Thursday, February 17, 2011

Volunteers Needed During Police Week

Our good friends at Concerns of Police Survivors are looking for volunteers at the survivor's hotel during Police Week. This is an excellent chance to help survivors during one of the most important weeks of the year. I've done this each year for the past 15 or so years, and I can tell you from experience it's the week I look forward to the most each year. You will not regret helping out and meeting the survivors and other officers who are volunteering!!!

Any and all help is appreciated, even if it's only for an hour or two. If you can help, please contact Cathy Hill at [email protected]

All of the help is needed at the Hilton Alexandria Mark Center (the survivor's host hotel). The hotel is a 15 minute drive from downtown DC in Alexandria, Virginia. Here's a quick breakdown of what is needed when:

May 12th, 8:30 am - whenever work if finished
  • Unload supplies from truck
  • Prepare tote bags for survivors (to be handed out at registration)
  • Display and info table setup
May 13th
  • 8 am - 5 pm: Staff registration tables (provide name tags, tote bags, info, etc. to survivors)
  • 5 pm - 8 pm: Assist families to Candlelight Vigil (for families that don't have escort officers)
May 14th
  • 8 am - 5 pm: Staff information tables
  • 8 am - 5 pm: Assist survivors to conference sessions
  • Evening: Staff games and concessions at the Sawyer Circus (Suzie Sawyer's retirement part!!!)
May 15th
  • Morning: Assist survivors at the host hotel
May 16th
  • 8 am - 5 pm: Staff information tables
  • 8 am - 5 pm: Assist survivors to conference sessions
  • Afternoon: Teardown of conference space, info tables, etc.
  • Afternoon: Setup for Hoedown at the Hilton (the survivor picnic that officially ends Police Week)
May 17th
  • Morning: Reload the truck!!!