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Volunteering

2018 MAPACA Jubilee

 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!

PLEASE NOTE: When you sign up for a particular time slot PLEASE PLAN to show up 15 minutes prior to your assigned time to ensure a smooth handoff. We will be in touch with all volunteers who sign up here. Please contact Chris Armstrong with any questions about these Volunteer opportunities.

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. Sign Up HERE

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? Sign Up HERE

Gate Steward: 
Gate Stewards are integral to the organization and pace of the show. Volunteer here to help keep alpacas moving efficiently through show rings. Sign Up HERE

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! Sign Up HERE

Ring Steward: 
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! 

Sign Up HERE for Small Breeders Jubilee

Sign Up HERE for Mid-Atlantic Alpaca Gala

Sign Up HERE for MAPACA Jubilee

General Volunteer:
 In addition to the above volunteer duties, the General Volunteers may be any of the following:

  • Performance Ring Volunteer
  • Silent Auction & Raffle Table
  • Halter Show Clerk
  • Runners

Sign Up HERE

Youth Show Volunteer Sign Up Sheet

Please use the Volunteer Signup sheets to sign up for the time slots you would like to fill. 

Thank you for being a MAPACA Jubilee Volunteer!