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Another Plug for Volunteers

From: Michelle
Sent on: Sunday, March 21, 2010 4:28 PM

This is another plug to invite YOU to volunteer at Minnesota's Spiciest Celebration - Cinco de Mayo 2010! :)

As most of you know, for the past 5-6 years, I have been a volunteer for a really FUN event on St. Paul's West Side, called Cinco de Mayo Fiesta. I have been invested personally in this event because my brother's nonprofit agency (REDA - Riverview Economic Development Association) spearheads this celebration and I volunteer as a way to show support for his nonprofit and also for our community. *Please pass on this request to your family/friends/colleagues - let's pass it on!*

This year, I am the Assistant Volunteer Coordinator for this celebration. Our goal is to get[masked] volunteers for this event. We still need around 200 volunteers!!! This is where *YOU*come in.
The Cinco de Mayo Fiesta is seeking volunteers! I invite you to support the fiesta as a part of the 2010 Volunteer Team. Join us on Friday May 7 and/or Saturday May 8, 2010 as over 100,000 fiesta goers attend Minnesota?s Spiciest Celebration! The Cinco de Mayo Fiesta in St. Paul is one of the top 10 Cinco de Mayo celebrations nationwide. The Hispanic/Latino culture is celebrated during this two-day, outdoor festival in the heart of the West Side community. Lend your time assisting in one of the many volunteer opportunities.

Volunteers receive a complimentary tee shirt and beverage while on shift. Free parking is provided for our volunteers! Shift are three hours in length, you may sign up for one, two or all day. Enjoy the great sights, tastes and sounds while on site before or following your volunteer shift.

Cinco de Mayo Fiesta requires[masked] dedicated volunteers to make the Cinco de Mayo Fiesta a success; sign up a group or as individuals. Kids who are 16 and older can sign up to volunteer alone; otherwise they need to volunteer with parents/guardians. Presently, volunteers are most needed on Saturday in the early morning from 6am- 9am; 9am - 12pm; and in the afternoon from 12pm - 3pm and 3pm - 6pm. Volunteers are needed in parking management, stage set-up, fiesta preparation, traffic management, parade assembly, greeter, salsa tasting, survey registrar, and many other areas. If you'd like to sign up with a small group of people, please state names/request in comment section of online volunteer form. Please consider making Cinco de Mayo Fiesta your entrance into spring and help out at Minnesota?s Spiciest Celebration!

Please consider volunteering Friday and/or Saturday May 7 and May 8, 2010. An online volunteer application is available at the following link: When you sign up, please put our group name of MEETUP into question #10 comment section online, so we know how you heard about this opportunity!

I will be volunteering at this event only on Saturday, May 8 from 6am to 11pm. I will likely be in the volunteer registration tent checking *YOU* in and also doing other things as needed. :)

Please contact me (Michelle) at [address removed] for questions and specific information. We will notify you of your volunteer assignment based on hours of availability and completed application.

I would really appreciate it if you could pass this email onto your friends, family, colleagues, and your other contacts to help us reach our goal of getting enough volunteers to make this celebration a success! I look forward to seeing familiar faces among the new faces on our 2010 Volunteer Team!

Thank you,

Cinco de Mayo Fiesta 2010 Assistant Volunteer Coordinator
[address removed]

Also, Cinco de Mayo Fiesta is still looking for an Entertainment Coordinator. This is a totally VOLUNTEER position, but great fun and would look wonderful on a resume. If interested contact Brian at [address removed] Here is a blurb about this volunteer position: This person is responsible for assisting with management of all stage entertainment at Cinco de Mayo Fiesta. Duties may include but are not limited to coordinating musician arrivals and parking. Escorting performers to stages. Assisting with stage plots and band transitions.

Also, Minnesota?s Spiciest Celebration, Cinco de Mayo 2010 is just around the corner but our traditional event button sale opportunities are here! Participation in our button sale offers both fundraising and business marketing opportunities. The benefit of purchasing an event button includes discounts at local businesses as well as the chance to win valuable prizes by registering to enter our event drawing.

Interested in fundraising for your local non profit organization? Here?s how it works. Your organization earns 50% of sales! That?s right, you keep $1 of every $2 button you sell. This is a great opportunity to earn money for your local church, community organization or school clubs such as student council, band, athletic teams or parent groups.

Interested in marketing opportunities? Simply offer a discount to patrons when they present their button upon visiting your establishment. In doing so, your business will be listed on the registration card attached to every button. In addition you?ll be published on our website among the list of businesses supporting our efforts, Registration cards are going to print soon, so your immediate response is necessary.

If you are interested in these amazing opportunities, please contact Tiffany Rivera-Prescott, Assistant Button Coordinator at [address removed], Debbie Luna, Button Coordinator at [address removed] or the Riverview Economic Development Association (REDA) office directly at[masked].

Hope to see you there!!! :)


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