Volunteer Shifts

The 2012 Zimbabwean Music Festival is made possible through the charitble contributions of time and stewardship of many generous volunteers. This page lists all of the volunteer shifts at the festival this year. The shifts are organized first by the venue where the shift occurs, then by task. You may jump to a particular venue by selecting one of the venue links below. A grid view of the volunteer shifts is available here.

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Registration
Afternoon Stage
Evening Stage
Marketplace
Workshops
General

Volunteer Skill Levels

Please sign up for volunteer shifts that match your skill level. Please refer to these guidelines:

General Volunteer: Training will be made available in advance of your volunteer shift. Prior experience is not required.

Special Skills Volunteer: Prior experience is required for this volunteer position. Please see task description for further details.

Pre-approved Volunteer: The volunteers for this task require pre-approval by the task supervisor before being accepted.

Shifts by Venue

Registration

Task: Welcome
Task Description: This person welcomes everyone at the registration desk and either hands them their packet or assists them through the computer registration people.
[Click here to toggle Welcome Shift Selection]
Task: Volunteer Signin
Task Description: This person signs people up for volunteer jobs or gives them instructions for volunteer jobs they already signed up for.
[Click here to toggle Volunteer Signin Shift Selection]
Task: Computer assist
Task Description: This person assists people who need to register for workshops, concerts, etc. Must be friendly, organized and have good people skills.
[Click here to toggle Computer assist Shift Selection]

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Afternoon Stage

Task: Green Tent Staff
Task Description: Green Tent Help, similar to Green Room help on evening stage, support the musicians performing at the afternoon stage.
[Click here to toggle Green Tent Staff Shift Selection]
Task: Opening Ceremony Stagehand
Task Description: Stagehand
[Click here to toggle Opening Ceremony Stagehand Shift Selection]
Task: Load-Out Stagehand
Task Description: Stagehand
[Click here to toggle Load-Out Stagehand Shift Selection]
Task: Load-In Stagehand
Task Description: Unloading trucks, moving things around.
[Click here to toggle Load-In Stagehand Shift Selection]
Task: Afternoon Stagehand
Task Description: Stagehand
[Click here to toggle Afternoon Stagehand Shift Selection]

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Evening Stage

Task: Evening Zimfest Table
Task Description: Sell t-shirts, posters,etc.
[Click here to toggle Evening Zimfest Table Shift Selection]
Task: Stage Security
Task Description: Control house left door and loading dock door.
[Click here to toggle Stage Security Shift Selection]
Task: Load-Out Stagehands
Task Description: Stagehand
[Click here to toggle Load-Out Stagehands Shift Selection]
Task: Load-In Stagehand
Task Description: Unloading trucks, moving things around.
[Click here to toggle Load-In Stagehand Shift Selection]
Task: Evening Stagehand
Task Description: Stagehand
[Click here to toggle Evening Stagehand Shift Selection]
Task: Door and Tickets
Task Description: Manage Doors / Collect Tickets
[Click here to toggle Door and Tickets Shift Selection]

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Marketplace

Task: Storage Crew
Task Description: Assist vendors arriving on Thursday put their goods in the locked storage area. Must be a physically able person to help move large or heavy objects associated with their booths.
[Click here to toggle Storage Crew Shift Selection]
Task: Marketplace Zimfest Table
Task Description: Sell t-shirts, posters,etc.
[Click here to toggle Marketplace Zimfest Table Shift Selection]
Task: Takedown Crew
Task Description: Must be a physically able person to help anyone who needs a hand taking down their booth or moving large or heavy objects associated with that.
[Click here to toggle Takedown Crew Shift Selection]
Task: Setup Crew
Task Description: Must be a physically able person to help anyone who needs a hand setting up their booth or moving large or heavy objects associated with their booths.
[Click here to toggle Setup Crew Shift Selection]

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Workshops

Task: Workshop Needs
Task Description: This person will work with the workshops/teachers coordinator to help get mbiras and drums to workshops, set up marimba classrooms each morning (uncover marimbas and put out mallets and hosho) and close up marimba classrooms at the end of the last workshop each day (cover marimbas, lock up mallets and hosho), as well as let students into locked buildings for their workshops.
[Click here to toggle Workshop Needs Shift Selection]
Task: Workshop Instrument Mover
Task Description: Move instrtuments to workshop locations and set-up. Must be physically able to manage large, bulky instruments.
[Click here to toggle Workshop Instrument Mover Shift Selection]
Task: Workshop Load-Out Instruments
Task Description: Must be physically able to manage large, bulky instruments.
[Click here to toggle Workshop Load-Out Instruments Shift Selection]
Task: Workshop Load-In Instruments
Task Description: Must be physically able to manage large, bulky instruments.
[Click here to toggle Workshop Load-In Instruments Shift Selection]

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General

Task: Zimbabwe Dinner Tickets
Task Description: Collect meal tickets. Handle cash payments and is in charge of the cash box and log for that box. Must be approved by Volunteer Coordinator.
[Click here to toggle Zimbabwe Dinner Tickets Shift Selection]
Task: Signage Set Up and Clean Up
Task Description: Signage Setup signs around town and campus
[Click here to toggle Signage Set Up and Clean Up Shift Selection]
Task: Campus Decoration Set Up and Clean Up
Task Description: Decorations Setup campus
[Click here to toggle Campus Decoration Set Up and Clean Up Shift Selection]
Task: General Set Up and Clean Up
Task Description: Cleanup General cleanup
[Click here to toggle General Set Up and Clean Up Shift Selection]

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