2018 Volunteer Committee Descriptions

/2018 Volunteer Committee Descriptions
2018 Volunteer Committee Descriptions 2017-12-17T19:30:12+00:00

NOTE: The number of hours indicated is the total commitment required. As a rule, this is divided into 2 or more shifts. Shift schedules are made by each individual coordinator. Ask your coordinator for particular shift arrangements.

*It is essential that our volunteers fulfill their weekend commitment.  With the exception of unforeseen emergencies, if you do not fulfill your 2018 volunteer commitment, we won’t be able to accommodate you in the future.

IMPORTANT!  ALL VOLUNTEERS MUST ATTEND THE VOLUNTEER MEETING ON FRIDAY NIGHT AT THE DANCE STAGE!

 

Access: 10-12 hrs/13+ years – Assist people with disabilities in a variety of situations. Read signs, maintain access lanes to various stages and areas in front of those stages. Must be able to work both festival days until Sunday evening. No Friday work. Advantages: most of the work takes place at the performance stages! Disadvantages: you have to be attentive and working at the stage, not just watching the performer.

Requirements: ability to push people in wheelchairs over rough terrain, sense of humor, ability to work extensively and sensitively with the public, commitment to teamwork, attention to detail, common sense. Creative problem solving a plus.

Artisanal Food and Farm Market: 10 hrs/18+ years

Volunteers on Friday afternoon and evening and Saturday morning will help welcome and orient vendors and decorate our tent/stage area.  On Saturday and Sunday, volunteers will facilitate the smooth operation of our vendor area and help out with any issues that arise and maintain a safe, clean market space with good traffic flow.  

 

Audience Camping: 12 hrs, 16+ yrs –
Hours vary but we ALL work from 7AM to 2PM on Saturday. We clean and decorate the pavilion and set up sound equipment for the after party. We set up and oversee games for the kids and help children roast marshmallows and make s’mores on Friday and Saturday nights. We are responsible for greeting and registering arriving campers and maintaining all park rules including fires and dogs. We direct parking for maximum efficiency.  And our most important job is to help to ensure that campers return next year with family and friends.  
Requirements: Positive helpful attitude and a sense of humor. Must be willing to cheerfully start at 7am on Saturday morning.

 

Before & After (this means BEFORE AND AFTER THE FESTIVAL, NOT ONE OR THE OTHER): 16+ hrs/15+ years
Fast-paced, physically demanding set up and take down banners, poles and displays, snow fence, deliver and collect tables and chairs, assist as needed with signs. Any other work as requested; work closely with Site Crew. Rain or shine.
Requirements: physically fit. All day Friday starting at 8am and Monday 8am to 5pm. There may be some work Saturday morning plus on-call availability. Pick-up truck a plus! Friday and Monday meals with Site Crew.

 

Box Office (Ticket Sales): 10 hrs/18+ years – Sell & process ticket sales in Box Office.
Requirements: alert, reliable, honest, cordial (first contact with audience). Coordinator reserves the right of approval on all volunteers.

 

Clearwater Store: 10 hours/18+years (16+ with committee coordinators’ approval) 
MUST BE ABLE TO WORK BOTH FESTIVAL DAYS TILL 9PM. Volunteers will set up and oversee both Clearwater and Performer Merchandise tables. Volunteers will assist customers and ring up purchases.  They will also assist with the check in/out of performer merchandise.  We do have a very limited volunteer shift on Friday night to help with setup.  You can either be a runner or a CSV (ringer).  Retail experience and knowledge of Clearwater is helpful.  CSV (ringers) will be selected prior to the festival.  If you are interested in being a ringer, please make a note on your application.

Children’s Area10 hrs/18+ years/14+ years with coordinator approval – Assist in supervising a diversity of children’s activities including face painting, art, hair wraps, and sensory play. Volunteers should be high energy and willing to talk to and play with kids of all ages from toddlers to teens! The children’s area does NOT provide child care, parents are asked to stay and play with children under 10. Children’s area volunteers are tasked with engaging and expanding the minds of Clearwater’s next generation!

Requirements: You should enjoy playing with children. Bonus points if you’re willing to get dirty!
Advantages: What’s better than playing with kids and having a great vantage point for watching and listening at the Family Stage?!


Communications: 12 hrs/18+ years – The central nervous system of Revival, working around the clock with radios, pagers & phones, to keep key personnel connected and information flowing. Must enjoy working with people. Special incentives to work night shifts.

Clearwater Education: 10 hrs/14+ years – The Clearwater Education Department runs 2 tents (Discovery and Tideline) where we have collections of HR life, river-inspired arts and crafts projects, and interpretive displays addressing current challenges facing the river. Volunteers should be comfortable speaking with the public, but training on specific information (HR fish, invertebrates, environmental issues) will be given.

Requirements: Some basic display set-up is required, but motivation and enthusiasm are all that will be needed. Prepare to be enthusiastic and involved with festival attendees of all ages!

Drinking Water: Two three-hour shifts each day/16+ years – Selling water.

Requirements: awareness of hygienic food handling, confident in simple math, reliable in handling money.

Environmental Action/Green Cities: 10 hrs/16+ years – Build displays before, staff area during festival. Training provided for effective outreach on watershed protection, energy efficiency & renewables, closing Indian Point & other related environmental issues.  

Festival Fabrics18+ years old – Rig and later take down Festival banners and backdrops.  Volunteer time includes Friday setup from noon to 6 or 7pm; an hour or so Saturday morning before the Festival opens and a few hours Sunday night from closing time until done. 
Required on-site skills: physical flexibility and familiarity with tools.

 

Festival T-shirts: 10-12 hrs/18+ years

This committee distributes Volunteer shirts beginning Friday afternoon, and sells Festival shirts to the Audience beginning Saturday morning.    

We set up Friday afternoon and distribute volunteer Tshirts from 3 until 9PM.  Saturday we are open from 8am until 10pm and Sunday from 9am until 9pm.  

Volunteers must be

  •      Able and willing to move and unpack boxes, set up displays, hang signs.
  •      Able to handle cash and credit card sales.  
  •      Present from Friday night through Sunday evening, and be willing to help with some openings and closings.  

 

First Aid: Standby needed for times when Westchester Hospital contractors are not on site: Friday 9pm – Saturday 9am, Saturday 9pm – Sunday 9am.  Must sign up to volunteer with another committee during Festival hours, but need to be on call for first aid emergencies either Friday or Saturday night. EMT or higher level of training required. A conversation with the first aid committee coordinator is required prior to acceptance in this committee.

(Fred Mayer – 848-469-9050)

Requires: Current EMT certification or RN license, cell phone.

 

Food Vendor Support: 10 hrs/18+ years – Help food vendors with specific needs during the festival, making sure all prices are clearly marked and displayed, dispensing of ice from the truck to vendors and keeping track of bags sold, checking to make sure site is tidy and trash and recycling are put in appropriate containers, supervising cleanup on Sunday evening.

Green Living Expo: 10 hrs/18+ years – Assist exhibitors as needed setting up tables and signage etc. Friday 10 am to 6 pm & Saturday morning 7 am to 9 am.  Assist Green Living Expo coordinator with exhibitor sign in and welcome on Saturday morning 7-9 am. Support for exhibitors throughout the weekend offering to relieve them for short breaks, providing water, and assistance as needed.  Breakdown & clean-up on Sunday evening 7-9 pm.

 

Handcrafter’s Village/Marketplace Vendor Support: 10 hrs/18+ years – Help vendors set up Friday; support during festival; assist with breakdown Sunday night.
Requirements: arrival Thursday evening.

Information Booth: 10 hrs/18+ years – Give directions; answer questions about festival & Clearwater; Lost & Found.
Requirements: Helpful attitude, sense of humor. Knowledge of region a bonus.

Member Action10 hrs/18+ years – Sign up new & renewing members, provide hospitality & information, sign up folks for sails and encourage people to enter the fundraising raffle.

Requirements: Familiarity with Clearwater programs, able to handle cash and credit cards, able to use computer, willingness to shift between various assignments as circumstances arise, friendly/outgoing personality, good organizational skills, team oriented, reliable re: shift commitments. 

 

Overnight Stage Security: 16 hrs/ 18+ yearsPaired volunteers will stay at assigned stages from 10:00 pm to 6:00 am Friday and Saturday nights to ensure stage equipment is secure. Each morning you will pack up your sleeping bags and tents and these can be stored at the stages.  There is no Sunday work and volunteers will not be required to volunteer during the day so will be free to enjoy the festival.

 

Peacekeeping: 9-10 hrs depending on Team/18+ years – children cannot accompany their parents.
Tasks and responsibilities include but are not limited to: traffic & parking management, information dissemination to audience members and other volunteers, monitoring front of stages, minor verbal conflict resolution, maintaining a mindset of “see something, say something” throughout the festival as a way of keeping the Festival Management informed.

Shifts occur from Friday morning through Sunday evening.

Requirements: a mature, calm, thoughtful and responsible individual.  Peacekeepers experience extensive walking and exposure to the elements throughout their shifts.

Peacekeepers must follow instructions relative to their assignments;
·      Peacekeepers may not leave their posts for any reason without calling in and waiting for a replacement.
·      All volunteers may not use alcohol or any other form of recreational drug while on duty.
·      Peacekeepers must be assertive while being welcoming and considerate of the needs of our patrons.
All volunteers are goodwill ambassadors for Clearwater and should make every effort to represent the organization in a positive manner.

 

Performer Hospitality: 10 hrs/18+ years – Prepare and maintain cabins. Staff performer check in/reception/green room/hospitality areas (including meals), instrument lock-up, and peacekeeping for performer areas.  Must be willing to be flexible with shift scheduling including Sunday night (close of festival) wrap up and additional hours as needed. Time commitment is VERY important.
Requirements: High energy, a “we rock” team attitude, and good humor!

 

Performer Transportation: 10hrs/20+ years – Transport people & equipment on-site & off, to airports & housing.
Requirements: experienced, licensed driver; use own insured vehicle.
Preferred: large vehicles and those that are available Friday before and Monday after the festival.

Production/Stage Crew:10 hrs/16+ years old – Assist stage managers and production staff during the festival with performer and stage management logistics, moving performer equipment on and off the stages, and helping unload and load tour trucks and buses. 

Requirements: physical labor (with some positions requiring heavy lifting), attention to detail, good humor and stamina!
Contact Assistant Production Manager, Rick Brodsky at rdbrodsky@gmail.com or call (203) 297-4558 before you apply so we can help place folks in the most appropriate positions.  

 

Reception: 12-14 hours {5-6 hrs Friday (mandatory), 4 hrs Saturday, 2-3 hrs Sunday}/18+ years: Greet & check-in arriving volunteers, vendors and activists.
Requirements: people skills & patience, computer experience necessary, ability to learn the system quickly, and stamina. Volunteers under 18 must have supervision and be approved by the coordinator.

Shore Support: 8-10 hours, 18+ years

Volunteers sell tickets to sail aboard the tall ships, answer questions, and assist in the boarding and disembarking of passengers. This work occurs at the working waterfront area, in direct sunlight for some of the time, and involves customer service and use of a computer. All training will be provided, although some knowledge of computers is helpful.

Requirements: Pleasant demeanor, willingness to learn (simple!) computer skills, organization. Some knowledge of/interest in boats helps!

Signpainting: 12 hrs/16+ years – Set up on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday; paint signs in large, pleasant on-site workspace – help clean up and distribute signs around the site, assist with installation as needed, and breakdown on Monday.

Requirements: skill with brush lettering & layout, and/or skill with tools for installation.  Please contact coordinator, Lee Bartell if you are interested in volunteering on this committee at leebartellnyc@gmail.com, or ring 774-561-2930, and cell 551-200-7981.

Site Crew:  32 hours minimum. 18 + years unless accompanied by a parent or guardian.  Help unload, build and assemble, maintain and then pack away stages, booths, the dance floor, fencing, etc. Familiarity with tools (and bringing your own, if you’re willing) is helpful, but not required. There’s a wide range of tasks (from heavy lifting to skilled carpentry, painting to fine handiwork, sweeping to shopping)- and we will train. Work begins two weeks before the festival and continues three to four days after. Camp in your own tent, stay in a shared cabin (space is limited), or commute if you prefer. An all-weather experience- rain gear and sturdy shoes are a must. Hard work, good food, great fellowship and community!

 

Sloop Clubs: 10 hrs – Discuss and support Sloop Club and Clearwater objectives with festival participants. You may volunteer for this committee only if selected by your club’s Revival coordinator. Scheduling is done by each club. Please indicate in the comments field which club you propose to

represent.

Stage Sound Loading Crew: 10 hrs/15+ years – Assist sound company with load-in and load-out of sound equipment.

Requirements: Physical labor with heavy lifting.  Must be on site and available Friday by 12 noon (possibly prior) and Sunday 7pm to Midnight.

 

Ticket Taking: 10 hrs/14+ years – Welcome audience, tear and scan tickets, attach wristbands, hand out program books. Help to maintain gate security.

 

Truck Loading/Unloading: 12 hours/21+ years:
Load and unload the Clearwater truck (which is packed with gear for several festival areas) in two locations – Beacon and Croton.  Volunteers in this committee must be available for ALL of the times below – no exceptions – and are responsible for their own transportation.
Requirements: strength and ability to follow directions.

Advantages: There are no responsibilities for this team all day Saturday and until 8:30 pm Sunday! Enjoy the festival!

Load up at office in Beacon: (tentative) Thursday, June 14th 11am – 2pm

Unload in Croton: Friday, June 15th 9:30am – until complete

Load up in Croton: Sunday, June 17th: 8:30pm – until complete

Load up in Croton: Monday, June 18th: 9:30am – noon

Unload at office in Beacon: Monday June, 18th: 1:00pm until complete. 

 

Volunteer Hospitality: 10 hrs/18+ years – Greet & assist new arrivals in Volunteer Camping; monitor facilities; help set up for Acoustic Jam party in Kitchawan Lodge.
Requirements: be ready to work when volunteers start rolling in on Friday mid-day!

Volunteer Food (Kitchen Crew): 10 hrs/16+ years – Full service on-premise catering in a busy commercial kitchen right on site. We will be busy all weekend feeding the volunteers, staff, and performers. What are your skills?  Are you Back of House? Front of House? Do you live to give great customer service? Master coffee brewer?  If you think you’ve got what it takes, then this is the spot for you! Please provide a list of past related experiences in the comment area of the online application. Further communication with coordinator through emails.

 

Working Waterfront: 8-10 hrs/18+ years – There are two teams needed for this committee.  

The “Beach Crew assists in handling boats at the beach and on-shore exhibits of the participating groups.  The Beach Crew also has responsibilities for overall safety and visitor assistance.

A strong background in small, wind/manual, powered boat operation and safety is required.  Emergency medical care skills would be an added qualification, as would be knowledge of marine radio operation.  Put “Working Waterfront” in your volunteer selection space and specify “Beach Crew” in the comment area.  Beach Crew applicants must communicate with coordinator Eric Russell prior to filling out and submitting an application:  ericprussell@hotmail.com

 

The “Waterfront Safety” team provides waterfront safety in cooperation with members of the Beach Crew.  Put “Working Waterfront” in the volunteer selection space, and specify “Waterfront Safety” in the comment area.

 

Zero Waste: 10 hrs/12+ years, families with children welcome – As a part of the effort to move closer to the Festival’s ideal of Zero Waste, this committee will have four roles for the Festival:

  1. Staff Zero Waste stations – answer questions and help attendees sort their materials so the right stuff goes in the right bins and call for pickups when bins / bags full.
  2. Litter picking – collect items from the festival grounds, help to keep festival site clean. This practice is the roots of our team as established by Toshi Seeger.
  3. Floaters – provide assistance where needed
  4. Vendor Support – assist the food vendors in their efforts to follow Clearwater’s ZW practices.

All ZW team members are also Ambassadors for Zero Waste in providing public outreach and education to help Festival attendees understand our practices and goals with the intention of increasing Zero Waste behavior beyond the Festival.