Maine 4-H Days - 2013 Maine 4-H Days Volunteers Needed!
We couldn’t put on this great event without your help, so a BIG thank you in advance! We expect that everyone will pitch in throughout the weekend to help make this event a success. We continue to be able to provide this weekend, at a low cost, when everyone helps out. We recommend that each family take a minimum one volunteer shift throughout the weekend. We would like to note that these roles are open to anyone ages 15 and up, so if you have a responsible young person please encourage them to volunteer with you! A volunteer orientation will be held each morning during the event, immediately following the morning ceremony, as well as needed throughout the event. Please indicate if you would be interested in more information prior to the event.
- The opportunity to work with youth and or adults providing positive support and growth experience.
- Volunteer development opportunities
- Opportunity to share your skills, talents and interests
- Brief orientation provided by University of Maine Cooperative Extension staff
- 4-H thank you gift
- Camp Nurse: Monitor health of campers during the event, and provide First Aid and documentation as appropriate.
- Clean Up: Take down signs. Move tables and chairs. Clean fairgrounds. Collect Maine 4-H Days belongings and organize for storage. Load equipment/materials. Make a last check of the bathrooms. Clean up will take place on Sunday throughout the day and into the late afternoon/evening.
- Creativity Area: The creativity area is an unstructured arts and crafts experience open for drop ins. We provide the project materials and space, but need adult monitors through out the weekend. Monitors will help keep materials organized and available, while making sure participants are safe, and encouraging creativity.
- Games Committee: Assist with organized evening activities and games for Maine 4-H Days participants. These include activities in coordination with other evening events. Friday night help is needed moderating games and activities so we can be sure to have safe opportunities for all ages.
- Groundskeepers – Daytime: Deliver messages around the grounds. Ensure bathrooms are kept clean and supplied, trash cans aren’t overfull, and grounds are being respected. Make sure bikers and skaters are wearing helmets.
- Ice Cream Social: Set up space for event. Create a nice atmosphere for a social gathering. Help serve food, delegate tasks to people willing to help. Clean up and make sure space is left how it was found.
- Lights Out Patrol: Perfect for you if you are a night owl. Oversee the campgrounds to ensure rules are being followed and people are obeying the lights out. Also make sure noise levels are kept down.
- Maintenance Committee: One of the most important jobs on the fairgrounds is maintenance of the bathrooms. Help keep men’s and women’s bathrooms maintained, refill empty toilet paper, sweep stalls morning and afternoon, special care to showers after morning rush, unplug toilets as needed, wipe sinks and counters, refill hand soap, and make sure there are trash cans in each rest room.
- Office and Information: Provide information to 4-H Days attendees. Give directions, updates on program changes, help connect people with someone who can help them better. A great way to learn more about Maine 4-H Days! Assist with check in at registration desk. Make announcements as necessary. Answer questions about workshops, check with the presenters if necessary.
- Parade Committee: Assist with organization of parade Friday evening. This may include line up order of parade participants, marking parade route and reading commentaries.
- Parking and Camping Assistant: Help direct the flow of traffic during peak registration times. This will be primarily in the camping areas, helping to monitor the flow of traffic and direct drivers to the appropriate camping area.
- Participant Check-In Traffic Flow: Assist with registration flow on Friday morning, helping organize the flow of participant check in to get individuals through the registration process quickly. This will involve checking to ensure those entering office have paperwork complete before entering.
- Photographer: Document the weekend and all events with photos.
- Presenter Assistant: Many of our enrichment workshop presenters have requested help during their workshops. Duties will be specific depending on workshop. We have a lot of workshops and many presenters have requested assistance. *This is a great role for teens!
- Set-Up: Move table and chairs around fairground for workshop presenters. Clean areas. Paint, hang/distribute signs. Clearly mark parking and camping areas, monitor during camp set up to ensure roadways are not blocked in case of emergency access. Put out trash barrels, stock bathrooms with necessary supplies. Set up will take place beginning on Thursday and go through the weekend. Make sure supply closet is unlocked.