Habitat for Humanity Vancouver Island North is looking for volunteers to help with the set-up and tear-down of the Comox Valley Exhibition. (File photo)

Habitat for Humanity looking for volunteers for CVEX set-up, tear-down

Habitat for Humanity Vancouver Island North is putting out an urgent call for volunteers, to help with set-up, Aug. 20, and tear-down (Aug. 27) duties at the Comox Valley Exhibition.

“The Comox Valley Exhibition has given us a unique opportunity to make $2,000 to support our Lake Trail Road build,” said volunteer manager Terri Perrin in a press release. “Out of all of the non-profits in our community … they picked Habitat for Humanity. We sure appreciate that.”

But in order to earn the money, they need a few more hearty volunteers to help with the work.

A minimum of 10 volunteers are required on each of the above dates to help unpack items from a storage barn, transport them to various areas of the exhibition grounds using our black truck and trailer, and help set up one stage and a temporary storage structure. This volunteer opportunity requires the ability to lift and carry.

Sunday, Aug. 20 the work bee will go from 10 a.m. until about 4 p.m.

Sunday, Aug. 27 will run from 5-9 p.m.

If everything is not cleaned up by nightfall on the 27, the work bee may continue on Monday, Aug. 28, 10 a.m. until finished. Set-up and tear-down will happen rain or shine.

• You will need to have steel-toed footwear and gloves. (We can supply slip-ons if you don’t have them.)

• You will be supplied with lunch or dinner and snacks.

• Please bring a refillable water bottle.

Help make a difference in our community, building excitement for our upcoming Lake Trail Road build.

Please sign up to help on our on-line Volunteer Matrix System at http://bit.ly/2uOhm6c

Note that the webpage will open to a ‘Schedule Yourself’ sign-in option. Simply create a user name, sign in, and then look for the ‘CVEX Work Bee’ event on the calendar to choose your available dates.

For more information, contact Perrin at 250-218-4952 or email terri@habitatnorthisland.com

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