Volunteers needed for St Patrick's Day and Irish Week events


Cause Areas

When

Sat Mar 17, 2018 10:00 AM - Sun Mar 18, 2018 06:00 PM

Where

Seattle Center (Center House)and downtown Seattle (parade route)Seattle, WA 98125

About

We need all hands on deck to help with organizing our St Patrick's Day Parade and another 15 different Irish Week events including Irish Festival Seattle. We need people to carry banners in the parade, be parade marshals, help out with the children's craft area, coordinate speakers and guests, and many other activities. See a full listing of Irish Week events at www.IrishWeek.org. We need volunteers to help with all of them.

You can volunteer for a few hours or a few days, for specific events, or just for whatever needs to be done when you arrive!

Prior to the Irish Festival

Envelope Stuffers: Volunteers are needed to help prepare mailers. Date and time TBD.

Display Assistant: A volunteer is needed to create signs with times and room numbers to direct those attending seminars. In addition, the display assistant will help with the construction and layout of a display depicting historical panels. Text and pictures will be provided, but help with the layout/assembly will be needed and possibly construction of wood display. This volunteer will be producing the signs and display prior to the Irish Festival.

Soda Bread Making and Baking Demonstration: Volunteers are needed to help with setting up tables, cleaning and monitoring activities during event. Persons with food handling experience would be preferred but are not required. Hours are Saturday, February 17th from noon - 6pm.

Soda Bread Contest: Volunteers are needed to help with preparing for the soda bread contest as well as setting up decorations and registration on the day of the event. Duties include planning decorations, setting up decorations, preparing tags and registration forms, and onsite registration, selling buttons, crowd control, and assisting with tagging contestants and tabulating results. Hours are Sunday, March 10th from 11am - 4pm.

Vendor Load-In Assistant: A volunteer is needed to help festival vendors load in to the Seattle Center and set up booths. Hours are in the evening of Friday, March 16th, exact time dependent on vendors needs.

During the Irish Festival

Children’s Activities: Volunteers are needed to help kids with arts and crafts at the Children’s Activity Booth. Must like to work with children, have patience with young and old alike, and be able to explain steps to making a craft project to all types of people. Some setup and breakdown of tables and chairs may be required. Hours are Saturday, March 17th, 11:00am - 6:00pm and Sunday, March 18th, 9:30am - 6:00pm.

St. Patrick’s Day Parade: Volunteers are needed to hold banners, set up and collect barricades, and help marshal the annual ST. PATRICK'S DAY PARADE in Seattle. Hours are Saturday, March 17th, 9:30am - 11am.

MC/Announcer: A volunteer is needed who can MC Irish Festival performances on the center stage. The MC needs to have a loud, easy to understand voice. MC will check in with stage manager to get the introduction information. Hours are Saturday, March 17th, 11:00am - 6:00pm and Sunday, March 18th, 9:30am - 6:00pm.

Seminar Assistant: A volunteer is needed to help direct speakers and exhibitors, as well as assist in their set-up. Help with speaker setup may range from technical assistance with projectors to loading in materials from vehicles. Hours are Saturday, March 17th, 11:00am - 6:00pm and Sunday, March 18th, 9:30am - 6:00pm.

Soda Bread Making and Baking Demonstration: Volunteers are needed to help with setting up tables, cleaning and monitoring activities during event. Persons with food handling experience would be preferred but are not required. Hours are Saturday, March 17th, 11:00am - 6:00pm and Sunday, March 18th, 9:30am - 6:00pm.





Skills

  • Exhibition Arts
  • Basic Computer Skills
  • Stage Management
  • Food Delivery / Distribution
  • Public Relations
  • Sales Marketing

Good Match For

Kids Teens People 55+ Group

Requirements & Commitment

  • Hours to volunteer are flexible, depending on you

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