Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ’s) About Volunteering
Q1: Is there food available for volunteers?
A: Volunteers may eat at the food tent before or after their shift if their shift is near breakfast or dinner times. There will also be some food available for volunteers in the gym during the day. In addition, there will be vendors at the site and some will be selling food.
Q2: As a Volunteer/Employee how do I drive to the Swinomish Village for my shifts?
A: The ONLY access to Volunteer/Employee parking is off of Reservation Road which is accessed from Highway 20, or Indian Road (via Snee-Oosh from La Conner). Click a map below that shows this clearly:
Q3: Where do I park? Is there special Volunteer/Employee parking?
A: We have a patrolled Volunteer/Employee parking area with shuttle service “as available” 7a to 10p – otherwise a 10 minute walk. Here is a closeup map of the Swinomish Village and La Conner. Notice that Volunteer/Employee parking lots are numbers “8” and “9” at the top (North) in brown. Notice Vistor and Vendor Parking with Shuttle Routes too…
Q4: What is the best google map just to get to the town of La Conner?
- A:Map Centered on La Conner: Google Map.
Q5: Where can I camp?
A: Camping for volunteers will be located at the La Conner Middle School on Sixth Street in La Conner. There will be Portable Toilets there. Shuttle service is nearby at “Visitor Parking Area #2. When the Middle School kitchen is being used for the event, there will be showers
available in the gym. Shown in purple on this logistics map:
Q6:Can I take mass transit to get to the event?
A: Yes. Skagit Transit has runs from Mount Vernon through the Town of La Conner and Swinomish Village and then on to the Park and Ride near the East end of the Tommy Tompson Trail close to the City of Anacortes.
Q7: What is the bus schedule from Mt. Vernon?
A: Bus # 615 travels from the Skagit Transit Center, Kincaid St. @ I-5, to the Swinomish Nation via La Conner. See the schedule at www.skagittransit.org. – NOTE THE SEPARATE SATURDAY SCHEDULE at the bottom of the page. The fare is only $1. More information: 360-757-4433 or toll-free 877-584-7528..
Q8: I am interested in camping at the La Conner Schools, can you tell me more?
A: Yes! At the La Conner Schools, the middle school soccer fields and middle school gymnasium are available for camping. No vehicles are allowed on the fields, and no one is allowed on the baseball or football field. Parking is in designated parking areas. RV’s are allowed in the middle school parking lot, but there is no power for them to hook up to. The middle school gymnasium has
six restrooms and six showers that will be available 24hrs for campers. The middle school gym has a carpeted foyer, as well as the gymnasium floor, that folks can sleep on if they need to. This would probably be best for the folks with CPAP machines, as outlets are available inside. There will be a shuttle
to Swinomish Village from this area starting at 10:00 each day. There is also volunteer parking on the reservation if you choose to use it..
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