I headed down to the Meadowlands Hilton yesterday morning to pick up my Super Bowl volunteer uniform. The line snaked Disneyworld-esque, filling the hotel lobby. Very patient senior volunteers circulated throughout the crowd with sample jackets so folks could try them on.
The wait was over an hour but well worth it. We received our photo id badge, a “thank you for volunteering” certificate, our volunteer playbook and a large mystery box:
We were reminded not to wear our gear before reporting for our shift and not to share items with non-volunteers. My daughter said it was like college; apparently there are very strict rules about who can and can’t wear fraternity and sorority letters.
Since I still embrace my inner Girl Scout (“Be Prepared!”), I’ll spend the next couple of weeks prepping facts about my shift locations: 59th and Lex and Midtown/Broadway. If you have a favorite restaurant or sight that you’d recommend, please let me know!