Volunteers 2012

Volunteers 2012
Some of our volunteers from 2012...missing a few!

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Brief Overview of Our Day (or what we hope it will look like)

We are in contact with various organizations who are going to send us guests who are in need and want to have their photograph taken. We will be getting lists of those people and calling them to make appointments between 9am and 5pm on the day. I expect we will actually be there until around 7pm finishing up any appointments and walk-ins that are still waiting, as well as taking down all of our gear and cleaning up. We have a team of videographers who will be milling around capturing bits of the day, and hopefully some candid photographers as well. Guests will be greeted at a sign in table and then will go to a waiting room where there will be food and drinks and hopefully things for the kids to do. Then someone will come and get the guest(s) when it is time for them to have hair and make-up done. Once finished with hair and make-up, they will hopefully proceed to a photographer who will take their photos. Then back to the waiting room to relax as their photos are being edited. Once the editors have edited a few pictures, burned them to a disc, and printed a 5x7, they will go down to the waiting room and hand them to the guest(s). We would love for there to be some people milling around the waiting room and interacting with the guests and complimenting their photos once done, as this is part of the big point of the day, and we have found in the past that many people are just really in need of someone to talk to. Behind the scenes there are many, many jobs that need doing - from people taking guests where they need to be, to runners being the go-betweens from photographer to editors, to those making sure the food and drinks are replenished. I'm sure there will be something for you to do!

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