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 volunteer@theworldisfun.org - it will help us plan accordingly.


Where to go: Northwest Folklife Festival is happening at the Seattle Center, 305 Harrison St, Seattle, WA 98109.

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Is there parking? There are several paid lots within a three block radius of Seattle Center. However, bear in mind that these lots fill up by midday and can have high rates. Whenever possible, we recommend taking the bus, your bike or your feet to the Festival. There will be bicycle parking available at the Harrison St. entrance.

When to go: You will want to arrive on-site at the time of your scheduled shift. If you arrive late for your volunteer shift, we may not be able to accommodate you.

How to find us: You will be checking in at the token sales tent at the beer garden that you are scheduled in.

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: A water bottle and a snack are also never a bad idea. Please only bring what you can carry on your person.

What to wear: You will be given an event t-shirt to wear during your shift. Dress comfortable and for the weather. Event happens rain or shine.

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 the beer gardens at Northwest Folklife benefit both Northwest Folklife and The World is Fun

Perks: You will receive a t-shirt at the start of your volunteer shift and two beers at the end of your shift. Working the last shift on Monday? No problem, you can turn them in after your shift at a local pub.

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

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.