Friends of Las Vegas National Wildlife Refuge

The annual Concert for the Birds is coming up on Sunday, Sept. 25th, noon to 4:30 pm, 

WE NEED VOLUNTEERS TO HELP OUT! I am scheduling volunteers for this event.

  • Are you interested in providing some volunteer time at our beautiful refuge while having a great time, too?
  • Bring a friend to volunteer with you and enjoy the day's fun in this magical setting.
  • Free food, games, hayride and concert.
  • Support your refuge and mingle with other folks who love and are committed to preserving and conserving our natural world.
  • If you know others who want to help out, please give me their contact info and I will contact them.

Activities begin with setup at 8 am and the festivities begin at noon and we need volunteers to help run these activities.   

Bring your lunch for the orientation at 
11 am; activities need to be set up by 11:30 and our doors open at noon.

Activities are in blue; number of volunteers needed are in green.  Please choose from the following and respond to me by September 12th.

    SET-UP 8-10 volunteers needed 8 am - 11 am
    LUNCH/ORIENTATION for all volunteers. Bring your lunch, get instructions – 11 – 11:30.

     Front Gate – 1 vol. from 11:30 – 3:00
Welcome Desk -4 vols. outside the front doors -  from 11:30 to 4 pm to  register guests. hand out programs, answer questions, direct people to the various events, give out door prize tickets, hayride signup, etc. 
     Friends table - 
2 vols. inform, sign up members, sell merchandise;   – 11:30 to 4:30 pm
     Silent Auction - 
2 vols. set up items, place bid sheets, answer questions, assist with close of auction and identify buyers.   from 11:30 to 4:30 pm   
2 volshelp get people on trailer, ride with driver, Bill Schlinger, on the trip noon – 3:00 -  four rides at 12:301:00 pm1:30 pm and 2:00 pm. Twenty people per trip; children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.
     Blue Goose – 
 1 vol. to be handler, help get in costume, guide around the area.
 Refreshments - 8 vols. set up, keep food stocked, cook hot dogs, clean up as needed – 11:30 - 4:15
     Popcorn machine
 – 1 vol.
11:30 – 4:00
     Crafts – 
4 vols. A variety of creative activities - 11:30 - 4:15 pm
     Face Painting - 2 vols. to assist artist
     Bug Rodeo - 2 vols.- facilitate with Adam Berg. 
CLEAN-UP at 4:30 pm - everyone needed.

The concert features Abe Garcia's group Strings Attached, classic rock and roll, and begins at 3:00 pm. For those volunteering inside The Visitor's Center, the concert will be piped into the building so that everyone can enjoy the music.

Please give me a first and second choice so that if there are conflicts, I can try to place you where you want to be.

This is our most-attended event of the year and it is very important to our refuge, our membership and our community.  It will be a lot of work, but because we all share a common goal for this day, it promises to be fun and rewarding as we work together to build the patronage for our beautiful refuge.

Come out and support your wildlife refuge and have a great time!  

It takes all of us pulling together to make this event a success. Thanks in advance for all that you do.
E-mail me  at or call 454-3959.  
Thank you, Lou Myers

Friends of Las Vegas (New Mexico) National Wildlife Refuge

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