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From the ground up: Volunteer. Build a movement.

You’ve never been one to sit back and watch when something really great is taking shape.

You jump in with both feet. You dig in. You are energized by others who are ready to change the world, starting in their own backyard.

You are a change-maker in your own unique way, and because of that, you know you’ll be a perfect fit for the team…

Are you ready to get in at the ground level? To be the roots of this grassroots movement?

Is this you? Let’s talk!

See below for volunteer crews and descriptions…

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Here is the 10,000 foot view (we drill down into the details if you just let your fingers do the scrolling!) 

Team Coordinators:

You would be responsible for planning coordination of one of the key areas such as DIY kids, first aid, environment, site management, attendee hospitality, and food service. You will also manage a few volunteers, and work as part of a larger team of festival organizers. We’ll be counting on you to provide reports, to manage and work within a budget, and participate in team coordinator meetings (and fun gatherings!)

 

Each coordinator receives a complimentary fest ticket, a fest t-shirt, a Fest Food Lane lunch on us, a post-fest dinner on us, and a special post-fest thank you.

 

Positions at a glance – keep scrolling for a detailed list of team coordinator positions along with their full descriptions.

 

 

Festival-day Volunteers:

You commit to spending a half-day shift on one of our key teams the day before or the day of the festival.

Receive a complimentary ticket to the festival, a Fest Food Lane snack ticket and your own print copy of the fest’s Heart of a Homesteader manifesto – and more – get in touch to learn the details!

You’ll find more detail on all of the positions below, and if you have any questions let us know and we’ll answer them.

We love it when you *dig in*!

 


Volunteering Up Close: Team Coordinator Position Details

 

Attendee Hospitality Coordinator

With over 300 guests on a large property, we want to ensure everyone can easily find their way to parking, workshops, food and water, washrooms, and first aid.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Plan and oversee parking – staff will help direct people where to park
  • Organize festival-day volunteers to greet attendees, provide directions to key areas, etc.
  • Food service and water station set up, maintenance, and monitoring
  • Manage and oversee a small team of festival-day volunteers

Get in touch!

 


First-Aid Coordinator 

You believe in a combination of western and alternative medicine. You have experience running a first aid station in the past for major events and know their requirements. You’re organized enough to think of things like having emergency numbers on hand and keep an ambulance path clear on the fest site. You don’t expect accidents. But you’re always prepared for them.

Though we hope that this service will go unused, we’d like to prepare in order to serve our attendees. Must have experience and training in regular and/or alternative medicine.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Help to choose a location for the first aid station
  • Plan and budget for necessary supplies and signage (including inventory of existing supplies)
  • Liaise with local emergency personnel to create an emergency plan so emergency vehicles have easy access and we have contact numbers for local emergency personnel.
  • Manage and oversee a small team of festival-day volunteers

Get in touch!

 


FESTIVAL DAY VOLUNTEER POSITIONS

Please let us know a first and second choice area as space is limited. Thank you for joining the team!

Positions

Kids’ Area support. Children are the responsibility of their parents. This is not a child-minding area. That means as a volunteer, you’re job is to help with faciliation of kids’ area activities and help our little homesteaders have a blast!

 Market. You may be asked to help in one of the following areas:

  • Set up (day before or morning of)
  • Tear down (evening of)
  • Helping to check in market vendors and show them their spaces, etc.

Attendee Hospitality. You may be asked to help in one of the following areas:

  • Greeting
  • Parking directions
  • Site directions
  • Security

Site Prep & Maintenance. You may be asked to help in one of the following areas:

  • Set up (day before)
  • Tear down (evening of)
  • Fest-day maintenance – tents, toilet paper refills, moving things as needed, etc.
  • PA and other tech needs
  • Waste management – composting, recycling, garbage

First-Aid. Experience and training necessary. Conventional or alternative health care welcome – we desire a balance of the two.

 Music. Helping with set up, keeping music on schedule, tear down of equipment, etc.