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2017 Orchid Gala Volunteer Opportunities

AEA Miami counts on the general support of its volunteers to help us achieve our fundraising goals at The Orchid Gala.

We put together the following gala committees and name of the Chairs who need your support and volunteering time. Please review each committee and respond back to this email or aeamiamichapter@gmail.com with your name, cell phone and which committee/s you would like to support.

With grateful hearts, AEA Miami Board of Directors.


  1. Gala Invitations – Chaired by Sarah Couto

Join Sarah to help stuff and label our gala invitations and RSVP cards which have to be mailed six weeks before the gala. Task will be scheduled on a weeknight after work. Max – 3 hours.

  1. Labeling Event Keepsakes Chaired by Sonia Aguayo

We need volunteers to help Sonia label 400 keepsakes for the gala. Required: 3 hours. Location: Dadeland area. Date to be confirmed.

  1. Event Sponsor Committee Chaired by Sonia Aguayo

We need volunteers to help us secure event sponsors through any of the following ways:

  • Become a sponsor
  • Share your potential sponsor contacts
  • Help us reach new sponsors by contacting our leads


  1. Gala Volunteers Chaired by Sarah Couto and Blanca Quevedo

We need volunteers for miscellaneous gala set-up.

  • Pre-event: 3PM – 6PM (dress casual)
  • During event: 6PM – 11PM – boxed meal included (formal dress required)
  • Saturday, September 9, 2017 at Dadeland Marriott.
  1. Gala Decorations – Chaired by Marisol Gomez & Blanca Quevedo

We need volunteers to arrive to the Dadeland Marriott Hotel on Saturday, September 9th at noon to help set up all the event decorations. Max – 3 hours. Details will be provided a few weeks prior to the event.

  1. Registration Table – Chaired by Yolanda Valls

Help Yolanda “Yoyi” Valls check-in all confirmed guests at our sign-in table. You must arrive to the hotel (dressed) by 6:00PM to meet with Yoyi and coordinate the list.

  1. Cocktail Hour – Chaired by Carmen Tower

We need volunteers to help Carmen Tower as she organizes all the appetizers during the cocktail hour. You must arrive to the hotel (dressed) by 6:00PM to meet with Carmen who will provide direction and instructions.

  1. Silent Auction Cashier Table Chaired by Claudia Quintana

We need volunteers (Gala attendees) to help process all payments for the Silent Auction items. Time required: 9:30PM – 11PM Saturday, September 9, 2017 at Miami Marriott Dadeland.