GATOR BY THE BAYCheck your status hereThank you for considering a volunteer shift at our festival. We value each of our volunteers as they are what makes this festival work smoothly from set up to clean up, and during the festival days and nights.
Typically shifts last 4 hours, although there are shifts that are 3 hours and a few are longer. Be sure to look at the shift times and be sure to read the job descriptions. There are jobs that require physical exertion, lifting and climbing ladders. Other jobs are sitting at a table giving out information. It is extremely important that you arrive to your shift on time, so be sure to allow enough time to park, get to the festival gates, check in and then report to your jobs. If your shift ends early, please contact Kate Reifers in the Green Area for another assignment. If you know in advance that you will be unable to work your shift, please let us know. You can do this online by logging in to your profile, or by calling me at 858-275-2183.
GATOR VOLUNTEER PACKAGE
Volunteer T-Shirt- Each volunteer will be given a volunteer T-shirt to be picked up in the Gazebo in the center of the festival. Wear this T-shirt during your shift. YOU MUST SIGN UP BY MAY 3RD TO BE GUARANTEED A T-SHIRT.
The festival tries to supply the lowest cost parking possible. However, the days of free parking are gone. You will receive an email from me the week before the festival with parking and shuttle information.
FREE DAY AT THE FESTIVAL
You will receive free entrance to the festival for the entire day and evening of the day you work your shift. Those who work during set up (Tuesday through Thursday) and Clean Up (Monday) may choose another day to attend the festival (Friday, Saturday or Sunday). To claim your free day, please enter through one of the Volunteer Entrance Gates.
CHECKING INTO THE FESTIVAL
You should enter through one of the Volunteer Entrance Gates at either end of the festival. You will be asked to sign your timecard and you will get a wristband for the day. All volunteer entrance is now automated, so you must sign up online in advance of the festival. If you did not sign the disclaimer when you signed up, you will be asked to do so at this point.
PLEASE REMEMBER THERE IS NO DRINKING DURING YOUR VOLUNTEER SHIFT.
There are a number of jobs that are password protected. These jobs are reserved for those that have worked the job before and have specific experience or that need to be screened and approved for that job. Below is a list of jobs that are password protected and who to get in touch with for approval and password.
This job is reserved for those who have worked for the festival throughout the year. Please ask your supervisor for the password to sign up for work you have already done. Also, be sure to fill out a time card.
Please contact Carole Osborne for shift approval and password. firstname.lastname@example.org or 858-735-6314.
Concert Food Servers
These are the food servers for the Thursday night concert. Please contact Kate Reifers at email@example.com.
This job is decorating the dance ballroom for the Saturday night dance. Please contact Renee Fry at 619-755-3243.
Event photographers must be approved in advance. Please contact Susan Hensley at firstname.lastname@example.org or 858-275-2183.
Pre-Festival Office Help
Help is needed at the Gator office the two weeks prior to the festival. You must be able to answer and transfer phone calls, process credit card ticket sales and general office work. Please contact Susan Hensley at email@example.com or 858-275-2183.
Set Up Fence Flags
The fence flag poles are put together on Tuesday and then installed on the chain link fence on Wednesday. This requires some physical strength and agility. Please contact Susan Schiele at firstname.lastname@example.org or 619-405-1785.
Set Up Tent Flags
If you have done this job before, please contact Michael Whitely at email@example.com. 858-603-1509 for approval and password. This job takes place on Tuesday morning.
This job is to assist Al Gardner 619-929-5600 or Andrea Peinado his assistant at firstname.lastname@example.org. This job requires direct experience with video cameras and their use. Do not start contacting them until April 15th.
PLEASE NOTE THAT THE LIST OF OPEN SHIFTS BELOW CAN BE RESORTED BY NAME OF JOB, DAY OF JOB, AND LOCATION.
Please contact me if you have any questions or problems signing up:
email@example.com or 858-275-2183.