Prerequisite Opportunity: MLK Jr. Day of Service 2013: Event Crew Team
Children & Youth Education,
Age Minimum (with Adult) - 15, Minimum Age - 15+, Skill Category - N/A
MLK Jr. Day of Service 2013: Event Crew TeamEvent Description: On Monday, January 21, 2012 more than 1000 community and corporate volunteers will revitalize the campus of Washington Irving Middle School, a Title I school in Los Angeles, to help commemorate MLK Jr. Day in Los Angeles. This national holiday empowers individuals, strengthens communities, bridges barriers, creates solutions to social problems, and moves us closer to Dr. King’s vision of a beloved community.
Volunteer Roles & Responsibilities: Join the MLK Jr. Day 2013 Event Crew and engage in behind-the-scenes work to prepare for the big day and keeps the event running smoothly. We're looking for volunteers to help with pre-event logistics and/or on the day of in the morning and/or afternoon. This is a great opportunity to do with a group! Tasks may include the following:
Optional Pre-Event Duties: (January 12th-January 18th). Times are flexible and can be based on your schedule. These duties will take place at the L.A. Works Headquarters in Elysian Park.
- Gathering event materials in office
- Ordering/making signs
- Event site run through and set up (Friday, January 18th)
Required Day of Event Duties (January 21st):
- Set up tables and chairs and signage (banners)
- Manage registration table (sign in volunteers), volunteer assignments, t-shirts, media
- Crowd control and organizational assistant
- Floater to provide volunteers with information
- Manage breakfast set up and delivery
- Manage lunch set up and delivery
- Clean up
Pre-Event Set Up: During the prior week, you can come to the L.A. Works Office for a couple of hours or however long you can commit to between the hours of 9:00am and 6:00pm.
Day of Event Shift 1: 6:00am-10:00am (approximately)
Day of Event Shift 2: 10:00am-2:30pm (approximately)
*You can commit to one or both shifts
Requirements: Attend a site visit run-through meeting on Saturday, January 12th from 10:30am-11:30am. Email Becca Bloom at firstname.lastname@example.org to confirm you'll be there. If you're part of a large group, only a couple of representatives need to attend this and you'll train your team members with the information.
Teams/Groups: We encourage groups to join us for the big day. How to Sign Up Your Team.
- Event organizing experience
Questions? Email the Opportunity Leader below.
If you would like to volunteer for this opportunity, please click on the SIGN UP button.
*This project is managed by L.A. Works for our nonprofit partner and is led by an L.A. Works Volunteer Project Leader. L.A. Works is a nonprofit, volunteer action center that creates and implements hands-on community service projects throughout the greater Los Angeles area.