Policy on Youth Volunteers at the ROOTSandBLUES Festival and Volunteer Party

It is Festival policy that all volunteers between the ages of 14 and 18 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 agree to the Waiver and Release of Liability 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 – 18 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 19 must be accompanied to the volunteer party by their volunteer sponsor.

Volunteer Crews Open to Youth (14-18 yrs)

• Backstage Decoration
Helping decorate the festival the backstage area
25 Hours pre and post festival
Please note this crew has limited positions

• Camping – Must be 16+
Responsible for creating and maintaining an efficient, safe, and clean camping environment
Volunteers are accepted at Head Supervisors discretion

• Camping Set Up – Must be 16+
32 Hours pre and post festival
Must be volunteering with active sponsor
Must be able to lift 30lbs
Volunteers are accepted at Head Supervisors discretion

• Children’s Area
Face painting, craft making, games – fun for the kids in general

• Host Crew
Creates a welcoming and safe environment for everyone
Greet patrons and help answer questions

• Ice & Water – Must be 16+
Must be volunteering with active sponsor
Volunteers are accepted at Head Supervisors discretion
Deliver Ice and Water throughout the festival

• Infrastructure – Must be 16+
Must be volunteering with active sponsor
Must be able to lift 30lbs and work outside 32 hours pre and post festival

• Media – Must be 16+
Volunteers are accepted at Head Supervisors discretion
Please note this crew has limited positions

• Merchandise – Must be 16+
Volunteers are accepted at Head Supervisors discretion
Responsible for sales of Salmon Arm Folk Music Society’s merchandise during the Festival weekend

• Parking – Must be 16+
Must be volunteering with active sponsor
Responsible for giving direction to parking patrons and collecting the parking fee

• Stage Crew – Must be 16+
Volunteers are accepted at Head Supervisors discretion
Assists with various duties requested by the Stage Manager
Must have stage or music experience

• Volunteer Centre – Must be 16+
Assisting volunteers when they access the site

• Volunteer Lounge – Must be 16+
Help to prepare and serve food to volunteers

• Volunteer Kiosk – Must be 16+
Must be volunteering with active sponsor
Volunteers are accepted at Head Supervisors discretion
Crew provides volunteers with their meal vouchers for each shift worked