Volunteer

Setup

Two women preparing to hang a sign that says Perennials

Sign up opens February 1, 2017 at 8:00 a.m.
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We start on the Monday morning before the sale date.

Packup/unload
Monday morning
Ability to lift 30 pounds
Lifting and bending

Remove items from storage at school and load into truck. Unpack this truck and large semi full of lumber at Grandstand. Move lumber and items on carts to locations inside the Grandstand for table setup.  Sign up online now

Section sign hanging
Monday morning
Ability to lift 30 pounds
Lifting and bending
Able to work 10 - 20 feet above the floor

Work on cherry picker to hang signs from the ceiling. 2 people operate from a height. A third person assists from the floor.  Sign up online now

Unload truck and table construction
Monday afternoon, evening
Ability to lift 30 pounds
Lifting and bending
Comfort with drills and screwdrivers (bring own power tool if possible)

Unpack large semi full of lumber at Grandstand. Move lumber and items on carts to locations inside the Grandstand for table setup. Assemble tables with a partner (with instructions).  Sign up online now

Volunteers working after dark should bring a flashlight because the Fairgrounds’ exterior lights are not always lit.

Table construction
Monday, Tuesday
Ability to lift 20 pounds
Lifting and bending

Comfort with drills and screwdrivers (bring own power tool if possible)
Assemble tables with a partner (with instructions). Hang strings for signs along the top of the tables.  Sign up online now

Volunteer signups opened on February 1.

Some of these volunteer shifts may already be full on particular days, especially during setup and plant receiving.

Outdoor Setup
Tuesday
Ability to lift 20 pounds
Lifting and bending

Comfort with drills and screwdrivers (bring own power tool if possible)
Assemble tables or sign stands with a partner (with instructions). Hang signs sign stands or fences.  Sign up online now

Hanging basket frame construction
Tuesday
Ability to lift 30 pounds
Lifting and bending

Work with a team to set up large frames for hanging baskets and move them as needed.  Sign up online now

Final Setup and Construction Cleanup
Tuesday
Ability to lift 20 pounds
Lifting and bending

Work in a team or small group to make sure everything is off the storage trucks and all setup materials are put away neatly.  Sign up online now

Table signage
Tuesday
Detail orientation and ability to measure accurately and follow directions carefully
Assist with measuring spaces on tables for plants and mark with temporary signs. Hang plant signs above tables with clips so that two clips (top and bottom) are on each sign. Do not try to share clips with a sign from the other side of the table.  Sign up online now

Box pickup
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday
Able to lift 10-20 pounds repetitively
Move stacks of strawberry flats around on the Fairgrounds and in and around the Grandstand with a truck and/or by hand.  Sign up online now