• 2017 Apple Harvest Day (AHD) Volunteer Sign Up

    Apple Harvest is Saturday, October 7, 2017. Last year we had almost 400 vendors, 60,000 attendees, 5 stages of Entertainment, 1000 Road Race Runners, Amusements, Pony Rides, Petting Zoo and more! Join us for a fantastic experience. We look forward to seeing you.
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    Contact Information
    Please give us your full contact information and mark the Volunteer schedule(s) you'd like. Thank you so much for offering to help.
    Have you worked as a volunteer at AHD before?
    Please let us know what you have done in the past and what you would like or dislike doing. Thanks for your continued participation.
    VOLUNTEER CHECK IN will be at the Volunteer Center
    LOCATED AT: H&R Block 422 Central Ave Dover NH 03820
    *** Please select all that you are comfortable doing and we will place you in where we need you.***
    Add additional information in the NOTE area at the bottom of the form.
    Festival Setup: Stages, Banners etc.
    Friday: Set up picnic area and kid zone rides in Henry Law Park. Saturday: Set up stages on 3rd Street by Ross Furniture, Cocheco Courtyard, Arts Pavilion at the McConnell Center and Hang sponsor banners throughout festival (Lifting and Ladder)
    Please check all the times you are willing to work on Saturday. Actual Festival Hours are 9am to 4pm
    If you wish to work all day, just check all the boxes. Remember to give yourself a break to enjoy the festival. We will assign tasks when you check into the Measured Progress Volunteer Headquarters at the H&R Block office building on Central Ave. Specific volunteer tasks are described below.
    Vendor Assistance
    We have almost 400 Vendors and more than half of them have attended in the past. Repeat Vendors will know where to go and what to do, but others are new and need direction as to where their booth is, where to park and details about the festival. Our goal is to make their experience a pleasant one, so that they return each year.
    Vendor Assistance Througout the Day
    Throughout the day we check in on all the vendors to see how they are doing, give them information on where the rest rooms are, what is happening at the festival for entertainment to share with their customers and offer to give them a break if they are alone and need to get away from their booth for a few minutes. Monitor general festival area for "lost kids," "roaming vendors," "securely weighted tents," and trash barrels.
    Festival Maintenance
    A festival this large needs those who will help keep it clean and pleasant for those attending. We place trash buckets throughout the area that will need to be monitored as they get full. Full bags are pulled, tied off and a new bag is brought up from the bottom of the barrel. Dispose of the full bag into a larger trash barrel off to the side on the sidewalk area to be taken to the dumpsters at either end of the festival. Many hands make less work. At the end of the festival a garbage truck drives down through the festival and bags are barrels are dumped. Let us know if you have a truck available to help take bags of trash to the dumpsters at the end of the festival.
    5K Road Race Volunteers needed from 7:00am to 9:00am
    This year is the 7th Annual Apple Harvest Day road Race. We generally have 1000 runners participate. Many volunteers are needed to manage registration or to be stationed throughout the race area for water or assistance to the runners.
    Please check below either or both of the times needed for volunteers at the 5K Road Race
    Friday night is registration and bib pick up for those who participants registered online. Saturday morning is registration and bib pick up and the actual race that starts at 8:30am and ends around 9:30am
    Please leave us any special notation you'd like us to know about that will assist us in placing you in the task you'd enjoy doing.
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