The American Birding Expo – one of the largest wildlife events in the country, where exhibitors from all over the world will be on hand with a diverse array of outdoor products – will return to the area from Sept. 21-23 at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center in Oaks.
Ecotourism will be one of the major highlights of this year’s Expo, and each day features free morning bird walks, educational seminars, demonstrations, and special presentations.
Because a significant increase in attendance from last year’s event is expected, the event organizer, Bird Watcher’s Digest, has issued a call for additional volunteers.
“The event is a huge production,” said Bill Thompson III, Editor and Co-Publisher of Bird Watcher’s Digest. “Right now, we need volunteers to work in many areas. Believe me, there’s something for everyone.”
Those looking for a unique perspective of the American Birding Expo will be able to experience a behind-the-scenes experience as they help create a pleasant, safe and carefree Expo experience for the thousands of people expected to attend the event.
It’s a great opportunity to be an active part in one of the largest wildlife events in the country.
“It truly is the world of birding in one place,” said Thompson, “And bringing the Expo back to the Philly area locates us near some of the most ardent birders and many active, thriving birding clubs. Of course, it also creates a need for lots of volunteers.”
There are many areas where one can offer their service, starting as early as Thursday, Sept. 20, helping with the initial setup and preparations.
People are needed in such areas as set-up/teardown, registration, and check-in; exhibitor/sponsor attendant; entrance greeter; parking facilitator; and morning bird-walk guide, among others.
As a thank you for helping make this three-day event possible, volunteers receive free admission, a special edition volunteer t-shirt, and public recognition during the event.
Those wishing to volunteer will find additional information and an online form here.