Volunteer as a Festival Center Host at Epcot® Volunteers Gain Entrance to the Festival and Earn FNGLA CEUs The 2017 Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival is another exceptional event and another great opportunity for FNGLA to showcase the industry and Florida's gardening offerings to the expected audience of over 2 million consumers. 2017 marks FNGLA's 19th year of participation. For 2017, FNGLA is offering an awesome volunteer opportunity for members and for FNGLA Certified Professionals.
Festival Center Host Opportunities: Showcasing Houseplants FNGLA is seeking members and FNGLA certified professionals to serve as FNGLA festival center hosts and to assist park guests. Starting opening day and then each Friday, Saturday and Sunday of the festival: March 1 - May 28, 2017. Volunteers can pick from two different shifts: morning shift is10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. or afternoon from 12:30 – 3 p.m.
Volunteer Now!Please provide your top choices of dates and times as well as a contact number and we will coordinate a time for your service!
In the Festival Center: A Hub of Activity FNGLA will serve as a host organization to the festival center, anchored at the 800 square foot interior plant area focused on sending the message “houseplants are good.” The festival center is also center-stage for the Flower & Garden Festival’s education sessions and other industry organizations. You'll also find official festival gear and lots of activity in this area.
While every year’s festival center is slightly different, get an idea of the area via this past video featuring the festival center:
While we are able to allow garden-qualified friends and spouses to serve as FNGLA volunteers, they must be able to fulfill the host duties inclusive of garden-specific questions. We cannot allow volunteers under 18 to participate. All FNGLA volunteers gain entrance to the park for the day of their commitment and are free to enjoy Epcot and the festival before and after their volunteer time, however please refrain from rides as they are reserved for paid park guests. FNGLA Certified Professionals will also receive 3 CEUs for their volunteer service.
FNGLA is delighted to partner with the Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival to spotlight plants as an everyday enjoyment, a family–centered activity, part of the indoor air quality solution, and an element of sustainability. We hope you will consider volunteering your time to be a part of FNGLA’s consumer outreach efforts.
FNGLA membership renewals will be emailed next week, so be sure to check your inbox! Yes, it’s time to renew your membership for 2017/18. FNGLA proudly represents your business interests, yet FNGLA’s effectiveness is dependent on your continued membership. So, please renew your commitment as soon as you receive it.
Your dues renewal form is your best opportunity to contribute to the FNGLA-PAC! Astoundingly, last year’s highly-active state election campaigns resulted in one-half of the Florida House members are brand new! So, FNGLA needs to educate these fresh faces about your business needs and our industry’s issues. Yet, FNGLA-PAC’s coffers today are way too thin. Please add your generous contribution to FNGLA-PAC –one of the most powerful tools in FNGLA’s advocacy toolbox! FNGLA is ready to continue serving you. Please feel welcome to contact your FNGLA office at 800-375-3642 with any questions about your membership renewal. Thank you!