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Michigan Nordic Fire Festival

Michigan Nordic Fire Fest 2020 Volunteer Sign Up

Welcome!!! The Michigan Nordic Fire Festival is looking for people to volunteer during the weekend of our Festival. This is a very unique event that focuses on the cultural aspects of Nordic life through activities such as re-enactments, music, performance, games, food and more. In order to pull this all together, we need PEOPLE. If this sounds like something you'd be interested in, scroll through the next few paragraphs. Choose from the list of options below -- no contribution is too small -- one shift, one day, the weekend. All of the positions are in the sign up boxes below. If you have questions, you can reach us at [email protected]

MICHIGAN NORDIC FIRE FESTIVAL VOLUNTEER GUIDE LINES AND EXPECTATIONS

As a Michigan Nordic Fire Festival volunteer, you are part of a big and wonderful team that works together to create an amazing event! We use the following guidelines in an effort to make your experience a positive one.

Age requirements:  8 y/o to 14 y/o must be accompanied by an adult who is also registered as a volunteer.  15 y/o and over may volunteer on their own.

AS A VOLUNTEER, YOU WILL RECEIVE THE FOLLOWING BENEFITS:

  1. Work experience and required community service group hours. 
  2. A Festival ticket granting access to the festival site for the day you volunteer and four free tickets that you can give to family and friends for that same day (limit of 1 package per day) 
  3. Access to the Volunteer Kitchen where you will be treated to complimentary food and beverages from local restaurants
  4. Complimentary Michigan Nordic Fire Festival voucher that can be used to buy an embroidered festival beanie, a short-sleeve Tshirt, or as a coupon to reduce the cost of other Festival gear to commemorate your experience

WHAT IS EXPECTED FROM VOLUNTEERS?

  1. Smile and have fun
  2. Do your assignment to the best of your ability
  3. Ask questions as needed
  4. Show up on time for scheduled shifts ready to work - check in at the volunteer tent by the water tower.
  5. Notify the Volunteer coordinator as soon as possible if you are unable to attend or carry out your assigned duties
  6. Adhere to the Michigan Nordic Fire Festival Standards of Conduct (see below).

VOLUNTEER STANDARDS OF CONDUCT

  1. Fulfill all my volunteer duties and responsibilities
  2. Treat other volunteers, performers, committee members, and the public with respect
  3. If a problem arises, resolution should be deferred to the Volunteer Coordinator.
  4. If you consume alcohol while off duty, you are expected to drink responsibly; no alcohol may be consumed while on duty. 
  5. Maintain confidentiality with respect to all Michigan Nordic Fire Festival information and records. 
  6. Refer questions from the media involving policy or sensitive issues to the Michigan Nordic Fire Festival Committee.

By accepting a volunteer position you agree to adhere to the preceding terms. Failure will result in the revocation of benefits and potential removal from site.

Location: 620 W. Shepherd Street Charlotte, MI 48813. Check in at the volunteer tent by the water tower.

Created by:   Will SaintAmour
 
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Available Slot Date (mm/dd/yyyy) Location Time (EST)

Event Set Up

These positions will be assigned to moving equipment, setting up service areas, assisting vendors and entertainers, maintaining the cleanliness of the grounds by removing debris

02/23/2020 (Sun) Festival set up 
3:00pm - 6:00pm (6)  
1 of 6 slots filled
Julie Kimmer
02/27/2020 (Thu) Festival Setup 
4:00pm - 7:00pm (6)  
02/28/2020 (Fri) Festival set up 
9:00am - 12:00pm (6)  
615 W. Shepherd Street, Charlotte, MI 48813.  
12:00pm - 3:00pm (6)  
2 of 6 slots filled
Mike Cox
Julie Kimmer
3:00pm - 6:00pm (6)  
2 of 6 slots filled
Courtney Anderson
Julie Kimmer

Information Booth and Tent Monitor

These positions will be involved in selling apparel, sharing information about events, reporting any issues in their assigned tent and generally just helping people find their way around the grounds during festival hours. MUST BE 18+

02/28/2020 (Fri) 615 W. Shepherd Street, Charlotte, MI 48813.  
3:00pm - 6:00pm (3)  
6:00pm - 10:00pm (3)  
02/29/2020 (Sat) 615 W. Shepherd Street, Charlotte, MI 48813.  
10:00am - 1:00pm (3)  
1:00pm - 4:00pm (3)  
4:00pm - 7:00pm (3)  
7:00pm - 10:00pm (3)  
03/01/2020 (Sun) 615 W.Shepherd Street, Charlotte, MI 48813 
11:00am - 2:00pm (3)  
2:00pm - 5:00pm (3)  

Festival Runners - Entrance Assistant

Under the direction of a Michigan Nordic Fire Festival committee member help with our entrance booth, run products and information.

02/28/2020 (Fri) 615 W. Shepherd Street, Charlotte, MI 48813.  
3:00pm - 6:00pm (2)  
6:00pm - 10:00pm (2)  
02/29/2020 (Sat) 615 W. Shepherd Street, Charlotte, MI 48813.  
10:00am - 1:00pm (2)  
All slots filled
Charlene Brown
Maren Suurmeyer
1:00pm - 4:00pm (2)  
1 of 2 slots filled
Charlene Brown
4:00pm - 7:00pm (2)  
7:00pm - 10:00pm (2)  
03/01/2020 (Sun) 615 W.Shepherd Street, Charlotte, MI 48813 
11:00am - 2:00pm (2)  
2:00pm - 5:00pm (2)  

Fire and Grounds Keepers

This is probably the most coveted of all tasks. Seems like EVERYONE likes playing with fire these days which is good for us, because that is kind of the overall theme here. If this sounds interesting to you, then fire it up! Also help pick up trash.

02/28/2020 (Fri) 615 W. Shepherd Street, Charlotte, MI 48813.  
6:00pm - 10:00pm (8)  

Kids Quest and Hobbit Stage MC

These positions will be responsible for helping with the Kids Quest event such as building axes and shields, helping with costumes like beards and helmets and giving guidance on the learning initiatives. Introduce Hobbit Stage performances.

02/29/2020 (Sat) 615 W. Shepherd Street, Charlotte, MI 48813.  
10:00am - 1:00pm (2)  
1 of 2 slots filled
A'me McGill-Austin
1:00pm - 4:00pm (2)  
1 of 2 slots filled
A'me McGill-Austin
03/01/2020 (Sun) 615 W.Shepherd Street, Charlotte, MI 48813 
11:00am - 2:00pm (2)  
1 of 2 slots filled
A'me McGill-Austin
2:00pm - 5:00pm (2)  

Range Masters

Duties will include maintaining a safe environment, maintenance of equipment, providing instruction to participants, gathering vouchers/tickets and other tasks associated with the weapons range..

02/29/2020 (Sat) 615 W. Shepherd Street, Charlotte, MI 48813.  
10:00am - 1:00pm (3)  
1 of 3 slots filled
Kaitlyn Beckett
1:00pm - 4:00pm (3)  
All slots filled
Lacey Rumzek (3)
03/01/2020 (Sun) 615 W.Shepherd Street, Charlotte, MI 48813 
11:00am - 2:00pm (3)  
2:00pm - 5:00pm (3)  

Saturday and Sunday Bonfire Keepers and Groundskeeping

This is probably the most coveted of all tasks. Seems like EVERYONE likes playing with fire these days which is good for us, because that is kind of the overall theme here. If this sounds interesting to you, then fire it up! Also includes pick up trash.

02/29/2020 (Sat) 615 W. Shepherd Street, Charlotte, MI 48813.  
10:00am - 1:00pm (4)  
1 of 4 slots filled
Mike Cox
1:00pm - 4:00pm (4)  
4:00pm - 7:00pm (4)  
7:00pm - 10:00pm (4)  
03/01/2020 (Sun) 615 W.Shepherd Street, Charlotte, MI 48813 
11:00am - 2:00pm (4)  
2:00pm - 5:00pm (4)  

Mead Hall Mavens

Mead Hall activities that span from Friday morning set up/decorating to helping at the door and bars, to helping to clean up. MUST BE 21+

02/28/2020 (Fri) Festival set up 
9:00am - 12:00pm (4)  
615 W. Shepherd Street, Charlotte, MI 48813.  
12:00pm - 3:00pm (4)  
3:00pm - 6:00pm (4)  
615 W. Shepherd Street, Charlotte, MI 48813. 
6:00pm - 9:00pm (4)  
3 of 4 slots filled
Colleen Armitage (2)
I’m signing up for my sister too, Aubrey Little, but just incase I will send this to her
Craig Wilson
9:00pm - 12:00am (4)  
02/29/2020 (Sat) 615 W. Shepherd Street, Charlotte, MI 48813.  
4:00pm - 7:00pm (4)  
615 W. Shepherd Street, Charlotte, MI 48813. 
6:00pm - 9:00pm (4)  
2 of 4 slots filled
Colleen Armitage (2)
Entering for me and my sister, Aubrey Little
9:00pm - 12:00am (4)  

Closing of the Festival and Clean Up

We’ll need help breaking down chairs and tables, assisting vendors in moving products out of tents, picking up debris and much more. Anyone who signs up for this spot gets a special place in Valhalla and unending thanks from the festival committee.

03/01/2020 (Sun) 615 W.Shepherd Street, Charlotte, MI 48813 
2:00pm - 5:00pm (10)  
1 of 10 slots filled
Julie Kimmer
03/02/2020 (Mon) Festival grounds 
12:00pm - 3:00pm (10)  
1 of 10 slots filled
Julie Kimmer
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