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Thank 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 each of the festival days and nights.

VOLUNTEER SHIFTS


--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 to make sure you qualify.

--There are jobs that require physical exertion, like 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.

--PLEASE REMEMBER THERE IS NO DRINKING ALCOHOL DURING YOUR VOLUNTEER SHIFT.

--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 Susan Hensley at 619-548-7036 or email susanhensley68@gmail.com

GATOR VOLUNTEER PACKAGE


Volunteer T-Shirt- Each volunteer will be given a volunteer T-shirt to be picked up in Green Area at the west end of the festival (behind the Mardi Gras Stage). Wear this T-shirt during your shift.
YOU MUST SIGN UP BY APRIL 24TH TO BE GUARANTEED A T-SHIRT.

PARKING


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


In exchange for your work, 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). You receive one free day for every 4 hour shift you work. These free days are not transferable. 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. The 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.

RESERVED SHIFTS


There are a number of jobs that are password protected. These jobs are reserved for those that have worked the job before, 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 if you are interested in working a shift.

Administration


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 and turn it in to your supervisor.

ART WALK


This job is to handle the Gator festival booth at the Art Walk in Little Italy April 28th and 29th. You will be promoting our festival and handing out brochures to Art Walk attendees. Please contact Maryann Blinkhorn for information and password to sign up for these shifts. maryann@gatorbythebay.com or 619-540-2768.

BTSC Booth


Please contact Carole Osborne for shift approval and password. carole.os@gmail.com or 858-735-6314.

Concert Food Servers


These are the food servers for the Thursday night concert. Please contact Kate Reifers at katethepoetess@gmail.com or 619-508-3185.

Dance Decorations


This job is decorating the hotel ballroom for the Saturday night dance. Please contact Renee Fry at 619-755-3243.

Photographers


Event photographers must be approved in advance. Please contact Susan Hensley at 619-548-7036 or susanhensley68@gmail.com. Photographers must also sign a Photographer’s Agreement before entering the festival the first time.

Pre-Festival Office Help


Help is needed at the Gator office the two weeks prior to the festival. You must have attended the festival before. It is preferable that you have worked this job previously. You must be able to answer and transfer phone calls, process credit card ticket sales and general office work. Please contact Susan Hensley at susanhensley68@gmail.com or 619-548-7036.

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 susanschiele45@gmail.com or 619-405-1785.

Video Assistants


Volunteers will assist the film crew. Those without professional video camera experience will be responsible for keeping a watchful eye on equipment and assist film crew in changing locations.
Please contact Andrea Peinado, for shift approval and password. aypeinado@gmail.com or (619) 855-0828. You may start contacting her after April 15th.

PLEASE NOTE THAT THE LIST OF OPEN SHIFTS BELOW CAN BE RESORTED BY NAME OF JOB, DAY OF JOB AND LOCATION.

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