Author: Brandli, Darby

Seeking Volunteers!

Do you want to volunteer for the Father’s Day Festival or the CBA? Do you want to increase your circle of friends and contribute to our Association? We have several important vacancies to fill. As you can imagine, many of our loyal and wonderful volunteers are retiring after filling important positions during our four decades’ run. We have coordinator positions and team positions we need to fill for June 2013. Requirements are: CBA member, willing, able. We will train. You will receive a pass to the festival and the satisfaction that comes with helping to produce our premier event. I guarantee that you will meet new people and probably have more fun than you expect. Volunteering is good for what ails you. We also have year-round volunteer jobs to fill. Contact me ( or CBA Chairman Tim Edes ( for more information.

We need someone to Coordinate the Festival Tee Shirt Booth for 2013, someone to Coordinate the Membership Booth at FDF and other events, someone to take over the Ice Booth/Ice Wagon Coordinator position, someone to coordinate the People Mover Team.

We also have year round jobs waiting for a willing volunteer. We need a very special someone to take over the Darrell Johnston Kids Lending Library and someone to volunteer to take charge of Mail Order Mercantile. We are interested in finding volunteers to help us with an eScript campaign for CBA fundraising and to also take over responsibility for publicizing and handing out SHARES cards. We need someone to take responsibility for a Member Giving program. Heck we need someone to help us find ukuleles for Kathleen Rushing’s FunGrass program during Music Camp in June ( We always need help in finding sponsors and advertisers and Lisa Burns ( is our Corporate Sponsorship Coordinator and Mark Varner (, our Bluegrass Breakdown editor, is always on the lookout for advertisers.

If you do not want to take over a leadership position or year-round position but simply want to volunteer for an event, contact Deb Livermore ( our Volunteer Coordinator and she will connect you with a coordinator or director of a program. Remember that a current CBA membership is required for a volunteer job and the festival jobs are filling now. If you want to volunteer for our Music Camp contact our Music Camp Directors Peter Langston and Janet Peterson ( If you want to be a VolunTeen (and yes, there is an age requirement on this one) contact me (the Liaison to the Youth Program) or Max Schwartz ( our Teen Ambassador.
Remember that the CBA is your community, your Association and is an all-volunteer organization. We would love to have some people step up and fill some of these important roles. Recruit your friends and family and make a difference with us. Recruit your own team and let us know what you might want to do. If you are a current PG&E employee or retiree, we have a PG&E Volunteer Group Team forming and please contact me and I will forward your information on to Jim Evans our PG&E Team Leader. Perhaps there are other Civic Groups or Employers who value volunteering for a 501(c)3 organization so let us know if you are a member or employee of that kind of company.

Posted:  2/22/2013

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