Saturday, March 29, 2014
Capital Food and Wine Festival

Capital Food and Wine Festival
Home Page
Volunteers
tickets
parking
wineries
Microbrewers
Restaurants
Entertainment
garden
gallery
Contact Us
Sponsors
Medals

VOLUNTEER (noun): a person who performs a service willingly and without pay.

CAPITAL FOOD AND WINE FESTIVAL VOLUNTEER (noun): a person who performs a service willingly and without pay, with a smile on their face, while being flexible and good natured, all in the spirit of raising money for scholarships for Saint Martin’s students.

ATTENTION: PLEASE READ THE DESCRIPTIONS BELOW AND VERIFY THAT YOU ARE WILLING AND ABLE TO PERFORM THE LISTED TASKS BEFORE SIGNING UP TO VOLUNTEER. The signup link is below and at the bottom of this page.

Please email the Volunteer Chair directly to volunteer: volunteers@capitalfoodandwinefestival.com

All volunteers should attend the training session on Wednesday, March 26th at 6:00pm in the Norman Worthington Conference Center at Saint Martin's University.

Wine Pourer:
Wine pourers must be at least 21 years old and able to stand for the duration of their 3 hour shift. They will be assigned to a winery to assist with pouring. They will be responsible for notifying Vendor Support when wine, ice, glasses, and other necessary supplies need replacing. Must be able to gauge level of consumption of individuals and refuse service as appropriate, in accordance with guidance provided by the State Liquor Licensing Board.

Beer Pourer:
Beer pourers must be at least 21 years old and able to stand for the duration of their 3 hour shift. They will be assigned to a brewery’s booth and help both pour beer and monitor pouring, along with assisting the microbrew experts. They will be responsible for notifying Vendor Support when kegs, ice, glasses and other necessary supplies need replacing. Must be able to gauge level of consumption of individuals and refuse service as appropriate, in accordance with guidance provided by the State Liquor Licensing Board.

Vendor Support:
Vendor support volunteers must be able to stand for the duration of their shift and be able to lift at least 20 lbs. They will provide support throughout the building and tent by requesting additional wines/beer for replenishing at booths, emptying garbage containers, keeping water containers at wine / beer booths filled, clearing tables in designated areas. Keeping the areas clean and safe from spills.

Door Monitor:
Door Monitors may request chairs be made available for them, if they are unable to stand for the duration of their 3 hour shift. They will direct festival attendees, volunteers, vendors and others to the appropriate entry door; Those assigned to front door security will confirm each person’s age using approved picture ID. They will than apply the proper Event ID Band on the person’s wrist. Ensure neither open wine nor beer containers are taken outside of the building. Ensure individuals who re-enter the building have the appropriate colored/type Event ID band. Provide a security presence during the festival.

Volunteer Check-in Room Registrar:
Registrars may request chairs be made available for them, if they are unable to stand for the duration of their 3 hour shift. They will direct volunteers, Vendors, Entertainment members & guests, and TwinStar Credit Union Volunteers to their designated table(s) for check-in. They will confirm each person’s age using driver’s license or other approved picture ID. They will than apply the Event ID Band around the person’s wrist. As needed, they will replace the “working status” Event ID bands with age appropriate Event ID bands after volunteers complete their shift. Registrars should be prepared for a hectic environment.

Please email the Volunteer Chair directly to volunteer: volunteers@capitalfoodandwinefestival.com