July 14, 2016: Join our work party to inventory supplies and do crafting (assembling photo greeting cards, etc.)
Help upgrade our Web presence: make these pages mobile-friendly, add a great photo gallery (PRIORITY)
Help with the permitting process: help prepare documents, interact with City officials
Help with transportation for the 2016 event
(check any for which you are available): Before Fri., Aug. 5, 2016, help with supply runs: picking up materials we’ll need for the event.
Fri., Aug. 5, 2016, 4:30–5 p.m., help load chairs into truck.
Sat., Aug. 6, 2016, 2–2:45 p.m., help load tables, chairs, supplies into truck and cars.
Sat., Aug. 6, 2016, ~3–3:30 p.m., help unload truck and cars at Aquatic Park.
Sat., Aug. 6, 2016, 9:00–10:30 p.m., help load truck and cars at the park, and unload at storage.
Sun., Aug. 7, 2016, help take down signs, clean up site, clean lantern bases, put items into storage.
Mon., Aug. 8, 2016, help unload chairs, returning them to the organization(s) that lent them to us. I have a truck, van, or SUV.
Volunteer at the 2016 event:
4:00–5:30 p.m., help put up signs in Aquatic Park and at key intersections in Berkeley.
3:30–6:30 p.m. (or any part of that time), set-up at the site, including assembling lanterns.
5–10 p.m. (ONE HOUR during that time): traffic control: staff the entrance to the parking lot or other traffic-control points
Indicate preferred shift:
I have a cellphone and the number is given above
I don't have a cellphone
4–9 p.m. (or any part of that time), during event: help in a rowboat with setup, guiding and retrieving lanterns. (I can bring my own boat.) 6–9 p.m. (or any part of that time), during event: greet guests at welcome table.
6:15–9 p.m. (or any part of that time), during event: assist with lantern-decorating tables.
6:45–9 p.m. (or any part of that time), during event: assemble and launch lanterns.
9–10 p.m., disassemble lanterns, pack up/clean up site.
Aug. 7–20, 2016: Perform data entry (PRIORITY)
Add names/e-mails to the Lantern Ceremony contact list from attendee sign-up sheets
Coordinate an area at the event:
If you have leadership experience,
especially overseeing volunteers, we need you!
(Example: oversee assembly and
launching of lanterns. Fast-paced, exciting, busy.)
Donate/lend supplies for the
event (PRIORITY: tables and chairs)
Some of the items needed: folding
tables, folding chairs, blunt-nosed scissors,
tape, string, crayons, non-toxic markers, self-powered lamps