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Jamestown 2007: Volunteer For The Godspeed Landing In Alexandria


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Be part of the 400th Anniversary of Jamestown! This exciting Anniversary event launches with an 80-day sail of the newly commissioned replica Godspeed, bringing a bit of American history to six major ports along the eastern seaboard.

Godspeed, one of the three original ships that in 1607 brought America's first permanent English colonists to Jamestown, our nation's birthplace, will serve as a floating museum for families, students and tens of thousands of visitors. Visitors will explore a sampling of 17th -century America ... 21st century style!

Join in the excitement of the "Landing Party" - featuring live musical performances, family entertainment, historical and cultural displays highlighting the legacies of Jamestown and the growth of America -- all within a 30,000 square foot festival area, free to the public, at a nearby port.

Ports of call include Alexandria, Virginia/Washington DC; Baltimore, Maryland; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; New York, New York; Boston, Massachusetts; and Newport, Rhode Island.

Volunteers are needed for a variety of positions which will range from hosts at exhibits/activities,wayfinders, visitor service assistants, guides, and event assistants. Volunteers will be notified of actual assignments at orientation. We are looking for people who can work at least 2 shifts and/or 2 days during the event period.  You should be able to stand for long periods of time; work outside in all weather conditions; have some flexibility with work assignments; and be able to work effectively with the general public .  Some positions may require lifting up to 20 lbs. 

This opportunity is sponsored by: Jamestown 2007, Inc.

We need volunteers who are free at these times

Weekdays Weekends
This volunteer opportunity is available to the following types of volunteers
Adults (26-54) Small Group (2-10)
Adults (55+) Young Adults (18-25)
Individual

Upcoming Dates:

DateTime# volunteers requested
May 27, 200610:30 AM - 08:30 PM
36
 
May 28, 200610:30 AM - 08:30 PM
32
 
May 29, 200610:30 AM - 07:30 PM
32
 

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I'm interested in this opportunity

Contact Person:
Lynn Smith, Volunteer Coordinator, (757) 220-7008, (email this person)

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Address:

 Old Town Waterfront
Alexandria, VA 22314
(See a map)

Web Site: http://www.americas400thanniversary.com

Miscellaneous Information

For Spanish / non-English speakers?
No
Wheelchair accessible?
Yes
METRO rail accessible?
Yes

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