2018 Fiesta Especial Volunteer Opportunities


2018 Royalty Run 5K & Parade

Fiesta Especial Regalia Run 5K & Parade

DATE: Saturday, April 21st, 2018

VOLUNTEER SHIFTS: Varied 5:30am - 12:30pm

LOCATION: CITY OF WINDCREST CITY HALL 8601 MIDCROWN, 78239

281 Volunteers are needed to make this event a great success and experience for the attendees.

Youth Volunteer Restrictions: Volunteers must be 18 years of age or older without a supervising adult. Children, 12 and up are welcome to volunteer but must be accompanied (one-to-one) by an adult, 18 years of age or older.

Parking: Limited parking available at the Elementary School prior to 7:15am. Shuttle Services will be provided from the Windcrest United Methodist Church at the corner of Midcrown and Walzem for those arriving after 7:30am.

Event Description: The Fiesta Especial Regalia Run 5K & Parade, whether participants choose to compete in the Royalty Run 5K, walk in the 1-mile fun run or ride on a float in the parade. The route is lined in shade trees with pleasant views as the course wraps around the golf course. Participants are encouraged to kick back and relax after the run as a parade winds through the city streets featuring a colorful display of the sights and sounds of Fiesta®! The Parade that follows the run is comprised of disability service organizations and those they serve. These organizations are invited to participate at no cost with a float, walking, groups, cars or carts.

This is one of the few 5K's in San Antonio where the runners and walkers  get personal interaction with the individual's impacted by their participation on the day of the event. Runners, walkers and all the floats are lined up in the street together creating a very visible impression of why everyone is there. 

Program Description: Fiesta Especial® is an educational outreach program of disABILITYsa. Fiesta Especial® is also an official Fiesta® San Antonio experience created for children and adults with physical, cognitive and developmental difference and the family and friends who love them. Fiesta Especial® creates inclusive and educational experiences engaging individuals with disabilities in the culture, diversity and celebrations of Fiesta® through community instruction and training. Individuals with disabilities and our community are invited to take part in the Royalty Court, 5K& Parade and Celebration day experiences.

Fiesta Especial®  programs are organized and hosted by disABILITYsa in partnership with Fiesta® San Antonio, The Fiesta®  Carnival (Wade Shows) and the City of Windcrest.

Proceeds from the Royalty Run 5K support charitable, non-profit programs but improve the lives od children and adults with disabilities in our local community throughout the year. Proceeds from the event will provide educational outreach, residential services, day program and recreational activities for children and adults with special needs.

Date: 04/21/2018 (Sat.)

Created by:   disABILITYsa
 
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Available Slot Time (CDT)

Set Up

Volunteers will assist 5K & Parade committees in setting up the registration, games/ activities, merchandise, snacks, water stops, course, etc. to get ready for the race and parade. Bring a headlamp!

5:30am - 8:00am (10)

 
All slots filled
Toni Garcia
WFB
theresa cortez
Kierste Garcia
WFB
Emanuel Simpson
WFB
Tina Sullivan
WFB
Amanda Blake (2)
Melissa Terry (3)
Smile Doctors Braces

Runner Registration

Volunteers will assist the 5K Team in registering new runners/walkers, presenting packets to pre-registered runner/walkers, assigning chips to all registered runner/walkers, and ensure each runner/walker is submitted to data entry team.

6:30am - 8:30am (9)

 
All slots filled
Babette Coats
Emanuel Simpson
WFB
Michele Marchlewski (7)
Starbucks Michele's District

Merchandise Sales

Volunteers will assist in the sale of Fiesta Especial merchandise.

7:00am - 12:00pm (3)

 
1 of 3 slots filled
Lourdes Gonzalez

Activities

Volunteers will operate the games and activities for children attending the event. The games will be set-up in the City Hall Parking Lot. Activities will be assigned at Volunteer Registration. Two to three volunteers will be assigned to each station.

7:00am - 12:00pm (23)

 
2 of 23 slots filled
Victoria Reyna
Kimberly Gray

First Aid/Responder

Volunteers will assist with the First Aid/First Response for any medical emergency that might occur up until Ambulance, Fire, or PD can take over. REQUIRED: Volunteer must show proof of First Aid/CPR Certification.

7:00am - 12:00pm (6)

 
2 of 6 slots filled
Rochelle Arsate
Rochelle Arsate
Rochelle Arsate
Rochelle Arsate

Vehicle Decor

Volunteers will assist the Parade Team in decorating the convertible vehicles for the Fiesta Especial Royal Court members who will be riding at the front of the parade without damage the transporting vehicles. You may bring decorations with you.

7:00am - 10:30am (6)

 
All slots filled
Kalynn Stigger (6)
Roosevelt National Honor Society

Parade Registration

Volunteers will assist the parade captains in registering parade entries and getting them lined up in order along the street.

7:00am - 10:30am (10)

 
7 of 10 slots filled
Toni Garcia
WFB
Griselda Montez
Kierste Garcia
WFB
Kassandra Gutierrez (2)
Rochelle Arsate
Rochelle Arsate
Rochelle Arsate

Finish Line Timing Chips

Volunteers will assist the 5K Team in removing and returning the Timing Chips off of the runners and walkers in the 5K and 1 Mile events.

7:00am - 10:30am (6)

 
All slots filled
Kalynn Stigger (6)
Roosevelt National Honor Society

Course Marshals

Volunteers will direct and cheer on runners/walker along the course route. Shift ends with last runner/walker passing. Vehicle will drop-off and pick-up.

7:00am - 10:30am (14)

 
5 of 14 slots filled
Rochelle Arsate
Rochelle Arsate
Rochelle Arsate
Danielle Gonzalez
United Way Sign-up
Scott Cowan
United Way Sign-up CPO 365 USS Hill
David Rodriguez
United Way Sign-up

Water Station #1

Volunteers will prepare and distribute water to the runners and parade participants during the 5K, 1 Mile and Parade events. Volunteers will collect and pick -up as many cups as possible to keep the route tidy.

7:00am - 10:30am (2)

 
All slots filled
Michele Marchlewski (2)
Starbucks Michele's District

Water Station #2

Volunteers will prepare and distribute water to the runners and parade participants during the 5K, 1 Mile and Parade events. Volunteers will collect and pick -up as many cups as possible to keep the route tidy.

7:00am - 12:00pm (2)

 
All slots filled
Michele Marchlewski (2)
Starbucks Michele's District

Runner Snack Station

Volunteers will collect snack vouchers from runners before distributing fruit/tacos/snacks to participating runners/walkers.

7:00am - 10:30am (4)

 
All slots filled
Kathryn Quintero
Michele Marchlewski (3)
Starbucks Michele's District

Cheer Team #1

Volunteers will cheer on the 5K runners and parade participants as they make their way along the course/route. Shift will end when last parade police escort passes. Intersection: Bluegrass & Golfcrest

7:00am - 10:30am (20)

 
All slots filled
Camille Piper (20)
Alpha Phi Omega Fraternity

Parade Banner Carriers

Volunteers will be at the front of the parade carrying the banner.

9:30am - 12:00pm (3)

 
All slots filled
theresa cortez
Izabelle Hernandez
WFB
Ilyza Hernandez
WFB

Royal Court Escorts

Volunteers will walk alongside the convertibles carrying the Fiesta Especial Royal Court. Two volunteers per vehicle, one on each side.

9:30am - 12:00pm (24)

 
All slots filled
Ashley Mata (24)
Kym's Kids

Clean-up

Volunteers will assist the 5K Team in removing and returning the Timing Chips off of the runners and walkers in the 5K and 1 Mile events.

9:30am - 12:00pm (10)

 
6 of 10 slots filled
Toni Garcia
WFB
Kierste Garcia
WFB
Amanda Blake (2)
Rochelle Arsate
Rochelle Arsate
Rochelle Arsate

Merchandise Booth

7:00am - 12:00pm (2)

 
All slots filled
Samari Jimenez
WFB
Adrianna Martinez

Floaters

9:30am - 12:00pm (10)

 
1 of 10 slots filled
Sebastian Sanders
UW Sign-up / The Sanders Hand


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