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Pigtown Festival Volunteer Opportunity
The 20th annual Pigtown festival to be held on October 8th from 12-7pm in the 700 – 1000 block of Washington Blvd will feature live music performed by Baltimore based bands, delicious food and more than 70 craft vendors. Volunteer needs are as follows:
Volunteer Role Descriptions: There are various roles + easy 2-hour time slots to choose from. Volunteer packets + directions will be provided. AND…you’ll receive a one-of-a-kind volunteer ONLY t-shirt! Thank you for your support!
-Vital roles will be marked with (**)
-There is a chance you may be asked to cover a different role depending on sign-up
Greeters at Bike Racks: Guardian of the pig pen!
++Must be 21 years old or older++
Confirm no one leaves the festival with alcohol
Break Relief: It takes a community!
Provide breaks to people working double shifts
Trash clean up as needed
**Clean-up and Breakdown: BE A HERO! Bring your much needed energy to staff and all day volunteers to help us put the festival to bed. Clean up includes:
Taking down tents
Sweeping up trash and disposal
Putting away equipment and supplies
**Greeter / Zoned Festival Staff (Blue/Yellow/Pink/Black/Kid Zones, Pig Races and Stage Areas):You’ll be the first smiles festival goers see and help maintain a fun and vibrant environment!
Keep vehicles out of the festival
Answering festival questions + concerns
Answer vendor questions
**Pie Eating Contest & Stage: Such a fun time!
Set up pies before the contest
Pie area clean-up
Check in with the Main Stage + Contest Coordinators to run contest as scheduled
**Set-up- General: Teamwork makes the dream work. Nothing happens without the set-up team!
Setting up tents
Placing trash bags and cans
Placing tables at various stations
**Set-up – Vendor Check-ins & Signage: Set-up is vital for a fun filled festival. Happy vendors, happy festival!
Attach signs identifying the vendor check-in area
Upon arrival, check vendor name and contact information against vendor list
Confirm vendors are in the correct zone
Explain all cars must be cleared by 10:30am
Enforce the movement of vehicles