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The Rock Prairie Master Gardener Association, located in Rock County, Wisconsin, is the 42nd association of the Wisconsin Master Gardener Program.

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Thursday, May 30, 2013

WIMGA 2013 organizers seek volunteers

2013 Conference Volunteers

Registration Volunteers

Four (4) individuals are needed to assist with checking-in pre-registered program participants. This includes noting their arrival and passing out conference materials. Selected volunteers will be responsible for checking-in participants during the Friday pre-conference workshops, Friday Social at Rotary Botanical Gardens, and Saturday full conference at University of Wisconsin-Rock County.

To ensure continuity between all check-in locations, we request the same volunteers be available to work: 

● Friday afternoon 11am to 2pm, one (1) volunteer @ each pre-conference location.
  • 11am orientation and distribution of materials @ RBG.
  • Be at pre-conference location at noon for registered participant check-in. 
● Friday evening, 5:00pm to 7pm, four (4) volunteers @ RBG.
  • Be back at RBG and ready for general check-in to begin. 
  • Volunteers may participate in ice cream social and keynote address, as duties allow. 
● Saturday morning, 7:30am to 10:30am, four (4) volunteers @ UW-Rock County
  • At the conclusion of the check-in period, volunteers may participate in the remainder of the conference, breaks, and luncheon. 
Attention to detail, own transportation, and a mostly-friendly disposition required.

Conference Docent Volunteers

Six (6) volunteers are needed to assist directing conference participants through UW-Rock County facility, assisting with crowd control for breaks and lunch, and stepping-in, as needed, to address any unforeseen crisis or emotional meltdown that may occur during the course of the event. Ability to stand for extended periods required, as is ability to withstand redundant questions, such as “where is the bathroom?” and “how do I find the next class?” or “when is it time to eat?” etc.

Decent sense of direction recommended, or at least ability to shout for help in case you get lost. Prior experience with herding cats helpful. To ensure continuity of service, we are looking for volunteers capable of working 7:30am through the conclusion of the conference on Saturday. Full conference registration and meals will be provided. Volunteers may sit in on class of choosing when docent services are not required.

Silent Auction Volunteers

Two (2) volunteers are needed on Saturday, 7:30am through the conclusion of the conference, to monitor the silent auction area. This may include assisting with morning set-up, monitoring periods of silent auction activity, encouraging and instructing participants to bid, and enforcing a prompt closing of the silent auction. Additional assistance in determining winning bids required. Prior experience with silent actions would be helpful, but not required. Full conference registration and meals will be provided. Volunteers may sit in on class of choosing when services are not required.

For more information contact Mike Maddox by email at or by phone at (608) 265-4536.

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