Volunteers are the backbone of ArtsGoggle and trust me, we're going to need you!When registration opens, we hope you'll sign up for as an official member of the ArtsGoggle supercrew. Volunteer gets perks too, such as a very special volunteers-only ArtsGoggle t-shirt, a fun walkie-talkie to carry around at the festival, and access to an indoor restroom. That's right, no blue potty for you. On behalf of the entire ArtsGoggle team (a whopping 4 of us) we sincerely thank you offering to volunteer.
Below are just some of the important roles that our volunteers take on during ArtsGoggle:
SET-UP TEAM (7am-10am)
The Setup Team prepares the street for artist arrivals, answering any questions they may have as they arrive. Tasks include moving barricades and supplies, placing trash cans, signs, and other materials along the festival route.
BLOCK CAPTAINS (7:30am-12:30pm)
Block Captains will help direct the artists to place their tents along the street using a map provided to each block captain for their specific block. Block captains will ensure that the artists set up their tents side by side and that they simply unload their car and then move it to park before coming back to set up the tent so as not to create traffic jams on the street.
ARTIST LOUNGE HOSTS (2 or 4 hour shifts)
Supporting the artists is one of the most important jobs of the event. Artists lounges are a refuge from the busy and hectic festival. Indoors artists can take a break, enjoy a snack, and use indoor restroom facilities...a real luxury at ArtsGoggle. In fact, artist lounges support more than just the artists. They are the home base for our production team, sponsors, and volunteers too! Artist lounge hosts help to keep the snacks stocked and area generally clean while also serving as a friendly face and information point for questions or feedback. The best part is that host shifts are only 2 hours long so there is still plenty of time to enjoy the festival before or after your shift.
BLOCK MONITORS (Shift 1 12:00pm-5:30pm; Shift 2 5:00pm-10:30pm)
Block Monitors will be assigned up to 3 two-block sections of the festival over the course of their shift. During their volunteer shift they will serve as the first point of contact for artists and festival patrons. Block Monitors will help answer questions, relieve artists for short breaks to run to the restroom and can offer their assistance in the event the artist needs help.
BREAK DOWN TEAM (9:30pm-11:00pm)
The Break Down Team monitors barricades and helps direct artists off the street. The team may also provide assistance with break-down such as taking apart barricades, picking up trash cans, signs, etc.
For more information regarding volunteer opportunities at ArtsGoggle, feel free to reach out to Natalie Atkinson, Volunteer Coordinator, at email@example.com
For more information regarding additional ArtsGoggle opportunities and Near Southside Inc., contact Megan Henderson, Director of Events & Communications at firstname.lastname@example.org.