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Lobster Fest Volunteers Wanted

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The San Pedro Branch is super excited for the opportunity to host our first Belize Red Cross Youth Agents for Change (Y-AC) Street Beat Training and Activity, but we need your help to make it happen.

The San Pedro Branch needs 12 volunteers to receive health education training and participate in a core activity the next day at the annual Lobster Fest block party. For all volunteers, food will be taken care of and if necessary, travel expenses. If you can help us or know anyone that might be interested, please send a group email right away to Shirlee Arnould at shirlee.spbrc@gmail.com and/or Laurie Norton at tacogirlbelize@gmail.com

The fun begins this coming Friday June 20th, as volunteers get trained in HIV/AIDS and Sexual and Reproductive Health education. The following afternoon (and early evening) they will go out in groups and provide the information to the public at the big celebration in town.

Friday, June 20th: Training will be held from 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM at El Divino Restaurant, Banana Beach Resort. Meals provided for volunteers during training include light breakfast, lunch and afternoon snack.

Saturday, June 21st: Volunteers will get a hands on experience by doing a core activity and interacting with the crowd handing out HIV/Aids brochures. Volunteers will get a per dime to purchase a meal at Lobster Fest and for transportation if needed.

Street Beat is a Belize Red Cross initiative and is open to all branches. This activity has been funded for the last 2 years by the Norwegian Red Cross. Ms.Tina Gill from the Belize Red Cross recently came out to help the San Pedro Branch prepare for the activity and assist in making a budget. Visit John Hopkins University Survey and Street Beat Training to learn more about street beat objectives and other San Pedro Red Cross activities.

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Volunteers will get to enjoy the San Pedro Lobster Fest annual block party.

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Look for San Pedro Red Cross table at the big block party.

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Mike Memeo doing street beat core activity at the annual Love FM Christmas parade.

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