WGBH FunFest A Day Of Ice Cream And Music 2019
Mark your calendars for this family favorite! WGBH Funfest is a fun-filled community event featuring all you can eat ice cream, inflatable childhood favorite activities, face painting, carnival games and even your favorite PBS characters.
Please review all the FunFest volunteer positions listed below and email WGBH Volunteer Manager Jaime Reese at [email protected] if youd like to help.
You will be assigned to your role on a first-come first-served basis.
You should include the following information in your email response:
- Full name (first and last)
- Cell phone number
- Email address
- Preferred volunteer positions (top 3 in order of preference) ** If youd like to be a costume character, please note your character preference based on size requirements provided below)
· Preferred shift (Friday, July 12, from 2-7pm; or Saturday, July 13, 9am-1pm, 12:30-5pm, or full day)
Date: SET-UP on Friday, July 12 from 2-7pm
Work with WGBH Event Production Team to bring event items and supplies from inside One Guest Street to WGBHs visitor parking lot; staple tablecloths to vendor and activity tables; and set-up signage and tarps.
Date: EVENT DAY on Saturday, July 13; THREE SHIFTS: 9am-1pm (staggered arrival times), 12:30-5pm, or full day. **The goal is to have first shift volunteers train second shift volunteers between 12:30-1pm.
Admission (9am-1pm or 12:30-5pm)
Sell FunFest tickets, check names off RSVP list; collect email ticket receipts and groupons; and help with line management.
Admission Line Hospitality (9am-1pm or 12:30-5pm)
Help manage admission lines.
Offer free ice cream and water to those waiting in line. Distribute event maps and point guests in the right direction.
WGBH Donation and Membership Volunteer (9:30am-1pm or 12:30-5pm)
Oversee collection of Dip Jar (credit) and cash donations.
Encourage guests to complete a brief enter-to-win survey for the chance to win a WGBH prize and promote WGBH membership, volunteer and event opportunities.
**Must be a current WGBH Volunteer for 2+ years to qualify for this position.
Concession Stand (9am-1pm or 12:30-5pm)
Make and distribute popcorn or cotton candy to event guests.
Costume Character (9am-4:30pm)
Wear a costume (see below) and interact with guests.
· Arthur (54-59, average build)
· Clifford (54-59, average build)
· Curious George (51-53, average build)
· Super Why (5'6' to 5'8', medium build)
· Peg (50 to 53, average build)
· Cat (50 to 53, average build)
· Woofster (56 to 510, medium build)
Character Assistant (9am-1pm or 12:30-5pm)
Assist with character preparation backstage; escort costume character around the venue; and speak on behalf of the character.
Costume Line Manager (9:30am-1pm or 12:30-5pm)
Oversee line for photographs with costume characters.
Exit Volunteer (9:30am-1pm or 12:30-5pm)
Stand by North Beacon Street exit to ensure no one enters and let guests know about exit behind the stage area.
Face Painter (9:30am-1pm or 12:30-5pm)
Design simple color images on kids faces.
**Sample drawings will be provided as examples.
Food Truck Line Manager (9:30am-1pm or 12:30-5pm)
Help manage food truck lines.
Food Sampler (9:45am-1pm or 12:30-5pm)
Distribute food and beverage samples to event guests.
Freezer Truck Runner (9:30am-1pm or 12:30-5pm)
Make sure ice cream is going to the correct vendor table. **Volunteers should be able to comfortably lift 30-40 pounds if necessary.
Ice Cream Scooper (9:15am-1pm or 12:30-5pm)
Serve delicious ice cream (provided by our generous vendors) to hungry guests in the mood for a refreshing sweet treat on a hot summer day.
Kids Activity Station (9:30am-1pm or 12:30-5pm)
Provide guests with game instructions; help manage line and distribute prizes.
Merchandise Assistant (9:30am-1pm or 12:30-5pm)
Provide excellent customer service to our guests as they shop for event keepsakes.
Moonbounce Patrol (9:30am-1pm or 12:30-5pm)
Help maintain moonbounce order; group kids by age to ensure safety; manage line; and keep track of jump time to keep line moving.
Wave to traffic on One Guest Street; direct cars inside garage for event parking.
Photographer (9:45am-1pm or 12:45-4:15pm)
Take pictures of Main Stage performances, guests posing with costume characters or rove around event venue to capture various FunFest activities.
**Photographers, please send samples of your work to be considered.
Photographer Assistant (9:45am-1pm or 12:45-4:15pm)
Walk with photographers during the event, record names of people in posed pictures and ask guests in photos to fill out appearance release forms as needed.
Water Cooler (9:30am-1pm or 12:30-5pm)
Refill water jugs; replenish cup supply; make sure guests know water is available and stay hydrated!
1 Guest Street, Brighton, MA, 02135 map
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