|LIVERMORE COMMUNITY THANKSGIVING DINNER IS LOOKING FOR A FEW DEDICATED VOLUNTEER COORDINATORS
The Livermore Community Thanksgiving Dinner is celebrating its 31st year of providing a free hot meal on Thanksgiving Day. Our guests include seniors, singles, shut-ins, families and veterans from the VA Hospital. This is a free community dinner and all are welcome. They will be serving well over 1000 meals at the Bothwell Center and delivering hundreds more to those unable to come to the center.
The organization is in need of one person (or a few persons!) willing to take on major responsibilities for organizing and running this community event. The coordinators have this organized down to simple tasks, the new volunteer would just need to commit to the time needed before and after the event. It would include responding to many phone calls and emails, coordinating with key section supervisors, overseeing the finances, publicity, purchasing items that haven't been donated, etc.
There are several key people that have major roles and handle a large percentage of the workload. They need to understand the principles of the event and agree to maintaining our goals - primarily that this event is non-political and non-religious for all the citizens of the Livermore Valley and made possible by the citizens and businesses of the Livermore Valley. Potential replacements could shadow the coordinators this year to see what the job entails. Afterwards, they could let the team know what responsibilities they would be willing to take on next year. The Moore family still wants to be involved with the event, they just want to free up some time before and after Thanksgiving.
The organization is also looking for one person to be in charge of soliciting donations, and tracking what needs to be donated or purchased. They could shadow the volunteer that this year to take over responsibilities next year. It would help to have a person responsible for the day before the event, which would include coordinating pick-up and delivery of materials/food, and the day after which includes clean up of the hall and returning items borrowed and rented. They are also in need a few people willing to go to businesses and request donations of cash, food/materials and/or services.
The Livermore Community Thanksgiving Dinner is having a planning / volunteer meeting on Wednesday, November 13th at 7:00pm, in the Bothwell Center, 2466 8th Street. Volunteer sign-ups will begin at this meeting.
If you are interested in any of the above positions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or contact LCTD at (925) 455-9782. For more information visit http://lctd.org/. To stay informed, please like us on facebook @ Livermore-Community-Thanksgiving-Dinner.