing volunteers, our group receives a portion of the profits from the parade. So, this is a great opportunity to have fun, enjoy a pet parade, and raise funds for our group! There are 3 shifts/positions that require volunteers, so please plan your day accordingly. To register as a volunteer, please read the following message that was sent to us from Charlotte Bass Lily, one of the founders and Board of Directors of Barkus.

To pre-register as a volunteer, please email me your contact information to [address removed] and the time that you are available:

8 am -noon: set-up/check ins

10-2pm booth manning, Krewe Marshals

1-5 pm booth manning and clean up.

Sincerely yours,

Jeff Dorson
Organizer of Friends of the Humane Society of Louisiana
Director of the Humane Society of Louisiana (


The only Mardi Gras krewe in New Orleans by and for the canine population is ready to sniff the streets of the French Quarter for the sixteenth year on Sunday, January 27, 2008. The theme is Indiana Bones and Raiders of the Lost Bark.
Our parade is only possible through the efforts of hundreds of volunteers who set up the park, man our booths and act as Krewe Marshalls in the parade. Shifts are available: 8am-12noon setup & check-in; 10-2pm booth manning; 1pm-5pm booth manning and krewe marshalls. Make sure to tell us if you have any preferences or physical limitations, i.e. time of shift, walking, sitting, etc. Our volunteer coordinator will be in touch with you, and we will do our best to give you the job requested. If you have already sent an email to Barkus, we will be contacting you with a schedule by the Monday before the parade. Yikes, that is only a week away!

If you are volunteering for a particular humane organization, please note the organization affiliation somewhere on your email. Barkus donates a portion of the profits to local humane organizations based on the level of volunteers provided.

New Rules this year for Humane groups - If you are volunteering for a Humane group, you must sign up beforehand. While we appreciate volunteer participation, we are unable to schedule volunteers if they just show up day of. This wastes time, energy and the use of the volunteer. Also, minors under 17 must be accompanied by 1 adult for every 2 minors volunteering. Last year, we had some problems with minors not fulfilling their duties.

WE ARE VERY SORRY, but we ask that Volunteers do not bring their dogs while working the event. We are firm believers that if your pet is with you, even if leashed and well-behaved, they deserve your full attention. If you volunteer for us, we would like to have your full attention during your shift period. Every volunteer position is very important to the success of our event, and to the organizations the proceeds benefit.
We will require all minors, not accompanied by an adult, to check-in accompanied by their transporting adult, and when volunteer shift is finished, you will be required to stay on park property and check-out with the Park Volunteer Coordinator accompanied by the parent or adult guardian who is transporting you from the park. This is the only way we can be sure of your safe whereabouts at all times. A parent or adult guardian is welcome to stay on park property and enjoy the event during your volunteer shift, but must still check-out with Park Volunteer Coordinator when they are leaving the property with minors in their charge.
Thanks! We look forward to seeing you!

Charlotte Bass Lily

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