Why Be A Volunteer?
Volunteering is a great way to learn more about alpacas and alpaca shows. In addition to providing a valuable service to the organization, volunteering is a fun and creative way to market your farm inexpensively by getting face recognition from your fellow breeders. Volunteers will also receive a T-shirt and complementary lunches, along with our profound gratitude. We can't run a show without you!
Health Check Volunteer:
During the check-in process, this critical volunteer position helps to assure that we have a safe, secure, and healthy show environment.
Compliance Check Volunteer:
Volunteer for this important duty and learn how the color of your alpaca is determined for the show ring. You’ll get to sink your fingers into the fleece of many of the alpacas coming to the show! What better way is there to learn about quality fiber?
Gate Stewards are integral to the organization and pace of the show. Volunteer here to help keep alpacas moving efficiently through show rings.
Halter Show Clerk:
When you volunteer as a clerk you get a ringside seat on the superintendent's platform. Some of your duties will include recording results of the classes, tallying scores for performance classes, examining score cards, tallying scores for the Composite Show, and providing the Show Announcer with class results for broadcasting at the conclusion of each class. You need to be good with numbers and detail oriented, but you get a great taste of what goes into keeping all those show records in good order!
This is a great opportunity to assist judges in handling alpacas in the show ring and get an up-close and personal look at how the judges go about making their placements. You will get a wealth of information about alpacas by observing and assisting some of the industry’s top judges!
Fleece Show Volunteer:
When volunteering to work at the fleece show as a helper, you'll have the unique opportunity to stand beside the judge to hear what she says about various fleeces and observe how she works with the fleeces!
In addition to the above volunteer duties, the General Volunteers may be any of the following:
- Performance Ring Volunteer
- Fleece Check-In (Thursday pm)
- Silent Auction & Raffle Table
- Membership Booth
- Halter Show Clerk
If you checked a Volunteer Box during the online show registration, the Volunteer Coordinator will be contacting you before the show.
Thank you for being a MAPACA Jubilee Volunteer!