Bronco Bash 2017 Position Descriptions
So, you want to volunteer for Bronco Bash? On behalf of the Bronco Bash and Homecoming Team, we would like to say thank you! Bronco Bash would not be possible without our hardworking and dedicated volunteers who give their time to this event.

Please read the descriptions carefully before selecting which positions you would like to volunteer for.

Any of these positions can be used to fulfill volunteer hour requirements for different organizations such as the Lee Honors College, RSOs, or for other purposes. Food will also be provided for volunteers throughout the day courtesy of our many gracious sponsors.

We look forward to seeing you at Bronco Bash this year!

Questions, comments, or concerns? Contact Gail Foldenauer at salp-event6@wmich.edu
Set Up
Setting up for Bronco Bash is a huge task, and requires volunteers to be there early in the morning. The task for set up volunteers is to place the many tables and chairs that become booths for the event, and to prepare the Sangren Mall for the arrival of the vendors and guests. This position is VITAL to the success of Bronco Bash.

Volunteer time: 7:15am – 10:00pm

Specific tasks:
• Help with chalking booth spots as needed on the pavement around the Sangren Mall
• Set up tables and chairs dropped off by the cart drivers and riders MANUAL LABOR
• Unload and set up any equipment related to the event
• Set up trash and recycling receptacles
• Complete any other tasks related to set up as directed by Bronco Bash staff
• Specific directions will be given the morning of the event
Tear Down
After Bronco Bash is done, the equipment from the event must be reloaded onto trucks and carts, and the Sangren Mall must be immaculately clean. Not one table, chair, or piece of trash can be left behind, and this process requires a lot of help from volunteers.

Volunteer time: 6:30pm – 10:00pm

Specific tasks:
• Fold up tables and chairs
• Help cart riders and drivers load tables and chairs onto carts and/or trucks
• Assist vendors with any equipment they need to transport
• Clean the Sangren Mall to ensure there is no trash or paper left behind
• Assist the Green Team with recycling paper, plastic, etc. to keep Bronco Bash sustainable
Check In
Bronco Bash has over 450 vendors and booths each year, and all the operators of these booths will need help finding their location and making sure everything is setup properly. Check in volunteers will sign in vendors and booth operators upon arrival and get them to their proper spot with the equipment they need.

Volunteer time: 9:45am – 12:00pm, 12:00pm- 3:00pm

Specific tasks:
• Sign in vendors as they arrive at the check in tables by crossing off or highlighting their organization name
• Answering questions about the event from vendors and attendees
• Assisting with setup and loading/unloading of the workman carts as needed
• Maintain open communication with the other check in site
Information Booth
With such a big event, lots of people will have questions about booth, activity, food, and bathroom locations. Volunteers at the Information Table are in charge of customer service and answering any of the questions our patrons might have.

Volunteer times: 1:00pm – 4:00pm or 4:00pm – 7:00pm

Specific tasks:
• Direct guests to anywhere in the event
• Point out the open bathrooms
• Use maps to show where specific booths/novelties are located
• Communicate with the lead team as needed using walkie-talkies
• Sell Bronco Bash t-shirts
Workman AM Drivers
There are many tables, chairs, and other pieces of equipment that need to be set up in order for Bronco Bash to happen. For this purpose, workman carts are used to quickly transport these heavy objects from the unloading point to where they need to be around Sangren Mall. Cart drivers MUST be able to drive stick shift. This position is part of the Set Up crew.

Volunteer time: 7:15am – 3:00pm

Specific tasks:
• Work as a team with riders
• Drive carts to transport loads of tables and chairs from trucks to set up
• Set up crew/riders will unload and set up tables, chairs, and other materials
• Transport booth materials from check in to appropriate table
• Always stay in the cart, for safety reasons
• Be responsive to any other objectives and tasks that need to be completed
Workman PM Drivers
After the event is over, all the tables and chairs must go back to the truck so that the Sangren Mall can be cleaned. PM cart drivers are in charge of picking up all of the equipment that needs to be removed and transporting it across the venue to where the supply truck will be located. Cart drivers MUST be able to drive stick shift. This position is part of the Tear Down crew.

Volunteer time: 6:30pm – 10:00pm

Specific tasks:
• Work as a team with riders
• Drive carts to transport loads of tables and chairs to trucks for load out
• Tear down crew/riders will disassemble tables and chairs and load them onto the carts
• Transport trash and recyclables to help the Green Team and all clean up efforts
• Always stay in carts, for safety reasons.
• Be attentive to any other tasks that need to be completed
Riders/Material Transport AM
Each driver needs an extra hand during their shift. They need someone to help them navigate among the many tables at Bronco Bash, get the materials to the correct booth, as well as help them unload. This position is part of the Set Up crew.

Volunteer time: 10:00am-12:00pm, 12:00pm-3:00pm

Specific Tasks
• Work as a team with driver and other riders
• Help driver navigate to correct zone and booth
• Ride in cart to transport loads of tables and chairs from trucks to set up
• Work with set up crew/riders to unload and set up tables, chairs and other materials
Riders/Material Transport PM
Each driver needs an extra hand during their shift. They need someone to help them navigate among the many tables at Bronco Bash, get the materials to the correct booth, as well as help them unload. This position is part of the Tear Down crew.

Volunteer time: 6:30pm- 10:00pm

Specific Tasks
• Work as a team with driver and other riders
• Help driver navigate to correct zone and booth
• Ride in cart to transport loads of tables and chairs from trucks to set up
• Work with set up crew/riders to unload and set up tables, chairs and other materials
Novelties
Bronco Bash will feature several activities which are still to be determined (possibly inflatables, caricature artists, etc.) Volunteers will be needed for these novelties to ensure that students stay safe and that rules are being followed at these locations.

Volunteer times: 2:30pm – 5:00pm or 5:00pm – 7:00pm

Specific Tasks:
• Assigned to novelty the day of Bash
• In charge of crowd control of lines
• Make sure people do not cut in line
• Check IDs (participants must be 18 or over to participate in novelties)
• Have attendees sign a waiver and put on a wrist band in some cases
• Stay with the novelty and call for more volunteers as needed
Roaming Info Booth/App Ambassadors
These volunteers will walk around and answer any questions guests and vendors may have about the event or the locations of booth and novelties. This year, Bronco Bash will also have a phone app and these volunteers will be encouraging guests to download it.

Volunteer time: 2:30pm – 7:00pm

Specific tasks:
• Walk around Bash as a mobile info booth to answer questions from anyone at the event
• Direct guests to open bathrooms
• Use maps to answer questions about the locations of specific booths or novelties
• Use walkie-talkie to stay in communication with the lead team as needed
• Promote the Bronco Bash app and use it to answer questions
Green Team
Western Michigan University is committed to sustainability, and as a part of that, we will be working with the Office for Sustainability to make Bronco Bash as green as possible. As part of this effort, we will have a special team in place to help with the recycling bins and other measures as directed by the Office for Sustainability.

Volunteer times: 2:30 – 5:00pm or 5:00 – 8:00pm

Specific tasks:
• Assist with sustainability efforts at the event as directed
• Help the staff from the Office for Sustainability in anything they need
• Empty and replace recycling bins when needed
Floater
There are many volunteer positions to be filled, and extra volunteers are greatly appreciated! If you are unsure where you would like to be placed, sign up as a Floater! Floaters will be assigned positions on the day of the event and will assist anywhere openings need to be filled.

Volunteer times: 2:00pm – 5:00pm or 5:00pm – 8:00pm

Specific tasks:
• Fill in open positions as assigned on the day of the event
• Run special errands as assigned by the lead team
• Assist Green Team in efforts to make the event more sustainable
• Assist with crowd control before and during the event
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