Cocktail District - Volunteer Information

Pre-Event Requirements: This event will have alcohol. All volunteers must read and review the alcohol guidelines and safety information below before their shift.

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

Where to go: Cocktail District will be held at Bell Harbor International Conference Center at 2211 Alaskan Way.

Is there parking? There is a paid parking lot that you enter from Western Avenue. Unfortunately all parking in the area requires payment. If you are able to do so, we recommend public transportation. Especially if you will be having a cocktail after your shift.

When to go: You will want to arrive on-site at the time of your scheduled shift. If you cannot remember the shift time that you registered for, you can look for your shift confirmation from Universe or email If you arrive late for your volunteer shift, we may not be able to accommodate you.

How to find us: You will see the signs for Cocktail District. Go to the door on the right side market with Volunteer Entrance and we will guide you from there.

TWIF Lead: We have a TWIF Lead at every event to lead the volunteer group. They will be your go-to person for everything you need during the event. Your TWIF Lead will be:

What to bring: You must have proper identification with you to volunteer. A water bottle and a snack are also never a bad idea. This event does not have any secured storage so please only bring what you can carry on your person.

What to wear: You will be provided with a volunteer t-shirt to wear during your shift. Please wear comfortable shoes as you will likely be on your feet during your shift.

Will we be inside or outside? The majority of the event is inside but there are some outdoor areas on the pier.

Can I bring a friend? We 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

How does this help? Proceeds from this event go to The World is Fun’s programs.

Why you are needed: Proceeds from this event help The World is Fun grow their programs in Seattle focused on getting people actively involved in the community.

Perks: Perks for volunteering vary per shift.

  • Volunteers on shifts that end by 6pm will receive a ticket to the second session of the event that begins at 6pm.

  • Volunteers on shifts that end at 9pm will get to attend the last hour of the event after their shift.

  • Volunteers on this shift will receive a $35 credit in the bottle shop and a $10 gift card to 1 of 4 local bars in Seattle; Tap House Grill, Pablo y Pablo, Thackeray, or Purple.

Age Requirement: 21+

Documentation: Upon request, we will gladly supply you with documentation for your volunteer hours for work or school purposes. We do NOT, however, provide court documentation. We do not believe that volunteering is a punishment and under no circumstances will we provide documentation for court-ordered community service.

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

This event will have alcohol. Volunteers are permitted to pour alcohol at this event without a Class 12/MAST permit. However, as a volunteer, you are still expected to know and follow the rules and regulations are put in place by the Washington State Liquor & Cannabis Board.  We are all responsible responsible for enforcing these rules and regulations to ensure the safety of all involved and not jeopardize the the nonprofit'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.

We do ask that you please review this quick alcohol safety video before your shift.


As per Washington State Liquor Laws drinking before or during a shift is not allowed and this will be strictly enforced. Please realize that if a liquor control agent sees anyone drinking and then returning to volunteering, that person and the event will be fined. Drinking behind the booth is against the law. Liquor Control Board Agents frequently visit these types of events to enforce these rules.

Giving away beer will not be tolerated. It is illegal. You must collect payment for each pour. If you or a volunteer are seen giving away alcohol you will be pulled from table.

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 area manager know and they will call for a back-up if needed.


If you fail to follow these rules, you will be asked to leave the event and will be ineligible to participate in future events.