Hello, I am Suzanna Cole, and my blog is South Austin Foodie. I’ve been a member of the Philanthropy Committee for the past two years, and an off-shoot of our committee is the Volunteer Corps. Christy Horton has turned the reigns over to me as she becomes chair of the Philanthropy Committee. The VC is comprised of AFBA members who like giving back to the community by donating their time to volunteer at local food-related events, such as the Austin Wine and Food Festival. Members of the VC will have the first opportunity to sign up for volunteer shifts before it is opened up to the general membership if assistance is still needed.
In many cases, volunteers are asked to work a shift for a few hours, and then are given free or reduced admission to the event. It’s a great way to lend a hand, and often taste great food along side some of your AFBA bloggers! And you never know, you may end up assisting one of your favorite local chefs as they get ready for a demo!
By joining the VC, you’ll be put on an email list, and will receive an email from me when an opportunity arises; you are under no obligation to commit to an event, but the VC is only open to members in good standing. (If spots are still open after a period of time, we’ll then open it up to the general AFBA membership via the Facebook group page.)
If you’d like to join (or have any questions), please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org with your full name, email address, and blog name. Also, please indicate if you’re TABC and/or food handler certified. Thanks, and I look forward to volunteering with you!
— Suzanna Cole