We’re looking for volunteers 14 years of age and older to join our team!
Every year the Roncesvalles Polish Festival needs a great number of volunteers to keep it running smoothly. We are looking for enthusiastic, reliable and dedicated volunteers for August/September 2019 dates.
Volunteers ensure a safe and enjoyable Festival by directing visitors, supporting the Roncesvalles Polish Festival Team, and assisting with setup/ teardown. This is fun, easy work that can be applied to your high school or community service hours.
Fill in our form to the right to join our team now!
Pre-Festival Positions Available:
Thursday August 29th
Event Poster Distribution: On Thursday August 29th we will be placing Festival posters in community store windows, on store bulletin boards, on community bulletin boards and onto certain hydro poles within the Roncesvalles Village and surrounding areas. Good walking footwear is essential.
Thursday September 12th
Bicycle Parking Rack Notices: Help place information signs on the bicycle parking racks along Roncesvalles Ave. to advise cyclists of the upcoming festival.
Friday September 13th
Polka Party Setup: Assist with set-up of tables, chairs and decor for Polka Party, and any other duties as assigned.
Polka Party Attendants: Assist with admission sales at the door to the Event and any other duties as assigned by the Event Committee. Must be 18 years old or older.
Festival Positions Available:
Saturday September 14th / Sunday September 15th
Volunteer Coordinator: Join the team! The Roncesvalles Polish Festival committee is looking for an enthusiastic and well organized Volunteer Coordinator. This position will be asked to attend planning meetings in advance in addition to being at the festival for the weekend. Prior experience is required.
Festival Greeter/Barricade Marshals: Welcome people to the Festival, and provide event and activity directions. Be hospitable as you would represent the Roncesvalles Polish Festival and the Roncesvalles BIA. Maintain side street closures, provide directions to participants, and ask people to dismount from their bicycles when entering the festival route.
Festival Survey Attendant: Work with our Festival sponsor, LOT Airlines, administering an iPad survey for a chance to win a free flight to Poland.
Zone Team Captains/Break Relief: Responsible for communications between volunteers and volunteer coordinator, and covering breaks as required.
VIP Parking Lot Attendants: Restrict access to VIP parking lot.
Beer Garden Clean-up Team: Assist Beer Manager with cleaning up tables after patrons vacate or when you see empty plastic cups on tables, ask patrons if okay to remove. Must be 18 yrs or older. Smart Serve certification preferred.
Beer Garden: Assist with Beer Garden clean up. Must be 18 yrs or older. Smart Serve certification preferred.
VIP Reception Attendants: Welcome all VIPs to the Roncesvalles Polish Festival, assist with serving snacks and beverages to VIPs, any other duties as assigned. Must be 18+. Smart Serve certification preferred.
Steps to Becoming a Volunteer
After you’ve completed the application, you will receive a confirmation of your application, and requested date(s).
You will be forwarded by email an Orientation Package late August. Included will be an outline of your job description for all the Volunteer positions.
Please arrive at the designated Volunteer HQ on time. You must sign in and out at the Volunteer HQ.
You will be given an Event T-shirt at the beginning of your first scheduled shift. Please wear this T-shirt during the entirety of your scheduled shift(s). It is important that we can locate our volunteers in a large crowd with these T-shirts.
Besides your Event T-shirt, make sure that you dress comfortably. Bring along your own caps, sunglasses and sunscreen if necessary. If rain is in the forecast, bring along your rain wear and umbrellas. Please do not bring valuables. The festival will not be held responsible for any lost belongings left at the Volunteer HQ.
You will be provided a food voucher at the Volunteer HQ when you arrive for every shift you work.
Volunteers may not smoke while on shift.
There are scheduled breaks. Please stay on duty until your relief volunteer arrives.
Thanks for joining our team!