This crew will be putting up signage, placing all brewery supplies at appropriate tents, installing tables and chairs for Hospitality area, staffing the Hospitality area (on Saturday morning only), preparing the Front gate tables, etc. Heavy Lifting may be involved.
Volunteer Job Descriptions
Front Gate Crew
This crew will be standing all day and meeting all patrons who enter the festival. You will be placing ID bracelets, offering tasting glasses, and passing out brochures. Some traffic control might be needed also.
Crew will serve food and beverages to Oktoberfest staff, volunteers, and breweries. There will be light clean-up needed after food service is complete. NEW THIS YEAR – Hospitality will be in a tent on the festival grounds and will not be air conditioned.
Brewers / Vendors Entrance Crew
Crew will check-in all brewers and vendors at a drive-in tent. Crew will also provide direction to brewer and vendor assigned location on the festival site. Shift work may be initiated after 2 pm to assist late arrivals.
Volunteer Entrance Crew
Crew will check-in all volunteers and hand out volunteer information. Depending on demand, some team members may be shifted to support Brewer / Vendor Entrance Crew. Shift work may be initiated after 2 pm to assist late arrivals at Brewer / Vendor entrance.
Refrigerator / Keg Truck Crew
Crew will collect kegs/bottles from distributors and breweries. You may be inside a cold storage truck for some duration. HEAVY LIFTING IS required.
Special Ops Crew
Some members of this crew will drive golf carts and deliver product or remove trash throughout the day. Some members will patrol the site for full trash bins, full recycle bins, full dump buckets, and other general maintenance needs. SOME HEAVY LIFTING is possible.
Beer Pourers Crew
Crew will staff tables and support brewers. Not all crew members will be pouring beer throughout their shifts; some volunteers may act as brewery support and stay behind tables in support of brewer needs. NEW THIS YEAR - Since this crew will be serving beer, consumption of alcohol before or during your volunteer assignment is unlawful and will not be permitted.
Crew is responsible for assisting the bands on and off stage as needed, band hospitality, crowd management, and limiting stage access. SOME HEAVY LIFTING is possible.
Saturday Clean-Up Crew
Saturday Clean-Up Crew will pick up and sort/store CBM owned signs and equipment, rinse pails, buckets, and tubs, and clear tables of plastic disposable table coverings. Volunteers may judiciously enjoy the festival, but must be able to perform duties upon festival end.
Beer Education Crew
Crew will support presentation of Beer Education Sessions. Members of the team will acquire beer from predetermined pouring stations and pour for the session attendees. Experienced team members will describe characteristics of the various styles being poured. This crew will be serving beer, so consumption of alcohol before or during your volunteer assignment is unlawful and will not be permitted.
Merchandise Crew *Charlotte Beer Babes Only*
Crew will be in charge of selling Charlotte Oktoberfest merchandise deemed by the Marketing Director as for-sale. This will include, but not be limited to, Lanyards. These volunteers will be in charge of a cash box, and handling cash and possibly Square (credit card) sales.
This position is only open to members of the Charlotte Beer Babes.
Instagram Frame Crew *Charlotte Beer Babes Only*
Crew will be responsible for engaging patrons and encouraging them to take pictures with the life-sized Instagram Frame. These volunteers will be tasked with requesting that patrons upload the pictures taken to Instagram and other social media sites. This crew may be called upon to assist in performance of the Merchandise Crew responsibilities.
This position is only available to members of the Charlotte Beer Babes.
Will Call Crew
Crew will dispense pre-purchased tickets to ID-verified patrons. These volunteers are not responsible for carding for 21, but rather for verifying the tickets are distributed to the correct person(s). This crew may also be called upon to assist with performance of the Front Gate Crew responsibilities.
Where ever you need me
Duties as assigned.