Northwest Folklife Fest - Volunteer Information
Pre-Event Requirements: Volunteers must watch the video below and read the rules around serving alcohol as provided below before their shift.
Can't make it? Please let us know by emailing email@example.com - it will help us plan accordingly.
Where to go: Folklife takes place at the Seattle Center: 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA, 98109.
Is there parking? The Seattle Center has many paid parking garages (http://seattlecenter.com/transportation/parking/ ). However, due to the popularity of this event, we suggest using public transportation or another alternative to driving.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. If you arrive late for your volunteer shift, we may not be able to accommodate you.
How to find us: Upon arrival at the Seattle Center, you will head to the beer garden outside the Fisher Pavilion. Our volunteer operations tent is located there (it is also where attendees buy drink tokens). Once you get there, just let us know you’re here to volunteer!
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.
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 given a volunteer t-shirt to wear during your shift. Please wear comfortable shoes and clothes that you won't mind getting a little beer spilled on.
Will we be inside or outside? Outside
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 & The Benevolent Guild.
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 one token for every 5-ounce beer 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.