If you're going to volunteer, please turn up
What an exhausting day yesterday was. We set up at Bishan Park for World Animal Day just past 9 am, but there was a problem picking up the merchandise, so the transport person had to drop all the cages, and then go back to pick up the merchandise.
We also were a bit stuck on the adoptions side. As I mentioned, the person who volunteered to be in charge on Friday pulled out at the last minute, which meant that we had to scramble and get everything organised. Apparently, she told the head of adoptions she didn't realise she had to do so much. It DOES a certain amount of co-ordination, but it isn't that difficult. With some of the other committee members, we pulled it together in less than a day.
Please, don't volunteer and then pull out at the last minute - being an almost completely run volunteer organisation, it really makes things difficult for the rest of the volunteers. I've had to pull double duty shifts in the past when I was volunteering because people just didn't show and didn't bother to call. Of course, if there really is a good reason you can't come (and emergencies of course do happen), we will completely understand, but not turning up for no good reason means someone else is going to have to do the work. Either don't volunteer, or else, show up when you're supposed to.
At any rate, we got the cats down, the show set up and everything up and running by around 11 am. Thanks to all the volunteers who DID come - some of whom came at the last minute to help out when we asked for help. You guys are the best! Some people stayed the whole day from morning till night too.