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: SOME VOLUNTEER POSITIONS HAVE CHANGED THIS YEAR. PLEASE READ THE DESCRIPTIONS
BELOW AND VERIFY THAT YOU ARE WILLING AND ABLE TO PEFORM THE LISTED TASKS BEFORE SIGNING
UP TO VOLUNTEER. The signup link is at the bottom of this page.
All volunteers should attend the training session on Wednesday, March 20th at 6:00pm in the
Norman Worthington Conference Center at Saint Martin's University.
Wine stewards must be at least 21 years old and able to stand for the duration of their 3 hour shift. They
will be assigned to one wine aisle, and assist multiple wine vendors with pouring when needed, and help
with replacing bottles, cups, water containers, and other necessary supplies. Wine stewards 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 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. Beer pourers will be responsible for notifying vendor support when kegs, ice,
cups, and other necessary supplies need replacing. They must be able to gauge level of consumption of
individuals and refuse service as appropriate, in accordance with guidance provided by the State Liquor
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 in the Marcus Pavilion and the Worthington Center by requesting
additional wines for replenishing at booths, emptying garbage containers, keeping water containers at
wine or beer booths filled, clearing tables in designated areas, ensuring recycle products are placed in
appropriately marked containers.
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, ensure neither open wine nor beer
containers are taken outside of the Marcus Pavilion or Worthington Center, direct consumers to the
appropriate entry door, direct volunteers to the volunteer door, ensure individuals who reenter the
Pavilion or Worthington Center have the appropriate colored/type bracelet, and 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 confirm volunteer’s age using driver’s license or other approved picture ID
and apply the ID Band around the volunteer’s wrist, direct Vendors, Entertainment Group members and
TSCU Volunteers to their designated table for check in, and remove “working status” wristbands and
places age appropriate wristbands after volunteer completes their shift. Registrars should be prepared
for a hectic environment.