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Calling All Bacon Volunteers!

Published on May 9, 2017

Richmond Bacon Festival is June 18th, 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm, at a new location: 1615 East Broad St, Richmond, VA 23220, due to construction in Shockoe Bottom.

You’re invited to join one of our volunteer opportunities: Green Team, Brew Crew, Event Crew or Guest Services!

Last year during Bacon Festival our Green Team helped save 2,500 pounds of recyclable materials, and 540 pounds of food was composted instead of sent to the landfill.

We can’t wait to work alongside you at our most popular fundraiser of the year!


Volunteer Opportunities


Green Team- you will help perform a pre-festival litter clean-up prior to the festival site, and during the festival, you will help volunteers collect recyclables and educate the festival-goers on the importance of sustainable practices.
Last year during Bacon Festival our Green Team helped save 2,500 pounds of recyclable materials, and 540 pounds of food was composted instead of sent to the landfill.
Green Team Shifts: 
10:00 am-1:30 pm or 1:30 pm-5:30 pm.


Brew Crew- 
these volunteers will ensure that beer drinkers have been arm-banded, help pour beer, and provide great customer service. All Brew Crew members must be over 21 years old. Please remember- all Brew Crew members must bring their ID to the festival, otherwise, they will have to move to a different volunteer opportunity.  Last year during Bacon Festival our volunteers poured beer and engaged with over 10,000 festival-goers!
Brew Crew Shifts: 10:30 am – 1:30pm or 1:30 pm – 5:30 pm.


Event
Crew- these volunteers will help with set up and breakdown of the festival. Event crew will also work alongside our Event Manager and Event Staff to help with the general production of the event. This is a great opportunity to see how Richmond’s most bacon-y event is put on and to learn about event production.
Event Crew Shifts: 9:30 am – 12:30pm or 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm.


Guest Services-
 these volunteers will help run our information table, and provide needed information to the festival goers. Guest Services volunteers will help give out maps, menus, and general Enrichmond information to the festival-goers.
Guest Services Shifts: 10:30 am – 1:30pm or 1:30 pm – 5:30 pm.

 

Note to all volunteers- please bring sunscreen and a refillable water bottle.


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