When

Saturday, May 12, 2018 at 8:00 AM EDT
-to-
Tuesday, May 15, 2018 at 10:00 AM EDT

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Where

Washington D.C. (Exact location TBA at later date) 
Washington, DC  

 
 

Contact

Kelly Shore 
Certified American Grown 
 
andrea@americangrownflowers.org 
 

First Lady's Luncheon

Floral Design Volunteer Application

 Once again, Certified American Grown has the privilege of providing stunning American Grown Flowers for the arrangements that grace the tables of the First Lady's Luncheon in Washington D.C., a 103-year-old bi-partisan tradition, that helps to raise funds for a charity of the First Lady's choice.

Farms are volunteering their flowers, trucking companies are volunteering their transportation, hard goods companies are donating their hard goods and we need a team of designers to help us execute the design for the day of the event. 

The 2017 Volunteer Design Team brought together designers from Virginia to Alaska. 

 

This is a tremendous opportunity and in order to successfully complete this project, certain design skills and experiene will be necessary.  Therefore, we've put together a brief volunteer description and a survey to help provide information about the expectations and experience neccesary for anyone who is interested in being a part of the floral design team this year. 

As a designer, we understand that you may have a wedding booked for Saturday.

However, we have developed a schedule of volunteering to help accomodate such situations, with volunteer opportunties starting on both Saturday and Sunday, but requiring that all volunteers work together through Tuesday, May 15. 

We have outlined two opportunities for volunteering for this year's First Lady's Luncheon; Volunteer Floral Designer and a Volunteer Support Team Member.

Volunteer Floral Designer:

  • 5+ years of floral design experience 
  • Ability to work long hours on your feet
  • Ability to carry over 50 lbs
  • Ability to work well with a large team and take direction well
  • Ability to work quickly and efficiently, replicating design mockups provided by lead designers
  • Ability to provide your own tools
  • Ability to work each day, through to May 15.
  • Ability to provide your own travel to Washington, D.C.,  arriving on or before 8 am Sunday, May 13.
  • Permission to be photographed for images possibly published in trade magazines and blogs.
  • Abide by all social media requirements provided by design team leadership
Please note:
  • Hotel accommodations are not guaranteed
  • Lunch and dinner will be provided Saturday, May 12Sunday, May 13 and Monday, May 14 with a farewell breakfast Tuesday, May 15...all other breakfasts and snacks on your own
Volunteeer Support Team Member:
  • 1-3 years floral design experience
  • Ability to carry 50 lbs
  • Will assist volunteer floral designers with processing flowers, filling buckets of water, pulling floral recipes, unpacking vases, disposing of boxes
  • Takes direction well and able to work well with a large team
  • Ability to provide own travel to Washington, D.C. and provide your own accommodations
  • Ability to commit to one of the following volunteer schedules:
- 8 am, Saturday, May 12 to 10 am, Tuesday, May 15
 

- 8 am, Saturday, May 12 to end of day Sunday, May 13


Please note:
  • Volunteer Support Team Members will not be responsible for any of the design work. This is a support position for the Volunteer Floral Designers. 
  • Lunch and dinner will be provided Saturday, May 12Sunday, May 13 and Monday, May 14 with a farewell breakfast Tuesday, May 15...all other breakfast and snacks on your own