Event Results + Need Wednesday Volunteers!

Sunday, October 14, 2018
SVGD Volunteers:
     I've got a couple updates on the results from recent events that I thought you'd like to hear.  The BBQ & Blues event that we assisted at a couple months ago raised $35,500 for Habitat for Humanity!  The check was presented to Habitat this past month.  Also, the Fall Membership Drive that we assisted at a week ago for KUVO  public radio station did raise $105,000 in pledges to help keep the radio station going!  Thanks to those of you that helped us raise money for these great non profits.
      We did have a full group of volunteers yesterday to help the American Lung Assn. with their registration & T-shirt/bib hand out for the Run the Rocks event!  Unfortunately, the event was cancelled today due to the weather but they are planning on holding it next Sunday.  They were concerned about driving in the weather as well as running on the course today.
       WE STILL NEED VOLUNTEERS FOR THIS WEDNESDAY EVENING'S GLOW IN THE GARDENS EVENT FOR THE DENVER BOTANIC GARDENS!  The weather actually is supposed to be much better on Wednesday so I know it will be a fun & spooky time.  It's time to get ready for Halloween!  I really need volunteers to sign up by tomorrow (Monday) morning or I will have to cancel this event.  Please sign up soon if you are able to help.  I don't want to let them down!
        Also, we are considering having a Thanksgiving Dinner potluck again.  We've done this several times and it has always been well attended.  We have several members who are not able to go to be with their families on Thanksgiving & enjoy having a place to go and meeting some great people.  At this point, I'm asking if anyone in our group would like to host the event at their home.  Please let me know!  You wouldn't have to cook, just have enough room that we could have a group of people (usually around 12) at your home for the Holiday.  Please contact me if you're interested so we can discuss the possibility.  Thank you!
 

       

Kayla Okafor
SVGD Volunteer Events Coordinator  
   


Please sign up on www.svgd.org to this assist at these events.


OCTOBER EVENTS 


Glow at the Gardens benefiting the Denver Botanic Gardens, Wed. Oct. 17th, 5-10PM, 6 Volunteers are needed. We will be Activity Assistants.  We will greet guests and help with the nightly activities, such as greeting at the storyteller area, assisting with craft activities and the Spooky Gardens!  What fun!  The Gardens dress up for Halloween with luminaria-lined pathways, spooky lighting displays and hundreds of carved, glowing gourds. Using all real pumpkins harvested from local farms, their pumpkin artists push the boundaries of traditional pumpkin carving to create larger-than-life sculptures, dense displays of jack-o-lanterns and ornately detailed showpiece pumpkins. In addition to the pumpkin sculptures and creepy atmosphere, enjoy a wide array of activities.  What a good way to get in the mood for Halloween while supporting a great non profit!


Serving Lunch at The Denver Rescue Mission, Sat. Oct. 27th, 10:30AM-1:30PM, 6 Volunteers are needed. We will be helping to serve lunch at their Lawrence Street shelter which is the Mission's most well-known & most recognizable location.  It provides emergency care to the poor and homeless.  It is open 365 days a year and offers 200 beds and

Two New October Events

Saturday, October 06, 2018

SVGD Volunteers:
      We had a good time at the KUVO Fall Pledge drive on Thursday night but it was a little slow due to the Rockies playoff game during that time.  GO ROCKIE
S!

      I've just added two new October events on our SVGD web site.  We will be helping the Denver Botanic Gardens at their spooky & fun Glow in the Gardens event!  Also, we have the opportunity to serve lunch at The Denver Rescue Mission this month!
      WE STILL NEED 4 VOLUNTEERS NEXT SATURDAY to help the American Lung Association register the runners for the Run the Rocks Event & to pass out the Tshirts etc. to the participants.  Please sign up soon if you can help us in Lakewood at the booth next Saturday as we definitely need more people for this to work!
       All the details for the three upcoming October events are given below.

       

Kayla Okafor
SVGD Volunteer Events Coordinator  
   


Please sign up on www.svgd.org to this assist at these events.


OCTOBER EVENTS 


Registration & Packet Pickups for the Run The Rocks event benefiting the American Lung Assn., Sat. Oct. 13th, 9:30AM-2PM,(We still need 4 volunteers for this event!) 6 total Volunteers are needed. We will be helping participants make sure that they have all of their race materials & Tshirts, and getting them signed in for the Run which is on Sunday at Red Rocks.  We will be "running" the booth that is in Lakewood the day prior to the event.  Run the Rocks is a one-of-a-kind fun run/walk supporting the efforts of the American Lung Association in Colorado to support clean air and healthy lungs so that we may continue to LIVE AND BREATHE COLORADO. It was named one of “the best Colorado road races and fun runs of 2017” by The Know at The Denver Post.  This is truly a rocking race offering a 5K Run/Walk and a 10K Run around the Red Rocks Amphitheatre! It is an amazing fun run; has great live local bands along the course, and runners can take in the breathtaking views and scenery and finish on the steps of the Amphitheatre with a cold beer all while supporting a great cause.


Glow at the Gardens benefiting the Denver Botanic Gardens, Wed. Oct. 17th, 5-10PM, 6 Volunteers are needed. We will be Activity Assistants.  We will greet guests and help with the nightly activities, such as greeting at the storyteller area, assisting with craft activities and the Spooky Gardens!  What fun!  The Gardens dress up for Halloween with luminaria-lined pathways, spooky lighting displays and hundreds of carved, glowing gourds. Using all real pumpkins harvested from local farms, their pumpkin artists push the boundaries of traditional pumpkin carving to create larger-than-life sculptures, dense displays of jack-o-lanterns and ornately detailed showpiece pumpkins. In addition to the pumpkin sculptures and creepy atmosphere, enjoy a wide array of activities.  What a good way to get in the mood for Halloween while supporting a great non profit!


Serving Lunch at The Denver Rescue Mission, Sat. Oct. 27th, 10:30AM-1:30PM, 6 Volunteers are needed. We will be helping to serve lunch at their Lawrence Street shelter which is the Mission's most well-known & most recognizable location.  It provides emergency care to the poor and homeless.  It is open 365 days a year and offers 200 beds and up to 115 mats for a total of 315 overnight guests.  You really know you're making a difference in our community when you help at this shelter that serves those who most likely would not have a meal without it!  

Two October Events!

Monday, October 01, 2018

SVGD Volunteers:

     I just put another great event on the SVGD web site! We will be in charge of the booth for the registrations & packet pickup for the Run the Rocks event benefiting the American Lung Assn.  This is a fun & worthwhile event.  It should be fun getting everyone registered and being sure they have their T-shirts & what they need to participate in the event. This one is coming up the weekend after next & will be in Lakewood.

      ALSO, WE STILL DO NEED 2 VOLUNTEERS THIS THURSDAY TO HELP AT THE KUVO PUBLIC RADIO STATION! Please sign up soon if you can help at this event.  Thanks!

       

Kayla Okafor
SVGD Volunteer Events Coordinator  
   


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OCTOBER EVENTS:


Fall Membership Drive benefiting KUVO Public Radio Station, Thurs. Oct. 4th, 4:30-8PM, (We still need 2 volunteers for this Thursday!)4 Volunteers are needed. We will help by answering calls from patrons pledging to support the station.  We haven't helped them at a membership drive for over a year so it's time to lend our assistance again.  Usually the call level is not very hectic so it is an interesting time to see the workings of a radio station.  The station is located in the redeveloping Five Points neighborhood. There is free parking.  Since 1985, KUVO has provided a rare blend of music and news.  Their mission is to provide distinctive music, news, and informational programming reflecting the values and cultural diversity of their listener community.  They do provide dinner for us that evening.  Also, you will have an opportunity to see the studio that provides the great music!!  


Registration & Packet Pickups for the Run The Rocks event benefiting the American Lung Assn., Sat. Oct. 13th, 9:30AM-2PM, 6 Volunteers are needed. We will be helping participants make sure that they have all of their race materials & Tshirts, and getting them signed in for the Run which is on Sunday at Red Rocks.  We will be "running" the booth that is in Lakewood the day prior to the event.  Run the Rocks is a one-of-a-kind fun run/walk supporting the efforts of the American Lung Association in Colorado to support clean air and healthy lungs so that we may continue to LIVE AND BREATHE COLORADO. It was named one of “the best Colorado road races and fun runs of 2017” by The Know at The Denver Post.  This is truly a rocking race offering a 5K Run/Walk and a 10K Run around the Red Rocks Amphitheatre! It is an amazing fun run; has great live local bands along the course, and runners can take in the breathtaking views and scenery and finish on the steps of the Amphitheatre with a cold beer all while supporting a great cause.

Volunteers Needed for 2 Sept. Events!

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

SVGD Volunteers:
    The Taking Flight Gala for Warren Village was a fantastic event last weekend!  Thank you to the volunteers who assisted!

    There are two upcoming events the last weekend of September, about 10 days from now, for which we need volunteers.  Our registrations have been a little slow this month, perhaps we've all still been in "Summer" mode.  We still need all the volunteers for both of the last two September events:  the "Beautiful Junk Sale" benefiting the Jeffco Action Center &  the large donation for Habitat for Humanity at the Convention Center.  Please check your schedule and sign up if you can help at these events.  Thank you!
     I do have three of our October events confirmed.  They are not on the web site as I don't have the Event Captains yet but if you'd like to pencil them on your schedule I'll send out a notice when they are on the web site so you can register.  We will be helping KUVO public radio station with their Fall Membership Drive on Thurs. Oct. 4th from 4:30-8PM.  Then we will be helping the American Lung Assn. with a packet pickup booth for the runners participating in the Red Rocks "Run the Rocks" event from 9:30AM-2PM on Saturday, October 13th, and will be helping the Denver Botanic Gardens at their "Glow at the Gardens" event from 5-10PM on Wednesday, October 17th.   More details will be coming out on the October events soon.

     The details for our two September events are given below.  See you soon!

       

Kayla Okafor
SVGD Volunteer Events Coordinator  
   


Please sign up on www.svgd.org to this assist at these events.


 SEPTEMBER EVENTS:


"Beautiful Junk Sale" benefiting JeffCo Action Center, Sat. Sept. 29, 7:45AM-12PM, 6 volunteers are needed to help during the sale.  What is this you say??  This enormous 2-day garage sale is the largest bargain shopping extravaganza in Jefferson County.  It is held at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds and offers 10,500 sq. ft. of jewelry, collectibles, vintage odds & ends, a vast array of household items, sporting goods, holiday decor & much more!  Our volunteers will be helping during the actual sale which continues all day so they will have the opportunity to shop after their shift if they wish.  We've helped before at the sale portion & enjoyed it.  Last time we were cashiers but that was a little slower so I requested that we help in the sales portion again this time which our volunteers enjoyed more. This event normally brings in more than $50,000 to support families in need through the Action Center's services.


ReStore Donation for Habitat for Humanity, Sun. Sept. 30, 4-10PM, 6 Volunteers are needed.  Habitat for Humanity is having a special event at the Colorado Convention Center.  They are receiving a donation from a large retail convention that will generate over $400,000 in Habitat ReStore sales to help them fund homeownership and & home repair programs.  We helped them at the convention center for a similar experience a few years ago.  They are so happy to have SVGD volunteers again that they are going to note us as a "Habitat Sponsor" which should greatly help our SVGD organization.  We will be working with the Habitat staff to organize the donations onto pallets for distribution to their ReStores.  They will provide training prior to the beginning of the event.  We will each receive a free parking voucher, a Habitat Tshirt and will be given a dinner break.  Volunteers will receive snacks & water but are encouraged to bring their own sack dinner if they wish.  They also ask that you bring a sense of humor, flexibility, patience and be prepared to multi-task!  There will be some standing and lifting.  This is a fun, worthwhile, event for which they really need us.  Please come help if you wish to help a fantastic cause & know that you really made a difference!!

2 New September Volunteer Events!

Sunday, August 26, 2018

SVGD Volunteers: 

     I just put 2 new September events on our SVGD web site for which you can register!  We will be helping the JeffCo Action Center with their upcoming Fall Sale.  Also, Habitat for Humanity is receiving a huge donation so we will be helping them at the Denver Convention Center.  These are two very worthwhile causes coupled with our previous commitment to help Warren Village with their Gala and The Crossing with serving a meal to the homeless residents.

     We have a very busy September in which we'll provide assistance to 4 great non-profit organizations.  The details for all four events are given below.  Thank you for your assistance in helping make a difference in the Denver Metro area!!!
       

Kayla Okafor
SVGD Volunteer Events Coordinator  
   


Please sign up on www.svgd.org to this assist at these events.


NEW EVENTS ON WEB SITE:


"Beautiful Junk Sale" benefiting JeffCo Action Center, Sat. Sept. 29, 7:45AM-12PM, 6 volunteers are needed to help during the sale.  What is this you say??  This enormous 2-day garage sale is the largest bargain shopping extravaganza in Jefferson County.  It is held at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds and offers 10,500 sq. ft. of jewelry, collectibles, vintage odds & ends, a vast array of household items, sporting goods, holiday decor & much more!  Our volunteers will be helping during the actual sale which continues all day so they will have the opportunity to shop after their shift if they wish.  We've helped before at the sale portion & enjoyed it.  Last time we were cashiers but that was a little slower so I requested that we help in the sales portion again this time which our volunteers enjoyed more. This event normally brings in more than $50,000 to support families in need through the Action Center's services.

ReStore Donation for Habitat for Humanity, Sun. Sept. 30, 4-10PM, 6 Volunteers are needed.  Habitat for Humanity is having a special event at the Colorado Convention Center.  They are receiving a donation from a large retail convention that will generate over $400,000 in Habitat ReStore sales to help them fund homeownership and & home repair programs.  We helped them at the convention center for a similar experience a few years ago.  They are so happy to have SVGD volunteers again that they are going to note us as a "Habitat Sponsor" which should greatly help our SVGD organization.  We will be working with the Habitat staff to organize the donations onto pallets for distribution to their ReStores.  They will provide training prior to the beginning of the event.  We will each receive a free parking voucher, a Habitat Tshirt and will be given a dinner break.  Volunteers will receive snacks & water but are encouraged to bring their own sack dinner if they wish.  They also ask that you bring a sense of humor, flexibility, patience and be prepared to multi-task!  There will be some standing and lifting.  This is a fun, worthwhile, event for which they really need us.  Please come help if you wish to help a fantastic cause & know that you really made a difference!!


OTHER SEPTEMBER EVENTS:


Serving Lunch at The Crossing homeless shelter, Sat.Sept. 8th, 10:30AM-1:30PM,  ( We still need 4 volunteers for this event) 6  total volunteers are needed. Many of our volunteers request this event because they enjoy it and feel that it is such a worthwhile organization. Usually we help during the week for dinner but this is a weekend opportunity for lunch which might work better for some of your schedules.  The Crossing is a transitional facility between the homeless shelter and getting back into an apartment.  The residents are working and saving up for an apartment.  It is drug & alcohol free.  Men, women & families reside there.  It provides a great service as people work to get back on their feet. Our volunteers will help in the buffet line and may help with some of the meal bags for those who come back from work after lunch time.  After we serve lunch we will have an opportunity to eat as a group and also enjoy the meal.  We then do a few minutes of clean up and straightening in the dining room.

Taking Flight Gala benefiting Warren Village, Fri. Sept 14, 4PM-late evening, (We still need 2 volunteers for this event) 6 total Volunteers needed. Warren Village's gala evening has cocktails, a gourmet dinner, a live & silent auction, an inspirational program, dancing, and is being held at the MicNichols Civic Center Building in Denver. Our volunteers will actually start at 5PM, if you can't make it earlier, but they are serving food to volunteers from 4-5PM.  They will be confirming later what our exact duties are at the gala.  The event runs until 11PM but they will release volunteers as the night winds down and will only keep people as needed.  Warren Village exists so low-income, single-parent families can achieve sustainable personal & economic self-sufficiency.  They offer safe & affordable housing; provide career & financial counseling; a life skills & parenting class; plus have a Learning Center for the children along with after school & social/emotional support services.  Previously we've helped them paint their learning center, have decorated their main building for the Holidays, and have helped at a few events through the years

Need Live at Vineyards Volunteers + New Event!

Tuesday, August 07, 2018

SVGD Volunteers: 
        I just put a new event on our SVGD web site.  We will be helping at the Taking Flight Gala benefiting Warren Village!  This should be a lot of fun as well as helping a good cause.
        Also, we now need 3 volunteers for this Saturday's Live at the Vineyards event benefiting KUVO Public Radio as we just had a volunteer cancellation.  Please sign up as soon as you can for this one as they are anxiously awaiting the names of our 6 volunteers.  Thank You for helping!

        Details for both of these events are given below.      

   

Kayla Okafor
SVGD Volunteer Events Coordinator  
   


Please sign up on www.svgd.org to this assist at these events.


EVENT NEEDING VOLUNTEERS:

Live at the Vineyards benefiting KUVO Public Radio Station, Sat, Aug. 11th, 3:00PM-9:00PM. (We still need 2 Volunteers for this event.) 6 volunteers are needed to help with the Corporate Tables. We help with the table decorations then the Corporate guests arrive at 5:30PM.  We will attend to the guests by getting them wine, water & coffee, plus clear the dishes.  It is a relaxed atmosphere where you will get to interact and have fun with the corporate guests while also listening to music.  You will get to have a great gourmet meal & wine tasting also.  The event is located North Denver at the Balistreri Vineyards.  There is also an auction and dancing.  This year's featured artist is The Spanish Harlem Orchestra, two-time Grammy-winning Salsa and Latin Jazz band, sets the standard for excellence for authentic, New York style, hardcore salsa.  We have assisted them for years and always enjoy the experience.  Good music and fun people!


NEW EVENT ON WEB SITE:


Taking Flight Gala benefiting Warren Village, Fri. Sept 14, 4PM-late evening, 6 Volunteers needed. Warren Village's gala evening has cocktails, a gourmet dinner, a live & silent auction, an inspirational program, dancing, and is being held at the MicNichols Civic Center Building in Denver. Our volunteers will actually start at 5PM, if you can't make it earlier, but they are serving food to volunteers from 4-5PM.  They will be confirming later what our exact duties are at the gala.  The event runs until 11PM but they will release volunteers as the night winds down and will only keep people as needed.  Warren Village exists so low-income, single-parent families can achieve sustainable personal & economic self-sufficiency.  They offer safe & affordable housing; provide career & financial counseling; a life skills & parenting class; plus have a Learning Center for the children along with after school & social/emotional support services.  Previously we've helped them paint their learning center, have decorated their main building for the Holidays, and have helped at a few events through the years

2UpcomingVolunteerEvents

Sunday, July 29, 2018
 

SVGD Volunteers: 
      We are getting back to our "normal" schedule now that we've made it through our busy fundraising months of June & July.

      Presently there are two events on our SVGD web site for which you can register.
      We still need 4 volunteers to be MUDD Messengers next Saturday for the MUDD Volleyball event benefiting the March of Dimes.  As I've said before, this will be their "Filthy Finale"- the last year that they are able to do this event.  If you haven't helped before you should really sign up as it's a fun, unusual experience and, no, we're not the ones who get muddy (OK, maybe a little on our shoes!)

      Also, we still have 3 openings at the Live at the Vineyards event benefiting KUVO.  This is another very enjoyable volunteer experience with wine, good food, and good music!  

   

Kayla Okafor
SVGD Volunteer Events Coordinator  
   


Please sign up on www.svgd.org to this assist at these events.


EVENTS ON WEB SITE:

MUDD Messengers for MUDD Volleyball benefiting the March of Dimes, Sat. Aug. 4th, 8:30AM-1PM. (We still need 4 Volunteers for this event.) 6 Volunteers are needed.We will be working as MUDD Messengers who provide drinks to those who have contributed funds and have VIP tent locations.  We are not in the MUDD but will get to see lots of muddy people!!  This is their 35th & final year for the event.  They are calling it "The Filthy Finale."  There is a volleyball tournament that features hundreds of coed teams battling it out in huge pits of mud.  It is a lot of fun and for a good cause.  The money raised through MUDD Volleyball enables the March of Dimes to expand their programs and to educate medical professionals to make sure that moms and babies get the best possible care.  It's a dirty way to have some good clean fun while fighting for the health of all moms and babies.


Live at the Vineyards benefiting KUVO Public Radio Station, Sat, Aug. 11th, 3:00PM-9:00PM. (We still need 3 Volunteers for this event.) 6 volunteers are needed to help with the Corporate Tables. We help with the table decorations then the Corporate guests arrive at 5:30PM.  We will attend to the guests by getting them wine, water & coffee, plus clear the dishes.  It is a relaxed atmosphere where you will get to interact and have fun with the corporate guests while also listening to music.  You will get to have a great gourmet meal & wine tasting also.  The event is located North Denver at the Balistreri Vineyards.  There is also an auction and dancing.  This year's featured artist is The Spanish Harlem Orchestra, two-time Grammy-winning Salsa and Latin Jazz band, sets the standard for excellence for authentic, New York style, hardcore salsa.  We have assisted them for years and always enjoy the experience.  Good music and fun people!

Need Volunteers for Saturday + New Event!

Monday, July 23, 2018
 

SVGD Volunteers: 
      We had a great time at the Blues & BBQ for Habitat for Humanity on Saturday!  Thanks to all of you who helped!
      We have two upcoming events that need me to turn in the registration names as soon as possible.  FIRST, THIS SATURDAY WE NEED VOLUNTEERS FOR THE COLORADO DRAGON BOAT FESTIVAL!  Please sign up soon if you can help.  I don't want to let them down.

       I just put the MUDD Volleyball event for the March of Dimes on the web site for the following Saturday.  They need me to turn in the Tshirt sizes needed right away so please sign up quickly on this one also.  We've done this before & really enjoyed the experience, without having to get muddy ourselves.  This is the last time they will be doing this event.
       I'm currently looking for an Event Captain for the Live at the Vineyards event on Saturday, August 11th.  I'll let you know as soon as I get it on the web site but thought you might like to pencil the date in on your calendar as this is a volunteer favorite.  
     

       Details for the first two events are given below.      

   

Kayla Okafor
SVGD Volunteer Events Coordinator  
   


Please sign up on www.svgd.org to this assist at these events.


NEED VOLUNTEERS FOR SATURDAY!!!:

Colorado Dragon Boat Festival, Sat. July 28th, 3-7PM, 6 Volunteers are needed. We will be helping as Festival Ambassadors and in Dragonland.  The Festival Ambassadors greet festival attendees as they're arriving, answer questions, give out program books, & direct attendees to key festival points.  The Dragonland group is focused on youth and education and offers Asian-inspired crafts, games and activities. The volunteers will assist with games and activities and also hand out program books. Over 100,000 people attend this event which is the largest of its kind in the nation celebrating the traditional Chinese holiday & promoting contemporary cultural integration between the diverse Asian Pacific American (APA) communities.  It is held at Sloan's Lake and has over 40 teams from across the world competing in the dragon boat race, a performing arts stage, an Asian market place, a taste of Asian food court & more!!  The Festival is open prior to our shift so you can come for free, watch some of the performances and races, tour the market area & eat some great food if you'd like.


NEW EVENT ON WEB SITE:

MUDD Volleyball benefiting the March of Dimes, Sat. Aug. 4th, 8:30AM-1PM. 6 Volunteers are needed.We will be working as MUDD Messengers who provide drinks to those who have contributed funds and have VIP tent locations.  We are not in the MUDD but will get to see lots of muddy people!!  This is their 35th & final year for the event.  They are calling it "The Filthy Finale."  There is a volleyball tournament that features hundreds of coed teams battling it out in huge pits of mud.  It is a lot of fun and for a good cause.  The money raised through MUDD Volleyball enables the March of Dimes to expand their programs and to educate medical professionals to make s

BBQ&Blues+DragonBoatFestival

Wednesday, July 18, 2018
 

SVGD Volunteers: 

     We've got two great events coming up in the next week.  The BBQ & Blues event for Habitat for Humanity needed a couple more volunteers so we added to our volunteer number and we still have one opening for Saturday!  This will be fun & worthwhile!  Sign up soon if you want to help.  I'd like to let them know who additionally is coming in the next day or two for their "free entrance to the festival" list.

      Also, I just put the Colorado Dragon Boat Festival on the web site.  We haven't helped them for years so this should be a fun time.  It's coming up a week from Saturday so sign up soon if you'd like to help.   I've been in Minnesota the past week (my mother turned 85, whoo hoo!) so am busy getting our new events on the web site.  I should have more great opportunities for you soon also.
     

      Details for both of these events are given below.      

   

Kayla Okafor
SVGD Volunteer Events Coordinator  
   


Please sign up on www.svgd.org to this assist at these events.


A VOLUNTEER OPENING FOR SATURDAY:


Blues n' BBQ for Better Housing 2018 benefiting Habitat for Humanity, Sat. July 21st, 5:30-8PM,(We still have one volunteer opening since we agreed to provide two more people than our original commitment.) 6 Volunteers are neededFour will be helping at the VIP Tent & band members/Green Room.  We will be serving & monitoring the food & drinks.  Two volunteers will help with ticket sales.  This is the Duke Street Kings' 21st Blues and BBQ for Better Housing event but our first time assisting them!  The event is being held at a park in Edgewater from 11AM-8PM but we will just be helping in the evening so you can come early and enjoy the event.  Over the past years, this festival has raised over $212,500 for Habitat for Humanity.  You will receive a T-shirt and free entry to enjoy the show during the time you are not volunteering. It sounds like a great time for a good cause!! Habitat for Humanity brings people together to build homes, communities, and hope.  Their Vision is: A world where everyone has a decent place to live.


NEW EVENT ON WEB SITE:

Colorado Dragon Boat Festival, Sat. July 28th, 3-7PM, 6 Volunteers are needed. We will be helping as Festival Ambassadors and in Dragonland.  The Festival Ambassadors greet festival attendees as they're arriving, answer questions, give out program books, & direct attendees to key festival points.  The Dragonland group is focused on youth and education and offers Asian-inspired crafts games and activities. The volunteers will assist with games and activities and also hand out program books. Over 100,000 people attend this event which is the largest of its kind in the nation celebrating the traditional Chinese holiday & promoting contemporary cultural integration between the diverse Asian Pacific American (APA) communities.  It is held at Sloan's Lake and has over 40 teams from across the world competing in the dragon boat race, a performing arts stage, an Asian market place, a taste of Asian food court & more!!  The Festival is open prior to our shift so you can come for free, watch some of the performances and races, tour the market area & eat some great food if you'd like.

Three New Volunteer Events!

Thursday, May 10, 2018
 

SVGD Volunteers:
      What great weather!  We have so much going on.  I've just put three new events on the SVGD web site!  First though, we still need 3 volunteers for this Saturday's event at the Denver Botanic Gardens!  Please sign up today or tomorrow if you can help!  It would be greatly appreciated!!

       I have put a great event for Veterans on the site for Memorial Day morning when we will be helping by putting flowers on all the graves at Ft. Logan Cemetery!  Also, we will once again be helping the Larimer Arts Assn. by running a beverage booth at the Chalk Art Festival!  Finally, we have confirmed the first of our two annual fundraisers for SVGD.   We will, once again, be running an alcohol booth at PrideFest for two days.  This helps us and well as the organization but takes a lot of manpower.  We need everyone to help & hope you will also invite others to volunteer for this such as fellow employees, friends, etc.  Details for all these events are given below.

       Also, we've had some turnover on our 2018 Board.  Please welcome Erik Schumann as a new Board member!  Erik has been actively attending SVGD events for quite some time. He attended last night's Board meeting & will be helping with our Treasurer duties plus will be part of our recruitment team as we get the volunteers we need for our upcoming fundraiser.  Erik is active professional  in the computer field.  We look forward to having him on our Board!!    

   

Kayla Okafor
SVGD Volunteer Events Coordinator  
  


 


Please sign up on www.svgd.org to attend  either of these events.

EVENT NEEDING VOLUNTEERS THIS SATURDAY:


Spring Plant Sale benefiting the Denver Botanic Gardens, Sat., May 12, 7:30AM- 1PM (We will  need to be there at 7:15AM for a short training- the doors open at 8AM- we will be relieved by 12:30PM as they wish to serve us lunch at that time.) (WE STILL NEED 3 VOLUNTEERS FOR THIS EVENT!) 6 Volunteers are needed. We will be helping as cashiers at their York Street location. Volunteers will get a discount off of any plants they wish to purchase.  Kick off your gardening season correctly as you can stay and make some good purchases yourself!  The mission of Denver Botanic Gardens is to connect people with plants, especially plants from the Rocky Mountain region and similar regions around the world, providing delight and enlightenment to everyone.
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NEW EVENTS:


Ft. Logan National Cemetery Flowers with the Victory for Veterans Foundation, Mon. May 28 (AM-still confirming the time), 6 Volunteers are needed.  We will be helping them place a flower on  every grave at Ft. Logan National Cemetery.  This organization serves veterans & their families needs, one at a time.  Their Vision is Absolute Zero!- zero suicides, zero homeless, zero jobless, zero uncared for, & zero feeling alone & abandoned.  The Memorial Day event is part of a larger mission which also includes putting flowers on the graves in Arlington National Cemetery, organized by the Memorial Day Flowers Foundation.


Chalk Art Festival benefiting the Larimer Arts Association, Sat. June 2, 2-6PM, 6 Volunteers are needed.  We will be staffing a beverage booth selling beer, wine, cocktails & non-alcoholic beverages.  This Larimer Square event is one of Denver's premier downtown art events.  The artists actually draw on the street.  By Saturday afternoon they will be well on their way with their beautiful drawings so you'll have an opportunity to see some great art.  All volunteers will receive a Tshirt & a meal.  The event is easily accessible by Light Rail & the 16th Mall shuttle (they aren't able to offer parking.)  The Larimer Arts Association is dedicated to promoting arts awareness and education in Denver.


Fundraising Beverage Booth at PrideFest-Sat. June 16 & Sun. June 17, We will have 2 shifts each day with 10-12 Volunteers  needed for each shift to run an alcohol booth.  When you log onto the www.svgd.org web site you can choose which shift you'd like.  This is the first of two fundraising events that SVGD is doing this year. In addition to helping the non-profit we will get paid money towards our fantastic organization so we can continue to operate.  SVGD needs funds annually in order to pay our insurance, web hosting etc.  We provide volunteers to approx. 60 non-profit events annually but do need to do a couple for us in order to continue providing this great service to the Metro Denver community.  We will be in charge of an alcohol booth at this fun event with a percentage of the profits going to our organization!  Since this is a big undertaking & a fundraiser, non-SVGD members can also register.  We encourage our members to invite friends and other non-profit associates to participate.  When you sign up please let us know if you have other persons who could be volunteers and we will contact them or you can give us their info.  We helped at this event last year and had such a fantastic time!  It's a colorful event with lots going on!  What fun!!  PrideFest is the largest annual fundraiser annually for the GLBT Community Center of Colorado, a non-profit that serves more than 47,000 people annually.  This year Denver PrideFest is embracing the 2018 theme of "Say It Loud, Say It Proud", that encourages all community members to make their voices heard & to be proud of their achievements.  Please join us as we accomplish two objectives- supporting SVGD financially and supporting this non profit.