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Volunteer Opportunities

FABA’s annual conference depends heavily on volunteers. Whatever your skills, preferences, and availability, we need and welcome your help. Some of the needs we have are:

Before the conference:

Social Media and online marketing
Information Technology assistance
Marketing
Identifying and contacting potential sponsors
Writing grant requests
Logo and printed material graphic design  services
Managing coal sales
Picking up coal in GA (requires heavy duty vehicle!)
Building anvil stands
Cutting and bundling class stock
Inventorying teaching tent tools & supplies
Arranging loan of tools & equipment for demonstrators

At the conference:

Setting up on Thursday and Friday 
Tearing down on Sunday afternoon
Transporting equipment to and from the conference site
Picking up & dropping off demonstrators from the airport
Greeters/registration assistants
Blacksmithing instructors and assistant instructors
Supervisors for open forges area
Logging-in donations & submissions to the gallery, auction, and iron-in-the-hat
Selling tickets for Iron in the Hat
Gallery assistants (relief for gallery manager)
Auction assistants & spotters
Tool Crib manager
Gofers

Whether you choose to share an hour or the whole weekend, your help will make the conference better. Please contact us at programs@blacksmithing.org with your availability and preferred role(s).

Conference Admission must be purchased along with your class registrations or banquet tickets. You will not be able to attend and take any classes you purchased without this! A single admission ticket covers your entire household! Dismiss