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Greek Fest Canoe Assistants & Paddle Guide Volunteers URGENT

Friday, May 24 2019

PLEASE REGISTER BY EMAILING: byron@canoeandtrail.com with your shift request, name, and phone number.


Looking for Greekfest Volunteers
Earn a space on any Canoe and Trail guided paddle or kayak/canoe rental.

Since 2006 Canoe and Trail has operated canoe rentals at the Greek Festival in Lakeview. The festival is approaching fast and we are again searching for more volunteers to hand out life vests and paddles and to assist paddlers into and out of the canoes. The goal is to have about ten of us working the rental operation per shift which at times can be extremely hectic and hot. With over 40 canoes to rent, we may have one hundred people on the bayou and others waiting to launch.

For your service we offer:
Free admission to the festival (enjoy the festival any day with your volunteer badge)
A free space on any paddle tour (an $59 value) in 2019 or 2020

Volunteer Shifts available are:
Friday the 24th shift is from 5 to 9 pm
Saturday the 25th shifts are 11am to 3pm or 2 to 6pm or 5 to 9pm
Sunday the 26th shifts are 12pm to 4:30 or 4 to 8:30

The positions we are looking to fill are:

Bridge/Safety Lookout - volunteer to paddle and stay at/under the Filmore Bridge, outside of the fest, and ensure no rental canoes go past the bridge. You will be given a pair or binoculars and radio to spot any paddlers having an issue and report issues to the safety canoe

Dock Helpers - help paddlers enter and exit the canoes

Table Helpers - greet paddlers, answer questions about the rentals and ensure each paddlers signs the CTA waiver

Life-vest Helpers - pass and collect out lifevest and waterproof cases to and from paddlers before and after they launch.

Safety Canoe Helpers - must be an experience paddler and be able to rescue an overturned canoe with the canoe over canoe rescue technique. Former River Skills students can dust off the knowledge and put it to good use.

We greatly appreciate the assistance that we have received over the years and look forward to adding more helpers in 2019...................Byron and Chad Almquist

5:00pm - 9:00pm
Bridge/Safety Lookout
Volunteer Hours
Dock Helper
Volunteer Hours
Table Helper
Volunteer Hours
Life-Vest Helper
Volunteer Hours
EXPERIENCED Safety Canoe Helper
Volunteer Hours

Contact the event organizers: Alanna Frick