2019 VOLUNTEER COMMITTEE DESCRIPTIONS
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 2019 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 9 PM AT THE DANCE STAGE! (And… thank you for volunteering!!)
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.
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.
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.
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.
Peacekeeping:10-12 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, safety and emergency assistance and coordination, festival security. Shifts occur from Friday morning through Sunday evening. Volunteers for this committee MUST be able to stand and walk for their 5 hour shifts.
Please contact peacekeeping for shift assignment @ firstname.lastname@example.org
Requirements:a mature, calm, thoughtful and responsible individual. Peacekeepers experience extensive walking and exposure to the elements throughout their shifts and those volunteering for peacekeeping must be physically fit. Additionally, Peacekeepers have a serious role during the festival that may involve the safety and welfare of both patrons of the festival and other volunteers.
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.
- Peacekeepers 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.
We are charged with being the face of Clearwater while dealing with the public; except in the most extreme situations, any interaction with our constituency should leave them feeling positive and feeling that we made every effort to solve their problem or give appropriate assistance.
and Monday after the festival.
Ticket Taking: 10 hrs/14+ years –Welcome audience, tear and scan tickets, attach wristbands, hand out program books. Help to maintain gate security.
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. People wishing to volunteer for the Beach Crew must be approved by the Coordinator, Eric Russell, 917 446 5414.
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:
- 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.
- 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.
- Floaters – provide assistance where needed
- 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.