TYPES OF VOLUNTEERS
SPRING TRAINING VOLUNTEERS
Spring training volunteers will primarily work in food service and sewing operations as the corps prepares for the season. The corps is stationary at this time. We also need local volunteers who can assist with errands. A background check and Covid-19 vaccination and booster are required.
Touring volunteers are needed to assist with food service and driving (CDL and non-CDL). Touring volunteers are provided meals, passes to the shows, and travel on a bus. You will sleep either on the bus or in classroom facilities on the road. No specific skills are required, but you need to bring a positive attitude and strong work ethic. The work is hard and non-stop, but very rewarding. A background check and Covid-19 vaccination and booster are required.
Training will be provided to food service volunteers including standards for food preparation and hygiene as well as teach you what you need to know in order to assist in the preparation and service of our meal schedule. You will be asked to help with meal prep, service, clean-up, and inventory organization/restocking.
Drivers are required to drive overnight, meaning you will need to adjust your sleep schedule appropriately. The driver needs to assure the vehicle is fueled and maintained properly, and follow all safety protocols. A clean driving record is required in order to be placed on our insurance policy.
On-site volunteers assist when the corps comes to their town (1-2 days). This often includes trips to/from the airport, helping source groceries, making medical runs, washing uniforms, and serving a meal or two. This is a great way to assist the corps with a minimal time commitment. Covid-19 vaccination and booster are required.
Forward Performing Arts will sponsor the Drums on Parade, Drums Across Clear Water, and Whitewater DCI events. Volunteers are needed for show-day operations including working in the ticket booth, ticket entrance, ushers, guest services, judge liaisons, and stadium setup/cleanup. Volunteers are provided entrance to the event, but keep in mind that you may not see much of the actual performances. Covid-19 vaccination and booster are required.