“How do you ever get all these lights set up?”
Visitors to the Airdrie Festival of Lights frequently comment that it must take an awful lot of work to set up all the lights and the many other things they see.
They’re quite right. But, most amazingly, most of this work is done by volunteers who come out — often in the cold and the dark — to get the Festival ready, to operate it, and to take it down.
It all starts with a non-profit society that manages the Festival. The society is run by a volunteer board of directors, who in turn make arrangements that bring in hundreds of other volunteers to help in many different ways. Each year these volunteers put in literally thousands of hours.
We welcome everyone interested in volunteering; we have both inside and outside positions, and summer as well as winter tasks. The Festival also welcomes inquiries from not-for-profit groups that would like to raise funds.
To volunteer as an individual or inquire about opportunities as a fund-raising group, please call 403-912-XMAS (9627) or contact us using the form below. Volunteer positions and a volunteer application form are also found HERE.
And to everyone who helps, we say Thank You Very, Very Much!
AFOL’s Volunteer Coordinator Michelle Pirzek says,
“I have more EXCITING NEWS! Is there anyone out there who could use $100 towards their groceries??? Calgary Co-op has come on board this year to support all our AMAZING Volunteers! Every time you or your family volunteers for a shift, you will receive a ballot that can be dropped off at our local Airdrie Co-op store. Airdrie Co-op will be drawing for a $100 gift card, every week of Festival!
Draws will be made on Dec 1, 8, 15, 22, and 29! Then on January 5 all remaining entries will be entered into the Grand Prize Draw of a $500 gift card! The more you volunteer, the more chances you have to win!
The first ballots will be given out starting tomorrow and Sunday! And it’s going to be a beautiful weekend, can’t wait to see all of you down at Nose Creek Park! 9am – 5pm Saturday and Sunday! Ballots will be given to every volunteer, but only those 18+ are eligible to win… Full details will be posted to the website soon.”
Comments or questions are welcome.