2014 Online Volunteer Youth Application and Waiver

    Policy on Youth Volunteers at the Roots & Blues Festival and Volunteer Party

    It is Festival policy that all volunteers between the ages of 14 and 17 must be the children of an active volunteer or be sponsored by an active adult volunteer who will take responsibility for them. The Festival reserves the right to determine who will be acceptable as responsible adults. The parent or responsible adult must sign a consent form before a minor is formally assigned to a crew.

    All youth volunteers will be expected to fulfill duties in order to receive volunteer benefits. They will be expected to conduct themselves appropriately.

    Volunteers between the ages of 14 - 17 will be placed to the best of the volunteer coordinator's ability but there is limited space availability and there are no guarantees of volunteers being placed.

    Volunteers under the age of 16 will not be assigned to handle cash.

    Volunteers under the age of 18 must be accompanied to the volunteer party by their volunteer sponsor.

    Sponsor's Declaration and Information

    I, have read the above policy and as a current volunteer with the Salmon Arm Roots & Blues Festival agree to take full responsibility for youth volunteer applicant . I understand that if they attend the volunteer party they must be accompanied by me and must conduct themselves in an acceptable manner.
    I hereby agree by checking this box

    Sponsors Email (required)

    Phone Number of Sponsor (required):

    Crew of Sponsor (required)

    Relationship to minor:

    Youth Volunteer's Information

    Returning Volunteer?


    Which area did you previously volunteer in?

    Personal Information

    Volunteers Full Name (required)


    Phone (required)

    Cell Number

    Volunteer's Email (required)

    Emergency Contact Person (required)

    Emergency Contact Phone Number (required)


    All About You

    Briefly explain why you are volunteering:

    Volunteer Committee/Areas You Prefer (please note that committee preference is not guaranteed):
    First Choice

    Second Choice

    Set-up or Teardown

    Pick either a Set-up or Teardown 4hr Shift: (Note: New Volunteers must select teardown)


    Pick one of three start times below:
    Morning 9am-1pmAfternoon 1pm-5pmEvening (Wed. Only) 5pm-9pm

    Event Shifts

    Pick one 4hr. Event Shift per day (start times vary by committee):
    (Please choose one Morning, one Afternoon & one Evening Shift)

    Friday Aug 17: MorningAfternoonEvening

    Saturday Aug 18: MorningAfternoonEvening

    Sunday Aug 19: MorningAfternoonEvening

    Additional Info

    Select T-Shirt Size

    I can lift 50lbs.


    Do you have special needs that we should know about? (for example diabetes, serious allergies, mobility restrictions).


    If yes, please explain:

    Skills, Trades, or Certificates:

    AdministrationCarpentryCash HandlingComputers / ITCrisis InterventionDecoratingFire Suppression S-100First Aid Level 1First Aid Level 2
    First Aid Level 3FlaggingFood SafeForklift TicketOffice SkillsSecurity TrainingSound TechStage Craft

    Other Skills

    Youth Volunteer Applicant's Declaration - Please read below and submit

    Volunteer Obligations
    I am aware of the fact that my application won’t be considered complete until I have sent my photo for my ID-badge (send photos as an attachment in a separate email with your name in it addressed to: vca2@rootsandblues.ca).
    If I'm applicant with the Salmon Arm Roots and Blues Festival I agree to be assigned where needed.
    I understand that additional information may be required before placement on some crews.
    I understand I am required to contribute a minimum of 16 hours (including a four hour set up or tear down shift depending on crew - first year volunteers must commit to a tear down shift ).
    I will take responsibility to know when my volunteer shifts are scheduled. I will contact the Head Supervisor.
    I agree to make myself available for shifts as required and fulfill the obligations with the Festival.
    I agree to comply with the Volunteer Code of Conduct of the Salmon Arm Roots and Blues Festival.
    Volunteer Code of Conduct

    As a volunteer you shall treat other volunteers, performers, staff, and the public with respect. If a conflict arises, resolution should be deferred to your crew Head Supervisor or the Volunteer Coordinator.
    Volunteers must arrive on shift sober and there shall be no use/consumption of alcohol by any volunteer who is on duty on the Festival site. Off-duty Volunteers are not to wear Volunteer T-shirts while in the Beer Gardens (Youth Volunteers are restricted from the Beer Gardens).
    There shall be no use/consumption of illegal substances by any volunteer on the Festival site. Abuse of this will result in immediate dismissal of the volunteer(s) from the Festival.
    Failure to contribute the minimum time requirements (16 hours) or failure to fulfill shift commitments without a satisfactory reason may result in being blacklisted from the Festival.
    Supervisors must set a positive example for other volunteers and be prepared to respond to greater expectations, take on greater responsibility, and follow through on commitments. Failure to fulfill commitments may result in replacement of the Supervisor for the next Festival.
    As a volunteer you shall not use any property belonging to the Festival for your own advantage. All volunteers must be honest and trustworthy.
    Remember that as a volunteer you are the face of the Festival and that it's important to present the Festival in a positive way.

    As a Youth Volunteer Applicant, I have read and agree to the Volunteer Obligations and the Volunteer Code of Conduct. I understand that if I attend the volunteer party I must be accompanied by my volunteer sponsor.
    I hereby agree by checking this box