VOLUNTEERS, WE NEED YOU!
Volunteers are vital to the success of any event. Many volunteers take on tasks for years, some would now like to step down, some tasks need additional help. Many tasks are taken on by board members and there simply is not enough of the board to do it all.
Volunteering is a great way to boost your self esteem, build your professional and personal skills, meet people, and contribute to the community while volunteering at WKA events.
Step up...volunteer your skills and time to make the events even more successful!
WKA needs YOU!
WSIKF (Washington State International Kite Festival)
Volunteers at the WSIKF banquet get their meal free! Who wouldn't want to save eight bucks?!
1. Foster Grandparents Fly, Wed 8/21/13, 9-11 a.m.
The Foster Grandparent Fly will be from 9-11. Because of the large number of children who show up (between 250 and 300 in past years), we will need as many hands as possible to match kids with appropriate kites and to help them learn to fly them. If you can teach one kid about kites, or teach a dozen, your help will be deeply appreciated.
2. Free meal for volunteers at the WKA banquet, Wed 8/21/13, 3:00 p.m. on. Need help with the following positions:
a. Raffle. All help is appreciated for sorting, bagging/tagging, and putting out on tables the raffle items as they come in. This involves asking donors as they enter to write their item description and their name on their raffle bags. You then place the items and tape the bags on tables and walls. Ticket drawers are also needed during the raffle and runners to take items to the winners.
b. Banquet Meal. 6-8 volunteers at 3:00 p.m. to prep food (2-3 people to cut bread, assemble salads, put out condiments and beverages), cook food (1-2 people to put in and take out lasagnas and bread), and serve attendees (3 people).
c. Hall Setup. 1-2 volunteers to arrange tables, chairs, set up microphone, and be a Grange Hall point-of-contact if the restrooms need to be cleaned and/or stocked.
d. Clean up. After the event, everyone who can stay and help are needed to clean the kitchen, tidy the grange hall, and haul garbage bags to the beach parking lot dumpsters as there are no dumpsters at the Grange Hall.
e. Go Green. WKA encourages attendees to bring their own eating plates, cups, and utensils to reduce our garbage. But don't worry, we will still provide paper plates and plastic utensils. But, wouldn't it be nicer to eat on your own solid plate with regular utensils?
3. WKA Booth. Volunteers will share the AKA space in the red and white tent at the end of the pedestrian promanade. Ideally, WKA would like a table staffed Monday-Saturday 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. less those times that we cannot use the tent due to other activities. Duties would be to talk to visitors about the WKA and entice them to sign up as a member. We also have WKA pins and stickers to sell. Accountability for a cash box is required. Click here to view the time slots available.
Kids Kitemaking Event - Everett, WA, Sept 21-22, 11:00-3:00Hosted by Imagine Children's Museum (1502 Wall St, Everett WA 98201; www.ImagineCM.org). Theme is "The Great Outdoors." Vendors, events and activities will be on the street. Volunteers are encouraged to bring a kite or two to show (but it's not mandatory), and maybe one with very SHORT line to demo on the street (if you're capable of doing this, otherwise not necessary). Volunteers are needed to help with the kitemaking of some 50 kits or more. Supplies provided, your hands needed.
Point of Contact for volunteering: Rick White, email@example.com, cell phone 206-819-4739