I decided I’d do some volunteer work in my town, because really, if I had my way, I’d just volunteer all the time. The Cow Cownty Arts center does a fundraiser/show every year called The Peep Show. It’s filled with sculptures, art installations, movies and dioramas made with those marshmallow treats aka Peeps.
I was pretty nervous about this. Usually, I’m in charge of an event, not a worker bee. Not that I mind being a worker bee, it’s just not what my role has been. Having said that, it was good for me to be a worker bee instead of the Queen. It reminded me how volunteers feel when they come to my events and don’t know what needs to be done.
In this instance the “Queen” was quite organized. I arrived on time and she let me know my assignment with a brief explanation of what my role was. I went to my post and there was a clipboard also explaining what my job was.
- Try to sell votes! (the fundraiser portion is people buying votes and voting for their favorite piece of Peep art)
- Hand out “Guess” forms and limit to one per family. This was for people trying to guess how many Peeps were in a Popcorn machine.
- Sell Peep tattoos. (see my photo above) They encouraged me to try a few until I got comfy with the process. I think I did a good job!
That doesn’t seem like too much, but once the doors opened at 10:00 am, I was constantly busy until my shift was over at 1pm. I ended up with far more free guesses in my entry bowl and a pretty fat purse for my tattoos, but I didn’t really do very well with votes. Meh.. I had fun with the little kids, and I ended up putting tattoos on some pretty big kids as well.( You go, Grandma! That yellow Peep chick on your cheek is awesome!) Hands down, the blue bunny was the biggest seller.
Hubby and I volunteered for another shift on Easter Sunday, since there aren’t any kidlets at my house. Then we’ll get something to eat quickly and watch Game of Thrones – because you can’t get any farther away from brightly colored marshmallow cuteness than Game of Thrones!