Volunteer at Events

Feb 2020

Image Date/Time Event Description
02/01/2020
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Volunteer: Keene Ice and Snow Festival

The 18th Annual Keene Ice and Snow Festival, presented by the Keene Downtown Group, takes place on Saturday, February 1, 2020 from 10am to 4p.m. in downtown Keene.
Sign ups are open now.

GSAs can volunteer at the NH Information Booths, which will be set up at Central Square at the top of Main Street (Gazebo area) and on Railroad Square. Booths will have information from the NH Division of Travel and Tourism, Keene Chamber, local Monadnock Region information as well as Keene Ice & Snow Festival Events Map and Information.

Due to the fact that the booths are outside, shifts are 2 hours long. Feel free to sign up for more than one if you wish to stay longer.

Please remember that this is an outside booth. Dress warm in layers: coat, gloves, scarf, hats, heavy socks, etc. as it is very cold outside this time of year. A break will be given from time to time to go inside the Keene Chamber office to get warm.

When you arrive, go to the Keene Chamber Office for sign in and to pick up event parking pass for dash of front windshield. If for some reason you get a parking meter ticket, please leave it at the Chamber office for Jim or give it to Jim. Sorry if this happens, as we try to prevent this from happening. THANKS.

Keene Chamber address: 48 Central Square(Downtown), Keene, NH

18th Annual Keene Ice and Snow Festival produced by the Keene Downtown Group- Mark Rebillard Committee Chairperson Cell 603-439-0321 – mark.rebillard@gmail.com

Event On Facebook Keene Ice & Snow Festival

Event Date: Saturday, February 1, 2020

GSA Shifts: 4 volunteers per shift (2 people per booth); 8am to 10am set up; 10am to Noon, Noon-2pm; 2-4pm (breakdown)

IF YOU WANT TO BRING A NOT-YET-GSA FRIEND TO VOLUNTEER WITH YOU – USE THIS FORM PLEASE: https://www.volgistics.com/ex/portal.dll/ap?ap=1765666797

Duties: Assist guests with event and area information – brochures, maps, and directions. Re-stock booth. There will be a Festival/Map Information Sheet that will have a lot of pertinent information, time schedule etc. This will be the main piece of information for the festival and you will be given one as soon as you check in and I will have ready a few days before the festival to e-mail to you. It will be our goal to help visitors in using it. We will also have set-up and breakdown shifts. The booth is outdoors so please dress accordingly.

Uniform: Regular GSA uniform (GSA uniform shirt / Black pants) and dress in layers as it can be very cold outside. There will be a warming station and bathrooms inside the Greater Keene Chamber of Commerce with a key for access. The bathrooms at the Keene Chamber are for GSA volunteers and Keene Chamber Board Directors Staff (have their own key.) Please make sure the door is kept locked. There will be a person or two maintaining the Chamber office for sign in etc. for the entire event.

Parking: Please find a parking place on Main Street or around Central Square which is at the top end of Main Street where the Big White Church is. Pick up your pass at the Keene Chamber of Commerce. Second building in (48 Central Square) on the left side of Central Square next to Pour House Restaurant on the right side of the Chamber Office, bright red Painted and Amidon’s Jewelers on the left corner of the Keene Chamber office.Directions from Manchester 101 West. Follow 101 West all the way to Keene, NH. At the 2nd set of lights coming into Keene bare on to Main Street. Head straight up Main Street and go straight through the roundabout to the top of Main Street. The circle around the top is Central Square. Find parking and info is in “Parking” listed above.

Directions from Concord NH– Rte 9 West to Keene NH. When coming into Keene take a left exiting off of Rte 9 West onto Washington Street. Come all the way down Washington Street will see Bank of America on right as you bare right onto Central Square. Find parking and The Keene Chamber(48 Central Square) will be on the right as you go around Central Square to head down Main Street.

On-site Booth Manager: Jim Narkiewicz, Old Man of the Mountain Class 2003-Keene Information Booths-Welcome & Information Centers at the Keene Ice & Snow Festival. Cell: 603-313-8585 e-mail: jim.narkiewicz@gmail.com

GSA Staff Contact: Emily Goulet Cell 603-244-0757  e-mail:  Emily@nhgsa.com

There will be bottled water, coffee and snacks that will be put inside the Keene Chamber of Commerce. Please make sure that your belongings are secure and watched while at the fair. It is strongly suggested not to bring handbags.

Welcome to the Monadnock Region and The Keene Ice & Snow Festival! Thanks for helping staff the Keene Ice & Snow Festival-Information Booths! and save some time to Enjoy! The Keene Ice & Snow Festival!

Thanks and Happy Holidays!
Jim Narkiewicz
02/18/2020
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tour: Mt Kearsarge Indian Museum & NH Telephone Museum, Warner

We house over 1000 telecommunications-related artifacts, including telephones from all eras, switchboards, tools, telephone booths, and other related items. We start with a 9-minute introductory video and then take the guests on a journey through the evolution of the telephone. Tour includes stories about the controversy behind the invention, the operators, and the undertaker who played a key role in the evolution of the telecom industry.

Apr 2020

Image Date/Time Event Description
04/22/2020
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Tour: Lawrence L Lee Scouting Museum & Max I. Silber Scouting Library
L. L. Lee Scouting Museum, Manchester NH

Overview of the 50 year history of the museum; trace the history of the devlopment of “Scounting”, in its many forms, worldwide, in the USA, and locally in NH; Cub Scouting, Senior Scouting, Oder of the Arrow, local and regional Scout Camps; Research and Reference Library with nearly 1000 titles written by and about the founders of the movement, and Scouting publications from 1911 to the present.

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