Volunteer Application Dirty Dancing Festvial 2020
Friday and Saturday, September 11 and 12, 2020
Volunteer information is provided in detail below. If you have any questions or concerns please
contact the Dirty Dancing Festival volunteer coordinator at the chamber office at firstname.lastname@example.org or 828-625-2725.
Come together and volunteer this season as we share our love for Dirty Dancing, Patrick Swayze and the Lake Lure community. Join hands, hearts and voices, meet new people, and make unforgettable memories while reliving the treasured moments of our all-time favorite movie.
Your gift of service generates a huge impact for the Chamber of Hickory Nut Gorge and their signature event of the year, supporting operations, economic growth and the natural integrity and unity of communities in the Hickory Nut Gorge. Volunteers are the backbone of the festival and vastly
counted upon for the weekend’s smooth and successful execution. We truly appreciate your
participation and look forward to a terrific 11th annual celebration!
The Dirty Dancing Festival accepts volunteers on a first come, first served basis for each category
available. Volunteers may register from March 1st to August 30th to fulfill positions. A waitlist will take
place to pull volunteers for those who may cancel. We encourage and welcome friends and family
who may want to volunteer with you.
Receive Volunteer Perks!
* Free weekend festival pass
* Dirty Dancing Festival Volunteer T-shirt
* Parking Permit
* Free Water
Volunteer Requirements for all positions:
1. Must work a minimum of 3-hours. Volunteers are welcome to work longer hours and multiple days,
however the three-hour mark gets you perks.
2. Attend the mandatory volunteer meeting scheduled for Wednesday, Sept. 09, 2020 at Lake Lure Town
Hall. drop in to pick up your details anytime between 5pm - 8pm (this is NOT a three hour meeting!)
a. If you are unavailable to attend, you must first contact the volunteer organizer to let her know.
Then, set up a date/time to meet with the volunteer organizer BEFORE 2:00 pm on Friday,
Sept. 13th to receive your credentials and t-shirt.
3. Arrive at a minimum of 15-minutes prior to your volunteer shift to check-in and move into position.
4. No alcohol consumption while working in the volunteer shift positions.
Volunteer process for applying and acceptance:
1. Read through the volunteer positions, roles and shifts on the next page.
2. Fill out form and submit.
3. You will receive a call or email verifying your volunteer application and acceptance. If the position or
shift you indicated is full, you will be notified and asked for a second option availability.
Take some time to review our available positions, roles and shifts to see what appeals to you!
Merchandise Tent -
Friday Set-Up Shift: 1 - 4 pm
Role: Assist with merchandise inventory placements and sorting, posting of signs and banners, and
cash/credit register set up.
Friday Festival Shifts: 4 - 7 pm & 7 - 10 pm
Saturday Festival Shifts: 8 - 11 am / 11 am - 2 pm / 2 - 5 pm
Role Responsibility: selling merchandise items to patrons, running the cash/credit register,
straightening and folding merchandise, and assisting customers with products.
***Lead Merchandise Volunteer: Friday & Saturday, full duration of festival
The Dirty Dancing Festival is welcoming a volunteer lead, for both days, to manage the merchandise
tent. Knowledge of retail sales and managing a team of individuals is preferred.
- Contact Jodi for further details!
Ticket Sales & Admissions -
Friday Set-Up Shift: 10 am - 1 pm
Role Responsibility: skirt tables, unload containers and set out materials, hang signs/banners and
prepare for ticket sales.
Friday Early Ticket Sales Shift: 1 pm - 4 pm
Role Responsibility: sell tickets to the festival for Friday and Saturday, running the cash/credit register,
and assisting patrons with questions, directions, schedule of events and other needs.
Friday Festival Shifts: 3:30 - 6:30 pm / 6:30 - 9:30 pm )
Saturday Festival Shifts: 8 -11 am / 11 am - 2 pm / 2-5 pm
Role Responsibility: Choice of roles until shifts for each role are filled
1. Ticket Sales: Cash / Credit / hand out wristbands for entry
2. Attendee Check-in: Scan ticket / hand out wristbands for entry
3. Front Gate Entrance: Check wristbands for entry / hand out brochures
4. Back & Side Gate Entrances: Check wristbands for entry
Club House Garden Table – alcohol garden entrance
Friday Festival Shifts: 4:30 - 7:30 pm / 7:30 - 10 pm
Saturday Festival Shifts: 9 am - 1 pm / 1 - 5 pm
Role Responsibility: check ID to purchase alcohol from vendors, collect cash, and hand out wristbands.
Parking & Lots -
***Lead Parking Volunteer: Patrick Bryant, Chamber President
Friday Festival Shifts: Onsite parking areas only, 12 – 3 pm / 3 - 6 pm / 6 - 9 pm
Saturday Festival Shifts: 8 -11 am / 11 am - 2 pm / 2 - 5 pm
Onsite and offsite parking areas
Role Responsibility: collect cash for parking in onsite/offsite lot. Direct patrons where to park. Keep
track of open/full parking spaces. Direct guests with parking passes. Direct patrons where to enter the
Festival Park Maintenance -
Friday Festival Shifts: 5 - 8:30 / 8:30 - 11:30 pm.
Saturday Festival Shifts: 8 -11 am / 11 am - 2 pm / 2-5:30 pm
Role Responsibility: Trash pick up and dumpster disposal. Check on porta johns. Report issues and
concerns to security.
Fill out the form and submit via email to email@example.com OR mail a hard copy to
Chamber of Hickory Nut Gorge at: P.O Box 32, Chimney Rock, NC 28720
this form will be automatically emailed to Jodi as well!