OH BOY, ARE WE GLAD TO SEE YOU!
Save the date for Friday, October 20 and Saturday, October 21 on your calendars. Volunteer registration is now open and we'd sure appreciate your support.
VOLUNTEER ROLES & SHIFTS
Volunteers are needed on the following dates:
Thursday, October 19
Friday, October 20
Saturday, October 21
Sunday, October 22
Below are just some of the important roles that our volunteers take on during ArtsGoggle. The full list of volunteer shifts and duties is available to review on the official volunteer sign up form here.
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.
POST-EVENT CLEAN TEAM (10:00am-1:00pm)
The day after ArtsGoggle is maybe the hardest day for our small team so we're asking for your help with simple post-event tasks like taking down parking signs, moving barricades back to the curbs for pick up, and organizing event supplies back into their storage containers. There are jobs that are very physical (like moving barricades) and other jobs that are great low-impact tasks like sitting to sort and clean volunteer binders. There are so many tasks, big and small, that must be done to fully bring ArtsGoggle to a close. We'd greatly appreciate your help. This volunteer group will meet at 10am on Sunday, October 22 at the Near Southside offices located at 1606 Mistletoe Boulevard, Fort Worth, Texas 76104. From there we will divide and assign the tasks and head out to the street.
Thank you, thank you, thank you!
Questions? We're here to chat!
For more information regarding volunteer opportunities at ArtsGoggle, feel free to reach out to Natalie Atkinson, Volunteer Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information regarding additional ArtsGoggle opportunities and Near Southside Inc., contact Megan Henderson, Director of Events & Communications at email@example.com.