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Volunteer Information

This event could not be organized without the generous donation of time and talent from our volunteers. We’re always in need of additional volunteers; please review the list below for available positions and opportunities. Please visit the 2017 Black & White Gala Day of Volunteer site or contact American Cancer Society staff partner, Katie Weinnig at 504.648.7276 or to sign up to be a volunteer today!

Registration Attendant

  • Description: Checking in guests, assisting walk-up guests through the complete registration process, answering questions, and reporting on updates.
  • Qualifications: A fun upbeat attitude with a winning smile, and strong organizational skills.

Silent Auction Attendant

  • Description: Set-up of silent auction packages, decoration on silent auction tables, assisting bidders, answering questions, reporting on bidding status. Assisting Check-Out Assistant with purchases.
  • Qualifications: A love of decorating and helping others with exciting purchases.

Wine Pull Sales

  • Description: Sell tickets for the wine pull by engaging guests and explaining the exciting opportunity.
  • Qualifications: Great people skills and feeling comfortable approaching guests to sell tickets.

Activities Attendant

  • Description: Presiding over games, checking in guests to participate, and setting up gaming area.
  • Qualifications: An ability to excite and support a small crowd of competitors while keeping track of scores and participation.


  • Description: Greeting all guests as they arrive, answering questions and directing guests to assistance.
  • Qualifications: Upbeat attitude and warm personality.

Live Auction Spotter

  • Description: Jump into the action during our exciting live auction by assisting the auctioneer with spotting bids during the live auction.
  • Qualifications: A good eye, clear voice, and an ability to enthuse a crowd with exciting purchases.

Check-Out Attendant

  • Description: Computing purchases and generating invoices for winning bidders. Operating software to keep the live and silent auctions updated throughout the evening.
  • Qualifications: Computer ability, database software experience preferred, but not required. Attendance at a volunteer computer training event is required.

Redemption Attendant

  • Description: Deliver auction items to winning bidders, may include transporting items to their car.
  • Qualifications: Great people skills and ability to lift forty (40) pounds.