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 only days before, or day of.
We're looking for individuals to attend meetings and activities throughout the year, sign up for set up Thursday and Friday before faire, set up Saturday morning before faire, sign up for 2 hour shifts during open hours Saturday and Sunday of Faire weekend, and/or tear down Sunday night.
But what would I be doing to help 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.
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. This position is mostly standing and/or walking.
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. This position is mostly sitting.
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. This positions is mostly sitting.
Fae Glen- Help with the activities available such as mazes, sensory bottles, coloring pages, May Pole Dancing (will be taught), Fairy Pinches, Dragon Egg Hunt, Goblets, and ground games. This position requires plenty of up and down as well as dealing with children.
Knights Training Area (Shield Painting)- Help with activities available, specifically Shield Painting, Tug of War, and some of the ground games. This position is mostly standing and requires dealing with children.
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. This position is mainly walking or standing with minimal sitting. You will also need to be able to lift cases of water and pull a yard cart.
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. Help with any potential repairs needed during Faire. This position requires regular walking and/or standing, cleaning, and lifting full black garbage bags.
Tear Down- We need everybody! Same as Set Up but in reverse. Packing up and loading trailer. If you are still free at the last shift of the day, please sign up to help.