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Volunteers Needed for Reston Multicultural Festival

RESTON, VA — The Reston Community Center (RCC) is looking for volunteers for the 2012 Reston Multicultural Festival, planned for Saturday, September 22 at Lake Anne Plaza. Volunteers of all ages are needed to set up and break down the event, direct parking, collect surveys, assist with children’s activities, and assist with concessions.

Volunteers of all ages are welcome; volunteers younger than age 13 must be accompanied by an adult. All volunteers will receive a commemorative T-shirt and a food voucher.

Volunteer shifts will be organized within the following schedule:

Friday, September 21, 2012

  • 3:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Saturday, September 22, 2012

  • 7:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
  • 10:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
  • 2:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
  • 5:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Sunday, September 23, 2012

  • 12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Available volunteer jobs will be as follows:

  • Parking Attendants:
    Control access to the parking lot and direct the public to parking areas around the plaza. Volunteers must be at least 18 years old.
  • Exit Survey Collectors:
    Collect evaluations from festival attendees.
  • Children’s Area Volunteers:
    Assist children with hands-on activities.
  • Concessions Volunteers:
    Assist with selling popcorn, hot dogs and cotton candy.
  • Set-up/Break-down Volunteers:
    Set-up volunteers in the morning will help with decorating the plaza and setting up tables, chairs and tablecloths. Note that set-up will begin as early as 7:00 a.m. and break-down will begin at 5:30 p.m.

Interested volunteers should contact Ha Brock, Reston Association Community Outreach Specialist, at 703-435-7986 or habrock@reston.org. Please specify which shift and job you would like to volunteer for.

The Reston Multicultural Festival is an annual event that brings together the people of Reston to celebrate our rich medley of cultures. Admission is free and all are invited to come and share their culture and learn about others with family, friends and neighbors.

The Reston Multicultural Festival is hosted by the Lake Anne of Reston Condominium Association and co-sponsored by the Reston Community Center and the Reston Association, with partners from a variety of Reston-based organizations and businesses. For more information about the festival, visit www.restoncommunitycenter.com.

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