Sangamithra Foundation is organized entirely by volunteers, and for this very reason, the operating costs of Sangamithra are very low.. This means almost every penny received reaches the community who are in need. We depend on community involvement to run the event in a smooth fashion.
If you would like to volunteer at the event, there are plenty of opportunities to do so. Read on for a sample of what we do, followed by instructions on how to sign up.
Volunteers have a variety of responsibilities:
Transporting goods and supplies
Transporting and serving food to volunteers, and participants
Collecting donations for meals
Stage Management (during fund raising events)
Assist sound engineer and stage manager turn over stage between performances, help with microphones, lighting, and recording setup
Providing coffee, tea, and water backstage
Manage lines and participation order during individual performances
Manage dance, golf and chess competition sessions
There are a variety of other opportunities that come up during the event where volunteers step in and lend a hand. If you are available, you can probably find something to do.
Benefits to Volunteering
Besides bragging rights, as a volunteer you get to …add valuable volunteer hours to your résumé and/or college application (if you put in enough work, we'll even give you a letter attesting to your efforts).
work with an incredible group of people who are passionate about serving the community, and fun to hang out with.
peek behind-the-scenes at what it takes to run an event of this magnitude, and take home lessons for similar festivals in your town.
Free food on the event days you volunteer.
How to Sign Up
If you would like to volunteer, please e-mail our volunteer co-ordinator with the following details:
Cellular phone number
What days/time will you be available to volunteer?
Do you have a valid driver's license that you can use to drive in North Carolina?
Will you have a car available while you are at the event?
What languages do you speak/understand? (We sometimes have particpants from various parts of the world, apart from English knowledge of languages including, Spanish, Chinese, Hindi, Tamil, Telugu and Malayalam)
Are there any specific skills that you would like to offer to us?