Vintage Vignettes glimpse into the Communicationist’s past, one to ten years ago from this day.
On this day in 2009, I stepped in as the Volunteer Coordinator for the day of the annual Walk for Animals, a fundraising event for the Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. It was a fun day with lots of cute dogs and excited volunteers. I wasn’t involved with the volunteer recruitment or event planning — I had only emailed a few times with the coordinator to get my instructions. I got there early to set up and found myself organizing the volunteers who were there to help with set-up. Our labors produced this tent with Dunkin’ Donuts:
Volunteers checked in with me to get their assignment and then again whenever they had completed a task. I was on Walkie Talkies with the MSPCA staff and would re-direct volunteers as necessary. Set-up and clean-up were the busiest times, and check-in was my favorite part of the event. I really like greeting people at the beginning of the day. The MSPCA passed their goal of $250,ooo and the event was a success!