Volunteers

NHW TAKES PLACE THANKS TO VOLUNTEERS

IF YOU ARE NEW TO NATURAL HISTORY WEEKAND AND WOULD LIKE TO VOLUNTEER FOR AN ACTIVITY (ON OR OFF ISLAND), PLEASE  SHARE YOUR INTEREST WITH ANY  CONFERENCE LEADER.

All who make Natural History Week happen each year volunteer their time, talents and energy in the interest of creating a memorable experience at Star Island.  Just about anyone who has attended NHW has been a volunteer in one capacity or another.  If you are a New Shoaler (it’s your first time at Star) or if you are new to NHW, here is a list of the volunteer responsibilities:

Conference Chair(s):   Are responsible for the selection of a working committee,  a speaker, natural history topic and a minister for the following year’s conference; they coordinate with the Arts Conference and Star Island Corporation for use of facilities for the following year’s conference.

Working Committee The working committee is  recruited by the Conference Chair(s) and helps with planning the following year’s conference.  If you are interested in volunteering for any of the positions described below, please advise a member of the Steering Committee or the conference chair(s) prior to the end of the conference.

Working committee positions:

Social Hour Chair: plans and orders beverages and snack food for NHW social hour; collects social hour donations; recruits volunteers to assist with set up and clear away at social hours

Daytime Activities Chair:  schedules activities that take place in the daytime; recruits volunteers to lead activities and workshops

Evening Activities Chair: schedules activities that take place in the evening;  recruits volunteers to lead them

Evening Chapel Services Chair:  recruits volunteers to lead evening chapel services for the following year’s conference

Name Tags:  maintains existing name tags and creates name tags for New Shoalers

Art Auctionsets up and shuts down art auction; receives donations; acts as auctioneer by announcing and promoting art auction throughout the week; announces art auction results at final dinner

Sandpiperprepares two editions of the newspaper off island; solicits contributions from NHW conferees for both editions

Volunteers needed during the conference week:  

Social hour – one or two volunteers each day to set up and clear away at social hour;

Bell ringers  to ring the chapel bell morning and evening (training provided)

Choir participants for the morning chapel service

Blackboard scribe to post the schedule of activities on the each day

Contributors to NHW’s on-island newspaper, The Sandpiper

Additional volunteers are appointed by the Steering Committee:

Historian: (organizes and maintains historical archives; collects new memorabilia from the current conference)

Council of Conferences representative:  Attends Council of Conferences meetings during the year, representing the interests of NHW

Annual Fund Representative:  Promotes Star Island Annual Fund while on the island;

Webmaster:  (creates/ updates NHW website; maintains a NHW blog; posts to NHW Facebook and Instagram)

Wish list:  Volunteer marketing co-ordinator