• 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 info@hickorynutchamber.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 grounds.

    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 jodikubi@aol.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!
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    Please provide your best contact phone number!
    Please provide your email address to have information emailed to you
    Have you Volunteered for the Dirty Dancing Festival before? *
    Can you attend a drop in meeting on Wednesday, September 11, 2019 to pick up your Volunteer Information Packet and T-Shirt? *
    What Size T-Shirt are you most comfortable wearing? This will need to be worn during your shift! *
    Volunteer T-Shirts are unisex adult size crew neck short sleeved t-shirts
    Volunteer Category *
    (choose one here, you may write in below if you wish to volunteer in more than one category/shift)
    Volunteer Shift Day Preference *
    Please select the option above that works best. We would be so thankful if you are able to work a shift each day, or if you can pick up more than one shift! You will receive a call or email verifiying 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.
    Hours Available *
    Acceptance Agreement (please click "yes" below) *
    Are you 18 or older? *