Help sought for TFA arrivals
by Courtney Warren
May 28, 2014 | 908 views | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Teach for America Corps members are coming and volunteers are needed.

Volunteers are need to work two-hour shifts to assist corps members in three different areas; greeter, welcome wagon, and dorms.

Leigh Korb, coordinator of executive services at Delta State, said, "Anyone can volunteer, we prefer adults mostly, but the Boy Scouts do help with moving in their luggage to the dorms."

The Cleveland-Bolivar County Chamber of Commerce is overseeing the volunteers and those interested should contact the chamber to register as well as sign up for a T-shirt.

"We are using the same T-shirt as last year, so we are asking if they have the T-shirts from last year to wear those," said Korb.

Korb also said snow cones and water will be offered to greet the TFA corps members.

"We like to show these guest from all across the country the 'southern hospitality' that the south is known for. Many of them end up loving the area. They end up staying here to live and even if they don’t once they go back home, if they have a good experience here, they will tell their family and friends which will help promote tourism here," said Korb.

Volunteers could work as a greeter and welcome guests when they arrive and direct them to different locations such as registration, dorms, shuttle, etc.; as a member of the welcome wagon and hand out water, give out chamber brochures, provide concierge services such as suggestions on where to eat and what to do, or direct them to different locations such as dorms or shuttles; or volunteer at the dorms and help guests find their rooms or carry luggage.

To volunteer call Aimee Moorehead at the chamber at 662-843-2712 or email aimee@clevelandmschamber.com.