Here's the lowdown on becoming a Bliss Volunteer for festival '11.
Volunteers work 8 hours total generally split into 2- 4 hour shifts in exchange for a weekend ticket. Pre-fest setup and Post-fest cleanup volunteers are required to provide 12 hrs. total. Note: There are so many folks who want to work pre-fest that these coveted position are by invitation only. We really need your help during the festival.
If this is your 1st year, a $65 (nonmember)/ $50 (member) deposit is required. If you are a volunteer in good standing year 2nd year deposits are $25. A volunteer in good standing after the third year pays no deposit.
We try to meet your needs about times and assignments, so please be specific on your application.
Please fill out the form COMPLETELY! (found at blissfest.org) Including past experience and if you'd like to return to that work area. ----If you are interested in BlissAssist Campground Monitoring please note any experience with conflict resolution, security protocol, or radio communication. BlissAssist requires experience.
When we receive your application and deposit we will schedule you and send you a packet of information containing your work assignment, job description, code of conduct, and your weekend ticket. Camping is not included and costs $20/weekend overnight vehicle advanced or $25 at the gate.
Please read everything in your packet. It tells you what you will be doing and how to get your deposit back.
Online applications will only be accepted until June 18th
Print out an application. Mail applications accepted until June 18th.
If you are looking for greater responsibilities and perks... READ ON!
Area Coordinators, 2 or more per area, share the duties of smooth shift changes, orienting volunteers, reporting to the volunteer booth & volunteer coordinator any additional shift needs, and signing volunteer shift cards AFTER the shifts are completed.
Coordinators generally split the weekend up so they each have off duty time to enjoy the festival. They typically work a minimum of 16 hours but often more. These are jobs for folks who want to really be part of the Blissfest Community of Workers and Organizers who make this festival one of the best.
Coordinators receive 2 weekend tickets, a t-shirt voucher, food and beverage hospitality pass, and an invitation to the Monday night Survivor's Potluck Dinner.
The majority of your work is done at the festival, some pre-fest planning & post fest cleanup are also required for most areas.
The Blissfest Volunteer Training and Policy manual is a helpful reference and provides a wealth of information for volunteers and coordinators. It is now on-line at Blissfest Training Manual
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with your name, the area you are interested in coordinating, age, experience & a way to contact you.