2017 TUCSON FOLK FESTIVAL VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES
With less than two months until Festival Weekend, the desert is warming up and so is the Kitchen! We’re looking for more volunteers than ever this year to make the festival run as smooth as possible, so if you’ve never volunteered for the Festival before, it’s a great time to start. It takes well over two-hundred volunteers (most working as little as a 2-hour shift) to keep the Folk Festival running smoothly. We use the SignUpGenius online program for our festival volunteers to see all the positions available along with the shifts scheduled.
It’s a fact . . . the Tucson Folk Festival could not happen each year without volunteer support! It’s such fun to be a part of this event! Click on the Sign Up Genius button to be a festival volunteer, or email the coordinators listed. The Coordinators will follow up with you regarding any training, if required, as well as, answer any questions you may have!
FESTIVAL VOLUNTEER & QUESTIONS:
CONTACT: Volunteer Coordinator, Chris Mikel: firstname.lastname@example.org
CLICK THE BUTTON BELOW
BEER GARDEN VOLUNTEER
Beer Garden Coordinator, Craig Teague: email@example.com
EMAIL CRAIG DIRECTLY
STAGE CREW VOLUNTEER (Emcee, Stage Mgr, Stage Asst.)
Stage Crew Coordinator, Jim Lipson: firstname.lastname@example.org
EMAIL JIM DIRECTLY
It is our incredible army of volunteers that truly enables the Tucson Folk Festival to remain FREE to the public! 32 years and counting!
Listed below is information on the various volunteer areas at the Festival:
Keep load/unload areas at El Presidio Park accessible to musicians and vendors
Assistant needed to help guard musicians equipment, oversee hospitality to musicians
Sell TKMA Items, such a Festival T-Shirts, Hats, etc., Musicians’ CDs. Festival Performer Check-in here. I-Phone or I-Pad a plus, as we utilize the Square for credit card purchases. Mandatory Training: April 22 or 23 – 1:30-3:30 PM at Start Up Tucson, 17 Pennington, Tucson, AZ.
Assist in loading TKMA items from storage and unloading items at Festival grounds and after Festival. Volunteers can elect to just load, unload or both!
Go through Festival grounds and replace trash bag receptacles located by each stage area. (Plus, with this job, you get to hear lots of great music as you move around!)
Sell raffle tickets for raffle items
Operate CD recording machine to record individual musician’s performances for individual performers. Click on this: Recorder Training Video Mandatory Training: April 22 or April 23 (Tentative Dates) 12:30 – 2:30 p.m. at La Cocina
SECURITY – ART MUSEUM-EDUC BLDG, TKMA BEER GARDEN, LA COCINA & PRESIDIO MUSEUM
Located at all entrances of either Beer Garden, La Cocina and Presidio Museum to ensure no alcohol containers are taken outside of the area. Important volunteer position. Back up personnel will be available for assistance, if needed.
- Contact: Craig Teague, TKMA Beer Garden Manager, at email@example.com for TKMA Beer Garden.
- Contact: Chris Mikel, TKMA Volunteer Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org for security at the other locations.
SET UP/TAKE DOWN
Once items are unloaded, we need volunteers to take them to specific areas as directed. We will take all the volunteers we can get to help! This is one of the most important volunteer positions to assist with. During the Festival, before each Headliner show, we need help transporting chairs from other areas to the Plaza Stage area, too. Sunday night at the close of the Festival, we then will need help taking down items and loading them onto the truck. BIG JOBS!
Sell water and soda!
TICKETS/POURERS – BEER GARDEN
Sell tickets, check ID / Pour beer
TKMA TABLE near Stages
Sell Festival/TKMA items. I-Phone or I-Pad a plus, as we utilize the Square for credit card purchases
Escort volunteers to locations, if needed. Check on volunteers throughout the Festival periodically. Assist in Volunteer Tent.
Check in volunteers. Assist with Hospitality in Volunteer Tent.