Scroll down this page to learn about the types of Volunteers we work with and to see the 2019/20 Volunteer Calendar with all the important dates for all events. When it is time to sign up, this page is where you do that. We use an on-line program called SignUp to manage our volunteers.
BOB FEST - VOLUNTEER NEWS:
Click below for Important Volunteer Downloads:
CLICK HERE FOR 2020 BOB VOLUNTEER INFO LETTER
CLICK HERE FOR INSIDE TENT MAP
CLICK HERE FOR PARKING/SITE OVERVIEW MAP
Event Date: Jan 18, 2020
Jeff is working with Group Leaders to wrap up sign ups. If you still are trying to sign up for your group, click on the SIGNUP logo with the "check" on it to get to sign ups available. Look for your group and see what spots are still open.
Most spots are full but you can contact Jeff and see if anything is still open.
PRE-EVENT TRAINING SESSIONS:
We hold (2) options for trainings. After Dec 8 when spots are all filled, Jeff get those who need it signed up. Trainings are held at the site in one of the barns.
The dates for BOB Fest trainings are:
Sun, Jan 5th, 2-3:30 pm
Tues, Jan 7th, 6-7:30 pm
Email JEFF at Volunteer@SmithfieldVAEvents to register for training, please include your name, which session you want to attend and a cell phone please.
To Sign up for BOB FEST click below and look for your group.
PURCHASE VOL SHIRTS FOR BOB FEST HERE:
It is past the deadline to order shirts for this year's BOB.
Group Volunteers do not receive an event shirt. If you would like to order one for BOB Fest do so by January 4, 2020.
Pick it up at the Volunteer Check In room on Fri before the event or on Saturday when you are here volunteering for the event.
We have (3) Types of Volunteers for our festivals:
GROUP VOLUNTEERS: An organization that is pre-registered with us that we assign spots to in advance of a fest and they fill them. Each group has a designated Group Leader that our Assist. Fest Coordinator communicates with. Group Leaders are responsible for getting their members signed up by deadline, understanding general knowledge of assigned spots and ensuring that the folks signing up are able to perform the jobs they sign up for. DONATIONS FROM THE EVENT ARE MADE BACK TO THE GROUP BASED ON THE TOTAL NUMBER OF HOURS WORKED. Group volunteers do not get an event shirt, but do have the option to purchase one for $15 if they would like one.
INDIVIDUAL VOLUNTEERS: In advance of the fest, individual volunteers sign up by working with the Assist. Fest Coordinator. For working a shift (4-5 hours usually) they and receive a volunteer event shirt and either a $15 gift card to a local restaurant or ticket to attend the fest after their shift (if they work a first shift). Some individuals work a double shift and get (2) gift cards.
SUPERSTAR VOLUNTEERS: This special group of folks work with us on higher level and usually supervise an area of the event. They work a 10-15 hour day the day of the festival, and often the days before and after. They come back year after year, and also assist us many times inbetween festivals. Donations based on their number of hours worked are donated to their favorite charitable organization.
HOW TO SIGN UP TO:
We use an on-line program called SIGN-UP to manage all of the hundreds of folks from Groups and our Individual/SuperStar volunteers.
When it is time, the SIGN UP LOGO will be on this page and when you click on it it will take you to the sign up program. Find your organization and pick a spot to sign up for.
If you have any questions or have problems signing up, just let us know and we can help. Contact your group leader first or if you need SVAE help, contact Jeff at Volunteer@SmithfieldVAEvents.com or call him at 757-675-6893
IF WORKING DAY OF EVENT OR IF YOU ARE A GROUP LEADER:
Sign up for one of the Pre-event training sessions. Mandatory for Group Leaders and highly encouraged for any new volunteer that is working the day of the event.
2019/20 SEASON OF FESTIVALS
Smithfield VA Events is a 501 (c) (3) public charity. All events are 21 & up only. No infants/No pets. See Event Rules & FAQ for details.
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Smithfield, VA 23431
Smithfield VA Events
302 Jericho Road
Smithfield, VA 23430