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Volunteers needed for the
14th Annual Maple Sugar Festival du Sucre d’Érable

L’Association des francophones de Nanaimo is delighted to present the 14th annual Maple Sugar Festival du Sucre d’Érable and is looking for volunteers to help make this event a success once again. The opportunity to volunteer at this fun and exciting event is open to the to everyone in the community.

The Festival runs from February 13 to 15. The school program runs from February 11 to 13. We are looking for individuals to volunteer for the period of between February 10 and 15, 2014. You can volunteer for four-hour increments or for a whole day.

For more information please feel free to contact us at mimishewchuk@francophonenanaimo.org or call L’Association des francophones de Nanaimo at (250) 729-2776.

With your help and contribution we will make our Festival one of the best in the world!

If you are interested in YEAR-ROUND volunteer opportunities, including serving on the Festival Work Group committee, please send contact us via email as well.

Volunteer Categories

Organizational Volunteers (Dragon Boat Team, Service Clubs, etc.)

We welcome community groups who wish to volunteer to work as a team and take care of one area of responsibility for the festival. Past teams include Nusa’lon Dragon Boat Team, who handled the cash register at the Festival Cantine Chez Ti-Père and the Angels Abreast team, who cleaned trays during the weekend of the Festival. We welcome other Community groups to join us and take care of a particular area, such as welcoming on site and the admission on site booth. To find out more about volunteering as a group and what we can do for your group, call us at 250-729-2776.

Four-Hour or One-day Volunteer

This volunteer works for a minimum of four hours during the day or evening volunteering between February 10 and 15, 2015. They could be doing a specific job in one area or helping in various areas depending on the needs of the festival.

Weekend Volunteer

This volunteer works four hours each day of the festival weekend from February 13 to 15, 2015, for a total of twelve hours. They may work in different areas each day or do all three shifts in the same area.

Pre- or Post-Festival Volunteer

This volunteer works with the Festival Manager before and after the Festival. Pre- and Post-Festival Volunteers must speak with the Festival Manager to be scheduled in particular areas needing work.

Available Volunteer Tasks

Poster Deliverers
Delivering posters throughout Greater Nanaimo,
as well as Francophone associations on Vancouver Island
(Campbell River, Victoria) and at supermarkets in Campbell River,
the Comox Valley, Parksville/Qualicum, Nanaimo/Ladysmith,
Cowichan, and Victoria

Tentative Schedule
During the last two weeks of January 2015
Contact the Volunteer Coordinator to develop a schedule
Your fuel costs are reimbursed


Cashiers
To operate cash registers for the sale of coupons
for food and toffee on snow.

Tentative Schedule
Friday, February 13 – 3:30 pm to 9:15 pm
Saturday, February 14 – 8:30 am to 8:15 pm
Sunday, February 15 – 8:30 am to 4:30 pm


Set-up and Take-Down Crew
Organize tables and chairs and set up booths on site.
*Heavy lifting required*

Tentative Schedule
Tuesday, February 10 - 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Friday, February 13 - 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Sunday, February 15 - 4:00 pm to 10:00 pm


Volunteer Centre
Register and direct volunteers to various workstations.
Manage lost and found items.
*French is required*

Tentative Schedule
Wednesday, February 11 - 12:00 noon to 4:00 pm
Thursday, February 12 - 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Friday, February 13 - 12:00 noon to 8:15 pm
Saturday, February 14 - 8:30 am to 8:15 pm
Sunday, February 15 - 8:30 am to 8:00 pm


Table Cleaners
Cleans tables during the festival

Tentative Schedule
Wednesday, February 11 - 12:00 noon to 4:00 pm
Thursday, February 12 - 12:00 noon to 4:00 pm
Friday, February 13 - 4:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Saturday, February 14 – 9:00 am to 8:00 pm
Sunday, February 15 – 9:00 am to 5:00 pm


Driver
Assist with pickup and delivery of items to the festival site.
Run errands as required throughout the festival.
Move food from site to site.
Pick up performing artists as required.
French is an asset.

Tentative Schedule
Wednesday, February 11 - 12:00 noon to 4:00 pm
Thursday, February 12 - 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Friday, February 13 - 12:00 pm to 8:15 pm
Saturday, February 14 – 8:30 am to 8:15 pm
Sunday, February 15 – 8:30 am to 8:00 pm


L'AFN Booth Attendants
Promote and sell specialty products.
Familiarity with products and services offered by L'AFN is an asset.
*French is required*

Tentative Schedule
Wednesday, February 11 - 9:00 am to 3:00 pm
Thursday, February 12 - 9:00 am to 3:00 pm
Friday, February 13 – 3:00 pm to 9:30 pm
Saturday, February 14 – 8:30 am to 8:30 pm
Sunday, February 15 – 8:30 am to 5:00 pm


Security

Tentative Schedule
Wednesday, February 11 - 9:00 am to 3:00 pm
Thursday, February 12 - 8:00 am to 4:00 pm
Friday, February 13 – 8:00 am to 10:00 pm
Saturday, February 14 – 8:00 am to 10:00 pm
Sunday, February 15 – 8:00 am to 6:00 pm


Clean-Up Crew
Maintaining a clean festival site using the equipment provided.
Clean eating areas constantly during the day to sanitary standards.
Clear dishes and glassware from the tables in the Centennial building.
Tidy Festival site at the end of each day, wipe down tables and
food areas, empty garbage and recycling areas, keep washroom
facilities clean and well stocked.
French is not required

Tentative Schedule
Wednesday, February 11 - 9:00 am to 3:00 pm
Thursday, February 12 - 8:00 am to 4:00 pm
Friday, February 13 – 8:00 am to 10:00 pm
Saturday, February 14 – 8:00 am to 10:00 pm
Sunday, February 15 – 8:00 am to 6:00 pm


Mascot and Mascot Escort
Dress and act as Toffy, our Festival Mascot or escort Toffy
while he participates in various activities during the Festival.
French is not required

Tentative Schedule
Wednesday, February 11 - 9:00 noon to 3:00 pm
Thursday, February 12 - 8:00 am to 4:00 pm
Friday, February 13 – 8:00 am to 10:00 pm
Saturday, February 14 – 8:00 am to 10:00 pm
Sunday, February 15 – 8:00 am to 6:00 pm


Welcoming Committee
Welcome visitors to the Festival at their arrival and departure of
the Festival grounds. Hand out brochures with the Festival schedule,
answer questions regarding general information about the Festival.
French speaking is an asset.
*English speaking volunteers will be
paired with Francophone volunteers*

Tentative Schedule
Friday, February 13 – 3:30 pm to 8:00 pm
Saturday, February 14 – 8:30 am to 8:00 pm
Sunday, February 15 – 8:30 am to 4:00 pm


Sound Roadie
Help unlod sound gear
Help with backstage

Tentative Schedule
Tuesday, February 10 – 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Wednesday, February 11 – 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
Thursday, February 12 - 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
Friday, February 13 – 9:00 am to 10:00 pm

 

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