Bay Area Prabasi Volunteer Signup and Update Form

Bay Area Prabasi Volunteer Sign Up Form

Title and Name :




Membership No :

Home Phone :

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Please indicate the areas which interest you for volunteer effort.


Scope of Work

Accounting Requires only work at home. You will be asked to help balance accounts to help the treasurer. You can develop insider skills needed to operate a business, file tax returns and run the administrative side of a company. Leaves you free on Prabasi event days to enjoy programs.
Booth Registration You will be asked to work on Prabasi Event days at the registration booth. Work involves checking Prabasi membership data, collecting fees if necessary, and providing coupons. Work requires minimal physical labor and will be limited to the specific number of hours you will be assigned. You will develop good organizational skills and establish people contact.
Cultural Program

You will be part of the team coordinating Prabasi Cultural programs. Work involves one or more of many interesting aspects listed below.

  • Arranging for a theater
  • Setting up the stage
  • Setting up lights and sound before the performance
  • Arranging special needs for drama and dance setups
  • Checking tickets before a performance
  • Helping members get a seat during a performance
  • Wind-up after a performance

Volunteers get an opportunity to come into close contact with performing artists!

Puja and Decoration You will help set up the puja mandap, provide the artwork and decorate the murti. People with good artistic skills will florish in this work and enjoy doing it. Requires work only on festival days and the preceeding few days for preparation.
Festival Manager By-and-large you will work on festival days to coordinate the smooth flow of public. Your work involves interacting with the public and coordinating the work within all other Prabasi volunteers working on that day. Persons with good people-management skills who have a talking flair will love doing this job. Responsibilities include coordinating program timings, making announcements, managing queues during food distributions and interacting with Board Members to assess and take remedial emergency measures if needed. You may also be involved in communicating with the members while preparing for the festivals. This may involve some printing and mailing work too.
Shankha (Print) /Newsletter Shankha is a print magazine of Bay Area Prabasi which usually has two to three issues every year. You will be asked to help develop the magazine. Work involves typing and formatting articles including complete Desktop publishing, though prior experience is not needed. People with good literary taste and an artistic flair will love doing this job. Requires only work at home.
Web-page You will help design, develop and implement the Prabasi web-page. You will develop skills in HTML, Perl, CGI besides photo-publishing utilites like Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator. Also requires you to monitor web-page generated Email, answer membership questions by Email and fix their membership data if required. Programming skills are required to join.
Shankha Vishwajanin Shankha Vishwajanin is the online version of Shankha print magazine. There are four issues of Shankha Vishwajanin every year. You will be asked to bring out these issues on our website in coordination with Shankha's Editor-in-chief. Need familiarity with plain HTML and Javascript. Also, must have a good understanding of Bengali language and be have a basic knowledge of image layout within a web-page. Requires minimal programming knowledge.


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