Memorial UMC Youth
The Shrimp Festival (SF) is currently our ONLY Memorial Youth fundraiser for the year. It's a three-day grind that requires lots of adults and youth participation to accomplish. Places to volunteer include: kitchen, prep area, parking lot, booth, etc. Some of these positions require management and higher level decision-making, others require the handling of money, and a couple parking positions require managing vehicles and traffic flow in a way that goes beyond the capacity of a independent youth. Whether or not someone volunteers with personal aspirations (youth trip account, treasures in heaven...), I don't mind one way or the other. I ask that we get all shifts full, with no gaps! The system doesn't work with holes in it.
Otherwise, I will permit people to stay beyond the shifts they sign up for so long as they have a heart to help and not detract. Energy and morale need to be high and steadily positive. I will ask people to take breaks if they seem to need them and/or are acting in a way that detracts from a kind, productive atmosphere. Please make sure you are present for every hour of every shift you sign up for, or please find a replacement for yourself if you have an emergency change of plans. Let me know of any changes via text @ (770)846-4675. I cannot handle the administrative load with changes, otherwise.
This year I've decided to not parse with hours worked and free meals/drinks, etc. By that I mean you either need to bring your own food and drink or purchase a meal and coke product as a part of our fundraiser. If you do purchase food from our booth, then we'll find a way of purchasing from our kitchen so that we don't lose fund-raising money to festival taxes, like at our street booth. You also need to do everything you can to park away from our lot. It's a fundraiser, so we need to maximize our parking sales. Allow yourself extra time to find parking and walk over before the start of your shift. Then come check in for your shift in Maxwell Hall. There will be a paper to initial at minimum.
Thanks for your participation! This isn't possible without volunteers like you.
|| Charles Sandusky