Spring Fairy Festival Volunteer Application
Thank you for taking the time to complete the application below! We appreciate your desire to help us create the magic to make the Spring Fairy Festival event the best it can be. The Spring Fairy Festival always takes place the 3rd Saturday in May, and we will contact all interested volunteers asap. Planning begins in October (after the Fall Fantasy Faire event)
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2020 Spring Fairy Festival Volunteer Positions:
Lead Fae Planning Crew- These individuals are the collective Team Leads that directly help with the creation of the event. Some plan activities, some work with performers & vendors, or head the volunteer crew. These are THE people who will dedicate hours of their time and energy all year long to make this a great event. As we grow, this is the area that we need the MOST help with! Individuals on this crew must be organized, have good communication skills, and the ability to manage 4-10 helpers on their team. They will be asked to meet bi-monthly or monthly for planning and progress reports.
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Publicity Fairies- Delivers/installs Fairy Festival posters/flyers at local businesses. Helps promote the festival a min. of 12 weeks prior to the actual event. Maintains social media for the event, and helps spread the news about the event on local online event sites. May include media, television or radio interviews. Can also include designing of promotional materials and event merchandise.

Merchant Goblins - Directing the flow of vehicle traffic while merchants are unloading and loading. Helping them find their booth space and unloading the vendors' vehicles if time permits and they need assistance. You may need to be able to lift 20-40 lbs. Some goblins assist the vendor coordinator in mapping out the spaces the night before event, or answering vendor questions day of. Checking in on vendors for food and bathroom breaks during the event, which may include watching a booth for up to 10 min. to relieve a solo vendor. Lead of this team is the vendor coordinator aka Goblin Dan.

Activity Elves - Elves help plan the performances, workshops, classes, activities and crafts for the event. They staff the craft tables/tents and help performers and workshop hosts find their zones. Going from station to station day of checking in with the craft/class areas, and stages covering if someone really needs a bathroom break or bringing water and possibly food to performers. Elves facilitate the set up of activity tents/tables/rooms and may assist in set up of stage, and even announce the performers.

Brownies of All Trades - The Brownies of all Trades are the individuals that help with logistics. You may be called upon to help track down The Queen fairy when she disappears, fill in for a missing volunteer or perhaps find a parent who has become separated from their small child. You might even be asked to fix something, or assist fae security to help keep everyone safe. Lead of this team is head of fae security.

Festival Fare Sprites - Individuals on this team help with the set up of tables, chairs, tents and signage the day before or morning of event. Direct incoming volunteers to their zones. Make sure that all volunteers know where the green room is and where to pick up their rewards. Maintain the festival info table, sell merch, greet guests and monitor donations. Help with tear down and clean up after the event is over. Lead of this team is the on site volunteer coordinator.
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Skill or Requirements for all positions:
Ability to interact with the harried volunteer leads, patience, the gift of maintaining grace under pressure, can think on your feet, common sense, and ability to move at fairy speed. We can accommodate helpers with mobility issues, just let us know!

Schedule:
We are looking for people to help out with planning year round/ongoing. We are also needing help day of event in 2 hour shift increments beginning 3 hours before the festival opens and ending 1 hour after the festival closes. We ask that you arrive for your slot 15 minutes prior to your start time so we can get you signed in properly at your station.

**Day of Volunteers are expected to be at least 15 years of age, reliable, be available to correspond via email or by phone, and to uphold the values and image of the festival. Leads must be at least 18 years of age.

In return for your service to the community you will receive our undying gratitude and loads of good fairy karma!
We will also gladly fill out papers for community service hours, give glowing reviews or write a letter of recommendation for our super star volunteers. We really do appreciate you more than you know. All volunteers will receive an event tee shirt and invitation to the post event dinner party. During the event, all volunteers receive access to the green room with complementary snacks and beverages.
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Are you or will you be at least 15 years of age by the event date? (or 18 years of age if Lead) *
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Please describe your experience for any of the roles you have selected that you are interested in.
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Are you interested in planning or helping out with our Fall Fantasy Faire in September? *
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