Posted by on Aug 25, 2012 in Gala | 0 comments

Volunteers are the backbone of the Library Foundation of Needham and we need just a few more to make our gala a success! Please consider joining in the fun by volunteering for an hour (or less!) on Friday, September 14th at the Black, White & Read All Over Gala.

Quickie Board Assistants: The quickie board is a fast-paced auction where bidders gather around the board to verbally bid on auction items. Assistants will record bids on the quickie board as bids are being called out. Volunteers should enjoy fast-paced fun, have good handwriting, good listening skills and be able to manage an enthusiastic gathering of bidders. This commitment is for 15-20 minutes of your evening.

Volunteer Floor Managers:A few individuals are needed to walk around the event and check in on event volunteers to see if they need any support, have any questions or need a break from their duties.This commitment is for approximately one hour of your evening.

Balloon Sales: Guests will be able to purchase balloons that have mystery gifts inside them. We need a few people willing to staff the balloon sales area and sell balloons to bidders. There will be no money involved, just recording of the persons bid number. Volunteers for this position should be outgoing and enthusiastic to generate interest in the purchase of balloons. This position will take about one hour of your time.

Silent Auction Table Monitors: Volunteers are needed to monitor the silent auction tables to ensure that the tables are kept neat, explain the bidding process to bidders, encourage bidders to place bids and to circle the winning bid when the table is closed. Volunteers for this position should be detail oriented, social and engaging. This commitment will take approximately one hour of your time.

Cleanup Volunteers: Volunteers are needed to help remove and box decorations from tablesat the end of the evening.The event is over at 11:00 PM. This is a great position for you night owls!

If interested in volunteering, please contact Pam Fernandes, Volunteer Coordinator at or (781) 449-9563.

Don’t forget to purchase your Gala tickets so you can enjoy all the evening has to offer: the buffet dinner, silent and live auctions, dancing, and the opportunity to meet author, Gregory Maguire. Purchase your tickets at .