Vermont International Festival December 1st-3rd

 December 1st, 2nd, and 3rd will be the 25thAnnual Vermont International Festival! The festival is attended by a wide variety of cultures and has exhibitors who have traveled from all over the world to share with us! VRRP will have a booth with information about the organization, a kids activity, and an adult learning activity as we do every year. This year, we have also been given the opportunity to run the fashion show on Saturday, December 2nd at 12:00 PM!

Below is a list of volunteer opportunities for the entire weekend. If you are interested in any role, please reach out to myself or Laurie Stavrand via email with the shifts that you are available. If you know of anyone else that you feel would be a good fit for this event, feel free to send them our way!

Volunteer Opportunities

Booth Setup: Thursday 11/30 5:00-8:00 PM (3 people)

·         Transport materials from the office to Champlain Valley Exposition and help set them up

Booth Attendants (2 people at all times)

·         Answer questions about VRRP

·         Help with selling products

Shifts:

·         Friday9:00-12:0012:00-3:005:00-8:00

·         Saturday10:00-12:0012:00-2:002:00-4:004:00-6:00

·         Sunday10:00-12:0012:00-2:002:00-5:00

Children’s Activity (1-2 people at all times)

·         Help distribute materials and explain activity to children

·         Keep activity area neat and organized

·         Take photograph of finished snowflake for later use

Shifts:

·         Friday9:00-12:0012:00-3:005:00-8:00

·         Saturday10:00-12:0012:00-2:002:00-4:004:00-6:00

·         Sunday10:00-12:0012:00-2:002:00-5:00

Booth Cleanup: Sunday 12/3 5:00-7:00 PM (3 people)

·         Stay behind after the event to help clean up materials from the booth.

Fashion Show: December 2nd at 12:00 PM

Women’s Wardrobe (1-2 women)

11:30 AM- 1:30 PM

                This person will be helping the female models with their outfit changes during the show. You will be responsible for keeping track of who is wearing what outfits on each trip down the catwalk and knowing the order the models walk in. We need someone who is respectful, culturally competent, and remains calm under some pressure.

Men’s Wardrobe (1-2 men)

11:30 AM- 1:30 PM

                This person will be helping the male models with their outfit changes during the show. You will be responsible for keeping track of who is wearing what outfits on each trip down the catwalk and knowing the order the models walk in. We need someone who is respectful, culturally competent, and remains calm under some pressure.

Women’s Make-up (3-4 people)

10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

                Do you love doing your friends make-up and trying out new styles? This person will be doing make-up for any female models who would like their make-up done prior to the show. Make-up will be provided and creativity is encouraged! We need someone respectful, culturally competent, and adaptable to the different styles of clothing that will be modeled.

Women’s Hair (3-4 people)

10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

                Do you love doing your friends hair and trying out new styles? This person will be styling hair for any female models who would like their hair done before the show starts. Products will be provided and creativity is encouraged! We need someone respectful, culturally competent, and adaptable to the different styles of clothing that will be modeled.

Men’s Hair (1-2 people)

10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

                Do you love doing your friends hair and trying out new styles? This person will be styling hair for any male models who would like their hair done before the show starts. Products will be provided and creativity is encouraged! We need someone respectful, culturally competent, and adaptable to the different styles of clothing that will be modeled.

Models (20+ people)

10:00 AM-1:00 PM

                Do you love being in the spotlight and performing for an audience? We are searching for an enthusiastic group of models to wear cultural costumes (provided by North End Studios) or traditional clothing from one’s own culture. Models will have several outfits that they will be presenting to the audience and we would consider having family or friend groups walking the catwalk together!

Emcee (2 people)

11:00 AM – 1:00 PM

                Do you have the gift of making people laugh? Are you interested in meeting and learning about a great group of people and various diverse cultures? The emcee(s) will be announcing the show in real time. You must be comfortable speaking in front of large groups and have some background knowledge or an eagerness to learn about new cultures that will be represented in the Fashion Show.

Thank you for all that you do! I look forward to meeting and working with some of you in a few weeks J

Best,

 

Kelly Maxwell

Community Partnership Americorps VISTA

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462 Hegeman Ave, Suite 101

Colchester, VT 05446

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