Thank you for your interest in volunteering. We’re not taking any more volunteers for 2018, but please check back next year.
Thank you for your interest in volunteering for the 2018 DESIRE Weekend! We are excited to have you join us and appreciate your help in making the event run smoothly (and with a lot of fun) each year! All the FAQ stuff is below, so please take a minute to review this information before you enter the volunteer signup page.
*Please note, schedules for some areas are likely to shift as the full event schedule is finalized.
Discounts for volunteering:
You will receive $10 off for every hour you volunteer up to 12 hours.
After you complete the volunteer form, you will receive a discount code and link to register
Discount is based on the current registration package price.
Read the volunteer position descriptions to make sure you are up for the tasks involved. We value you and your wellness. Please sign up for shifts you feel capable of doing.
Please only sign up for the shifts you feel excited about showing up for! If you’re more of a night owl, we’re excited about seeing you on a late night security rather than trying to pour coffee into you for an early morning check-in shift.
Pick your shifts for the number of hours you want to work. We recommend you pick the same area each time, since by Sunday no one has much of a brain left for learning new things!
However I can help– willing to fill in wherever is needed.
Registration– helping check folk in for the event is a GREAT way to get to know everyone as they come in. It helps our registration team keep the line flowing and is an easy way to be involved.
Food Service– helps our meal staff prepare, serve, and clean up after lunches and/or dinner. You’re help here would be greatly appreciated. You may have to help with light lifting, if this is where you would like to help out please be prepared to lift up to 30lbs (ice for the coolers is probably the heaviest thing you’ll life but just in case)
Set up/ Tear Down– assist with load in and out of equipment and setup and tear down of equipment at the venue
Security–checking wristbands as folks come and go.
Hospitality– help staff the hospitality suite ensuring snacks and beverages are available to attendees
Anyone not registered and paid one full week out from the event will be dropped from the volunteer list and have to pay full price for entry. For full event FAQs, click here.
What if fail to report to my assigned shift? You will either need to make up the shift or will be charged the rate difference at the highest price.
Your commitment to volunteer is valuable and important. DESIRE is dependent on its volunteers for it’s success and we will do everything we can to help you be successful as a volunteer. When a volunteer doesn’t show up to an assigned shift, it makes things a lot more difficult for a lot of folks.
What if I need to change my shifts?
Once class and event schedules are released you might want to change your shifts. After registration closes, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or stop by the volunteer table to look at options for changing shifts.
How is the discount applied?
After you complete the volunteer form, you will receive a discount code and link to register.
As we get closer to the event you will hear from us about your specific schedule. Once it is set, we’ll do our best not to move you around, but sometimes the event schedule shifts or we find we have a hole we need to fill. We appreciate your flexibility.
Thanks so much and we look forward to working with you.
Volunteer sign-up form is closed for 2018.