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Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Volunteers needed to help with the Hot Air Balloon U.S. Nationals and the Red River Balloon Rally

Volunteers needed to help with the Hot Air Balloon U.S. Nationals and the Red River Balloon Rally.

Have you ever wanted to be on a hot air balloon chase crew or have 40 plus hot air balloons come right to you and put on a show.  Well here is your chance to check that off your list and help our Shreveport – Bossier community all at the same time.


Volunteers needed for:
(Volunteers must be 18 years of age or older)


Balloon Crew for Nationals and Rally – Get to know the pilots and balloons up close and personal

Assist Balloon pilots with inflating, deflating and may even get a chance to be on a chase crew. 

Shift: 5:15am – 10am (Mon July 10 through Sun July 16 each morning)         
Shift:3:30pm– 9:30pm (Fri July 14 and Sat July 15 each night)
You can help just one day and shift or more than one if you like.
           

Measuring Team for Nationals  - very best spot for balloon watching and the balloons come to you

Assist Balloon Federation of America staff with briefing setup, at target locations and with the collection of scoring items after each competition flight.

          Shift: 5:15am – 10am (Mon July 10 through Sun July 16 each morning)
You can help just one day and shift or more than one if you like.

            
Rally Volunteers
Volunteers are needed to take tickets, stamp hands, crew shape balloons, ask survey questions and help in other areas as needed.

          Shift:  3:30pm – 11pm (Fri. July 14  and  Sat July 15 each day)
You can help just one day or both days.


Perks: Volunteers will get an event volunteer t-shirt and two tickets to the Red River Balloon Rally.


If you are interested or have any questions please contact Teresa Micheels at teresaday_4@hotmail.com and include your cell phone number.  You will then receive a confirmation email with all the need to know information.


PLEASE forward this email on to those who might be interested in helping.   We will need hundreds of volunteers for this event.


Teresa Micheels, Volunteer/Project Manager
Shreveport-Bossier Sports Commission
629 Spring Street, Shreveport, LA 71101
Your Sports Connection
318-429-0628 or 800-551-8682, ext. 146
A division of the Shreveport – Bossier Convention & Tourist Bureau


Friday, March 24, 2017

2017 MDA Summer Camp

As part of MDA’s lifesaving mission to help kids live longer and grow stronger, MDA provides a summer camp program for kids ages 6-17 — offered at no cost to their families. Each year, 90+ kids with neuromuscular diseases in the Ark-La-Tex attend MDA Summer Camp at Camp Grant Walker. Kids look forward to MDA camp year-round, and they almost all agree “it’s the best week of the year.”

2017 Camp Dates: June 18-23

MDA Summer Camp opens up a world of possibilities to kids with neuromuscular diseases who often experience limitations in life and daily activities. Kids living with muscular dystrophy and related life-threatening diseases that limit strength and mobility often face many unique challenges. Neuromuscular diseases progressively weaken muscles, often taking away everyday abilities like running, walking, hugging and even breathing.

MDA Summer Camp is a magical place where anything is possible for these special kids, but MDA needs caring people to volunteer as camp counselors. MDA relies on the support and dedication of volunteer counselors who are by campers’ sides day and night so that they can do all the fun activities that summer camp offers. Counselors serve as a “buddy” for the week and participate in activities with the campers. They push wheelchairs, lift and transfer youngsters and provide assistance with daily living activities as needed.

In addition to bringing joy to our campers, this is an amazing opportunity for your students to gain hands-on experience in education, recreation, family social sciences and medical professions. As camp volunteers, they will acquire a week of experience working with children living with neuromuscular disease, as well as 164 volunteer hours. MDA staff and the camp medical team provide all the medical training your students will need for the week. The only request we have is that your students enjoy working with kids, have an open heart, and that they are willing to learn. (Note: Food and lodging are provided to our volunteers at no cost.)

Approximately 60 percent of our camp volunteers are students from local colleges seeking a variety of majors and career paths. This is a great opportunity for them to build their résumés and gain hands-on experience. They also will be in a position to receive letters of recommendation supporting their applications for postgraduate opportunities. And, it really is a fun and memorable week for the campers and volunteers, alike.

We truly can’t do this without the help of caring individuals like you and your students. A representative from our office is more than willing come out to speak to your students at your earliest convenience. We know your lecture time is critical, so this brief presentation would require about five minutes at the end of your class. This way, if students have additional questions, we can answer them following your class.

Otherwise, if you would prefer to include this information in an email to your students, please tell them they can contact me directly at lbrown@mdausa.org or (318)742-3632 for more information.


Sincerely,

Lydia Brown
Family Care Specialist
Muscular Dystrophy Association
900 Pierremont, Suite 115
Shreveport, LA 71106

o: 318.742.3632 | f: 318.742.3633

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Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Shreveport Aquarium need Volunteers!

Shreveport Aquarium intends on making a “splash” in kicking off 2017 with two world record attempts; one each during the Krewe of Gemini Parade (February 25th).  The current record stands at 8,453 people. 

The attempt will begin at the start of the parade route on Clyde Fant Parkway, just to the South of Lake Street.  The line will continue down the length of the parade route to the Shreveport-Barksdale Highway interchange. 


In keeping with guidelines set by the Guinness Book of World Records, Shreveport Aquarium is required to recruit a host of stewards to assist along the route. Those who wish to volunteer as a  steward for the event can do so online at www.shreveportaquarium.com/volunteers. Volunteers for this event must be 18 years of age or older.  Volunteers will receive a free Shreveport Aquarium “Catch the Wave” t-shirt for their participation. 

Monday, February 6, 2017

Polar Plunge Shreveport




Best Regards,
Jordyn Barlow
Director of Special Projects West & Torch Run Liason

Special Olympics Louisiana
1000 E Morris Ave
Hammond, LA 70403
Tel: +1 800 345 6644



VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY - Volunteers Needed Saturday, March 4th

EXCITING NEWS FROM THE DEPARTMENT OF WILDLIFE & FISHERIES!


Please disseminate the following information to students that may be interested in volunteering. 
Feel free to share this information on social media!

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY!

NEED SERVICE OR VOLUNTER HOURS FOR YOUR STUDENT ORGANIZATION OR CLUB?
CHECK OUT THE INFORMATION BELOW!

Good Afternoon,

I am Jan McGovern, an educational biologist with the Louisiana Department of Wildlife & Fisheries and Regional Coordinator for the Archery in Louisiana Schools (ALAS) program.  We are seeking volunteer help for our upcoming event! 

The 2017 ALAS State Archery Tournament will be held Saturday, March 4th, 2017 at the Shreveport Convention Center at 400 Caddo Street, Shreveport, LA 71101.  If you are interested in helping out, please use the link below to sign up as a volunteer.  No experience necessary!


Please sign up for a time slot you are available to volunteer as a Lane Official or General Volunteer.  A reminder email will be sent prior to the tournament.  Please be sure you are available for the times for which you sign up.  Please report to the Volunteer Station near the Registration Table 10 minutes prior to your scheduled time.

Lane Officials:
Please familiarize yourself with Lane Official Protocol by watching the Lane Official Training video found at the following link:  http://youtu.be/FMy-JOJQIqg

We rely on the help of our wonderful volunteers to provide a quality experience for all attendees.  We hope to see you there!  For questions about volunteering, please contact Volunteer Coordinator Jan McGovern at jmcgovern@wlf.la.gov.


Thank you,



Jan McGovern
LA Dept Wildlife & Fisheries
ALAS Regional Coordinator
Ofc  (985) 543-4930
Cell (985) 974-8040


ALAS is a proud member of NASP

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Monday, January 30, 2017

Volunteers needed to help with the Louisiana High School State Wrestling Championships in Bossier

Volunteers needed to help with the Louisiana High School State Wrestling Championships in Bossier

The best of the best in high school wrestling will be in Shreveport – Bossier to compete in the State Championships.  Volunteers are needed to help with the scoring table, hospitality and floater area.  In the floater area volunteers will be moved around as need at door check/runner/water filler. 

Need over 250 volunteers for this event.

You can help with one day or both.  You can also help with multiple shifts.

If you would like to help let me know which day, shifts and please include your cell phone number. I will then send you a confirmation email with all the need to know information.

Location:
            CenturyLink Center in Bossier City

Volunteers are needed:

Friday Feb 10

Scoring Table volunteers
(Knowledge of the sport a plus not a much and advance training will be available)
             1st shift: 7am - noon
2nd shift:  11:30am – 4pm
             3rd shift: 3:30pm – until

Floater - check in door + runner + water filler
 1st shift:  5am – 11am
              2nd shift:  10:30am – 4:30pm
              3rd shift: 4pm – until

            Hospitality rooms (helping in the staff and volunteer rooms)
 1st shift:  6am – 11:30am
              3rd shift: 4pm – 9:30pm


Saturday Feb 11

Scoring Table volunteers
(Knowledge of the sport a plus not a much and advance training will be available)
             1st shift: 7am - noon
2nd shift:  11:30am – 4pm
             3rd shift: 3:30pm – until

Floater - check in door + runner + water filler
 1st shift:  5am – 11am
              3rd shift: 4pm – until

            Hospitality rooms (helping in the staff and volunteer rooms)
 1st shift:  6am – 11:30am
              3rd shift: 4pm – 9:30pm

Perk:
You will get a meal for each shift you work.
  
We need a lot of volunteers for this one so please feel free to forward this email on to anyone else that may want to help.

Important note: Volunteers must be 16 or older to help.


Teresa

Teresa Micheels, Volunteer/Project Manager
Shreveport-Bossier Sports Commission
629 Spring Street, Shreveport, LA 71101
Your Sports Connection
318-429-0628 or 800-551-8682, ext. 146
A division of the Shreveport – Bossier Convention & Tourist Bureau