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Volunteer

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Each year the Festival recruits, trains and depends upon more than 1,500 volunteers to make the whole event happen. While mostly from Talbot County, some even travel from across the country simply for the fun of volunteering at our annual event. Festival planning and preparations go on year round, so volunteers are always needed for a multitude of tasks. More than 60 volunteer committee chairs invest hours of their time coordinating Festival details and they, in turn, depend on hundreds of others to help get things done. Volunteer opportunities are large and small, easy and hard. If you are looking for a way to serve the community and the Festival - and have a lot of fun, too! - we welcome you to join us.  To get more information about volunteering we invite you to call the office at 410-822-4567. 

 

2014 Volunteer and Chairmen Opportunities!

Office Volunteers. The Festival relies on office volunteers year-round to assist with the day-to-day operations of the office. If you have a few hours a month during regular business hours to help answer phones, assist with walk-ins, prepare name badges for exhibitors and volunteers, and do some light data entry - WE NEED YOU! Please contact Jennie Russell to learn more!

The Waterfowl Festival Chairmen form the the backbone of the Festival and we're looking for a few good volunteers to take on leadership roles this year!

 

Logistical Support. Are you organized? Do you enjoy event planning and making sure that things go smoothly from point A to B? We have a few jobs for you!

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Warehouse Co-Chairman. Applicable chairmen need to be contacted by the Warehouse Committee to update the warehouse delivery schedule. The Warehouse Committee is responsible for the oversight of the moving contractor and his crew during delivery of needed Festival equipment from storage to Festival sites and return of these items at Festival closing. Following the Festival the committee will inventory, maintain and/or repair inventory within its ability or arrange for an outside contractor if necessary.

Middle School Site Manager. Oversees the school venues, parking lot and food concessions and is available to assist exhibitors with any issues that may arise during the weekend.

Elementary School Site Manager. Same as above, but for the Elementary School venue.

Festival Tents Manager. Part of the tent ordering process and be available to help trouble-shoot during setup and during the weekend.

Food Concession Coordinator. Participates in the application process starting in July. The steps involve reviewing the applications, discussing with the Town of Easton's Waterfowl Festival Commission for approval and then submitting the applications to the Health Department and Town Council for their final approval. They would then notify the vendors of their status and location.

 

Creative & Artistic Opportunities. Are you creative? Is the art and interact with the artists your favorite part of the festival? Check out these opportunities!

Children's Activities Co-Chair. In order to breathe new life into this exhibit we need a person (or a couple of people) who would have some time to locate interactive, no-cost ideas to add some fun and/or educational aspects to the activities. They would also oversee the exhibit during the three days of the festival or have qualified volunteers scheduled to handle the supervision.

Photography Co-Chair. The Photography Exhibit features a wide array of images captured by some of the nation's foremost nature photographers. The photography chairmen work together on the decision making during the exhibitor application process and also the organization and oversight of the exhibit set up and breakdown during the Festival. This would include coordinating with the rest of the photography volunteers to ensure the sales process runs smoothly.

Master Classes Chair. On the Thursday of the Waterfowl Festival, two to three master classes are conducted by a few of our artists who volunteer to teach their craft.  The Chairman is responsible for helping to schedule and promote these classes each year and for following up on the artists needs to set up for the classes.

 

Sporting and Hunting Heritage Opportunities. Are you an outdoor enthusiast that enjoys hunting and fishing on the Eastern Shore? Are these aspects of the Festival your favorite? 

Sportsman's Pavilion Chair. The Sportsman's Pavilion offers an array of outdoor and sporting vendors housed in a large tent. The chairmen of this site work together to plan any site changes, coordinate/schedule volunteers and to supervise during exhibitor set-up/tear down. During the Festival weekend they take turns maintaining a presence at the Pavilion to deal with any issues that may arise. 

 

 

Festival Exhibits or Events

Art Galleries (Carving, Paintings, Photography and Sculpture)
Artists Gallery and Workshop
Buy Sell Swap (Decoys)
Calling Contests
Dock Dogs Competition
Duck Stamps
Festival Shoppes (Festival Souvenirs)
Wildlife Marketplace (folk arts and crafts)
Kids Activities
Sportsmans’ Pavilion
Waterfowling Artifacts Museum Exhibit
Wine & Tasting Pavilion

Logistical Support

Bus Guides
Information Booths
Computer Data Entry
Decorating
Directory Distribution
Door Monitors
Duck Sitters
Mascots
Rack Card Distribution
Security
Set-up and Tear-down
Signs
Ticket Sales
Transportation
Warehouse

Throughout the Year

Carpentry
Computer Data Entry
Mailings
Gardening
Painting
Reception/Phone

If you are interested in volunteering with the Waterfowl Festival, please call 410-822-4567.