Your Rights and Responsibilities
All Festival volunteers bear certain rights and responsibilities. We ask that all volunteers abide by the following policies.
To be treated with respect, and feel comfortable with bringing any concerns to the attention of Festival Officials
To feel safe and properly prepared while volunteering
- To be properly informed of our policies and regulations
- To feel comfortable with the tasks assigned and be able to request a change of crew depending on availability
- To have the Festival Official’s expectations of them clearly explained, and be able to express their expectations to Festival Officials
- To be recognized for their contribution to the festival
- To have food and water provided at volunteer headquarters during shifts
- To be provided a volunteer t-shirt
- Be courteous and helpful to all members of the public and answer all questions to the best of your ability
- Follow the instructions of Festival and Race Officials and Staff. If you have questions, seek clarification right away.
- Know the site layout and the responsibilities of all crews
- Behave in a respectful and courteous manner to spectators, paddlers, staff, and fellow volunteers
- Check in and out for your shifts at the Volunteer Headquarters
- Arrive for your shift 15 minutes early
- Wear your Volunteer T-shirt while on shift
- Contact your Festival or Race Official or the Volunteer Coordinator if you are unable to make a shift
- Remain sober and substance-free during your shifts
- Refrain from making personal calls or texting during your shifts
- Complete a waiver
- Complete and submit any necessary certification, including a Criminal Record Check for the Event Safety Crew or Serving It Right certificate for the Beer Garden Crew
- Be a team player – we may need your help in other crews!