DATE: Saturday March 23rd, 2019
LOCATION: Whittier Narrows Recreation Area
VENUE ADDRESS: 750 S Santa Anita Ave, South El Monte, CA 91733.
PARKING [IMPORTANT]: The venue is charging $15 per car for parking. If you do not want to pay for parking, you will park in the free volunteer parking lot at the Legg Lake West Side Parking Lot off of Rosemead Avenue. You can click here for directions to the volunteer parking lot. Or you can search ‘Legg lake West Side Parking Lot’ on your phone. Please view the map at the bottom of the page so you can see where to park, what the parking entrance looks like, and where the festival area is. If you are getting dropped off, you can go thru the main park entrance and let the parking attendent know you are a volunteer getting dropped off and the person dropping you off will not need to pay.
When to get there
Please arrive 15-20 minutes before your shift start time to allow time to park and find the festival/volunteer check in tent. It is about a 10 minute walk from the parking to the festival area. If your shifts starts at 7 AM, you should be at the volunteer booth at 7 AM, not pulling into the parking lot at 7 AM. If your shift starts at 1:45 PM, you should be there at 1:45 PM etc.
Where to go
Once you have parked (or gotten dropped off) you will find the festival area. Please see the map on the bottom of this page to see where this is. You will find the ‘volunteer check in booth’ in the festival area.
What to wear
Wear comfortable but appropriate clothes. Jeans and a tee shirt are fine. We will not be providing volunteer shirts. If you are with an organization, feel free to wear a shirt repping your group! Wear comfortable shoes you don’t mind standing in all day. Please do not wear flip flops, high heels, etc.
What to bring
We recommend you bring snacks/lunch and a refillable water bottle. Please note that when you check in, we will ask to hold on to a photo ID. This is to make sure that volunteers do not ‘disappear’ from their spots without first checking out. If you do not have a state issued ID, A school ID is fine. You can also bring lunch/snacks. We will have waters and some snacks like chips, but you may want to bring your own as well. There will also be food trucks, so you can purchase lunch if you bring cash.
The most important thing is that we require volunteers to stay for the duration of the shift. If volunteers arrive late and/or leave early, it disrupts the flow of the event and can cause many problems for event attendees and event organizers.