The Western Development Museum in North Battleford is looking for a host of volunteers in 2012.
The museum is promising an exciting and productive year and staff say volunteers play a huge role in event planning, co-ordination and implementation, whether they are able to participate only once or on an ongoing basis.
Ambitious plans are in the works for numerous public events in 2012. Many different opportunities will be available for people of all ages to volunteer. There is a particular need to increase the amount of volunteers in the food services group, because food concessions are set up at every event the museum hosts. Currently about 20 devoted volunteers help, but more are needed.
Here is a list of the events in 2012 where food service volunteers are needed:
Gospel Jamboree Sunday, June 3 - food concession servers and cashiers are needed for volunteer shifts from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 2 p.m. until closing (around 5:30 p.m.) Two servers and one cashier are needed each shift.
Museum Days, June 7 and 8 - four food concession server volunteers are needed with shifts from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. both days.
Family Day, June 16 - needed is a food concession grill cook (barbecue hamburgers and hot dogs), three servers and a cashier. The shift is from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Those Were The Days, Aug. 11 and 12 - three food concessions need cooks, servers, cashiers. Shifts tare o be announced.
WDM Inspiration Trade Show, Sept. 21 to 23 - four servers and one cashier per shift are needed Friday from 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Great Pumpkin Masquerade, Oct. 27 - needed are four food concession servers and two cashiers. Volunteer shifts are from 5:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. Also needed are individuals or groups to take part in the Haunted Heritage Village. More information is available by calling Shirley Maze at the WDM.
Fiddle Contest, Nov. 10 - needed are food concession servers and cashiers. Volunteer shifts are from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 2 p.m. until closing, around 5:30 p.m.
Joy of Christmas, Nov. 17 - needs two food tasting servers. Volunteer are shifts from 1 to 4 p.m.
A Very Prairie Christmas, Dec. 7 to 9 - needs food concession servers and cashiers. Volunteer shifts to be determined.
Those interested in volunteering for the food services work at the Western Development Museum can contact Shirley Maze at 445-8033 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The WDM says they have done their best to make volunteer needs specific, concrete and broef. They say they will remember this throughout the year and only ask of your time when absolutely necessary. They add people in our community are the big winners when everyone works together toward a common goal.