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Volunteers Needed at the Ice Fishing Extravaganza

  • When: Sunday, February 6th, 2022
    • Event time: 12-3pm, registration opens at 10:30am
    • Volunteers needed: 9am-5pm
  • Where: Maxwell Bay, Lake Minnetonka

Join us on Lake Minnetonka for the first-ever Ice Fishing Extravaganza! We are teaming up with locally owned business, Northcast, to host an ice fishing competition to raise money to support our youth programming. There will be prizes and raffles awarded to anglers throughout the event. Read more HERE.

We need volunteers to make this event a success. Take a look at the jobs listed below, and sign up HERE. If you aren’t able to help out, please share this far and wide to folks who might want to volunteer, or enter the contest (or both!). Volunteers will receive a special event beanie and a free lunch from the grill. Most volunteer jobs occur during the competition, but it is possible for those working registration or breakdown to also fish (however they must pay for registration due to contest rules). Please let us know if you sign up to volunteer if you also plan to enter the competition.

Ice Fishing Event Volunteer Jobs

Registration (10:30am-12) – Checking attendees in and welcoming them. Providing them with event information and informing them of event features (fires, s’mores, food, etc.)

Weigh In : (12-3pm) – Measure, weigh, and document fish as they are caught.

Fire Attendant (10:30-3pm) – Ensuring fires are active while keeping safety in mind.

Breakdown (3pm-5pm) – Breaking down event stations, folding tables, bonfires, food station, registration, trash

Grill Master (10:30- 3pm)Cooking hot dogs, burgers, veggie burgers on the ice.

Food sales (11-3pm) – Selling burgers, brats, veggie burgers, chips and waters to event attendees

Bait Stand (11-3pm) – Selling bait to attendees

Photographer (11-3pm) -Taking photos of the event. Urban Boatbuilders has one camera, but feel free to use your own.

Coffee/Beverage Sales (11-3pm) – Selling these items to attendees

Raffle ticket sales (11-3pm) -Selling raffle tickets to attendees

All volunteers should come prepared to be outside on the ice for 2-4 hours. That means dress warmly!

Sign up to volunteer HERE.

Other opportunities:

Shop Volunteer: Please email [email protected] if you have never volunteered with us before and would like to be notified when we have open opportnunities to volunteer in shop. We have been piloting a new crew and plan to have new opportunities Spring of 2022.

Other volunteer opportunities:

Committee Member: Help us grow our capacity by volunteering on our Communications Committee or Fundraising Committeee.

One-Time Opportunities: We have a variety of one-time or short term volunteer opportunities, such as:

1. Staffing an outreach booth – we continually have opportunities to engage our communities at all kinds of events, including boat shows, art fairs, and of course… the Minnesota State Fair. Volunteers are trained and staff our booth at these events.

2. Assisting with a youth boat launch (on land staff or sterning canoes)

3. Helping with special event planning and execution, such as Untapped Potential.

Email [email protected] to be placed on our contact list for these opportunities.

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Interested in our programs, boats, volunteering, or supporting youth in other creative ways?

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