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African American Community Heritage Festival

Friday, February 26th, 2016 to Saturday, February 27th, 2016

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PositionsMany Remaining
Close Date6 hours before the event ends or when space runs out.
Description
Thank you for your willingness to vulnteer at the 17th Annual African American Community Heritage Festival, scheduled on Satuday, February 27, 2016, from 1:00 to 5:00pm. The festival will be on the grounds of the historic Hutson-Tillotson University, located at 900 Chicon Street.

Attire: Volunteer t-shirts will be provided for you to wear. Please wear comfortable, flat closed-toe shoes. Please wear comfortable clothing as well- jeans, khaki pants, cropped pants and etc. Mid-length skirts are fine, but please keep in mind that you will sometimes be bending, doing light lifting (helping vendors set up their tables) or other activities.

Weather: In case of inclement weather, please persevere. In case of severe weather, the event may be canceled. However, we anticipate good weather and look forward to seeing you there.

Parking is available in the lot located on Chalmers & East 8th street 
When you arrive on the campus, please report to the volunteer check-in tent, which will be located in front of the Alumni Hall, a large white building (denoted as #12 on atached map).

A few notes:
  • The campus sits atop a hill, and as a result is typically old and windy ,particularly in the morning, so it is best to wear light layers.
  • Apply sunscreen
  • Dress comfortably- casual attire is appropriate


VOLUNTEERS

Friday-- Pre-Shift (Approximately 20-25 people)- 11:00am to 3:00pm

Saturday-- 1st Sjift (approximately 15 people) - 9:00am to 11:30am

  • 8:00am to 8:45am - arrival on campus/ volunteer sign in/ breakfast snacks
  • 8:45 am- volunteer meeting
  • 9am to 11:30am- volunteers will be assigned to assist in different areas
  • Put beverages out at the beverage tent
  • stock Ice bins
  • Assist with vendor load-in
  • Assist with vendor parking(1) and security gate-keepers (2) at Chalmers Street

During the Event-- 2nd Shift
(Appropriately 18 people- 10 for general area and 8 in Kid's Zone)

  • 11:00am to 11:30am- Arrival on campus /Volunteer Sign In/ Healthy Snacks
  • 11:30am - Volunteering Meeting
  • 11:30 to 3:30pm- Volunteers will be assined to assist in different areas
  • Work the kid's zone (3 at moon bounce, 3 at additional moon bounce, 4 at obstacle course)
  • Stock beverages, as needed
  • Stock ice, as needed
  • Monitor trash and change trash bags, as needed
  • Hand out raffle prize tickets
  • Monitor/Assist at Stage (VIP area) (2)- staff
  • Monitor/Assist at Volunteer Tent (2) -Raffles-staff
  • Work Donation Table (2)-Staff
  • Cart drivers- staff
  • Assist with vendor parking (1) and secuirty gate-keepers (2) at Chalmers Street

Ending the Event/ After the show- 3rd Shift
(Approx. 8 people)

  • 3:00pm to 3:15pm- Arrival on campus/Volunteer Sign in
  • 3:15pm- Volunteer meeting- )Newly arriving volunteers will actually begin assisting at approx. 4:30pm)
  • 3:30pm tp 5:00pm- Volunteers will be assigned to assist in different areas.
  • Work the kid's zone (3 at moon bounce, 3 at additional moon bounce, 4 at obstacle course)- until 5:30om
  • Assist vendors with teardown/assistance with getting their product off their tables/to cars
  • Break down tables and chairs and general disassembly
  • Collect trash and change bags
  • Hand out raffle prize tickets- until 4:30om, or as determined by event staff
  • Monitor/Assist at Stage (VIP area)

  • Ending the Event/ after the show - 4th Shift 4:55pm to 7:00pm

    (approx. 25 people- 10 to assist vendors/15 to teardown/teardown hospitality)
If you have any questions, you may contact AACHF Event Manager, Pam Parker at pamparker@austinheritagefestival.org or 512. 222. 7118


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Location: 900 Chicon Street, Austin, TX 78702

Shifts (5)

ShiftStartEndPositions
 
 
 
Pre-ShiftFri, Feb 26 11:00amFri, Feb 26 3:00pm0/25Over
1st ShiftSat, Feb 27 9:00amSat, Feb 27 11:30pm0/15Over
2nd ShiftSat, Feb 27 11:00amSat, Feb 27 3:30pm0/18Over
3rd ShiftSat, Feb 27 3:00pmSat, Feb 27 5:00pm0/8Over
4th ShiftSat, Feb 27 4:55pmSat, Feb 27 7:00pm0/25Over