Interested in trading your time for a festival experience you’ll never forget? Volunteer at Bacon Fest! Bacon fest knows that our volunteers are the very heart of our event. We deeply appreciate the efforts of so many who join us each year. Volunteers support the festival staff, fans, sponsors, and artists to ensure that everyone at fest has an unforgettable, exciting, fun, and safe time. Volunteers assist with everything from setup to takedown, transportation, hospitality, merchandise sales, and numerous other tasks.
If you have any questions about volunteering for the Bacon Fest in November of 2016, contact Kim Kmetz.
We look forward to working with you!
In exchange for becoming a Bacon Crew Volunteer, you’ll receive a t-shirt, amazing opportunities and a fun time! Plus, when you’re not working, you will be free to experience the festival! Please read the volunteer requirements, and information completely. Individual volunteer positions will be assigned based on festival needs.
What are the requirements to be a Volunteer?
• All Volunteers must be registered with and confirmed by the festival.
• Volunteers must be 18 years or older on or before November 1, 2016. *Volunteers in any area involving alcohol must be 21 years or older on or before November 1, 2016
• Once accepted and scheduled, volunteers will be notified by email. Please provide a valid email address at the time of registration. This will be the main way that we communicate with you!
• While we do our best to schedule you where you would like and notify you of your placement, you may be asked to fill in at other positions when needed.
• There is zero tolerance for volunteers drinking alcohol or under the influence of alcohol or illegal drugs during your shift.
• Volunteers who work a minimum of 8 hours throughout the festival receive a long sleeve t-shirt.
• Some volunteer positions will required you to attend a 1 hour orientation.
• Volunteers should wear sturdy, closed-toe shoes.
• Volunteers must be on-time for all shifts. Plan to arrive 30 minutes early and keep traffic in mind!
• Volunteers will check-in before their shift.
• Volunteers will keep assigned area and nearby festival grounds clean and free of trash.
• Volunteers will smile and provide pleasant customer service.
My bestie is also volunteering, can you coordinate my shift with his or hers?
When you fill out your applications be sure to indicate their name. Keep in mind that with so many volunteers and many varied needs we cannot guarantee your assignment with friends, but we will certainly try!
Is transportation provided?
No. All volunteers are responsible for their own transportation to and from the festival.
Should I bring anything?
You might want to bring sunscreen, a water bottle, and a snack. Depending on weather, you might want to bring extra layers of clothing.
SET-UP / TAKE DOWN
Setup/take down Captains – Oversee set-up/take down of area, update Area or Stage Manager about any issues before leaving.
Areas: Circle, N 3rd, S 3rd, 300, 200 Northampton St
Set-up – Saturday – 6 people from 5am to 10 am
Take down – Sunday – 6 people from 4 pm to 9 pm
Setup/take down Volunteers – Involves heavy lifting! Setup volunteers will assist with preparing for the event. Tasks include booth setup, placing signage (includes the use of some simple tools), setting up registration areas, distributing event materials for partners.
Set-up – Friday – 12 people in the afternoon/evening
Set-up – Saturday – 12 people from 5 am to 10 am
Take down- Sunday – 12 people from 4 pm to 9 pm
Area Manager – Manage ticketed areas, contests, demos (except music stages at S 3rd, N 3rd, SOR and Connexions)
Areas: S 3rd Lot, Circle, 200 Northampton Lot,
Entrance Booth Manager (1 per entrance gate all day)
Entrance Booth Volunteers – collect $2 suggested donation, give schedules, answer questions, at end of day ask folks to fill out exit survey.
2 people from 5 am to 9 am for setup and guide vendors to correct area
2 people from 9 am to 1:45 pm – 9 am move gates into place to stop vehicles from entering festival grounds
2 people from 1:15 pm to 6 pm take down and stop vehicles from re-entering the fest until after 6 pm or approved by EPD
2 people for breaks
Information Booth Manager – Oversee all aspects of Information Booth.
Information Booth Volunteer – Volunteers working at information will assist the Information Booth Manager to operate the information booth as smoothly as possible. Volunteers must become knowledgeable about the event as they will be asked a variety of questions and must be able to communicate special requests to event staff. Customer service skills are very important. Volunteers will be provided with all relevant information, including a map and an information binder. Volunteers will also be in charge of keeping track of lost and found items.
Runners – Assist with various projects around the festival from setting up work and event areas to helping with the operational and production sides of the festival site. Will run for whatever supplies are needed, might be asked to drive to offsite location, and deliver them to the person or area needing them asap. Could require heavy lifting. Be prepared to run errands or fill in wherever we need volunteers at the time.
Announcers – Announcements including band intros and contests. Scripts will be provided, but adlib is acceptable as long as it’s family friendly.
Floater – Are you flexible and willing to help wherever? Volunteers scheduled as floaters will assist festival staff where needed, and must be very flexible and ready to do anything! Be prepared to run errands or fill in wherever we need volunteers at the time.
Shuttle Lots – Shuttle Stop – Parking Lot