We Welcome Volunteers!
Volunteers are needed throughout the festival in a variety of positions such as the wine check area, parking lot and ID check booth.
Get involved! Here’s what we’re looking for:
- Volunteers are needed throughout the festival to assist with set up, breakdown of the booths, etc. directing traffic, directing people inside the festival, handing out glasses, registration check in, delivering ice, and cleaning up. Volunteer duties will be assigned by the Volunteer Coordinator.
- Volunteers should enjoy working in a fast-paced environment, be ready to pitch in with any area as needed, and most must be able to lift up to 40 pounds.
- Volunteers need to be at least 18 years old to work the non-alcohol portions of the festival. Volunteers will not be serving alcohol.
Volunteers will receive:
- One free pass to the Grand Tasting, May 20, which you may use before or after your shift.
- A commemorative festival volunteer t-shirt.
Volunteers will be assigned to one of the following shifts:
- 8 a.m. to noon (4 hours) FULL.
- Noon to 3 p.m. (3 hours) FULL.
- 3 to 6 p.m. (3 hours) Event operations & Parking – guest registration, security, parking lot attendants, helping in the wine check tent, etc. *Volunteers on this shift will be able to get into the festival at 12:30 p.m.!
- 4 to 8 p.m. (4 hours) Event breakdown – clearing the event of attendees, winery and other personnel, clearing open wine bottles off the tables, taking down winery signs on Melton Lake Drive, and general clean up, etc.
Volunteers will be expected to:
- Be prepared to work for your entire shift.
- Follow the instructions of your Volunteer Lead.
- Not to bring dogs or other domestic animals, or children under 18 with them to volunteer, or any family member or friend not previously approved to volunteer.
- Volunteers may not consume any alcoholic beverage during their shift. Volunteers who consume alcohol during their shift will be dismissed and disqualified from future volunteer opportunities.
- Volunteers who over-consume alcohol before their shift will be dismissed and not invited to volunteer again.
- If you should see someone who has over-consumed, or you have any safety issues, notify your Volunteer Lead. If you are unable to locate your Lead, please notify another Lead, the Volunteer Coordinator, Event Producer, or Security. Please do not attempt to resolve the situation on your own.
- A Volunteer Lead will supervise an area of the festival and be responsible for volunteers within it. Volunteer Leads will work slightly longer shifts and receive a free VIP Pass to the festival, as well as a t-shirt. For more information about becoming a Volunteer Lead, please contact Rebecca.
Please fill out the following Volunteer Application completely: