You Are Needed - Volunteer!
The Las Vegas Beer Festival™ needs dependable, beer loving Volunteers!
Being a Volunteer at the festival is also a lot of fun! You'll get to meet new people and talk with brewers & beer lovers. Learn about and taste a wide variety of great beers from across the USA.! Best of all, you'll get to keep your official LVBF™ Volunteer T-shirt, receive a complimentary LVBF™ beer mug and receive beer tokens - so you can sample some of the great beers! All this for volunteering just a few hours of your time...
There are two types of positions needed for volunteer help: Beer Servers and Festival Assistants. Both are fun and easy jobs. As a Beer Server you will interact with the general public attending the festival. The Festival Assistant positions require more skills and responsibilities since you will work directly with visiting brewers, operations management, and coordination staff.
No matter which level of participation you prefer, we need positive, reliable people for all positions. Being enthusiastic, having the time to donate for a good cause, and an appreciation for great beer is all we ask.
Below is more information for you to review so you can decide which position would be more fun for you to do...
Once you check in you'll be sent to a location to meet your shift leader. They will give you an information card about the beer, and a sample taste to prepare you to answer any questions you may receive. Many festival patrons will assume that you're from the brewery and will want to know about what they're going to taste...
The serving process is easy. You pour the beer from pitchers into the festival mugs. There are two options: a sample portion will cost 1 token while a full mug will require 4 tokens. There is no cash exchanged - just tokens. This method is simple and will be explained at the pre-festival Orientation & Training sessions, then again during the check-in process.
Above all, don't worry. The festival is a casual, fun filled environment. 99% of visitors will be friendly, and the work is easy & fun! If you need more information or if any problems occur, shift leaders will gladly help you.
When your shift is ending, the next beer servers will arrive to take your place. At this time, you're now free to go try some of the many fabulous beers! But first, you need to return to the Volunteers area and check-out. There you'll be given your complimentary LVBF™ mug beer tokens, which are good for the entire event, so if you have the last shift, you can use them the next day.
If you're on the last shift (which ends 1 hour before the official closing) you can attend a short "after-shift" gathering with a variety of beers already prepared. This should last about an hour and then all must leave when the festival closes for the night.
Your main responsibility is to offer information and any other tasks needed by the staff, brewers and guests in your assigned area. You need to be courteous, helpful and offer quality assistance to those with extra needs. Here's a list of the positions and general duties:
Festival Guide - answer questions and provide information to the public
VIP Tent Assistants - set-up, staffing, clean-up at the VIP functions
Music Tent Assistants - typical roadie duties, sound & lights maintenance
Comedy Tent Assistants - stage hand duties, sound & lights maintenance
Brewing Talks & Demo Assistants - audio maintenance, stage hand duties
Brewers Hospitality Tent Assistants - set-up, staffing, maintenance
Volunteer Relief Personnel - stand-in for beer pourers on their breaks
General Assistants - help with various additional tasks wherever needed
Volunteers must be at least 21 years old to participate. Photo ID will be required to enter the festival grounds at all entrances. Please arrive at the Volunteers area to Check-in 30-45 minutes prior to your shift's start time. Once there you will receive your Las Vegas Beer Festival™ Volunteer shirt which you must wear at all times during your shift - then it's yours to keep!
Preferred shifts will go fast! On the Application Form you need to select your top 3 choices for positions & shifts. Also, we'll need your contact information and shirt size. All this is explained on the Volunteer Registration & Application forms which are easy to complete.
Shifts will be filled on a "first come, first served" basis. Please understand that if the shift you desired is full, we will re-assign you to a different shift as needed. You are encouraged to list your addition shift preferences on your Application Form and we will do our best to accommodate everyone!
You are welcome to sign-up for multiple shifts. If you want to volunteer for more than one shift, enter that in the comments field on the Application Form.
We will make the LVBF™ Application process available for you to complete on-line in the near future. Please check back for the Orientation Session Schedule and Volunteer Registration & Application Forms which will be posted and available for downloading soon!
Finally, if you'd like to have your name added to our volunteer list, or if you have any questions send an email to: LVBFvolunteers@gmail.com
Volunteer Orientation & Training Sessions...
All Volunteers are required to attend one of the Pre-Festival Volunteer Orientation & Training Sessions. At these sessions, you will meet the Organizers of LVBF™, get to meet your Staff Leaders, learn the layout of the festival grounds, and other important details you'll need to know. These sessions will be an hour long and are held in the weeks prior to the event. Yes, there will be complimentary beer afterward!
You are expected to adhere to our policy of tasting beer conservatively while representing the Las Vegas Beer Festival™ Volunteers to the thousands of festival attendees. You'll be required to remain sober during all of your scheduled shifts. The shifts are fairly short and you will be provided the option of a break. "Relief Volunteers" will be standing by at all times for your convenience.
You must be a dependable Volunteer! Your prompt arrival for your scheduled shift is vital. If your schedule changes, please contact us immediately! Don't forget to allow adequate time for parking.
Please check back for the Training Session Schedule, Volunteer Registration & Application Forms. These will be posted and available to download very soon! Until then, if you would like to have you name added to the volunteer list or have any questions send an email to: LVBFvolunteer@gmail.com
Thanks for your interest in volunteering for the Las Vegas Beer Festival™. We look forward to meeting you soon...