Volunteering at Potrero War
On-line volunteer sign-ups are now closed. Please see the volunteer autocrat at base camp during the event if you'd like to volunteer - we can always use people!
Imagine an event without volunteers. No SCA arrow direction signs on the road to the event. No troll to answer questions and welcome newcomers. No marshals to help on the listfield, no constables to help maintain safety after dark.
Part of the wonder of the SCA is that everyone has a place. We value each others' talents and abilities, and that includes the gift of pitching in.
Find yourself doing the same things with the same people at War? Fun, but, volunteering is a great way to dabble in new areas you might love.
Volunteering looks great on your resume, and can introduce you to new people and feel great about yourself by giving back.
If you are new to the SCA, volunteering is wonderful way to meet people and learn more about the inner workings of a war and the SCA in general. You get the chance to see your local Shire, Canton or Barony from a different perspective. It gives you sense of being a part of the greater whole of the SCA. And its Fun; especially when you get a group of your friends to work as a team at a specific task (like gate).
The Barony provides refreshments to maintain your strength through your fun-filled time. Sign up is easy and the rewards are immense. Remember, 1 shift per war is all we ask...See you at base camp!
Use the volunteer sign-up link to select your shift or come see the Volunteer Staff at Base Camp to sign-up at war. At Base Camp, get your Volunteer Card. Record each shift you registered for. This will act as a reminder and a record of your commitment as war progresses. We're counting on you to be there at the time and day you indicated, please don't let us down!
Youth Volunteer Opportunities
Youth (ages 13+) can also find volunteer opportunities to help at War. Please keep your eyes open in the volunteer sigh-up page description to see if they accept youth volunteers!
Each year the Volunteer Raffle is one of the highlights for those who contribute time at War. The raffle will be held following Closing Court on Sunday.
When you complete your registered shift, record the start and end times on your Volunteer Card. At the end of your shift, have your Shift Leader initial the card on the line indicating where you worked. When you have completed volunteering at War, turn in your Volunteer Card to Base Camp in exchange for raffle tickets.
Some tasks/times are eligible to receive double (or even TRIPLE) raffle tickets!
Volunteer Raffle DONATIONS!
We are accepting donations of NEW or LIKE NEW items for the volunteer raffle. All donations may be dropped off at base camp throughout War. Let the volunteers know that you appreciate their hard work so you can have a great war!
Your volunteer hours generate funds for formally recognized SCA groups and activities. The revenue generated from Volunteer hours is an important fundraiser for many SCA groups. Make sure you state the SCA group where you would like your Volunteer Hour funds to be contributed. Households are not eligible to receive Volunteer Hour funds. If no recognized group is stated, the funds will go to the Barony of Calafia.
Positions Not Listed
There are some venues not listed in this directory, though they need volunteer assistance. Contact the Volunteer Steward at base camp to sign-up and donate your hours as generously as possible. Giving a few hours lightens the load for everyone. With your assistance we look forward to a great War!