THL Kendra Dey, Volunteer Point Coordinator for Gulf Wars XXI, makes a good case for Volunteering at the upcoming War.
Her Ladyship writes:
From the GW Volunteer Coordinator:
Gulf Wars XXI approaches quickly!
With over 3500 people expected on site and 40 departments, Gulf Wars runs by volunteers. Please take the time to volunteer for at least a single shift (4-6 hours) over the course of the week. Last year, there were over 11,000 volunteer hours (which included some departmental shortages). If every person volunteered a single shift, then we would not have any shortages in the entire war.
What does volunteering get you? A lot more than you think.
For each volunteer:
Every 2 hrs earned - Raffle Ticket*
Every 10 hrs earned - Pewter feather token
Every 15 hrs earned - Prize from Above & Beyond Table (stocked daily until prizes are gone)
First 20 hrs earned - Limited edition pewter feather (instead of small pewter feather)
Every 50 hrs worked - Volunteer Point pin
Every 100 hrs worked - Volunteer Point necklace
*Raffle tickets count for a war point as well as Volunteer Point raffle on Saturday. The side with the most tickets will be awarded a war point.
For your group:
The hours you work at Gulf Wars are recorded and tallied and part of the profits from Gulf Wars are divided among these hours. These monies are eligible to go to any group with an SCA bank account. In previous years, this has amounted to a significant amount.
For your kingdom/group:
The kingdom (excluding Gleann Abhann) with the highest number of volunteer hours will have their banner flown over Volunteer Point next year. This is based on location of volunteer and not location of group receiving monies.
The Gleann Abhann group with the highest number of volunteer hours will have their banner flown over Volunteer Point next year. This is based on location of volunteer and not location of group receiving monies.
At least one shift per attendee makes the war run smoother. We have volunteer opportunities that range from seeing the war from a golf cart to administration. Somewhere in the war, we need you.
If you have specific questions about volunteer opportunities at Gulf Wars, please contact the Volunteer Point Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org.
THL Kendra Dey
Volunteer Point Coordinator
Gulf Wars XXI