Volunteer info for Fest 8.
If you live in the Gainesville area and want to help out and be a part of THE Fest 8, here’s your chance! THE Fest 8 is looking for kick ass, friendly, and serious volunteers. Volunteers are always needed over the weekend of The Fest, and we offer a free pass to anyone who works a shift the weekend of. You will also get a Fest 8 shirt that no one else can buy. A shift runs about 6 hours and is anything from working registration, checking wristbands at the door, helping bands load equipment, to being a rock star stage manager.
Volunteer sign-up meetings will be held the following dates, in the second floor conference room of THE HOLIDAY INN – UNIVERSITY CENTER.
THE HOLIDAY INN
Holiday Inn - University Center
1250 W. University Ave.
Gainesville, Florida 32601
Monday Oct 5th- 7:00pm
Thursday Oct 8th -7:00pm
Monday Oct 12th- 7:00pm
Wednesday Oct 14th – 7:00pm
*You only need to come to ONE of the sign up meetings. At the meetings, we will go over job descriptions and then allow you to sign up for a shift to work Fest 8 weekend. For every shift you work, you will receive a free Fest 8 pass for the entire weekend and a limited edition Fest 8 shirt that is only for volunteers. If you work as a stage manager for a show, you will receive two Fest 8 passes for your shift.
There is also a MANDATORY work meeting for ALL VOLUNTEERS that have signed up. This meeting will be held on Wednesday Oct 28th at 7:00pm at the Holiday Inn. At this meeting, we will break into groups so you can meet who you will be working with at Fest 8, go over details and job duties once again, and get the room set up and decorated for registration.
New this year we are asking that everyone who shows up to volunteer sign up meetings bring a valid photo ID and current phone/cell phone bill with current address on it. Why are we making this a rule this year? Well, last year we had several people who did not show up for their shifts and we had no phone number for them. When people flake on their shifts lots of things go wrong. Also, if you are under the age of 18 you must come with a parent or legal guardian to the sign up meeting. This way we know your folks are OK with you volunteering. We are also going to make everyone who volunteers this year sign a waiver exempting The Fest from all physical liability while you are working on THE Fest 8.
If you would like to be informed when these sign up/ information meetings will be held or have any questions, please email your full contact info to: firstname.lastname@example.org