Volunteers

2018 BlissCrew Work Exchange Program Opens January

2018 BlissCrew Work Exchange Now Program Open

**If you are going to join the BlissCrew DO NOT BUY A WRISTBAND**


 Apply to Join the BlissCrew Work Exchange Program by Clicking the Picture Button Below that Applies to YOU!

  • Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until we reach capacity.
  • Please note that work exchange positions will be determined by staff according to festival needs with consideration for seniority, experience, and skill set. 
  • As an applicant, we need you to be willing to communicate with a valid email address as only major details will be communicated via regular mail. We need to keep in touch with you regularly! Please inform us if this is a hurdle.
  • Work Exchange participants work 8 hours total, generally split into two 4-hour shifts. In return, we provide you with a weekend wristband to the festival. 

 


Important BlissCrew Dates
  • January | Online Coordinator Check-In Begins
  • January | New Coordinator Applications Open
  • January |BlissCrew Work Exchange Applications Open
  • March 15| Camping Reservation & Online Coordinator Check-In Deadline
  • May 19 | Coordinator Picnic @ Blissfest Festival Farm
  • May 20| 1st BlissCrew Blissformation Day
  • June 1 | Coordinator Guest Registration Due
  • June 16 | 2nd BlissCrew Blissformation Day
  • June 29 | **Deadline** BlissCrew Volunteer Applications Close
  • July 11 | Coordinators and Selected Early Entry Volunteers Arrive
  • July 12 | Coordinators and Early Entry BlissCrew Arrive Meeting – 7pm @ Second Stage
  • July 13 | Blissfest Festival Starts
  • July 16 | BlissCrew Post Fest Clean Up

Early Entry BlissCrew Information

  • *Only authorized staff, services, and early entry volunteers are allowed on the Blissfest grounds prior to 9am on Friday, July 13th*
  • You are an early entry volunteer if you have a shift on Friday, July 13th that begins between the hours of  7am-2pm
  • Early entry volunteers MUST be able to attend the training session held Thursday, July 6th at 7pm at Second Stage.
  • These coveted shifts are for pre-approved, or veteran volunteers only. 
  • *Otherwise,  all other volunteers may arrive sometime on Friday, July 13th after the main gate opens at 9am to be received at the new Volunteer Check-In Tent*

On-Site Work Exchange Sign Up Requirements and Info

  • Must have wristband purchased in advance and come to the festival wearing it.
  • Sign-Up at Information Booth by the Main Stage
  • Half Shifts must be approved by the Info Booth Coordinator (We prefer full shifts please!) AVAILABLE SUNDAY ONLY!
  • Once your shift is completed reimbursement will be given on-site.
    • Full Shift Refund= $TBD
    • Half Shift Refund= $TBD (AVAILABLE SUNDAY ONLY!)

The BlissCrew Make it happen!

Here at the Blissfest, we love our team! Our work exchange program allows you to work in exchange for a weekend wristband to the festival, or another arranged perk package. Beyond that arrangement, or in place of, your work is then considered volunteer. It takes around 700 people working pre-fest, during festival, and post-fest to bring it all together!The Blissfest Music Festival literally could not happen without our loyal and hard working work exchange participants.

 The festival is our organization’s main program service and a fundraiser for our outreach programs throughout the year as well as the Blissfest Arts Recreation Center Project. Without this fundraiser, we would not be able to continue to support programs like Ukes for Youth, the Elyce Fishman Scholarship fund, Fall and Winter Concert Series, country dances, songwriting seminars, programs for schools, the forthcoming Blissfest Arts Recreation Center (BARC) and much, much, more.

Folks frequently tell us that they can’t imagine coming to the festival and not working. It is an integral and fun part of their weekend. There is a fitting place for anyone who would like to do the work exchange program.


Work Exchange Training
Mission Statement


 To provide skills, promote community awareness and empowerment, provide safety for all that participate, ensure protection for the organization and its surroundings, and foster a positive environment through necessary and effective risk management techniques.

Please Read Me:

 Work Exchange Training Manual PDF

Work Exchange Information


     All BlissCrew work exchange participants are subject to the policies, procedures & guidelines for their level of participation as embodied in this Volunteer Training Manual.

 
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