2018 Volunteers - BRAVO and THANK YOU!
The Trailing of the Sheep Festival would and could not happen every year without the dedication of more than 200 volunteers. The communities of Hailey, Ketchum, Sun Valley and Carey along with devotees from all over the country, volunteer in a variety of ways to make the event a success. They are highly appreciated and are a critical complement to our volunteer board of directors and event committee. We applaud and thank our dedicated and enthusiastic volunteers for keeping our rich history strong. Thank you.
AL & Crew WR Sustainability Center
The Etcheverry Family
The Peavey Family
The Faulkner Family
The Bean Family
Blaine County 4 - H
Connie & Gary Hoffman & Friends
D.L. Evans Bank
Dominique & Chris and Family
Doug & Ann Taylor
Girl Scouts of the Silver Sage
Graeme & Nora Bretall
Father Ken Brannon
Fred & Sandy Bryant
Bill & Jeanne Cassell
Kim & Scott Garvin
Lee Gotsha-MaxonLesley Hardy
Mary & Mike Calhoun
Mike & Robin Crotty
REMAX of Sun Valley
Roger & Margie Gould
S.V. Needle Arts
Sarah & Ariel Caballero
St Thomas Episcopal Church
Sun Valley Company
Sun Valley Needle Arts
Sun Valley Opera House
Sun Valley Storage Men
Wendy Collins & Miss Lambchop
Jim & Wendy Jaquet
WR Enviromental Club
Volunteering is a fantastic way to be part of the Trailing of the Sheep
and there are many opportunities to participate.
Volunteer opportunities include: Taking tickets, ushering, hosting presenters and performers, working events, assisting at headquarters, helping the press, working at the Sheep Dog trials and tending bar.
SIGN UP JUNE 1st, 2019 for specific fun and involvement opportunities on our new interactive
"Trailing of the Sheep” Sign-up. Need a reminder, email firstname.lastname@example.org
We're using SignUp.com to organize our volunteer spots..Here's how it works in 3 easy steps:
1) Click VOLUNTEER SIGN UP
2) Review the options listed and choose the spot(s) you like.
3) Sign up! It's Easy - you will NOT need to register an account or keep a password on SignUp.com.
Note: SignUp.com does not share your email address with anyone. If you prefer not to use your email address, please contact me and I can sign you up manually. 208-720-7395
Here’s a sample of Volunteer Opportunities from 2018.
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 10, 2018
9:00 am – 5:00 pm - FESTIVAL HEADQUARTERS OPEN – Various Shifts
Limelight Hotel, 151 South Main Street, Ketchum
Greet visitors and sell festival merchandise, answer questions and give registration assistance. 9 - 1 or 12 - 5
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 11, 2018
9:00 am – 5:00 pm - FESTIVAL HEADQUARTERS – Various Shifts
Limelight Hotel, 151 South Main Street, KetchumGreet visitors and sell festival merchandise, answer questions and give registration assistance. 9 - 1 or 12 - 5
7:00 pm – ENCORE PRESENTATION: The Community School, 6:30 – 9:00 Be greeter to attendees and sell festival merchandise.
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 12, 2018
8:00 am – 5:00 pm – SHEEP DOG TRIALS – Various Shifts
Shifts available to assist with parking and entry gate, staff our information booth, sell beer and wine, register Dogs for trials, and more.
9:00 am – 5:00 pm – SHEEP FESTIVAL HEADQUARTERS - Limelight - Various shifts to Greet visitors and sell festival merchandise, answer questions and give registration assistance. 9 - 1 or 12 - 5
9:00 am – 12:00 pm – Fiber Class Check in - Sun Valley Center, Hailey
9:00 am – 12:00 pm – Fiber Class Check in - Grange Hall, Hailey
10:30 am – 4:30 pm – Fiber Class assist - Sun Valley Fabric Granary
1:30 pm – 4:30 pm – Fiber Class Check in Sun Valley Center, Hailey
1:30 pm – 4:30 pm – Fiber Class Check in The Grange Hall, Hailey
3:30 – 6:00 pm *** "FOR THE LOVE OF LAMB" *** Downtown Ketchum 10 Restaurants - Greet and check wristbands – 2 People needed at each location
5:30 pm – 7:30 pm – Fiber Class Check in The Grange Hall, Hailey
6:30 – 9:00 pm *** SHEEP TALES GATHERING: Need host help field Question and Answers and merchandise sales.
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 13, 2018
8:00 am – 5:00 pm – SHEEP DOG TRIALS 9 - 1 or 12 - 5 Various Shifts available to assist with parking and entry gate, staff our information booth, sell beer and wine, register Dogs for trials, and more
9:00 am – 1:00 pm – FESTIVAL HEADQUARTERS Limelight Hotel, 9 - 1 or 12 - 5 Shifts
9:00 am - 10:30 am - Fiber Class Check in The Senior Connection, Hailey
11 – 12:00 pm - Fiber Class Check in The Senior Connection, Hailey
9:00 am – 12:00 pm – Assist with class registration Grange Hall, Hailey
9:00 am – 12:00 pm – Fiber Class Check in Sun Valley Center, Hailey
1:00 am – 5:00 pm – HEADQUARTERS - Limelight Hotel, Greet visitors and sell festival merchandise, answer questions and give registration assistance.
*** FOLKLIFE FAIR *** Roberta McKercher Park, Hailey
8:00 am – 12:00 pm – Set up various locations at Roberta Mc Kercher Park - Hailey
10:00 am – 1:00 pm – Sales and Information Booth Help – McKercher Park
10:00 am – 4:00 pm -- LAMB FEST at the Folklife Fair
10 – 1 – Set up, Ticket Sales, Cashiers and Beverage Attendants needed
1 – 4:00 – Ticket Sales, Cashiers and Beverage Attendant needed
1:30 pm – 4:30 pm – Check in - Class - Sun Valley Center, Hailey
1:30 pm – 3:30 pm – Check in - Class - The Grange Hall, Hailey
1:30 pm – 4:30 pm – Check in – Class - The Senior Connection, Hailey
5:30 – 11:00 pm *** SHEEP JAM! *** Whiskey Jacques, Main Street, Ketchum VARIOUS SHIFTS
5:30 pm – 6:30 pm - Cocktail Reception – Help with set – up
6:00 pm – 8:30 pm - Lamb Dinner Buffet - Ticket sales and merchandise sales needed – help set up for dance to follow
8:00 pm - 11:00 pm - Show - The Dusty 45s - Need Ticket takers and merchandise sales
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 14, 2018
8:00 am to 2:00 pm – SHEEP DOG TRIALS
Various Shifts available to assist with parking and entry gate, staff our information booth, sell beer and wine, register Dogs for trials, and more
***10:00 am - 3:00 pm - TRAILING OF THE SHEEP ART SHOW, PARADE PICNIC & MUSIC*** Town Square, Ketchum
8:00 am to 2:00 pm Help set up Town Square, Ketchum – Merchandise Sales 10 - 2
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm - Beer and Wine Sales – Merchandise Sales
*** 12:00 Noon - TRAILING OF THE SHEEP PARADE ***
1:30 pm (or right after the parade) – 3:30 pm: Fiber Class assist - Sun Valley Needle Arts K
1:30 pm – 4:30 pm – Fiber Class Assist - Sun Valley Fabric Granary, Hailey
2:00 pm ¬- 3:30 pm - Sheepherder Hike - Ketchum Forest Service - Check in Person
Call 208-720-7395 or sign up online at the "Trailing of the Sheep Festival 2018" website or Click here now: http://signup.com/go/YwzWVLK.
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Join our planning Committee 2019 - We invite you to become a part of our Event Committee! We meet monthly and you can be a part of the planning and preparation for the Festival. It is a very rewarding experience and a great way to meet and work with people from all over Idaho. This year we need help with lodging, food and beverage, volunteers, the Folklife Fair and the Sheepdog Trials.
But it’s not all work! Volunteers have a great time watching performances, meeting people from all over the country and getting to know the performers. As a volunteer, you are also contributing directly to the Trailing of the Sheep Cultural Heritage Center’s mission to "gather, present, and preserve the history and culture of sheepherding in Idaho and the West." If you are interested in volunteering at the Festival or throughout the year, please contact:
Geegee Lowe - Volunteer Coordinator