Folsom Street Fair Volunteers Needed!!!


FOLSOM STREET FAIR VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!!!

Volunteers are needed at Folsom Street Fair – the world’s biggest and most exciting leather/fetish street fair!

This fun leather/fetish street fair unites adult alternative lifestyle communities with safe venues for self-expression and exciting entertainment.2017-fse-beneficiary-logo

ALRP is once again a major beneficiary and we need as many volunteers as possible! First-time volunteers, Panel attorneys, and street fair stalwarts are encouraged to sign up. Come one, come all!!

By volunteering, you’ll have SO MUCH fun and ensure that ALRP is able to provide low-cost legal services to people living with HIV/AIDS.

 

GREAT PERKS for volunteers! At the Fair HQ, you will find:

  • Free food and beverages all day
  • Private restrooms with no lines
  • Free coat check (stash a costume or change of clothes)
  • Tables, chairs, and shade for relaxing

VOLUNTEER AT FOLSOM STREET FAIR!!

corey-jeff-dustyFolsom Street Fair is spread out over 13 city blocks on Folsom Street from 8th-13th St from 11:00am-6:00pm on Sunday, September 24. Find out more about the event HERE.

If you (and a friend, or two, or five!) would like to volunteer, please contact ALRP Volunteer Coordinator Hannah Center at hannah@alrp.org or (415) 701-1200 ext. 303.

Please Include:
First & Last Name
Email Address
Cell Phone Number
Top THREE Volunteer Shift Choices

VOLUNTEER SHIFTS

Shifts marked with a * star are worth DOUBLE credit. Please sign up for one of these if you are available!

 

Executive Assistant:
Help with the crucial logistics by providing direct support to the Folsom Street Events President to get the fair started right! Will require managing multiple tasks concurrently, making quick decisions, walking the fairgrounds, and some light lifting.
6:00 AM – 10:00 AM
5:30 PM – 10:30 PM

Gates Donations:
Work with the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence to encourage attendees to donate and hand out stickers at the fair entrances. Great position for cheerleaders! Dressing up and being silly is fully encouraged. Requires standing for the duration of the shift.
10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
1:30 PM – 6:30 PM

Merchandise:
Everybody loves Folsom gear! Help fair-goers get all the swag their hearts desire, including tickets for the hottest dance party of the Folsom weekend (Magnitude), and answer FAQs about the fair as needed. Retail experience a plus +.
9:00 AM – 2:00 PM
1:30 PM – 6:30 PM

Treasury Counter:
Money counter $$! Behind the scenes, inside, seated shift helping to carefully count all the incoming cash from all around the fair.
11:45 AM – 3:45 PM
3:00 PM – 7:00 PM

jake-ryanTreasury Runner:
Money collector $$. Help the treasury by traveling throughout the fairgrounds collecting fair donations and delivering them back to the Treasury for counting. Must be able to walk around and navigate large crowds through the fair.
11:30 AM – 3:30 PM
1:00 PM – 5:00 PM
2:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Water Tower Donations:
Help keep fair-goers hydrated by manning a water tower and handling cash donations. Partner with a fellow volunteer under a large sun umbrella collecting donations and encouraging fair-goers to reduce waste by reusing water bottles and cups. Hugs for the planet!!
10:30 AM – 3:00 PM
2:00 PM – 6:30 PM

Security:
Be the eyes and ears of the fair. Help support a safe and fun environment for the fair-goers of Folsom. Look super cool and official with a two-way radio and flashy reflective vest while helping with street closures, securing the fair perimeter, and appropriately addressing safety concerns.
5:00 AM – 9:30 AM
9:00 AM – 2:00 PM
*1:00 PM – 6:00 PM
*1:30 PM – 6:30 PM
*6:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Green Team:
Yay recycling!! Help man the recycling stations around the fair encouraging fair-goers to reduce, reuse, recycle and compost! Help us get as close to a zero waste fair as possible. 
5:30 AM – 10:00 AM
9:30 AM – 2:30 PM
*2:00 PM – 6:30 PM
*6:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Green Team Intensive:
Lend  your muscles to a great cause! Assist the Green Team and potentially Beverages as well set up their crucial stations. Heavy lifting required.  
6:00 AM – 10:30 AM
*5:00 PM – 9:00 PM

 

dscn6849Supply Truck:
Backbone of the fair set-up crew! Help distribute chairs, tables, and other exciting supplies throughout the fair to keep everything running smoothly. Lifting required.
5:30 AM – 9:30 AM
9:00 AM – 1:00 PM
12:30 PM – 5:30 PM
*5:00 PM – 9:30 PM

Beverages:
Help set up/take down our super popular beverage booths. Beverages are big money makers and a good booth is crucial to success. Be a part of that success! Heavy lifting required.
6:30 AM – 10:30 AM
*6:30 PM – 9:30 PM

Entertainment – DEVIANTS Stage: 
Folsom’s world class DJs and dancers draw huge crowds to the dance stage. Help keep fair-goers happy and entertained by helping with DEVIANTS stage set up/take down and keeping things running smoothly for maximum safe fun. Heavy lifting may be required.
6:00 AM – 10:00 AM
9:30 AM – 1:30 PM
12:30 PM – 4:30 PM
3:30 PM – 7:30 PM
5:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Exhibitors:
Help our successful exhibitors set up/take down and manage their awesome booths for a great fair day! Lifting required.
4:00 AM – 8:00 AM
7:00 AM – 11:00 AM
3:00 PM – 7:00 PM
*5:30 PM – 9:30 PM

 

bill-beth-thompsonGates & Signage:
Gates support squad! Help set up/take down barricades to create well designed entry gates and ensure that signage is hung up/removed properly throughout the fairgrounds. Lifting required.
5:30 AM – 10:30 AM
*6:00 PM – 10:30 PM

Gates Greeter:
WELCOME! Work with the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence to encourage attendees to donate and hand out stickers at the fair entrances. Great position for cheerleaders! Dressing up and being silly is fully encouraged. Requires standing for the duration of the shift. This position does NOT handle cash.
10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
1:30 PM – 6:30 PM

Hospitality:
Volunteer support! Help create a comfortable place for volunteers to relax, get some grub, and recharge for their shifts. Involves food service and some clean-up.
4:30 AM – 8:00 AM
7:30 AM – 12:00 PM
11:30 AM – 3:30 PM
3:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Coat Check:
Coats and bags police. Watch over volunteer effects while they’re working hard at their shifts. Sitting and shaded position.
4:30 AM – 8:00 AM
7:30 AM – 12:00 PM
11:30 AM – 3:30 PM
3:00 PM – 6:00 PM
5:30 PM – 10:00 PM

Registration:
Be the first to welcome volunteers to their shifts at the fair! Check-in volunteers, hand out their name badges and direct them to their shift supervisors for a smoothly run fair. Some standing may be required.
4:30 AM – 9:00 AM
8:30 AM – 1:00 PM
12:30 PM – 5:00 PM
4:30 PM – 9:00 PM

stan-and-hannah-centerFloater:
Jack of all trades. The super flexible volunteers who fill-in where needed. A mystery box of fun all over the fair.
8:00 AM – 12:00 PM
10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
12:09 PM – 4:00 PM
2:00 PM – 6:00 PM
4:00 PM – 8:00 PM
6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Entertainment – MAGNITUDE Stage:
Folsom’s world class DJs and dancers draw huge crowds to the dance stage. Help keep fair-goers happy and entertained by helping with MAGNITUDE stage set up/take down and keeping things running smoothly for maximum safe fun. Heavy lifting may be required.
6:00 AM – 10:00 AM
9:30 AM – 1:30 PM
12:30 PM – 4:30 PM
3:30 PM – 7:30 PM
5:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Entertainment – MAIN Stage:
Folsom’s world class DJs and dancers draw huge crowds to the dance stage. Help keep fair-goers happy and entertained by helping with MAIN stage set up/take down and keeping things running smoothly for maximum safe fun. Heavy lifting may be required.
6:00 AM – 10:00 AM
9:30 AM – 1:30 PM
12:30 PM – 4:30 PM
3:30 PM – 7:30 PM
5:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Artist’s Area:
Erotic Artist’s Area support – ooo! Help with set-up/take-down and management of the Artist Areas to keep things flowing smoothly. Lifting required.
7:00 AM – 11:00 AM
10:30 AM – 2:00 PM
1:30 PM – 5:30 PM
5:00 PM – 9:00 PM

 

TRAINING REQUIREMENTS

 

Most shifts require online training to be completed prior to the event at your leisure, but some shifts require attending a mandatory In-Person Volunteer Orientation on either Thursday, September 14th (7:00 PM – 8:30 PM) OR Saturday, September 16th (3:00 PM – 4:30 PM) at the SF LGBT Center – Rainbow Room

See the list below for Volunteer Training Program Options:

dscn6829Online Training:

  • Artist’s Area
  • Beverages
  • Coat Check
  • Entertainment (ALL STAGES)
  • Exhibition
  • Gates & Signage
  • Gate Greeter
  • Green Team/Green Team Intensive
  • Hospitality
  • Supply Truck
  • Security (ONLY for shifts starting BEFORE 8:00 AM and AFTER 5:00 PM)
  • Floater

 

In-Person Training:

  • Water Tower Donations
  • Gate Donations
  • Merchandise
  • Registration
  • Treasury Counter/Treasury Runner
  • Security (ONLY for shifts starting BETWEEN 8:00 AM –  5:00 PM)
  • Executive Assistant