#64 – Overland Expo West 2019 | Our Volunteer Experience


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Our first stop when we arrived in the Flagstaff, Arizona area was Marshall Lake. We were anxious to explore the forest roads and have a day or so to relax and be secluded before the big event.

Then the day arrived that we packed up and loaded up on fuel and groceries in Flagstaff and headed to Fort Tuthill.

Overland Expo West is a huge event. This would be our third time attending the West event, second time volunteering. We wanted to get there early to get settled in and get a the lay of the land before our first shift. We would be camped for six nights and seven days to enjoy the event.

The first person we saw when we arrived was Dean Shirley of East Coast Overland Adventures. He pointed us in the right direction for a camp spot that would be great for our solar production. We ended up being neighbors.

Our volunteer shifts were Thursday and Friday mornings and were on call on Saturday. Even though the Expo was open to the public on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, our first shift was on Thursday to help check in Overland Experience guests.

We were just two of over 250 volunteers who helped navigate over 22,000 attendees. Fort Tuthill certainly became a city for the weekend.

In this week’s episode, we share some details of our volunteer experience at Overland Expo West 2019. We hope you enjoy.

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