Volunteer Job Descriptions
Volunteers are invited to participate in a range of activities at the Lancaster Fiber Festival. There will be a Volunteer Meeting held at various times and locations before the event to answer any questions or issues that you have. Volunteers will be sent a survey after the event to request your help in making the volunteer experience better.
Each Volunteer is being asked to help for four (4) hours and will receive one admission pass for the day they volunteer.
Volunteers may work four hours in one location or they may request two hour blocks in various locations so their day is broken up.
Volunteers may request a specific job but they may be asked to assist elsewhere if necessary. There will be a Volunteer Room for check-in, water, and a place to sit or meet your friends. This will be located near the Vine Street entrance of hotel. (Map coming soon!)
To sign up as a volunteer please visit: Sign Up Genius
Title: Customer Service & On Site Class Ticket Purchase
Location: Table in the Festival entrance (Please see Festival map for exact location)
Volunteers will assist in the on-site sale of class tickets and will give out general information. You will assist Festival guests in finding whatever they need to make their visit enjoyable. Directories, guides and maps will be provided to assist you. There will be one TSG representative and one or two Volunteers in this location.
Title: Badge/Entrance Volunteers
Location: Festival entrance doorway (Please see Festival map for exact location)
Volunteers will check badges of people coming into the Vendor Hall. There will be two Volunteers in this location.
Title: Booth Sitting Volunteers
Location: Various Locations to be assigned upon arrival (Please see Festival map for exact location and get schedule at Volunteer Room Check-In.)
Volunteers will walk the show floor between the hours of 11:00 am until 3:00 pm. They will be checking with Vendors to see if the Vendor might need someone to stay in the booth so the Vendor can use the rest room, get change or get lunch, etc.
Title: Stage Volunteers
Location: Stage in Vendor Hall (Please see Festival map for exact location)
Volunteers will help the Stage Manager with the demonstrators getting on and off the stage in a timely manor. During the Fashion Show (on Saturday), they will help line up the models and keep things moving. There will be one TSG representative and two Volunteers in this location.
Title: Classroom Volunteers
Location: Locations may vary, 2nd floor (Please see Festival map for exact locations)
Volunteers will help the teacher in a variety of jobs including but not limited to: checking peoples names off the class list, distributing supplies and kits to students, holding up or walking around the classroom with samples, etc., other jobs as needed by the teacher.
NB: It is up to the individual teacher to offer the class kit to the Volunteer. There may be a kit fee, paid to the teacher, required. The Volunteer is under no obligation to buy the kit and the teacher is not being paid a student fee for the Volunteer since the Volunteer is not acting like a class participant.
Title: Event Store Volunteers
Location: Festival Hall booth 100 (Please see Festival map for exact location)
Volunteers will work in the Event Store, helping guests find what they are looking for. Many teachers will have items available in the Store, if they do not have booths. Book signings and author appearances may take place in the store and Volunteers may be asked to help with these as well. There will be several TSG representatives and two Volunteers in this location.
Title: Event Set-Up & Tear Down Volunteers
Location: Festival Hall or second floor classrooms (Please see Festival map for exact locations)
Event Set-Up Volunteers will work in the Event Store, before the Festival opens to help unpack boxes and put merchandise on shelves and in storage. OR Volunteers will be asked to help get materials and kits to second floor classrooms or stock admissions and customer service desks outside the vendor hall OR Volunteers may be asked to help put prize bags or class kits together.
Event Tear Down Volunteers will be asked to help with the taking down and counting and boxing merchandise in the Event Store. OR Volunteers will assist in taking down various areas.
There will be several TSG representatives and up to three Volunteers in each location. These are the only opportunities to work one day and attend the Festival on another day since the Festival will not be open doing set-up and tear down hours.
Location: Amtrak Train Station or Harrisburg International Airport
Drivers will be needed at various times on Wednesday (8/15), Thursday (8/16), Friday (8/17) and Saturday (8/18). Love to drive? Want to hob-nob with our National Teachers? We would like to provide our teachers with a warm welcome to Lancaster. If you would like to meet their train or airplane and then bring them to the Marriott, please contact us for more details.