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For Immediate Release:  March 27th, 2014, Dixon, California

Volunteers needed for DCSA Highland Games - September 27th  

March 27th, 2014  2:34pm  Andee Thorpe, Volunteer Coordinator
The Dixon Scottish Cultural Association is in need of volunteers to help run the Highland Games on September 27. Those who are able to volunteer their time for a minimum of four hours will also be granted free access into the event for the rest of the day or before their shift.

Positions to fill include:

Children’s Glen. This is a non-cash-handling position. Volunteers at the Children’s Glen will work with children on the arranged activities.

Facilities & Maintenance. Possible cash-handling position. Run errands and messages as needed.. Ensure cleanliness and stock of restrooms and trash bins.

Front Gate. This is a non-cash-handling position. Tickets will be collected from patrons once inside the gate. Ticket takers will also administer return hand stamps.

Program, Shirt & Céilidh Sales. This is a cash-handling position. Sell programs, event shirts and tickets to the céilidh dinner at a designated booth. May also be required to provide directions and information regarding the event.

Race Competition Coordination. This is a non-cash-handling position. The day’s activities will include a one-mile race for all ages and a shorter race for children. Work with lead coordinator to maintain safety and directional guidance during the races.

Roaming Program Sales & Surveys. This is a cash-handling position. Programs will be sold at a table inside the gate as well as on foot throughout the event. IN addition, this position will engage attendees in a short survey regarding their event experience.

Ticket Booth. This is a cash-handling position. Ticket sellers will be responsible for selling event tickets to patrons. . 

Beer Tent/Pub/Céilidh Pour (must be 21+). This is a non-cash-handling position. Bartenders will collect drink tickets and dispense or pour requested drink. Additional mandatory training for this position is required.

Beer Tent/Pub/Céilidh Tickets & IDs (must be 21+). This is a cash-handling position. Patrons will buy tickets in order to purchase beverages at the pub and beer gardens. At these tables, IDs will be checked and 21+ bracelets will be distributed. Additional mandatory training for this position is required.

Bottled water, shade and chairs will be provided where available and needed. There is no uniform standard, but we ask that you dress respectfully and be prepared for warm weather. Sunscreen, hats and comfortable shoes are highly recommended.

We will have the athletic competitions themselves, a rugby match or two, food and craft vendors, highland dancing, bagpipe competitions, Scottish animals, and three bands ranging from Celtic classical to Irish punk. There is also a free céilidh (pronounced kaylee), to close out the evening, which will include a couple of the day's bands. A chicken and tri-tip dinner will be served for an additional fee. All volunteers are welcome to participate.

Questions? Ready to sign up? I'm reachable via email at volunteers@scotsindixon.org or SIGN UP ONLINE.