70 is a big number, but we need that many volunteers.
Just over a month until the 2017 Bedminster Winter Lantern Parade gets underway. Or might get under way.
Don’t panic, but in order to make it possible for the Lantern Parade to go ahead, we need a minimum of 70 volunteers to help us with stewarding on Saturday 9th December.
That’s quite a big number, but BS3 is full of awesome helpful volunteer-types, right?
Are you one of those awesome helpful volunteer-types?
Are you free to volunteer to be a steward or a bucket collector on Saturday 9th December? Check your diary! Are you free? Do you want to know more about the volunteering possibilities? Read on!
The volunteer stewards will work in teams under Sector Chiefs and will help the smooth running and safety of parade and its participants, being a conduit for information on road closures to members of the public.
All we need is 4 hours of your time, during which you’ll meet with your Sector Chief and team before the start of the Parade, for a briefing to agree positions and pick up your high-viz jacket.
You’ll then walk to your location with your team before the start of the Parade. You’ll stand at your location for the duration of the Event, as advised by your Sector Chief, explaining road closures to members of the public.
If you fancy being a steward, email Alex (our volunteer coordinator) or ping us a message via our Facebook page.
The bucket collectors are a vital part of the team, as they help raise the vital funds to ensure that we break even for the day (and if we get any surplus, we donate it to a local charity). Bucket collectors will walk through the crowds along with the Parade, carrying buckets for the crowds to lob their pennies into.
Again, you’d meet with the team coordinator before the event, to have a briefing, pick up your high viz and bucket, and then off you go!
We got some great feedback last year about how people wanted to give, but there just weren’t enough buckets going through the crowd. Can you help us get to all those people?
If you think you can wield a bucket like a pro, drop Alex an email or say hello on our Facebook page.
Of course, we are looking for help in many other ways too. If you have a secret superpower or special skill that can help us make the 2017 Bedminster Winter Lantern Parade even more special, and you would like to lend a hand, do get in touch.
Love from the #bemmylanterns team x