served on the Interactive Panels crew during the SXSW Interactive section of the conference as a Shift Leader in the Green Room. Work included tidying up space for panelists, making sure that panelist needs and questions were attended to, and coordinating with my two volunteers to fill in other places (such as crowd control) when needed.
volunteered at CFC North from 11:30-2:30, learned way around center and shadowed with a fellow volunteer to learn process of preparing returns and quality review process.
attended Accelerated Tax Training from 9am to 5:30pm, located at Skyline Terrace, learned to use the TaxWise software with an incredibly detailed scenario with a lot of various examples and completed this tax return with all of the different schedules attached.
got to paint the former water fountain into a bench, but we're not done yet so I hope to return sometime soon.
This was a great experience - I was able to volunteer with a couple other Service Scholars for our booth for Longhorn Halloween. The booth was simple - hit a scarecrow with four birds on its shoulders and knock all of the birds off with beanbags. Although everyone who attempted got the same amount of candy, all of the kids had a blast and I loved seeing all the different costumes that all the kids and parents were wearing.
Longhorn Halloween, Day of and Tear Down: added final touches onto Haunted House and acted as a scarer in the "hospital" themed room. I then tore down the Haunted House after the event was over.
worked 2 hours for APO's bi-annual Blood Drive - promoted giving blood to the MD Anderson Blood Bank through signage and catchy slogans
Longhorn Halloween Set-up & Tear Down: continued to set up for our annual Haunted House at the Frank Erwin Center, including finishing up putting up the hallways and beginning to decorate each room with a certain theme.
This trip is my third time to ASA, and I did the standard thing of condom packet making. I worked mostly with my friends and stayed for an extra thirty minutes after they left, but my packet making pace was a lot better than the last time I was at ASA. If I would have stayed longer, I could have outdone my personal record of 170 packets in 4 hours but I may just have to find out if I can do it next time I come to ASA.
Longhorn Halloween Set-up: ran to APO storage unit to grab supplies for our annual Haunted House, then came back to the Frank Erwin Center and began assembling the hallways of the house in the Multipurpose room using metal poles and heavy black tarp.