VOLUNTEER

Volunteering is a fantastic way to be part of the Trailing of the Sheep and there are many opportunities to participate. The Trailing of the Sheep Festival would not happen every year without the dedication of more than 200 volunteers. The communities of Hailey, Ketchum and Sun Valley, 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.

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. See full list at bottom of this page.

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VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES COMPLETE LIST:

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.

Or email volunteers@trailingofthesheep.org

Join our planning Committee - 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
208-720-7395
volunteers@trailingofthesheep.org