Go Team Atlanta!
Last Monday (2nd July) was such a great night, and I owe it to Oxfam and Coldplay. It marked the 4th time I have volunteered with Oxfam at a Coldplay show (and my 9th time seeing them), and it never gets old…In fact I’m more and more excited each time!
This was my 2nd time as a Team Leader, which meant I was the main point of contact for all of the volunteers. It was my job to make sure the volunteers knew where they were going and what they would be doing. I also arrived early to help Rachel get everything set up and organized before the volunteers arrived.
Once Team Atlanta was assembled we all were able to meet each other, learn more about Oxfam and learn about how we’re supporting the GROWcampaign for the night. The cool thing about this tour is that instead of just carrying around clipboards and canvassing fans, we’re dressing up as food and taking pictures of fans that are automatically added to a wall of fans on this blog and the Oxfam America Facebook page. Not only that but by Tweeting the hashtag #lovefoodhateinjustice, fans anywhere and everywhere can connect with what is happening. I love it!
Team Atlanta was great! A smaller group of 2 set a new record for the most sign ups at 136! All the volunteers wearing the food costumes were so enthusiastic and awesome sports at being in so many pictures all night! Sometimes volunteering is hard because you don’t know who to approach or who is going to want their picture taken with a tomato, but everyone figured out what worked best for them.
After we finished up for the night, everyone was so helpful with getting everything packed up. No one was standing around wondering what to do, they were all helping. What a great group! After we were done, we all got to enjoy the best band put on the best concert. What could be better?
I hope that everyone will keep volunteering and showing their support for Oxfam, and will hopefully see them all again at the next Coldplay show in Atlanta…