SARC Maryland is looking for volunteers to help with its 2nd Annual Rising Above It Balloon Festival Family Fun Day on Saturday, September 3, at the Harford County Equestrian Center, 608 North Tollgate Road in Bel Air. Here are the details:
SARC SEEKS VOLUNTEERS FOR BALLOON FESTIVAL
Bel Air, Md., July 22, 2011 — SARC is looking for volunteers to assist with the nonprofit’s biggest fundraiser of the year— The 2nd Annual Rising Above It Balloon Festival Family Fun Day on Saturday, September 3, at the Harford County Equestrian Center, 608 North Tollgate Road in Bel Air.
Volunteers are needed to help with admissions/registration, main stage entertainment, exhibitors, vendor hall, food vendors, hot-air balloon interactive demonstrations, horse ring and feinting goats, activity tents and overall festival operations.
Adults 18 years of age and over (or youth 14 and older, with parental permission) are invited to sign up for one of three shifts: 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.; 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. For those who are unable to work a full shift, volunteers will be accommodated based on their availability. Volunteers will be able to enjoy the festival before or after their shifts and will receive a T-shirt.
Family Fun Day attracted more than 2,600 visitors last year and features a mix of activities for kids and adults alike.
“Volunteers are so important to SARC, particularly with this event,” explained Luisa Caiazzo-Nutter, executive director. “This year we anticipate approximately 3,000 people who will attend Family Fun Day, and we want to make sure our guests have a great experience. Volunteers are the key to a successful day.”
The funds raised by the festival are critical to helping SARC provide hope and resources to victims of domestic violence, sexual violence, child abuse and stalking.