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Looking For Volunteers!

It may not be surprising, but the Oregon Star Party would not be possible without the incredible effort of our volunteers. Every year, OSP comes and ends with a resounding success. And every year, a small battalion composed of committee members and other volunteers generously give their time to prepare for our special week of star gazing at Indian Trail Springs. It takes an unbelievable amount of time and effort! When we arrive on site, our attendee volunteers fast get busy preparing and setting up those services that make OSP so successful. We need your help!

The Oregon Star Party committee is calling upon any of those who are attending to volunteer for OSP 2019. Help us make this years Oregon Star Party a success! We have a number of unfilled volunteer slots. Most volunteer slots are for two hour shifts with some longer. None are difficult. We would like to see as many of these positions filled as possible before the star party begins in late July.  

If you plan to arrive early or stay later, we want to hear from you! We will need help marking tent locations, setting up signs, tables, and chairs, as well as stocking some of our operational tents. If you will be staying until the last day or perhaps later, we will again need help tearing things down, stocking trailers, and preparing them to take back home.  During the star party there are many essential positions, easy work, that include Registration Tent help, ticket takers, greeters, parking monitors, telescope mentors, and floater positions (fulfilling a task when needed.)

In return for your help, each volunteer will receive an additional prize raffle ticket and one Caldwell Buck (discount coupon for food, drink, etc.) for each shift worked.

In addition to all of the aforementioned perks, each volunteer will get a complimentary OSP-customized water bottle! Photos to come. This bottle features an insulated design to keep your hydro cool in the high desert sun. Gone are the days of hot hydration; volunteer with OSP today!

Volunteer Jobs

You can read a description of each volunteer position on our volunteer page: https://oregonstarparty.org/welcome/volunteers/

Sign Up

Use our volunteer sign-up page to sign up as a volunteer: http://osp.techage.net/volunteer

Browse the available positions, and then select the position(s) and shifts you’d like to work. There are two pages of open volunteer positions so please have a look.  Once you’ve selected the shifts, click Save Selections button, and you’re all set.

Questions?

If you have any questions regarding any of the volunteer positions please contact our volunteer coordinator, Bill Ferguson, at volunteers@oregonstarparty.org.

We are looking forward to meeting each and every one of you at OSP 2019! Drop by the Information Tent and say hello.

Wishing you clear skies.

OSP Artwork Contest & Registration

We have selected our artwork for the 2019 OSP Artwork Contest. Congratulations to Carolyn Nissen for having her artwork selected for this year’s OSP! We wish to thank everyone who entered this year’s contest.

OSP Art 2019
Courtesy of Carolyn Nissen, our OSP Artwork Contest winner

Look for OSP registration to open up some time this April. Keep an eye on your inbox for the announcement!