Volunteer for the 2018 WGBH FunFest
WGBH is expecting 3,000+ attendees and we need your help to ensure kids of all ages have FUN at FunFest. FunFest volunteer position descriptions will be listed soon. In the meantime, if you know you already want to be a part of this event, email Jaime at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Admission Volunteer: Sell FunFest tickets, check names off RSVP list; collect email ticket receipts and groupons; and help with line management. Distribute ice cream and water to guests waiting in line and assist with line management. 9am-1pm - ONE opening, 12:30-5pm, or 9am-5pm
Concession Stand: Make and distribute popcorn or cotton candy to event guests. 12:30-5pm – ONE opening
Costume Character: Wear a costume (see below) and interact with guests. (WGBH prefers one volunteer wear the costume throughout the 9am-4pm shift. Character volunteers will be provided with many air-conditioned breaks during their shift).
Costume Handler: Assist with character preparation backstage; escort costume character around the venue; and speak on behalf of the character. 9am-1pm
Costume Line Manager: Oversee line for photographs with costume characters. 9am-1pm, 12:30-5pm, or 9am-5pm
Exit Volunteer: Stand by North Beacon Street exit to ensure no one enters and let guests know about exit behind the stage area. 9am-1pm, 12:30-5pm, or 9am-5pm
Face Painter: Design simple color images on kids' faces. **Sample drawings will be provided as examples. 9am-1pm – ONE opening, 12:30-5pm, or 9am-5pm
Food Truck Line Manager: Help manage food truck lines. 9am-1pm, 12:30-5pm, or 9am-5pm
Freezer Truck Runner: Make sure ice cream is going to the correct vendor table. **Volunteers should be able to comfortably lift 30-40 pounds if necessary. 9am-1pm, 12:30-5pm, or 9am-5pm
Ice Cream Scoopers: Serve delicious ice cream (provided by our generous vendors) to hungry guests in the mood for a refreshing sweet treat on a hot summer day. 9am-1pm – ONE opening, 12:30-5pm, or 9am-5pm
Merchandise Assistant: Provide excellent customer service to our guests as they shop for event keepsakes. 12:30-5pm
Moonbounce Patrol: Help maintain moonbounce order; group kids by age to ensure safety; manage line; and keep track of jump time to keep line moving. 9am-1pm
Parking Volunteer: Wave to traffic on One Guest Street; direct cars inside garage for event parking. 9am-1pm, 12:30-5pm, or 9am-5pm
Photographer: Take pictures of Main Stage performances, guests posing with costume characters or rove around event venue to capture various FunFest activities.
**Photographers, please send samples of your work to be considered. 12:30-5pm – ONE opening
Photographer Assistant: Walk with photographers during the event, record names of people in pictures and ask guests in photos to fill out appearance release forms as needed. 9am-1pm, 12:30-5pm, or 9am-5pm
Entrance Volunteer: Stand at gate directing guests to enter through main entrance; answer questions. 9am-1pm, 12:30-5pm, or 9am-5pm
Food & Beverage Volunteer: Help distribute food samples to guests. 9am-1pm, 12:30-5pm, or 9am-5pm
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