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Welcoming Week Volunteers

The YMCA at Virginia Tech in partnership with the Town of Blacksburg, Blacksburg Library, Blacksburg Museum & Cultural Foundation, Blacksburg Newcomers Club and Literacy Volunteers of the NRV are hosting a week of activities for Welcoming Week.


Welcoming Week is a national celebration that brings together immigrants and U.S.-born residents at community-based events to promote cross-cultural understanding and raise awareness of the benefits of welcoming everyone! This year, Welcoming Week will take place September 10-19.

Volunteers are needed for a variety of tasks for various activities throughout the week.

Please review the available slots below and click on the button to sign up. Thank you!

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Date (mm/dd/yyyy) Location Time (EDT) Available Slot
09/10/2021 (Fri.) Lancaster House, 403 Washington St SW, Blacksburg  4:00pm - 6:00pm  

Photographer

Take pictures of the activities and participants during the event. Secure signed media releases (provided by the Y) of photography subjects. Provide photos to the Y on a flash drive or shared online file.

 

Videographer

Record video footage of the activities and participants during the event. Secure signed media releases (provided by the Y) of video subjects. Provide recordings to the Y on a flash drive or shared online file.

 

World Map & Messaging

Assist participants in placing pins on their country of origin, and pass out note paper for participants to write messages of welcome, hope and dreams etc

 
Natalia Pizarro
09/14/2021 (Tue.) Start at Five Chimneys, 203 Washington St SW, Blacksburg  9:30am - 11:30am  

Photographer

Take pictures of the activities and participants during the event. Secure signed media releases (provided by the Y) of photography subjects. Provide photos to the Y on a flash drive or shared online file.

 

Videographer

Record video footage of the activities and participants during the event. Secure signed media releases (provided by the Y) of video subjects. Provide recordings to the Y on a flash drive or shared online file.

 
09/19/2021 (Sun.) Market Square Park, Roanoke St, Blacksburg  12:00pm - 1:00pm  

Set up (5)

Assist with set up for festival- tasks will include setting up tables, signage, activities and other related tasks.

 
4 of 5 slots filled
Nikki Pynn
Sara Ibrahim
Veronica Montes
Lisa Kender
1:00pm - 2:00pm  

Photographer

Take pictures of the activities and participants during the event. Secure signed media releases (provided by the Y) of photography subjects. Provide photos to the Y on a flash drive or shared online file.

 
Yahya Elmongui

Videographer

Record video footage of the activities and participants during the event. Secure signed media releases (provided by the Y) of video subjects. Provide recordings to the Y on a flash drive or shared online file.

 

Welcome Table

Welcome guests, pass out resources as needed.

 
Linda O’Brien

World Map & Messaging

Assist participants in placing pins on their country of origin, and pass out note paper for participants to write messages of welcome, hope and dreams etc

 
Melissa Blau
Melissa + family

Production Manager

Work with the PA system to ensure smooth use of microphone and recorded music for performers. Play International music provided between performances and assist emcees as needed

 
2:00pm - 3:00pm  

Photographer

Take pictures of the activities and participants during the event. Secure signed media releases (provided by the Y) of photography subjects. Provide photos to the Y on a flash drive or shared online file.

 
Alice Naser

Videographer

Record video footage of the activities and participants during the event. Secure signed media releases (provided by the Y) of video subjects. Provide recordings to the Y on a flash drive or shared online file.

 

Welcome Table

Welcome guests, pass out resources as needed.

 
Linda O’Brien

World Map & Messaging

Assist participants in placing pins on their country of origin, and pass out note paper for participants to write messages of welcome, hope and dreams etc

 
Melissa Blau
Melissa + family

Production Manager

Work with the PA system to ensure smooth use of microphone and recorded music for performers. Play International music provided between performances and assist emcees as needed

 
3:00pm - 4:00pm  

Photographer

Take pictures of the activities and participants during the event. Secure signed media releases (provided by the Y) of photography subjects. Provide photos to the Y on a flash drive or shared online file.

 
Alice Naser

Videographer

Record video footage of the activities and participants during the event. Secure signed media releases (provided by the Y) of video subjects. Provide recordings to the Y on a flash drive or shared online file.

 

Welcome Table

Welcome guests, pass out resources as needed.

 
Linda O’Brien

World Map & Messaging

Assist participants in placing pins on their country of origin, and pass out note paper for participants to write messages of welcome, hope and dreams etc

 

Production Manager

Work with the PA system to ensure smooth use of microphone and recorded music for performers. Play International music provided between performances and assist emcees as needed

 
Market Square Park  4:00pm - 5:00pm  

Clean Up/Take Down (5)

Assist with taking down tables and other items, cleaning up festival area and assisting with loading into vehicles and taking back to storage

 
4 of 5 slots filled
Nikki Pynn
Lisa Kender
Linda Jilk
Shanshan Thompson
Shanshan

Production Manager

Work with the PA system to ensure smooth use of microphone and recorded music for performers. Play International music provided between performances and assist emcees as needed

 
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