New May Event + Need Saturday Volunteers!

Thursday, May 09, 2019
May 9, 2019  

SVGD Volunteers: 
     I just put a new event on the SVGD web site!  We will be helping the Victory for Veterans organization again with their Memorial Day project of putting a flower on every grave at Ft. Logan Cemetery!  This is an AM event so you will still have plenty of time to celebrate Memorial Day with your family and/or friends.
     I know the weather has been looking gloomy but it's supposed to be nice by Saturday again!  We had a volunteer addition and then a volunteer cancellation sowe're still short 3 volunteers for this Saturday's Spring Plant Sale at the Denver Botanic Gardens!  Please sign up soon if you can help.  Thank you!
     Details for both of these events are given below.

Kayla Okafor
SVGD Volunteer Events Coordinator   

Please sign up on to this assist at this event.

Spring Plant Sale benefiting Denver Botanic Gardens, Sat. May 11th, 7:15AM- 12:30PM, (We can still use 3 volunteers for this event.) 6 Volunteers in total will be helping. We will be helping as cashier's assistants who help the customers with their carts containing the plants they wish to purchase. This is one of the Botanic Gardens biggest events.  They will provide both breakfast & lunch as well as snacks, coffee, and beverages.  Also all volunteers will get 10% off any plants they wish to purchase as the event does continue on after our shift ends as well as a 10% discount at their Cafe if you'd like to make a purchase there! We have done this event previously and the volunteers really liked it.  This should be a fun experience!

Flower on Every Grave benefiting Victory for Veterans, Memorial Day, Mon. May 27, approx. 8:30-10:30AM, 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.  We helped them last year, really enjoyed the event & the spirit of Memorial Day with enough time to move forward and have a great Holiday for ourselves!


      Right now I am short on Event Captains due to several people now having health, work, or other personal issues.  I can't lead all the events myself so really depend on having Event Captains so we can offer several events each month.  As an Event Captain you do not have to plan the event. You confirm the attendance for the volunteers who have registered and give them the event information. Then you attend the event to check in the group and make sure everyone knows what to do. I provide a training sheet & information on the event to you.  I could really use a few new Event Captains!  You get to pick the events that you wish to lead.  Please let me know if you would like to help.  It's a fun position!!


     The following events are going to be upcoming but I don't have either the Event Captains or all the details yet.  Some of our members do like to get their schedule planned as soon as possible so I'm listing these so you can "pencil them" in to your schedule.  I will let you know when I have all the information & have put them on the web site so you can "officially" register.   
        Wed, May 29th We will be helping Warren Village with their Volunteer Appreciation Dinner
        June 1- Chalk Fest at Larimer Square- we will be running an alcohol booth from 9:30AM-2PM- in support of the Larimer Square Arts Assn.
        Sat. & Sun., June 15th & 16th- Our Fundraiser at PrideFest in Civic Center Park- you are welcome to invite friends and fellow employees
        Fri., Sat.,& Sun., July 5th, 6th, & 7th- Our Fundraiser at Cherry Creek Arts Festival- again you are welcome to invite friends and fellow employees
If you know of any non-profit organizations that can use a group of 6 or more volunteers during an upcoming evening or weekend please feel free to give me the information as I'll be glad to explore the possibility of organizing a group of our SVGD volunteers to assist!  Thank you!
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