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Our Annual Building the Beloved Community Gala - EVENT ASSISTANCE!

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ORGANIZATION: El Centro de la Raza

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El Centro de la Raza’s 2024 Building the Beloved Community Gala is happening on Saturday September 28 at the Seattle Convention Center's Summit Building (900 Pine St, Seattle, WA 98101)! We look forward to an exciting and celebratory evening that will highlight the ways in which we are continuing to serve our community. Learn more about the event at: http://belovedcommunitygala.org

This is always a beautiful and memorable event, and we rely on volunteers to help make it amazing!

Volunteer positions include:
*Set-up

*Greeter/Program Assistant - helps to greet guests for the first part of the night, then goes on to assist with the live program of the evening, which will include a dinner, a live auction, award presentations, a "Raise the Paddle" donation drive, and more. As Program Assistants, will be asked to serve as 'bid spotters' during the auction, possibly present auction items to guests, record the information of item winners, send bidder information to the checkout table, and other duties as needed.

*Registration/Checkout - helps at the event registration table for the first part of the night, then goes on to help with auction item check-out.

*Silent Auction Attendants/Item Pickup - helps to monitor the silent auction during the first part of the evening, then goes on to assist with auction item pick-up.

*Raffle Ticket Seller/Program Assistant - helps to sell raffle tickets for the first part of the night, then goes on to assist with the live program of the evening, which will include a dinner, a live auction, award presentations, a "Raise the Paddle" donation drive, and more. As Program Assistants, will be asked to serve as 'bid spotters' during the auction, possibly present auction items to guests, record the information of item winners, send bidder information to the checkout table, and other duties as needed.

*Voter Registration Table - will support our 'Get Out The Vote' efforts by attending a voter registration booth at the entrance of the dining area, in preparation for the General Elections on November 7!

*Social Media Assistant - circulate the event noting major itinerary events and using a mobile device to post updates about them to our various social media platforms

*Photographer - roam the event taking photos of the action, with general guidance from our Communications Manager. Camera or high quality mobile device required.

With the exception of Set-up, all event volunteer positions include clean-up from approximately 9:00-10:30pm. Volunteer positions are subject to change.

Please sign up below and we will be in contact with further information. You may also contact Mandela at volunteer@elcentrodelaraza.org or (206) 957-4602 with any questions. We would love to have you there!

Mil gracias!

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About El Centro de la Raza

Location:

2524 16th Ave S, Seattle, WA 98144, US

Mission Statement

As an organization grounded in the Latino community, our mission is to build unity across all racial and economic sectors, to organize, empower, and defend our most vulnerable and marginalized populations and to bring justice, dignity, equality, and freedom to all the peoples of the world.

Our vision is a world free of oppression based on poverty, racism, sexism, sexual orientation, and discrimination of any kind, that limits equal access to the resources that ensure a healthy and productive life for all peoples and future generations, in peace, love, and harmony.

Description

Bilingual, culturally appropriate, wraparound services that are designed to enable our participants to succeed in their efforts to become self-reliant.


Human and Emergency Services:

Food Bank
"La Cocina Popular" Latino Hot Meal
Congregate & Home Delivered Meals
Senior Nutrition and Wellness
Bebes! Infant Mortality Prevention Program
Comadres Womens Group
Homeless Assistance
Eviction Prevention
Emergency Shelter Vouchers
Rental Subsidies
Transitional Homes
Provide Tenant/landlord laws information
El Patio low-income Apartments
Advocacy & enrollment for Food Stamps.

Education & Skill Building:

Homeownership Education & Counseling
Financial Literacy Workshops
Home Loan Modification Case Management
ESL Classes
Free Legal Clinics (in partnership with SGB Law and LBAW)
Free Tax Preparation (in partnership with UWKC)

Child and Youth Programs:

Jose Marti Child Development Center
Luis Alfonso Velasquez After School Program
Hope for Youth Civil Rights History, Hip Hop & Poetry Classes
Seattle Youth Violence Prevention
College Readiness Program
Parent Involvement in Education

Community Building and Development:

Low-Income and Transitional Housing
Immigration and Civil Rights Advocacy
Juvenile Justice Advocacy
Volunteer and Community Service Programs
Social Justice and Cultural Events
Community Meeting Space
Commercial and Tenant Space
Spanish Classes
Tamale Classes
Christmas Tree Sales

CAUSE AREAS

Advocacy & Human Rights
Community
Immigrants & Refugees
Advocacy & Human Rights, Community, Immigrants & Refugees

WHEN

Sat Sep 28, 2024
09:30 AM - 10:30 PM

WHERE

900 Pine StreetSeattle, WA 98101

(47.61384,-122.33193)
 

SKILLS

  • Event Management
  • Customer Service
  • Event Planning / Management
  • Ushering

GOOD FOR

  • Teens
  • People 55+
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Orientation or Training
  • Shifts range in in length from 5 hours (set-up) to 8 hours (main event and clean-up), but we can be flexible!
  • All El Centro de la Raza in-person event volunteers are required to complete a volunteer application (https://www.tfaforms.com/4627840), provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination, and pass a simple background check.

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