Call for Volunteers

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Volunteer as an Individual or as a Group

Volunteer opportunities abound at the Smoky Hill Museum Street Fair. Approximately 50-60 volunteers are needed each year to put on this family friendly event. Volunteers should be juniors in high school or older.

The typical shift for the day is for 3 1/2 hour, although some people like to volunteer all day. There is some shift flexibility with prior arrangements.

Shift 1: 10:10 am – 1:30 pm:
Shift 2: 1:10 pm – 4:45 pm

Overview of Volunteer Opportunities

  • Needed to work in the Make-&-Take Crafts Tent.

    • Requires maturity, the ability to work with all types of people (especially children) in a friendly and enthusiastic manner.
    • Physical setting: Tent, tables and chairs. Will be outside and may be in the sun. Will involve some movement (stretch, bend, etc.)
  • Needed to work in the area of the corn box, hula hoops and etch-a-schetches.

    • Requires maturity, the ability to work with all types of people (especially children) in a friendly and enthusiastic manner.
    • Physical setting: Standing. Will be outside with no tent covering. Will involve movement (stretch, bend, reach etc.)
  • Needed to give lunch breaks to demonstrators.

    • Requires maturity, the ability to work with all types of people in a friendly and enthusiastic manner, flexibility, able to communicate effectively to give directions and answer basic questions. (Information packet/map provided.)
    • Physical setting: sitting/standing. Will be inside and outside under tent.
  • Needed to work mainly in the activity, crafts and demo areas.

    • Requires maturity, the ability to work with all types of people (especially children) in a friendly and enthusiastic manner.
    • Physical setting: Walking, will be outside with no tent covering. Will involve carrying and movement (stretch, bend, reach etc).
  • Needed to count and greet people as they enter the museum. Also will be responsible for keeping all food and drink out of Museum gallery and store.

    • Requires maturity, the ability to work with all types of people in a friendly and enthusiastic manner, flexibility, able to communicate effectively to give directions and answer basic questions. (Information packet/map provided.)
    • Physical setting: Inside, director chairs. Involves Standing and sitting with some movement (may stretch, bend, etc.)
  • Needed to work either the Mini Golf, the Store tent or selling tickets for inflatables.

    • Requires maturity, able to make change and calculate total sales, the ability to work with all types of people (especially children) in a friendly and enthusiastic manner.
    • Physical setting: Tents, tables and chairs. Will be outside and may be in the sun. Will involve standing/sitting. Will involve some movement (stretch, bend, etc.)
  • Needed to greet and talk with visitors, help with any questions, watch over galleries.

    • Requires maturity, the ability to work with all types of people (especially children) in a friendly and enthusiastic manner.
    • Physical setting: Inside. Involves standing with some movement (stretch, bend, etc.)
  • Needed to help direct traffic at parade line‐up area.

    • Requires maturity, ability to work with all types of people (especially children) in a friendly and enthusiastic manner.
    • Physical setting: Outside. Involves standing/walking.
  • Needed to watch the parade route and keep spectators back from parade route.

    • Requires maturity, the ability to work with all types of people (especially children) in a friendly and enthusiastic manner.
    • Physical setting: Outside. Involves standing/walking.
  • Needed to hand‐out water at the end of the parade.

    • Requires maturity, the ability to work with all types of people (especially children) in a friendly and enthusiastic manner.
    • Physical setting: Outside. Involves standing with frequent movement (stretch, bend, move up to 10 pounds, etc.)
  • Needed to keep food stocked and ready in Hospitality room.

    • Physical setting: Inside. Involves sitting/standing with some movement (stretch, bend, grasp, carry up to 10 pounds, etc.).
  • Needed to clean up trash on street.

    • Physical setting: Outside. Involves walking with frequent movement (stretch, bend, etc.)