It's time to enlist! The Cheese Guard needs you! If you're going to the American Cheese Society Conference in Sacramento, California from July 23rd - August 2nd, or if you just want to volunteer there, now is the time to sign up.
(If you love cheese, there are perks!!!) This is the official notice from the ACS:
Join the "Cheese Guard" & Volunteer with ACS in Sacramento!
The ACS Conference & Competition in Sacramento is just around the corner, and we still need your help! Join hundreds of fellow cheese professionals and enthusiasts who are lending their time and talents to make the Conference a success.
ACS is seeking volunteers to assist with shifts from Wednesday, July 23 through Saturday, August 2. Opportunities include helping with the movement of cheeses pre- and post-judging; the prep of cheeses for sessions and events; assistance with on-site registration; and more!
Individuals with cheese experience are encouraged to assist with the Official Conference Cheesemonger team, helping to create cheese platters for special events and educational sessions. If you're an ACS Certified Cheese Professional™ (or if you're building your cheese resume in order to take the exam), remember that volunteering during the Conference provides you with industry hours that are valid for certification or re-certification.
ACS volunteers generously share their time and talents. In return, they receive great rewards:
- Official "Cheese Guard" volunteer t-shirt available only to volunteers!
- Complimentary ticket to the Festival of Cheese on the evening of Friday, August 1
- Complimentary meal whenever your shift coincides with an ACS Conference scheduled meal time.
- For volunteers assisting with the Judging & Competition during an 8+ hour shift, an additional benefit -- one complimentary ticket to the Awards Ceremony & Reception on the evening of Thursday, July 31 ($55 value) -- is also available.
If you need assistance with the volunteer registration process, contact Jana Hemphill at 720-328-2788.
We hope you'll spend some time volunteering with us in sunny Sacramento!
*Note: if you volunteered for the 2012 or 2013 ACS Conference & Competition using the Shiftboard site, you will need to re-register via this system for 2014.