2012 Victoria Tea Festival

The Victoria Tea Festival is being held on Saturday, February 18th and Sunday, February 19th, 2012 at Crystal Garden. It will run on Saturday from 12:00 – 5:00 pm and Sunday from 11:00 am – 4:00 pm.

This is your chance to learn all about tea! They need volunteers for a variety of duties. Duties may include site crew, exhibitor support, helping  the Green Team or being on the decor team. Click here for descriptions of the different volunteer jobs. Please note that you must be at least 16 years old to volunteer.

The proceeds from the event support Camosun College Child Care Services which provides high quality child care on two campuses allowing parents the opportunity to pursue their educational and career goals while raising children.

It is essential for all volunteers to attend an orientation on February 1st, 2012 to familiarize themselves with the festival and their role in making it a success.

If you are interested in helping, please email the coordinator Cindy at [email protected] by December 16th, 2011. Specify which job you are interested in doing and the shift you are available.

Volunteer Positions for the 2012 Victoria Tea Festival

“Site Crew” (set up / tear down) – The Site Crew is responsible for ensuring that merchandise and materials are distributed to their specified location in a timely and safe manner before and after the event. This position can be physically demanding and lifting will be required at times. You will be unloading vehicles, lifting merchandise, transporting products, etc. This position involves interacting with exhibitors, event coordinators, and volunteers.

Shifts Available:
a. Saturday, Feb 18, from 7:30 am to Noon
b. Sunday, Feb 19, from 4 pm to 7 pm

“Green Team” – The Green Team is responsible for maintaining compost, garbage, water, and recycling stations. You will be walking the floor to collect cups from attendees, deliver water from stations to exhibitors, and ensure general clean up during the festival. As a part of the Maintenance Team you will have a strong presence on the floor and will be asked to be aware of security issues such as: unsupervised children, theft from exhibitors, lost or misplaced items. However, you will not be expected to attend to compromising situations. This position involves interacting with exhibitors, attendees, and volunteers.

Shifts Available:
a. Saturday, Feb 18, from 11:30 am to 5:15 pm
b. Sunday, Feb 19, from 10:30 to 4:15 pm

“Exhibitor Support” – In this position, you will be assisting exhibitors with preparing and displaying their products but will not be responsible for selling their product. You will also act as a liaison between the exhibitors and event coordinators as needed. The needs of the exhibitors will depend on the products and services that they offer which could vary from customer service, washing dishes, boiling water, etc. You will have the opportunity to learn about all things tea while interacting with exhibitors, festival attendees, and other volunteers.

Shifts Available:
a. Saturday, Feb 18, from 11 am to 3 pm
b. Sunday, Feb 19, from 11 am to 2 pm

“Décor team” (set up / tear down) –  As part of the of the Décor team, you will be responsible for ensuring that decorations and displays are safely unloaded and displayed in the event center. You will also be responsible for removing items at the end of the festival. This position can be physically demanding, as volunteers will be transporting and hanging items. Creativity is a must for this position. You will have the opportunity to interact with volunteers and event coordinators.

Shifts Available:
a. Saturday, Feb 18, from 7 am to 10 am
b. Sunday, Feb 19, from 4 pm to 7 pm

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