We are just days away from our June 16 - 17, 2017 Total Solar Eclipse Expo and public interest has been more than we could have imagined!!  That is good news!  But is also means we need a lot more volunteers!

Please consider volunteering your time to help make this a great event!  

Below are a series of links to a scheduler showing volunteers jobs.  Most jobs are divided into one hour time slots. Most of the duties are not difficult.  If you would like to participate in training for the job, we training times training times set aside in the morning and early afternoon for volunteers. 

To see where we need help, click on the related link to see how many jobs still need help.  You can click the time slot of interest and register to help.  

We need help in all time slots.  If you can volunteer for more than one time slot, great! (thank you).  But also leave time for yourself to enjoy the expo!

Saturday, June 17th Expo (the main area of need)

a) Volunteer for the Information Center Station: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/508094faaa62da7f85-information 

The Information Center Station will be one of the most active stations.  Duties include the following:

  • Registering guests for activity stations and workshops
  • Answering questions about speaker schedules, exhibitor information and more...
  • Distributing telescopes to libraries based on pre-arrangement
  • Distributing eclipse glasses to schools based on pre-arrangement
  • Serving as a central point for exhibitors to check-in/out
  • Serving a central point for volunteer check-in/out

This station includes tables and chairs.  You will be mostly sitting down.   Times slots are one hour from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

b) Volunteer to be an Ambassador/Greeter: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/508094faaa62da7f85-ambassadors

Duties include greeting people when they enter the facility, helping to direct traffic away from the main entrance to avoid congestion and answering basic questions.   We will also need a few volunteers to hold microphones in the main speaker area for guests with questions.  You will mostly be on your feet with this job, so wear good shoes.  Time slots are one hour from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.

c) Optionally attend training in the Conference Room: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/508094faaa62da7f85-617

We will have 30 minute training in the Conference Room at 9:00 am and noon for Information Center and Ambassadors.  This training is optional but will help you get on your feet fast. 

Friday, June 16th Expo 

a) Volunteer for the Information Center Station: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/508094faaa62da7f85-6161

The Information Center will be open during final setup on Friday. You will be mostly be seated.  The Information Center will be open from 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm to serve as a central touch base for volunteers and exhibitors

b) Volunteer to be an Ambassador/Greeter: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/508094faaa62da7f85-6171

Duties include greeting people when they enter the facility, helping to direct traffic away from the main entrance to avoid congestion and answering basic questions.   We will also need a few volunteers to hold microphones in the main speaker area for guests with questions.  You will mostly be on your feet with this job, so wear good shoes.  Times slots start at 6:00 pm.

Facility Setup/Breakdown

For those of you willing to help, we will be setting the facility on Friday from 9 am to 3pm and breaking down the facility on Saturday from 5pm - 8pm.  Your help is appreciated!

a) Help with Friday setup: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/508094faaa62da7f85-616

Includes setup of tables/chairs, signage, electrical power and more...

b) Help with Saturday breakdown:  http://www.signupgenius.com/go/508094faaa62da7f85-6172

The expo ends at 5pm and we need to be ready to exit the facility by 8pm.  We need to work with exhibitors to get the area cleaned, breakdown all tables, remove equipment and get the facility clean. This is a big job in a short time.

 

If you have questions, please contact us.

 

 

 

 

Donate to our cause

Please consider supporting making a 501(c) 3 tax deductible donation to the St. Louis Astronomical Society to support our efforts to make this expo FREE for the public and to purchase eclipse glasses for schools.

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Become a Sponsor!

If you are an organization that would like exposure to attendees of our June 17, 2017 Solar Eclipse Expo at Queeny Park, please contact us. We have many levels of sponsorship available with options to get premium placement of exhibit space. Please visit our Sponsors page to learn more...

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FREE eclipse glasses

FREE eclipse glasses for everyone (while supplies last).  Eclipse glasses are one method of safely viewing the partial phase of an eclipse.

FUN activities

Learn about the Sun, total solar eclipses and astronomy with FUN activities including a mobile planetarium.  Weather permitting, solar telescopes will be available to view the Sun. 

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