From: McQuoid-Greason, Lauris [mailto:[log in to unmask]] 
Sent: Friday, May 20, 2016 3:18 PM
To: Anna Marie Z Burcham <[log in to unmask]>
Subject: Volunteers Needed! Smithsonian Folklife Festival 2016


Good afternoon!


I'm with the Volunteer Staff of the 2016 Smithsonian Folklife Festival and we are looking for volunteers for this year's festival. Would you mind passing along the following information to students or other interested parties? If there are any individuals or other organizations you recommend we contact I would be very glad to be put in touch with them. If you are able to distribute the attached flyer as well it would be highly appreciated.


Thank you very much for your help!


Lauris McQuoid-Greason

Volunteer Assistant

Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage





2016 Smithsonian Folklife Festival 


June 29–July 4 and July 7–10, 2016

National Mall between 4th and 7th streets

(north of the National Air and Space Museum)



This year’s Festival:


Basque: Innovation by Culture showcases the creative and innovative spirit of the Basque people, who draw on tradition and culture to face contemporary challenges. The program will feature artists, musicians, dancers, cooks, artisans, language specialists, designers, and engineers from the Basque country and its diaspora in the United States.


Sounds of California will present a series of evening concerts as well as daytime performances and activities, offering a glimpse into how musical culture mirrors the movements reshaping the state and the nation today. We will feature artists who contribute to the soundscapes of California, demonstrating the social power of music and cultural heritage.


GET INVOLVED: Volunteers are needed to assist stage managers, help with audiovisual recording of per­formances, work with participants, provide general admin­istrative support, and much more. Volunteers may also be asked to assist with participants’ arrivals and departures in the days leading up to and following the Festival. You must be 16 years or older to apply. Join us for what promises to be an extraordinary ten days filled with creativity, culture, and community.


HOW TO APPLY: To fill out a new volunteer application or sign into your existing volunteer account, please For more information email us at [log in to unmask] or call (202) 633-7488.


*Priority deadline Sunday, June 12.



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