The 21st Annual Roots and Blues Festival is now accepting volunteer applications!
All Volunteers must fill out the new 2013 Volunteer Application Form below and either an adult or youth version of the Volunteer Waiver Form also below. Any person between the ages of 14-17 (youth) must have a parent or guardian sponsor signature on their youth volunteer waiver form (see form).
Returning volunteers must send in their forms before May 15, 2013 to confirm their volunteer area from the previous festival. After May 15th, all volunteers will be accepted on a first come, first serve basis and assigned to an area of need.
Completed forms may be faxed to 250 – 833 – 4097, or scanned and attached to an email sent to firstname.lastname@example.org, or mailed back to SAFMS Volunteers, Box 21, Salmon Arm, B.C. V1E 4N2. Remember we will also need a photo for your I.D. badge if we don’t have one on file already. These may be emailed as an attachment (jpg. format) to email@example.com.
For any further questions please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Join other volunteers on the official Roots and Blues Volunteer Facebook page! Click here
VOLUNTEER REGISTRATION DEADLINE is August 1, 2013 at 5:00 pm!
REQUIREMENTS TO VOLUNTEER
|•||Volunteers are expected to commit 16 hours minimum with 4 hours dedicated to event set-up or tear down. The remaining 12 hours are split up into one 4-hour shift on each day of the Festival. All new volunteers will be required to help with teardown. Returning volunteers have the option to choose either a set-up or teardown shift.|
|•||Infrastructure Crew volunteer commitment is 32 hours – scheduled pre and post festival (Infrastructure Crew is free during the 3 days of the Festival).|
|•||Whether you are a returning or new volunteer, you must attend one crew meeting to participate in the Festival|
BENEFITS FROM VOLUNTEERING
|•||Volunteer T-Shirt & cool lanyard! A BPH-free refillable water flask!|
|•||Comraderie and Fun!|
|•||Drinks and snacks at the Volunteer Lounge and one meal per day during the Festival.|
|•||The Legendary Roots & Blues Volunteer Party (volunteers under 18 must be accompanied to the party by an adult volunteer sponsor).|
VOLUNTEER COMMITTEES LIST
Individuals that have experience in accounting and bookkeeping will find this committee to be a good fit.
Boogie Barn Pub
A new committee last year, this laid back watering hole proved to be a favorite among performers and patrons. This committee fills very fast and we need volunteers with Serving it Right certification. You must be at least 19 to work in the Barn Pub.
Experience behind a beverage counter? Comfortable serving alcohol and dealing with patrons in this type of environment? You must be 19 years of age to work in the Beer Garden.
Ideal candidates are people who are comfortable dealing with the public and handling money. If you have retail experience, this maybe a perfect fit.
This committee provides a safe alternative for patrons who want to celebrate, but do not want to have to risk driving after a long day of fun! We need adult volunteers for this committee.
Interested in providing fun activities for children? We are open to any new ideas you may have to make the 2013 Festival another great year for kids!
You can only join this crew if you are between the ages of 14-18 and have submitted an application with creative materials for consideration. If interested, please ask the Volunteer Coordinator for more information.
Volunteers in this committee will be the first contact for many of our patrons and guests. In this committee, volunteers will be placed all over the Festival grounds; Volunteers will be stationed at each gate and be available as general event support as required. All ages can join this committee.
Provide non-emergency medical attention to all Festival participants. If you are a paramedic, nurse, or are employed as a medical practitioner, we would be delighted for you to join this committee.
Ice and Water
Supplying these items to all hospitality areas. To drive a vehicle, ATV or Gator you must be over the age of 19.
Providing the public with information on schedule changes, site layout and community services. The Centre also offers SAFMS memberships and Festival programs for sale.
Volunteers in this area will be able to see every show they want as they are only obligated to perform their shifts before and after the event. This is why this committee has a higher time commitment (32 hours). Due to the physical nature of the work involved in this crew, only individuals able to lift 35-50+ lbs. and are physically fit will be allowed to join this committee.
This crew organizes interviews during the Festival between the performers and the media (e.g. print, radio and television).
Why work for the Gap when you can sell our wonderful hemp made shirts and other great items to benefit the Roots and Blues Festival? If you have salesmanship moxie in your blood, then this is your committee!
Do you like being busy in a fast paced environment? The time will fly by as you help direct traffic in the paid parking area.
Transporting performers between the airport, accommodations and the Festival. A Class 4 license is an asset.
Enjoy the sound of your own voice, and/or ever feel the need to address complete strangers? If yes, then selling raffle tickets is the gig for you! This is a great committee if you enjoy meeting and talking to people!
Do you enjoy cracking heads and being the big tough guy in the room? If yes, this is not the committee for you. We need calm, assertive and nonjudgmental individuals. Although, at times we do need volunteers to enforce rules and policies, we want our security volunteers to be relaxed and easy-going. Security volunteers may be screened with a criminal record background check.
This Committee could give you a jolt if you lack the experience working with electricity, and this is why we prefer volunteers who have electrical experience to join this committee.
You must have a background in operating a vehicle or ATV safely to be a member in this Committee. It’s not a necessary skill, but if you have a forklift certificate you would be a great asset to this committee. To drive a vehicle, ATV or Gator you must be over the age of 19.
A background in theatre is a good start to be a part of this committee. This is a very fast paced environment and the time commitment will be higher. The actual time commitment is based on the discretion of the Stage Manager.
This team directs the food and craft vendors to their designated area at the site and is the main liaison between the Festival and the vendor. Keeping our vendors happy and feeling supported is the main duty of this committee.
Assist the Volunteer Coordinator to run the Volunteer Centre and help out in all activities directly related to supporting the Festival volunteers.
Hand out volunteer vendor vouchers to the hungry volunteers. Depending if it is before meal time individuals with quick hands may be required for this committee.
Working within a strong team, setting up a relaxing space and setting out snack and drinks for volunteers during the Festival. Food Safe an asset.
The volunteers in this committee set up and run the Volunteer Party. Volunteer Party crew will have the opportunity to see a lot of the Festival shows as the main shifts are between 11:00 PM to 3:00 AM on Sunday night.
We have many people ranging from volunteer supervisors to staff to patrons who are relying on your commitment to ensure this event will be produced with highest degree of commitment possible. To this end we require that only those who are sincere about fulfilling this commitment apply to volunteer. Serving it Right & Food Safe an asset.
If you have any further questions please contact our volunteer department at 250-833-4096 or by email.