Volunteer

Microfest 2015

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

FRIDAY VOLUNTEER SIGN UP IS CLOSED FOR: TASTE FACILITATOR/BUCKET BRIGADE AND WELCOME/ADMISSIONS BUT IS STILL OPEN FOR FOOD VENDOR ASSIST.
ONLINE VOLUNTEER SIGN UP IS NOW OPEN!  PLEASE HEAD TO THE BOTTOM OF THE PAGE TO CLICK THE SIGN UP BUTTON AND REGISTER FOR YOUR SHIFT!  IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS PLEASE EMAIL HOLLI AT HDOBBS@LIFTFORLIFEGYM.ORG

If you are part of a group or organization and would like to work with Lift For Life Gym to gather a group of volunteers to serve at a specific area or time, please contact Lauren Sauer at lsauer@liftforlifegym.org.

Come volunteer at the 22nd Annual St. Louis Microfest and help Lift For Life Gym! The St. Louis Microfest is our biggest fundraising event of the year and we can’t do it without you!  Lift For Life Gym is a non-profit organization that offers free after-school programs to inner city kids ages 8-18. The Gym provides homework help, healthy exercise, weightlifting training, nutritious meals and a safe, nurturing environment. We teach our youth about the merits of hard work, working as a team, staying in school and keeping on the right path for their future!

As a small non-profit, Lift For Life Gym depends on volunteers to make Microfest possible. Each year, we need over 400 volunteers to come out to serve patrons, sell tickets, set up, breakdown, and clean up. Without these volunteers, our ability to raise funds for the inner-city youth that we work with would be compromised. Your time helps us keep our costs down so that we can do more good with the money we raise. The St. Louis Microfest offers volunteers the chance to give back to their community while also having a great time in a relaxed and laid back environment and many of our volunteers have been coming back for years. We would love for you to join our volunteer community!

For your time, you will receive a free ‘volunteer’ t-shirt and a complimentary ticket to attend a separate session of your choice. (We do not allow Saturday evening volunteers to attend the event on Saturday afternoon-no exceptions will be made)

Shifts for this event are:

Friday, May 5th:            5:00pm – 10:00pm

Saturday, May 6th:        12:00pm- 5:00pm

Saturday, May 6th:          5:30pm- 10:00pm

Some important things to keep in mind:

We are always looking for those that would like to join a committee or take charge of an aspect of the event. If you are interested in taking a more active role, please contact Lauren Sauer at lsauer@liftforlifegym.org.

  • You MUST be 21+ to volunteer for this event 
  • We can do our best to group you with friends/ family while volunteering.
  • This is a rain or shine event, we are counting on our volunteers to come no matter what the weather.
    • You will NOT be approved as a volunteer if you did not attend your shift last year.
  • Volunteers are not allowed to consume alcohol during their shift.
  • Working your entire shift is mandatory to receive your complimentary ticket.
  • You will be standing much of your shift-please wear appropriate shoes.
  • Volunteers will be moved from their requested spot if we have a need for you elsewhere within the festival.  We will do everything we can to move you back, but we must put volunteers where we need them.
  • You WILL have a ton of fun!

 

Volunteer Position Descriptions:

Taste Facilitator:

This position’s main duty is to pour 2 oz. samples of beer for each attendee at the event. You will be assigned to a specific brew and we ask that you learn what you can about that particular brew, either from the brewer themselves (if they are present) or from the signage provided at the event. You are expected to pour samples ONLY for those wearing the appropriate bracelet and ONLY with an official Microfest tasting glass. Examples of both of these will be provided for you prior to your shift. Taste facilitators are also asked to report to their tent captains if they notice an overly intoxicated patron/ a patron that looks underage or any other suspicious behavior.

Taste Facilitators are periodically moved to muck buckets so please be aware that you may be asked to perform this duty as well.

Bucket Brigade:

Each table is provided with a 5 gallon bucket that patrons can use to pour out or spit out their beer should they choose not to drink the entire 2 oz. sample. These buckets have to be emptied. This generally means carrying the buckets across the festival grounds.

We generally do not expect our volunteers to do this position the entire time at the festival. We do make every effort to trade positions with Taste Facilitators at least ½ way through each session.

Welcome/ Admissions:

This position’s main duty is to collect and scan tickets, put admission bracelets on and hand out tasting glasses, programs and any other necessary information.

Those working the welcome/ admission tables are generally moved to taste facilitators once the main rush of admissions is through the gates. About 1 hour  into the festival.

Food Tents:

This position will be helping our food vendors prepare and serve food to patrons at the festival.  If volunteering with either of these positions you will be supervised by Lift For Life Gym staff or staff of the food vendor you’re working with.

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