Earth Day Omaha

Earth Day Omaha 2019

Thanks again for volunteering with us!

Earth Day will go on rain or shine!

A few tips about the event:

Before arriving:

  • Dress for the weather, it is often forecast this time of year to be in the 60's and 70's with possible rain.  Many jobs require walking and moving around. Wear layers, bring gloves, and be prepared to get a little dirty. 
  • Parking for volunteers will be available at the UNO parking deck, or ride your bike and keep it in the bike parking lot in the park.
  • Make sure to bring sunscreen and a water bottle; water and snacks will be available for volunteers at no charge. Vendors will be selling food to the public, bring cash if you’d like to support these local businesses.
  • We can always accommodate an additional volunteer, so bring those friends along!

Arriving at the park:

  • Please arrive 10-15 minutes before your shift to check in, get oriented to the park, and receive special instructions.
  • Meet Candy at the Information Booth to check in and get your name tag, she will also provide your job duty. 
  • Call if you will be late or can’t make your shift (Candy at 402-208-0560), leave a message if no answer.  This is critical to filling your position so that Earth Day goes smoothly.

During Earth Day:

  • Please remain at your position throughout your shift barring emergencies.  Each job is crucial to the event, we really do need you!
  • Find Candy at the Information Booth, or an Earth Day Board member, in case of emergency.  We rely on the nearly 100 volunteers to be our eyes and ears to divert a potentially dangerous situation in a crowd of 5,000+ attendees.

After your shift ends:

  • Wait for your replacement to arrive before you leave if you have been instructed as such.
  • Come to the Information Booth to check out with Candy.  This is for safety, so that we know that you have finished with your shift.
  • Be sure to fill out our survey, Candy will have the link.  We want to hear what went well, and what we can improve upon!
  • Enjoy the rest of the day!

Let me know if you have any questions!

Thanks!  See you Saturday!
- Lauren & Candy - 
Event Day Volunteer Coordinator

Created by:   Candy Bless
 
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Date (mm/dd/yyyy) Location Time (CDT) Available Slot
04/12/2019 (Fri.) Elmwood Park, meet in the circle parking lot.   4:30pm - 7:00pm  

Friday night set-up (30)

Help us get ready for the big day! Carrying and setting up tables, chairs, and other various items for Saturday's event. Wear shoes and clothes appropriate to the weather and that can get dirty. Bring work gloves.

 
8 of 30 slots filled
04/13/2019 (Sat.) Elmwood Park   8:00am - 12:00pm  

Set-up (50)

Help Earth Day Vendors Carry and set up tables, chairs. Set up composite and recycling bins; post signs throughout the park, assist vendors with booth set-up.

 
27 of 50 slots filled
8:00am - 12:00pm  

Traffic Control/Farmer's Market-West lot (10)

Control traffic entering the west lot, help coordinate Farmer's Market vendors, adults only, please.

 
Already filled

Compost & Recycling Specialist (10)

Seeking volunteers who either are passionate compositors or want to learn to compost. This process recycles various organic materials - otherwise regarded as waste products - and produces a soil conditioner (the compost).

 
7 of 10 slots filled

Valet Attendant (4)

Assist with check in, parking, and retrieving bicycles with Omaha Bikes.

 
1 of 4 slots filled

Photographer (2)

Taking pictures, live videos, and completing social media efforts.

 
Already filled

VIP lot attendant (2)

Control parking at the Elmwood Pool parking lot to allow in only VIP attendees.

 
Already filled
11:00am - 4:30pm  

Traffic Control/Farmer's Market-West lot (10)

Control traffic entering the west lot, help coordinate Farmer's Market vendors, adults only, please.

 
Already filled

Health & Wellness Coordinator

Stationed at the Information Booth, this person will greet the performers for the Health and Wellness area. May have to round them up when it is their turn to perform if they arrive early.

 
Already filled

Information Booth

Provide information about Earth Day Attractions. Assist Board with volunteer participation and ensure all jobs are covered by adequate volunteers.

 
Already filled

Trash & Recycling (4)

Assist Earth Day participants with composting, assist with empty trash and recycling bins throughout the park.

 
3 of 4 slots filled

Compost & Recycling Specialist (10)

Seeking volunteers who either are passionate compositors or want to learn to compost. This process recycles various organic materials - otherwise regarded as waste products - and produces a soil conditioner (the compost).

 
5 of 10 slots filled

Valet Attendant (4)

Assist with check in, parking, and retrieving bicycles with Omaha Bikes.

 
2 of 4 slots filled

Photographer (2)

Taking pictures, live videos, and completing social media efforts.

 
Already filled

VIP lot attendant (2)

Control parking at the Elmwood Pool parking lot to allow in only VIP attendees.

 
Already filled
4:30pm - 7:00pm  

Traffic Control/Farmer's Market-West lot (10)

Control traffic entering the west lot, help coordinate Farmer's Market vendors, adults only, please.

 
Already filled

Health & Wellness Coordinator

Stationed at the Information Booth, this person will greet the performers for the Health and Wellness area. May have to round them up when it is their turn to perform if they arrive early.

 
Already filled

Information Booth

Provide information about Earth Day Attractions. Assist Board with volunteer participation and ensure all jobs are covered by adequate volunteers.

 
Already filled

Trash & Recycling (4)

Assist Earth Day participants with composting, assist with empty trash and recycling bins throughout the park.

 
3 of 4 slots filled

Compost & Recycling Specialist (10)

Seeking volunteers who either are passionate compositors or want to learn to compost. This process recycles various organic materials - otherwise regarded as waste products - and produces a soil conditioner (the compost).

 
4 of 10 slots filled

Valet Attendant (4)

Assist with check in, parking, and retrieving bicycles with Omaha Bikes.

 

Photographer (2)

Taking pictures, live videos, and completing social media efforts.

 
Already filled
4:30pm - 7:00pm  

Clean-up (50)

Take down tables and chairs, empty and dispose of trash, sweep park for trash at end of day, etc.

 
29 of 50 slots filled
4:30pm - 7:00pm  

VIP lot attendant (2)

Control parking at the Elmwood Pool parking lot to allow in only VIP attendees.

 
Already filled


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