Here's everything volunteers will need to know for Ballard Burrito Fest!

What to do to prepare: Upon checking in at the event, you will need to read the event Rules and Regulations. You can find them below if you want to save some time at check-in. We do ask that you please review this quick alcohol safety video before your shift.


Can't make it?: Please let us know by emailing - it will help us plan accordingly.

Where to go: The event is held in Ballard Commons Park. The address is 5701 22nd Ave NW, Seattle, WA 98107.

When to go: You will want to arrive on-site at the time of your scheduled shift. Please note that this event has street closures and allow ample time to arrive at the park. If you cannot remember the shift time that you registered for, you can look for your shift confirmation from Universe or simply reply to this email and we can look it up for you.

How to find us: Upon arrival at Ballard Commons Park you will want to go to the Northwest Corner and find the Event Operations tent. Volunteer check-in is located in that tent near 58th Street NW. If you have any problems locating it,  ask anyone in a Ballard Burrito Fest t-shirt!

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What to bring: A water bottle and a snack are never a bad idea.

What to wear: Comfortable shoes and layers in case the weather turns - this is an outdoor event. You will be given an event t-shirt to wear during your shift.

Training: Our team will be there to show you everything you need to know upon arrival!

Bring a friend: We currently still need volunteers for this event and we would appreciate any efforts you make in helping us find more volunteers. Feel free to tell your friends and co-workers - just make sure they register for a shift here.

Will we be inside or outside? This event is outside - be prepared for the weather and don't forget sunscreen if it is sunny!

Is there parking? Due to the size of the event, parking in the area can be difficult to find. Please allow ample time upon arrival as you may have to park a distance away. We recommend public transportation if it is possible for you.

How does this help? Proceeds from this event go to The World is Fun! This helps us fund our programs in Seattle.

Age Requirement: 21+, please bring ID


As a perk for volunteering, we will be having a volunteer appreciation event on August 31st at 6pm at 7551 B 15th Ave NW, Seattle WA 98117. This will be a barbeque so there will be food, drinks and good company!

We hope you can join us! RSVP here.

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Ballard Burrito Fest - Wine/Beer Pouring Rules & Regulations

Our Special Occasion License gives the event permission to operate as a bar for two days. This means we must comply with all rules and regulations set by the Washington State Liquor & Cannabis Board.

These rules and regulations are put in place by the Washington State Liquor & Cannabis Board to keep all staff, volunteers, and guests safe. The event is responsible for enforcing these rules and regulations to ensure the safety of all involved and not jeopardize The World is Fun’s ability to secure a Special Occasion Liquor License in the future. It is possible you may not like the rules and regulations and if this is the case, we ask you to set aside your disagreement and comply with all of these rules and regulations so we can ensure the safety of all involved. You could be legally fined if you do not follow the below rules and laws.

Ø  Intoxicated Guests: Please do not serve intoxicated people. You make the ultimate decision on whether to serve a person. If you need help, let your winery area manager know and they will call for a back-up if needed.

Ø  Giving away cocktails or beer will not be tolerated. It is illegal.

Ø  As per Washington State Liquor Laws drinking before or during a shift is not allowed and this will be strictly enforced. Some individuals may choose to drink at lunch or while on a break. Please realize that if a liquor control agent sees anyone drinking and then return to his or her booth to pour beer, that person and the festival will be fined. Drinking behind the booth is against the law. Liquor Control Board Agents WILL be among the crowd and watching.

Ø  TWIF Leads: Each volunteer will be assigned to a TWIF lead and they will be assisting throughout your shift. If you need anything, such as ice, more cocktails for serving or a break, let them know. If you see someone that needs to be cut off let a TWIF lead know and they will have our security personnel deal with the person.

Ø  Relief Pourers: If you need a volunteer to give you a break, please communicate with a TWIF lead.

Ø  Shift Change: When your shift is over, please make sure your replacement has arrived to relieve you. If you leave before the next staff arrives, there will be no one to pour your beer. Please check in with a TWIF lead before you leave.