Volunteer with Vanguard in 2017!

Feb 14, 2017 | News, Santa Clara Vanguard, Vanguard Cadets

Vanguard volunteers serve as the heart of our organization. Made up of parents, friends, alumni and fans, they generously offer their time in a variety of ways including: preparing meals, fitting and washing uniforms, driving corps vehicles, fixing equipment, and providing support for our summer tour.

We are currently looking for volunteers to help on “Miss Amana” – our fully equipped, 48-foot mobile kitchen! On the road, we prepare four meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner, snack) for our members each day, and we couldn’t make that happen without the dedication and hard work of people like you.  Not only will you greatly impact the experience of 150 marching members, but you’ll also have a backstage pass to all things SCV – plus a bunk on our support staff bus!

Below you will find the Volunteer Shift Schedule for this summer. We invite you to sign up for a shift, or multiple if you wish. If you are interested in volunteering, please send an email to Michele Teevan, Volunteer Coordinator at Volunteer@SCVanguard.org with your preference of shift.  If any of these dates don’t work within your schedule, we are happy to customize your shift.


Pretour #1 in Santa Cruz: Sunday, May 21 — Saturday, May 27 (7 Days)
Fly into San Jose (SJC), Fly out of San Jose (SJC)

Pretour #2 in Santa Cruz: Saturday, May 27 — Saturday, June 3 (7 Days)
Fly into San Jose (SJC), Fly out of San Jose (SJC)

Pretour #1 in Weed: Saturday, June 3 — Saturday, June 10 (7 Days)
Fly into San Jose (SJC), Fly out of Medford (RVI)

Pretour #2 in Weed: Saturday, June 10 — Sunday, June 18 (8 Days)
Fly into Medford (RVI), Fly out of Sacramento (SMF)

Pretour/NorCal Tour: Sunday, June 18 — Monday, June 26 (8 Days)
Fly into Sacramento (SMF), Fly out of San Jose (SJC)

SoCal Tour: Monday, June 26 — Monday, July 3 (7 Days)
Fly into San Jose (SJC), Fly out of Phoenix (PHX)

Midwest Tour #1: Monday, July 3 — Sunday, July 9 (6 Days)
Fly into Phoenix (PHX), Fly out of Madison (MSN)

Midwest Tour #2: Sunday, July 9 — Monday, July 17 (8 Days)
Fly into Madison (MSN), Fly out of Kansas City (KCI)

Texas Tour: Monday, July 17  — Sunday, July 23 (7 Days)
Fly into Kansas City (KCI), Fly out of San Antonio (SAT)

East Coast Tour: Sunday, July 23 — Wednesday, August 2 (10 Days)
Fly into San Antonio (SAT), Fly out of Newark (EWR)

Finals Tour: Wednesday, August 2  — Saturday, August 12 (10 Days)
Fly into Newark (EWR), Fly out of Indianapolis (IND)


For more volunteer information, click here!

We hope to see you on the road this season with the 2017 Santa Clara Vanguard!

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