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Proposal

Special Events Volunteer

15 hours


Community partner: Beaver Creek Reserve
Supervisor: Hannah Becker
Beginning date:
2019-11-20
Ending Date:
2020-03-14

Service-Learning Proposal Description

1.

Briefly describe the project and the community need to be addressed.

Answer Volunteer at Beaver Creek Reserve's various community events! Coming up in 2020, we have four fun events that require a lot of help from volunteers. Friday, January 10th is our first Candlelight Snowshoe Hike of the season. Volunteers will light and place candles on the trails, work the check-in table, help with snowshoe fitting, and maintain campfires. Saturday, January 18th is Frosty Frolic. Volunteers will help run various winter activities, such as snowshoeing, skiing, and dog sledding, as well as assist with crafts and snacks, and work the check-in tables. Friday, February 7th is our second Candlelight Snowshoe Hike of the season! And our final event this winter is our French Toast Breakfast on Saturday, March 14th! At this event, volunteers will help serve food to guests, work the check-in tables, direct visitor parking, help run various activities, and clean-up after the event. These events host hundreds of visitors who come to Beaver Creek Reserve to enjoy fun winter activities that they normally wouldn't experience at home!

2.

What is the mission of the agency or organization?

Answer Connecting people of all ages to the natural environment around them.

3.

What skills are required for this project? 

Answer Students are expected to arrive on time and stay until the end of their shift, as well as abide by all expectations given to them before their shift. Some volunteer positions will require working in a group and socializing with visitors.

4.

What are the objectives for the student learning and service?

Answer Students will interact with community members and learn valuable skills working as a team with other volunteers. Some positions will allow students to experience outdoor recreational programming, and become involved with fun winter activities offered at Beaver Creek Reserve.

5.

What are the availability requirements for the student?

Answer Students can sign up for as many shifts as they need to fulfill their service hours requirement. They can choose to volunteer at one or all four events, and work various shifts to experience different responsibilities. Times for events can be located on our website in the events calendar.

6.

Additional information (not required).

Answer Email volunteer@beavercreekreserve.org or call Beaver Creek Reserve at 715-877-2212 to sign up, or for more information on shift times and responsibilities.