Friday, August 19, 2011

Urgent Alert: 1-3 volunteers needed tomorrow

Needed: At least 1, as many as 3, volunteers to help distribute information at the Nisqually Entrance tomorrow, Saturday August 20, about Washington's National Park Fund.

Purpose: The Fund is Mount Rainier National Park's most significant financial partner, raising private money to support all aspects of the park's operations. Projects this year include supporting our shuttle service, the volunteer program, the education program, and our community outreach program, and funding improvements to the Longmire Volunteer Campground, including the addition of picnic tables, fire rings, and a picnic shelter. By distributing Fund brochures on one of the busiest day at the park's entrance station, we hope to encourage all kinds of support through this important partnership. This is a high-impact opportunity for volunteers to make a real difference. See for details about the Fund and its activities at Mount Rainier and other Washington national parks.

What's involved: Volunteers will gather at the Nisqually Entrance at 10:30 for a briefing, then spend 11:00 to 3:00 talking with visitors as they wait in the line and handing out informational brochures. Our role will be purely informational, not solicitation.

What we need: Laurie Ward, Executive Director of the Fund, will be leading this effort. We need AT LEAST ONE MORE volunteer to confirm with us today in order to make this important project happen. Two volunteers would be better, three would be ideal.

How to get involved: As soon as possible, please contact Patti Poulin at 360-569-6588 or to confirm your participation.

Thank you all for your support!

Kevin Bacher

Volunteer and Outreach Program Manager
Mount Rainier National Park


Kevin Bacher said...

Three volunteers signed up for this opportunity. Thank you to everyone who considered it!

Kevin Bacher said...

Here's a follow-up I received from Laurie Ward at Washington's National Park Fund. (The emphasis in bold is mine.) Thanks again to everyone who responded to our call, or wished they could!


Thanks so much for working with me these past few weeks as we've made plans to distribute brochures at the Nisqually entrance. It could NOT have gone any better yesterday. Volunteers were gracious and kind, eager to help, and a complete pleasure to work with. We distributed over 800 pieces of information to very receptive visitors. I was quite pleased!

Thanks again, Kevin.

Sincerely, Laurie

Laurie B. Ward, Executive Director
Washington's National Park Fund
PO Box 64626, University Place, WA 98464