Gala Volunteers Needed

We’re looking for enthusiastic and passionate volunteers

The Great River Greening Gala is our signature fundraising event, raising important donations to conserve and care for Minnesota’s land and water. The event brings together 300+ guests and includes a welcome reception, silent auction, live auction, games, and an inspiring program during dinner.

April 29, 2017
InterContinental Hotel in St. Paul.
See below for details about the event

Pre-event Silent Auction Volunteer

Work in our office or offsite to help procure and stage auction items at the Gala. Our goal is to curate 85 environmentally-themed, beautifully-displayed auction baskets for our guests.

This volunteer position is perfect for somebody with an interest in event or party planning, is comfortable asking businesses for donations, and has an eye for aesthetics. Responsibilities Include:

  • Work with Development Assistant to identify possible business donors.
  • Email, call, and/or visit businesses to follow-up on donation requests.
  • Communicate regularly with Development Assistant
  • Occasional pick up of donations from donors
  • Preparation and staging of silent auction items at the Great River Greening Gala

Time commitment:
2-3 hours per week at your convenience

Day-of Gala Volunteer

We need help with various aspects of the event.

Silent Auction Set up (Noon-4:00 pm)

Sales (5:00 pm -10:00 pm) Serve guests at the Wine Pull table or Heads-or-Tails game.

Cashiers and Runners (5:00 pm -10:00 pm) Cashiers take donations and auction payments. Runners assist in dispersing items at checkout.

Time commitment:
Attend a short orientation with the Development Assistant prior to the event, plus five hours on April 29.

If Interested:
Please contact Lexie Peterson at or 651-272-3986.

The Gala goes from 6:00PM-9:30PM
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