Gigantic Bicycle Festival - Volunteer Information

Pre-Event Requirements: Please review the alcohol safety information listed below before your shift.

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


Where to go: This event is held at Centennial Fields Park, 39903 Southeast Park Street, Snoqualmie, WA 98065

Is there parking? Yes! Field parking for volunteers and festival goers, Friday through Sunday, is in the field East of Centennial Fields Park. From Centennial Fields Park, continue East on SE Park Street. Field parking will be in the field to your right. Look for signage and a field full of cars.

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 volunteer@theworldisfun.org. If you arrive late for your volunteer shift, we may not be able to accommodate you.

How to find us:  The volunteer headquarters is just inside the East Festival Gates, with snacks, beverages, sunscreen, and first aid kit.

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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. A tent if you would like to stay Friday or Saturday evenings, a blanket for outdoor films in the evenings, a road or trail bike if you want to join any rides during the weekend. A bathing suit for outdoor solar showers. A flashlight. Anything you'd bring to an outdoor music & camping festival + bicycles.

What to wear: Please wear comfortable shoes as you will be on your feet and warm weather clothes that you're not worried about getting a little bit dirty. Sunscreen, a hat and some shades is always a good idea!

Will we be inside or outside? Outside

Can I bring a friend? All volunteers must be registered for a shift. If you have a friend that would like to join you, please ask them to register through our website. If all shifts are full, please have them sign up for the waiting list and note that they are wanting to join you. Although space is often limited at these events, we will do our best to accommodate them.

How does this help? Proceeds from this event go to The Levee Breaking's projects in Seattle. The Levee Breaking is a support-the-arts nonprofit headquartered in Seattle with projects spanning globally. Drawing inspiration from the Slow Food Movement, they produce creative projects that are locally and regionally focused, intensely collaborative, and geared towards engaging emerging artists and their communities.

Perks: Anyone volunteering has a weekend pass and access to the campgrounds Friday through Sunday. Free pass to ride the Gigantic Century of 50 Mile for free the following year.

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 beer 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 brewery 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.