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 Volunteer Opportunities

Visitor Information Centers – statewide

Events – (View all – statewide)

Great American Ribfest & Food Truck Festival
Anheuser-Busch, Merrimack
June 14-16th, 2019: Sign ups open May 14, 8am
Shifts will be 3-4 hours in length and will be Friday 2:30pm-10pm; Sat 9:30am-10pm; Sun 7am-7pm

We need A LOT of help for this one – they are expecting 20,000 people to attend this event and are making a VERY generous donation to NHGSA for our help! We will be in the parking lots and grounds as we were before. There will be 2 lots and they will be in new locations this year – Merrimack Premium Outlet and Merrimack High School. We will no longer be at BAE and Harris Pond. There may be some floater positions inside the event as well.
GSAs who volunteer will be able to attend the event before or after their shifts. Info page is posted. IF YOU ARE A NOT-YET GSA and want to volunteer at this event, please reach out to me at kelly@nhgsa.com.

Bedrock Gardens
If you are interested in volunteering at Bedrock Gardens this year, feel free to contact Deb Nugent with questions:603-978-2445 or ddteag1@comcast.net

GSA Certification Training helpers
We will need GSAs to help out for registration and greeting speakers as well as to participate in our Meet Our GSAs panel for our upcoming trainings.

Keene Walldogs
“The Walldogs” is an internationally renowned organization of sign and mural artists. Every year The Walldogs organize a festival where hundreds of artists descend upon a village or small town to paint a series of murals in one 3-5 day festival. The tradition of painting wall advertisements dates back to the early 1800s. Evidence of this can be seen as “Ghost Signs” throughout cities of all sizes. These mural painters of old were often called Walldogs.
In late June, the Walldogs will join the Keene community for 4 days creating 15 public art murals in our downtown depicting our city’s historic resources and rich cultural heritage. More info here. | Sign up to volunteer here

Manchester Trolley Tour Night
Thursday, July 11, 4-7pm   Narrators and/or navigators on buses
Sign-ups full at this time

New Hampshire Brewers Festival, Concord
July 13    DTTD NH Information Booth

Hampton Beach Seafood Festival
Steps to Volunteer: Send an email to Tom Dwyer at volunteer@hamptonchamber.com
In the email note that you are a GSA member and also provide the following;

  • What Venue, day and time you would like to work
  • Your T-shirt sizes
  • If you would prefer a $10 participating vendor voucher or a wristband as your volunteer recognition gift.

Dates:
Friday, September 6th – 1 PM to 9 PM
Saturday, September 7th – 10 AM to 9 PM
Sunday, September 8th – 10 AM to 6 PM
Please read here for more information on roles and details

50th Anniversary Arts and Culture Festival: Littleton Chamber

September 21, 10:00-2:00 and 2:00-5:00, 2 per shift

Volunteers will be outside under an information tent and will need a basic knowledge of Littleton. The chamber will provide volunteers with information and maps about the day’s events around Littleton and lunch and snacks will be provided. Information booth located outside of the Chamber office, can store personal items. etc. 


Visitor Information Centers


Notes & Instructions

2019 NHGSA Policy and Procedure Manual
Please read!

GSA Sign Up
Welcome Center shift calendars are open through AUGUST 2019. September 2019 ‘center’ calendars open June 1, at 8am.  Note: Not all centers have posted their summer schedules.
** The center calendars open at 6am when the 1st falls on a weekday. The center calendars open at 8am when the 1st falls on a weekend or a holiday. Events, meetings, tours, and activities have their own designated sign-up dates/times.


Posting Hours
If you served at the White Mountain National Forest, a State Tourism Division run Welcome Center, or an event that was NOT managed by an onsite GSA staff member (like CU4 Reality Fair, Strawbery Banke, Hillsborough events, or Bedrock Gardens) – CLICK HERE – to submit your hours. All others will submit your hours at the end of each month. If you have a question, email emily@nhgsa.com.


GSA MerchandiseOnline Store
GSA embroidered merchandise orders are fulfilled twice a year (you can pre-order at any time). This enables us to provide our shirts at a major savings. Samples will be available at our AMBIEs Awards luncheon and our holiday party. Bulk orders will go in the day after these two events and take 2-3 weeks to come in. We do have some items in stock.


 

New Stuff — even more opportunities in our newsletter

SAVE THE DATE:
AMBIEs Awards Luncheon
June 20th at Epsom Elks Lodge – sign ups open May 22, 8am

(just south of Epsom Traffic Circle off Rt 28)*** Check the EARNED HOURS REPORT to be sure you are on the list where you feel you should be.
AMBIES Awards Luncheon | NOMINATE your peers to be honored in June | Earned Hours Award List

Learning Opportunities

Upcoming Tours & Meetings
If the tour title doesn’t link, we are still working on details. Linked Events and Tours are marked with a “•”. Watch the newsletter for when we post the information page.

 TOUR: Hanover area – May 23, 2019
Sign ups are closed

TOUR: Cozy Tea Cart / Andres Institute of Art / Andres Sculpture Park hike – June 2, 2019
Sign ups are open
We have been invited to have tea at the Cozy Tea Cart in Brookline followed by a hike through Andres Sculpture Garden on SUNDAY, JUNE 2 beginning at 10am. We will arrive at the Cozy Tea Cart at 10am for tea and a snack. We will spend about 30 minutes with Danielle Beaudette, and then we will head over to the Andres Sculpture Park to learn about the Andres Institute of Art and explore the trails and sculptures with Nancy Reinbold. You can view photos of the sculptures and review the map ahead of time at http://andresinstitute.org/** The hike is not accessible and there will be some uphill, steps and uneven terrain. We will be out on the trail for about an hour, more if you want.  More info

NEW: May 30-31, 10:00-2:00 both days – Concord Scavenger Hunt
The Concord Chamber and the State House are putting on a Concord Scavenger Hunt!  We will have questions for you to find the answers to on Main St, as well as businesses for you to stop into on the way.  The hunt starts at the chamber and finishes at the State House. You can complete it at your own pace, and you have an option of 2 days to do so.  It is completely up to you when you start and finish, as long as it’s within the time frame.  More details to come soon!  Email emily@nhgsa.com with any questions.  Please RSVP your attendance here.

White Mountains Attractions Association 4-day FAM Tour – June 17-20th (note last day is AMBIEs) Sign ups are open must have 100 Hours to attend

Regional Resource Guides They are complete — Thank you everyone who contributed to this incredible project! Read and download!

• NH Heritage Museum Trail Passport
January – November 2019  Grand prize: 2 nights for 2 on STAR ISLAND!

Manchester-Boston Regional Airport Quarterly Meetings
Next one – July 23, 2019 (sign-ups open)
GSA volunteer meeting with Kelly 2-3pm
Airport management update meeting – 3-4pm

TOUR: Walking Tour of the Manchester Millyard – July 18

TOUR: White Mountain National Forest – 1st week of September

TOUR: Moonlight Meadery – December 6, 2019


GSA Social Committee

GSAs that enjoy getting together for social activities outside of NHGSA’s framework.


GSA Perks

Discounted lodging, theatre & admissions. Free parking at MHT…

White Mountains Attractions Passbook for 2019 has been updated with qualifying list and instructions.


Newsletters

Most Recent – May 17, 2019
Archives  (2019 | 2018)



Resource Pages

• Getting Started Tutorials
• GSA Master Calendar – Save the Dates
• Photo Albums
• Topic: Human Trafficking
• Best Practices Articles
• Carpool Information
• CIMA / Volunteer Accident Insurance

 Read our 2018 annual report!  

2019 Operations Survey Results

MHT Info Booth Dashboard Link (requires booth login)

Social Media

Facebook
Blog Articles – Most recent below

Social Committee: Lunch around the Hibachi

Tour: Badger Balm, by GSA Tim Adams

Day Tripping from Hillsboro to Gilsum and everything in between, by GSA Margaret Minnon

Lunch at the Firefly

Exploring the Heritage Museum Trail
Tour: Fairfield Inn, Manchester, by GSA Debbie Hickey
Article: Area Museums: Much More Than Glass Display Cases, by GSA Mark Okrant


DONATE – SUPPORT WHAT YOU LOVE

If you love being a GSA and what it brings to your life, please consider a year-end tax-deductible donation to support our organization. We appreciate donations of any amount.

Click here to donate online or you can send a check to: Granite State Ambassadors • 470 Mast Road • Goffstown NH 03045.  Please write “donation” on the memo line.


HELP SPREAD THE WORD

Are you a member of a fraternal organization or club that encourages its members to do presentations? We would love for you to talk about your experiences as a GSA volunteer. We have basic presentations, hand-outs, and talking points available. Our staff is also happy to attend and speak. Email kelly@nhgsa.com.

We have rack cards and volunteer cards available for GSAs to hand out. One side is “Become a GSA” for friends, and the other side is “Host a GSA” for businesses.