Floyd Fest Free Tickets for Volunteers

 

APPLICATION PROCESS:

 

  • What is the difference between a “Pre-fest” and “During-fest” Volunteer?
    • Pre-fest volunteers
      • must work at least 20 hours at one of our designated Work Weekends or other designated pre-fest volunteer times. We accept a limited number of pre-fest volunteers to help with site preparation and spots will fill up quick.

 

    • During-fest volunteers (“festival volunteers”)
      • must work at least 16 hours between July 26 and July 29, typically by working four 4-hour shifts each day of FloydFest. Please see the Volunteer Guidelines on the application form for more information.

 

  • What kinds of perks do volunteers get?
    • Work Weekend volunteers
      • You have the opportunity to work off all of your required volunteer hours ahead of time while helping to beautify and transform the FloydFest site. Lunch is provided on both Saturdays and Sundays of our work-weekends.
      • Work Weekend volunteers do not get a FloydFest Volunteer T-shirt, and follow the same parking/camping guidelines as regular festival-goers during FloydFest.
    • Pre-fest volunteers
      • You have the opportunity to work off all of your required volunteer hours ahead of time while helping to finalize all of the details a few days before the festival gates open.
      • Pre-fest volunteers do not get a FloydFest Volunteer T-shirt, and follow the same parking/camping guidelines as regular festival-goers during FloydFest.

 

    • Festival volunteers
      • You have the opportunity to be part of our festival family by literally making FloydFest happen! You will receive a FloydFest Volunteer T-shirt for volunteering during fest.
      • A designated spot near Global village will be provided as “Volunteer Camping”.

 

 

  • How do I apply to volunteer?
    • Go to www.floydfest.com/get-involved/volunteers
    • We require a $15 application fee (non-refundable) for every applicant via credit card (ViSA, MASTERCARD, AMEX, DISCOVERY).
    • This card number will also be processed if you do not show up at the festival, or for any one of your scheduled shifts. In the case of this event you will be billed for the full amount of an event ticket ($150) on the first day that the incident occurs. So, if you do not show up by the first day you will be charged on the first day for the full price of the ticket.

 

  • How will I know if I’m accepted?
    • You will be accepted when you click submit on the online application. If your credit card payment is accepted then you are accepted. After you click submit an email will be sent to your email address that you provided explain every piece of information that you need to know about the days that you signed up for either Pre-fest, Work Weekends, or During fest. If you do not receive this email within 1 hour of signing up please email the volunteer coordinator atvolunteers@atwproductions.com. Otherwise, we expect that you have received your information email and will be showing up for the date and time that you signed up for.

 

  • What if my situation changes and I’m no longer able to volunteer?
    • Please only apply if you are committed, as we have a no refund policy. Emergency issues may be directed by no later than July 1, 2011, to the volunteer coordinator at volunteers@atwproductions.com

 

  • Why don’t pre-fest volunteers get a Volunteer T-shirt?
    • Our volunteer T-shirts are designated to festival volunteers at FloydFest because attendees and need to be a visible part of the festival team.

 

LOGISTICS:

 

  • Do volunteers get meals?
    • Work Weekend volunteers
      • You will be fed lunch during work weekends between 1pm – 2pm both days.
    • Festival volunteers
      • You are responsible for your own snacks, meals and beverages during FloydFest. We are not able to provide meals to our festival volunteer workforce. Please make arrangements to prepare meals at your campsites, or purchase meals from our wonderful vendors.
      • Cold water is available to festival volunteers throughout the weekend at Volunteer Central.

 

  • Where do I park?

? Our parking guidelines are dictated by the constrictions of our beautiful site, Federal parkway regulations, and local law enforcement (who work with us very amiably to ensure adequate parking for volunteers and attendees alike). Please respect this and avoid having your vehicle towed.

 

    • Pre-fest volunteers
      • You will drive onto the site during work-weekends. Follow the “Volunteer Check-In” signs. You must check in with the volunteer coordinator to have your hours accounted for. Even on the second day you must check-in. Do not go directly to your area that you were working the previous day without checking in.

 

    • Festival volunteers
      • All volunteers must park at the off-site parking lot on Black Ridge Road
      • Need directions to the parking lot? Click here
      • This lot has a $15 parking fee assessed and 100% of proceeds will go to worthy local charities.
      • Volunteers scheduled for the 9am-1:15pm shift on Thursday will be admitted to the off-site parking lot at 7am. Please make every effort to be on-site, have your campsite set up, and be on time for your first shift. You must park at our Chateau Morrisette off-site parking lot – you will not be allowed to enter the Festival site with your vehicle without a Parking ticket in hand. NO EXCEPTIONS

 

 

  • It seems there’s plenty of parking along the service road and other side roads off the parkway – can I park there?
    • NO, and if you do your vehicle will be towed. Our service roads must be kept clear for performer vehicles and festival deliveries.
    • Parking on or near the Blue Ridge Parkway is federally prohibited and you may face a fine as well as having your vehicle towed.

 

      • Where can I camp?
    • Volunteers can tent-camp in any of our designated on-site camping areas. These areas will be labeled “Volunteer Camping”. Please do not go into any other area besides this area as you will be asked to move back to your designated camping area.

 

  • Can I bring my RV?
    • Our on-site RV camping is sold-out for 2012. You may still be able to purchase RV camping in our satellite RV camping area, or a local camp ground. You will NOT be able to park your RV anywhere on the FloydFest grounds (unless you have already purchased RV space).

 

  • Can I bring my dog?
    • No. We love dogs – but FloydFest is not the place for your pooch. Only registered service animals with official licenses are permitted.
    • This applies to pre-fest volunteers too. Please leave your dogs at home when you come to work on-site for Work Weekends or Pre-Fest work.

 

SCHEDULING: (applies to festival volunteers only)

 

  • A friend told me about a special “load-in” and “load out”schedule for FloydFest. Please explain.
    • This schedule is reserved for a limited number of volunteers who 1) have experience with stage work and 2) have the flexibility to work 16 hours total in two 8 hours shifts, “load in” and “load out.”
    • This volunteer assignment requires strong, hard workers, and sturdy or steel-toed work shoes/boots are required.
    • Stage break-down immediately after each stage’s final performance on Sunday afternoon is mandatory for this assignment.

 

  • I’m a morning person, can I work all morning shifts?
    • No, every person must select at least one morning shift and one late shift (9pm – 1:15am). This keeps things fair for all.
    • We will do our best to accommodate your schedule that you pick; however schedule is subject to change. You will be notified in the event of this occurring.

 

  • My friend/sweetheart/family member and I would like to work our shifts together. Is this possible?
    • Please complete your form at the same time, as this guarantees that you have spots together.
    • There will be no changing after scheduling so this is why the above is so important.

 

  • My child is under 18, can they work with me?
    • No, every one must be over 18 years of age to work during the festival.
    • However, if there are spots left on the application to select Work Weekends or Pre-fest then you can work with them and complete your hours.

 

  • Additional Questions?
    • Email us at volunteers@atwproductions.com

 

 

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