Volunteers are vital to our faire!
The Two Rivers Medieval Faire takes more than just what you see the day of and there are many people that make that happen. Volunteering doesn't mean you don't get to enjoy the faire, some activities must happen months in advance, while others may be days before, or day of.
We're looking for individual to attend meetings and activities throughout the year or to sign up for 3 - 4 hour shifts for the Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday of Faire weekend. By assisting with craft activities throughout the year and/or signing up for shifts before and during faire you get to enjoy the rest of faire for free.
You can decide if joining our volunteer community is right for you by getting in contact with our Volunteer Coordinator and asking to be added to the FB Messenger Chat or Discord Chanel.
Gate Attendants- Hand out programs, Dragon Egg Hunt slips, Zip Code Survey, help visitors with peace tying weapons. Sign in sheets for volunteers, with bracelets. There will be a fair amount of sitting.
Ticket Booth- Take tickets, sell tickets, take credit cards via Square, and cash. Count people, hand out bracelets. Familiarity with retail sales helpful. You will be paired with an experienced volunteer and closely follow procedures for accountability.
Information Booth- Answer questions about where things are, hand out Dragon Egg Hunt Slips, handle the phone charger for Merchants, minor first aid, will have walkie talkies for anything more serious. Any first aid training helpful. Store the bottled water for volunteers and merchants. “Home Base” for the faire staff.
Kid's Activities- Help with Shield Painting and Goblet Decorating. Must like kids! You will always be working with experienced volunteer or area steward.
Stage Management- Make sure performers start and end on time. Help with equipment. Run Block Rocker, CD player. You get to watch all performances on your shift!
Merchant Runners & Hospitality- Visit all the merchant booths to check on their well being, offer help, and answer questions. Fill their water bottles, empty their trash, watch their booth during privy breaks, etc. Be an ambassador and help however you can.
Brute Squad- Keepers of the Peace. 21 & up volunteers only. You will be paired with an experienced volunteer. Walkie Talkie with team. Walk the faire, check in with The Green Dragon Tavern. Answer general questions from the public. Be an ambassador.
Fairy Glen- Wings provided! Help The Fairy Queen with, Story Times, Fairy Pinches, Dragon Egg Hunt, and Treasure Chest.
Grounds Keeping- Keep all support systems in good order. Empty trashcans, keep Food Court clean, pick up stray trash, clean off tables, etc. Check on cleanliness of port-a-potties in merchant camping area. Cleaning supplies provided. Will work with experienced volunteer or steward. Helping with any repairs needed during faire.
Set Up- We need everybody in 3-4 hour shifts! Setting up Stages, Fairy Glen, Kids Activities, Arenas, Combat Areas, putting up signs, hanging banners, pounding stakes, tying up fabric walls. Use of sledge hammers, zip ties, ball bungees, rebar, screwdrivers and wrenches! Set up begins Thursday morning, continues on Friday (this is the day most merchants and performers arrive to setup.), and usually has a few finishing touches Saturday morning. Saturday set up time is usually included in shift times for volunteering during the event.
Break Down- We need everybody! Same as Set Up but in reverse. Packing up and loading truck. If you have any last shift of the day, please sign up to help.
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