For Individual and Group Volunteers


Individual and Group Volunteer Opportunities & Registration – Registration opens February 6, 2017

Deadline to receive a Festival volunteer t-shirt is March 31, 2017.  

Festival Volunteer Registration has now been extended to April 12, 2017!

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St. Louis Earth Day Festival Volunteer Job Listings:

Set-up Crews
Help us prepare The Muny grounds for the Festival.  Activities may include, but are not limited to:  moving/vendor distribution of tables/chairs, setting up barricades and traffic signage, and placing recycling bins throughout the festival footprint.  (Must be able to lift at least 20 lbs.) *Recommended for volunteer groups! 

  • FRIDAY  12 – 3 pm: Pre-event set-up
  • FRIDAY  12 – 4 pm: Recycling On the Go set-up
  • FRIDAY  2:45 – 6 pm Vendor set-up assistance
  • SATURDAY  7 – 9 am: Vendor/Festival set-up

Vendor Check Point Check-In 
Early vendor set-up will take place on Friday afternoon, in addition to the late vendor set-up on Saturday morning. Volunteers are needed to give out vendor packets and check off the vendor’s arrival.

  • FRIDAY  McKinley Dr. entrance 2:45 – 6 pm
  • FRIDAY  Theater Dr. entrance 2:45 – 6 pm
  • SATURDAY  McKinley Dr. entrance 7 – 9:30 am
  • SATURDAY  Theater Dr. entrance 7 – 9:30 am

Information Booth
Looking for previous experience and new volunteers to learn the ropes! Welcome visitors and answer questions relating to schedules and locations at the main Information Booth or the Green Dining Alliance (GDA) Information Booth (Requires patience and good communication/people skills.)

  • SATURDAY  10:45 am – 2 pm
  • SATURDAY  1:45 – 5 pm
  • SUNDAY  10:45 am – 2 pm
  • SUNDAY  1:45 – 5 pm

Merchandise Booth
Volunteers needed with sales experience to encourage attendees’ purchases of this year’s St. Louis Earth Day t-shirts and other merchandise.

  • SATURDAY  10:30 am – 2 pm
  • SATURDAY  1:45 – 5 pm
  • SUNDAY  10:45 am – 2 pm
  • SUNDAY  1:45 – 5:15 pm (includes pack-up)

Bike Valet
Help manage free bike valet parking stations, located at McKinley Dr./Pagoda Circle and on Theater Dr., for the many bike riders that arrive at the Festival on two wheels. *Recommended for volunteer groups!

  • SATURDAY  10:45 am – 2 pm
  • SATURDAY  1:45 – 5 pm
  • SUNDAY  10:30 am – 2 pm
  • SUNDAY  1:45 – 5 pm

Sorry, Eco Art area is unavailable this year, but VanGo will be on site both days!

Eco-Art Support
Help inspire the creativity of kids and adults through hands-on, recycled art activities.  Assist Sue from the Teachers’ Recycle Center  with facilitating an art activity using recycled materials.

  • SATURDAY  10:45 am – 2 pm
  • SATURDAY  1:45 – 5 pm
  • SUNDAY  10:45 am – 2 pm
  • SUNDAY  1:45 – 5 pm

Earth Day Bus Art
Volunteers will assist Arts in Transit with the Metro bus painting. This includes set up and clean up.

  • SATURDAY  11:30 am – 2:30 pm

Earth Day Challenge Booth
Volunteers will give attendees their prize for completing 2 of 3 challenges.

  • SATURDAY  10 am – 2 pm
  • SATURDAY  1:45 – 5 pm
  • SUNDAY  10:45 am – 2 pm
  • SUNDAY  1:45 – 5:15 pm (includes pack up)                                                        website volunteer pic 2
Program Distribution and Crowd Counting 
Teams of two will greet attendees with a smile and an event program, while counting arrivals using a clicker. *Recommended for volunteer groups!
  • SATURDAY  10:45 am – 2 pm
  • SATURDAY  1:45 – 5 pm
  • SUNDAY  10:45 am – 2 pm
  • SUNDAY  1:45 – 5 pm

Entertainment – Earth Day Stage Assistant
Hang out with our awesome musicians! Be the point person at the stage, assist entertainment coordinator with the management of stage schedule, help our entertainers move their gear and props, help in one of the two hospitality tents (serving drinks & sandwiches), or fulfill other entertainment-related tasks. Ability to operate golf cart safely in large crowd and/or some experience/interest in food service.

  • SATURDAY  10:30 am – 2 pm
  • SATURDAY  1:45 – 5 pm
  • SUNDAY  10:30 am – 2 pm
  • SUNDAY  1:45 – 5 pm

Recycling On the Go Team                                                                  
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Make an important impact on the event and on each visitor by helping them sort their waste into recyclable and compostable materials, and the stuff that’s destined for the landfill.  To read more, visit our ROG program pages (Must be willing to work with trash.  Safety equipment provided.  Waste collectors must be able to lift at least 20 lbs.) *Recommended for volunteer groups!

  • FRIDAY  12 – 4 pm (set up)
  • SATURDAY  10:30 am – 2:30 pm
  • SATURDAY  2 – 6 pm
  • SATURDAY  4:30 – 7 pm
  • SUNDAY  10:30 am – 2:30 pm
  • SUNDAY  2 – 6 pm
  • SUNDAY  4:30 – 7:30 pm

Festival Floaty – assigned where needed                                                                          website volunteer pic 1
Work with the Volunteer Coordinator to fill in where needed – experience a variety of volunteer responsibilities at the Festival by helping us best meet our needs.

  • SATURDAY  10:45 am – 2 pm
  • SATURDAY  1:45 – 5 pm
  • SUNDAY  10:45 am – 2 pm
  • SUNDAY  1:45 – 5 pm

Traffic Control Sergeants 
Important to general traffic flow in and around Festival footprint, volunteers will direct vendors, volunteers, public and answer questions. Volunteers over 18 years old are needed for certain locations to drive golf cart transports to and from parking lots for entertainment and disabled attendees.

  • FRIDAY  2:45 – 6 pm Cricket Drive exit
  • FRIDAY  2:45 – 4:45 pm Pagoda Circle at Theater Drive
  • FRIDAY  4:30 – 6 pm Pagoda Circle at Theater Drive
  • SATURDAY  7 – 9 am (Set Up) Cricket Dr/Pagoda Circle
  • SATURDAY  7 – 9 am (Set Up) Theater Dr/Pagoda Circle
  • SATURDAY  7 – 11 am  Theater Drive/Union entrance
  • SATURDAY  10:30 am – 2 pm Transportation/Direction
  • SATURDAY  10:45 am – 2 pm Theater Drive/Union entrance
  • SATURDAY  1:45 – 5:15 pm Transportation/Direction
  • SATURDAY  1:45 – 4:30 pm Theater Drive/Union entrance
  • SUNDAY  10:30 am – 2 pm Transport/Direction
  • SUNDAY  1:45 – 5:15 pm Transport/Direction
  • SUNDAY  8 am – 12 pm  Theater Dr/Union entrance                
  • SUNDAY  11:45 am – 4:30 pm  Theater Dr/Union entrance  

Tear Down Crew
Help return The Muny grounds to their pre-Festival splendor.  Activities may include, but are not limited to:  breaking down Festival booths (such as information, recycling stations, volunteer, merchandise, etc.), picking up debris on the event grounds, and assisting with supplies load-out. Help to supervise special parking areas, such as the musician/performers parking area. (Must be able to lift at least 20 lbs.) *Recommended for volunteer groups!

  • SUNDAY  5 – 7 pm    
To register as a volunteer, please click HERE to complete an application.
Volunteer Captain Opportunities!

Captains are those valuable volunteers with a desire to lead a team of volunteers to make the Festival happen. All individuals will be provided with the information and details needed to perform successfully as a Captain at a Captains Meeting prior to general volunteer orientation. Captains will be invited to meet/greet with their volunteer team at the Volunteer Orientation, conducted at the Muny, just prior to the Festival and will receive a volunteer t-shirt. Captains will be given a radio to communicate with the Volunteer Coordinator/others and have access to golf carts.

Festival Experience Areas:  Arts & Crafts, Earth Day Cafe, Energy, Farmer’s Market, Home, Muny Walkway, Nature & Wildlife, Reduce/Reuse/Recycle, Social Sustainability, Sponsor Row, Transportation/Alternative Fuels, Wellness, and Youth Corner. Zones will include more than one Experience Area.

To be a Captain, see descriptions below and complete a simple application, click HERE

Zone Captains – Pre-Event Set-up and Vendor Load-in
Needed:  FRIDAY 11:30 am – 6 pm

  • Manage set-up volunteers for distribution of vendor booth tables/chairs rental in appropriate booth space, as well as any picnic tables, barriers, water thermos fill up and distribution, etc. for the Experience Area, according to vendor set-up logistics spreadsheet and maps.
  • Double check distribution of items listed above for each booth number and/or area.
  • Confirm that each vendor checked in and received vendor info.
  • Troubleshoot problems/questions and help vendors with any other need.

Zone Captains – Late Vendor Load-in and Festival
Needed:  SATURDAY 7 am – 5 pm  &  SUNDAY 10:30 am – 5:30 pm

  • Manage late vendor load-in/set-up volunteers.
  • Double check distribution of items listed above for each booth number and/or Area.
  • Confirm that each vendor checked in and received vendor info.
  • Troubleshoot problems/questions and help vendors with any other need.

Task Captains are leaders for specific Festival tasks, such as:  Information Booth, Welcome Captain (Program Distribution), ROG, and Traffic Control. Task Captain will manage and assist those volunteers assigned to the task by training, tracking supply/materials needed/replenishing, and be the go-to contact for attendees/Volunteer Coordinator/staff.

Information Booth Captain
Needed:  SATURDAY 10:45 am – 5 pm  &  SUNDAY 10:45 am – 5:15 pm

  • Direct and assist volunteers for booth set-up/organization.
  • Orient volunteers working in the main Information Booth and Theatre Dr. Information Booth.
  • Answer questions/provide information, updates, changes that may occur at Festival.
  • Know and understand layout, logistics schedule, and Festival schedule.
  • Check in on volunteers, each hour and especially at shift change time.
  • Contact security with information about missing children/parents.

Welcome Captain
Needed:  SATURDAY 10:45 am – 5 pm  &  SUNDAY 10:45 am – 5 pm

  • Manage volunteers assigned at each entrance to welcome attendees, hand out event programs, perform crowd count, and sell fundraiser bumper stickers.
  • Check in on volunteers, each hour and especially at shift change time.
  • Check distribution of programs at each entrance. (are there enough? Reallocate if needed)

Recycling On the Go Captain
Needed:  SATURDAY 10 am – 7 pm & SUNDAY 10 am – 7 pm

  • Train volunteers as they arrive for shifts.
  • Escort volunteers to assigned stations.
  • Check in on the hour with volunteers to answer questions and address sorting issues.

Traffic Control Captains
Needed:  SATURDAY 7 am – 5 pm & SUNDAY 8 am – 5 pm

  • Direct and assist set-up volunteers assigned to traffic control to provide traffic monitoring, parking and directional assistance for vendors and other volunteers, according to logistics plan.
  • Direct and assist volunteers assigned to Festival traffic control to provide vendor parking direction and assistance, attendee and entertainment transport via golf cart  (when needed), provide information about layout/answer questions pertaining to parking, etc.
  • Direct and assist volunteers assigned to load-out at the end of the Festival for vendors and attendees by working with event security, according to logistics plan.
  • Captains will be assigned a radio for communication with volunteer coordinators, security or others, if needed.
  • Check in on volunteers each hour and especially at shift change time.

Volunteer Orientation – Thursday, April 13th 4-7 pm

Orientation and t-shirt pick up for all Festival volunteers will be conducted on Thursday, April 13th, 4-7 pm in Orthwein Hall, behind Muny Box Office. The Orientation will be an “open house” style event for maximum flexibility for volunteer schedules. Posters will also be available for pick up at the orientation.   

THANK YOU FOR VOLUNTEERING!!
Thank you to our 2016 volunteer sponsor!

Thank you to our 2017  volunteer sponsor!