Volunteering for the 2017 Frontier Days

Here’s the facts – we are very short coordinators and helpers for this year’s events for Frontier Days. As always planned, Frontier Days will take place, the parade will be on time with great entries and the bands will play and music ring out.

But – we desperately need volunteers for a variety of projects!!

You will make the difference – and your family and friends if you volunteer for say 2 to 4 hours on Friday or Saturday. And if you can coordinate a project, we have 10 different projects that need coordinators for.   This will only last till the actual Frontier Days, and then your service is over.

*****All volunteers receive a 2017 Frontier Days Wristband when they check into help, which is good for all 3 days.

Try out one or 2 of these:

All Opera House helpers: will be provided a clothing item to identify who they are:

Coordinator – the Opera House floor: while programs are going on and in between shows.  Help show people where to sit, answer questions, show your helpers tables and chairs to move and pick up in general. Over see the floor of the Opera house. 3 to 4 hour shifts on Friday from 1 to 9pm., Saturday 1 to 9 pm and Sunday from 1 to 4 pm. Call Lee at 515-408-7717 to find out more now.

Opera House Helpers: show people where to sit, answer basic questions (written schedule will be provided for your information), pick up, general needs, smile and laugh and see your friends. 2 to 4 hour shifts- depending on your available time, Friday from 1 to 9pm., Saturday 1 to 9pm and Sunday from 1 to 4 pm. Call Lee to sign up now at 515-408-7717.

Frontier Days Booth Helpers: display 2017 badges and earlier years and take donations for badges and t-shirts. Work from a counter and also some with our silent auction. Handout programs and answer basic questions.   Booth is inside the Opera House – air conditioned and you will hear some of the music and programs. 2 to 4 hour shifts- depending on your available time, Friday from 1 to 9 pm, Saturday 1 to 9pm and Sunday from 1 to 4 pm. Call Lee to sign up now at 515-408-7717.

Volunteers are the key to planning, organizing and carrying out the events of Frontier Days week. For years a large group of civic mined volunteers known as the Dragoons carried out all the aspects of bringing Frontier Days to life at the Fort. Now in their sixth year, a new group made up of mostly members who are involved with planning the 2017 event. They are the Fort Dodge Frontier Days Committee. Our committee invites you to find out how easy it is to get involved and share your interest skills and join in helping Fort Dodge.

Your help is needed…….

Parade Leads: two persons lead and direct different aspects of the parade, reporting to the parade coordinator.

Parade Secretaries: two volunteers that will help in the mailing of entry forms, answering inquiries and correspondence to register entries and placement in the parade line up.

Staging Coordinators: ten volunteers to answer questions on the morning of the parade and guide entries to their staging place in getting the parade set up and ready to go. These people will stay within a half block area doing their staging.

Intersection Coordinators: 20 volunteers for the morning of the parade that will guide traffic and keep safety a priority throughout the parade route. All intersections of the parade route will have barriers stopping through traffic.

Reviewing Stand Coordinators: two organizers to plan and setup the reviewing stand on parade day.


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