Volunteers Needed for NOLA Veggie Fest - May 10 & 11

From: Dana N.
Sent on: Sunday, April 27, 2014 10:48 PM

 

NOLA Veggie Fest is the Humane Society's biggest spring fundraiser and outreach event.  We need your help to make it a bit success!  We'll be spreading the word about healthy and humane diets and raising funds to help animals in need.  We rely on more than 100 volunteers to stage the event every year.

It's a lot of fun, and volunteers get lots of perks - everything from a complimentary t-shirt, to chances to win raffle and cash prizes and free admission to the entire weekend of the Fest for working at least one shift.

If you would like to volunteer, please contact Leni Ivanovsky at [address removed]. Please put 'VOLUNTEER' in the subject line and include your cell number in your message for our records.

Even if you can't volunteer on the day, you can help us get silent auction items or help spread the word to friends and family.  Find out more at www.nolaveggiefest.com.

You can find out more general information about Fest volunteering here:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/NOLA.vegfest/

Here is information on specific shifts needed.  Hope to see you there!

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FRIDAY MAY 9th SET-UP & TOTE BAG FILLING

UP TO 20+, ANY HOURS BETWEEN Noon - 7PM  Help with pre-set up (after 1pm) and preparing the tote bags for distribution the next day

MORNING SET-UP

IDEALLY AROUND 50+ PEOPLE (Could be people coming for shifts starting at 10 or later)

7 or 8am TIL OPENING!

Help vendors, charities and other set up and prepare for the Fest.                                                  We particularly need people who can lift and load If anyone has a dolly they can spare for the morning, put a tag with your name on it and bring it for the day it would be very helpful

People with tent set up skills will be in big demand.  Have your own tent to lend us for the weekend?  We will love you forever!! (Well, we will anyway, but loaner tents would be really great!!)

PRODUCT REPRESENTATIVES (20 - 25 PEOPLE PER SHIFT)

2 SAT SHIFTS 8-1:30 and 1-6:30

2 SUN SHIFTS 9-2:30 and 2-7:30

Needed to prepare and distribute samples of donated food products and inform guests about the products. We're not making specific product assignments this year, as circumstances and volunteer arrival times always seem to result in our switching people around anyway. You'll have time to review product materials before you get started. If you're working the early shift, you'll help set up the product at your table - evening shift, you'll clean up the area and equipment. We'll make sure you get breaks during these shifts.

DOOR GREETER/FRONT DOOR (1 PERSON per SHIFT)

SAT SHIFTS 10- 2:30 and 2-6

SUN SHIFTS 11-3:30 and 3 -6

Cheerful, friendly ‘people persons’ wanted. You’ll direct incoming guests to ticket sales area, VIP booths OR waive them through to the Healing Center businesses they've come to visit.

ADMISSIONS/FRONT DOOR  (3 PEOPLE PER SHIFT)  May be Filled

2 SAT SHIFTS 10- 2:30 and 2-6

2 SUN SHIFTS 11-3:30 and 3 -6

2 people at the table, one to distribute the tote bags, in turns.

Cheerful, friendly ‘people persons’ wanted. Once we train you in, you’ll direct incoming guests to ticket sales area, VIP booths OR waive them through to the Healing Center businesses they've come to visit.

DOOR GREETER/CO-OP ENTRANCE (1 PERSON per SHIFT)

SAT SHIFTS 10- 2:30 and 2-6

SUN SHIFTS 11-3:30 and 3 -6

Cheerful, friendly ‘people persons’ wanted. You’ll direct incoming guests to ticket sales area, VIP booths OR waive them through to the Healing Center businesses they've come to visit.

ADMISSIONS/CO-OP ENTRANCE (3 PEOPLE PER SHIFT)  May Be Filled

SAT SHIFTS 10- 2:30 and 2-6

SUN SHIFTS 11-3:30 and 3-6

2 people at the table, one to distribute the tote bags, in turns.

Cheerful, friendly ‘people persons’ wanted. Once we train you in, you’ll check the guest list for paid guests, ticket sales area, VIP booths OR waive them through to the Healing Center businesses they've come to visit.

MERCHANDISE BOOTH (1 PERSON PER SHIFT)

SAT SHIFTS 10- 2:30 and 2-6

SUN SHIFTS 11-3:30 and 3-6

Cheerful, friendly ‘people persons’ wanted to sell Humane Society and NOLA Veggie Fest merchandise.

TRASH/RECYCLING/COMPOSTING (2-3 PEOPLE PER SHIFT)

SAT SHIFTS 10:30 - 2:30 and 2:30 -6:30

SUN SHIFTS 11-3:30 and 3:30 -7:30

2 people at the table, one to distribute the tote bags, in turns.

People to walk around the perimeter to pick up trash and put in appropriate bins etc, take recycling and composting to appropriate areas.  If there are enough people, walk a few blocks in the surrounding areas to pick up any litter to keep the neighborhood association happy!

COOKING DEMO ASSISTANTS (2 PEOPLE PER SHIFT)

SATURDAY SHIFT A 10-2 (Cafe Istanbul)

SATURDAY SHIFT B  12:30 - 2:30 (Geaux Veg room, 2nd Floor)

SUNDAY SHIFT A  11-1 (Cafe Istanbul)

SUNDAY SHIFT B  3-6 (Cafe Istanbul)

Assist with setting up/breaking down cooking demos and handing out samples to the audience. With this volunteer job, you'll be able to watch the presentations.

PAY PER VIEW VOLUNTEERS (3 PEOPLE PER SHIFT)

1 to start and reset the videos, 1 to talk people about the pay per-view,                                         and 1 to talk to people afterwards and keep the literature stocked and neat

SAT SHIFTS 10- 2:30 and 2-6

SUN SHIFTS 11-2:30 and 3 -6

To help educate people about the realities of factory farming, we have grant funds from Veg Fund to operate a 'pay per view' program.  People will be paid $1 to watch a video on the issue - this has been proven to be a very effective way to get people to reduce their consumption of animal products.

FLOATING VOLUNTEER SHIFTS

(3-4 volunteers per shift, to fill in for people who don't show up or where there is an unexpected need.)

Afraid of commitment? Fill in for volunteers needing breaks and go wherever the need is,according to our Volunteer Manager.

Ideally: ANY 4-5 HOURS ON SATURDAY – just let us know! ANY 4-5 HOURS ON SUNDAY – just let us know!

KIDS AREA, PET ADOPTIONS

Pending - will likely need 2-3 volunteers minimum per shift in these areas.

CLEAN UP/BREAKDOWN  (CRITICAL!!!!)

As many people as needed are possible to help clean up and break down the festival!  We usually stay until midnight but could wrap it up by 9pm with additional helpers!!

 

 

 

 

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