Volunteer Benefits & Opportunities

Brew Crew

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Learn about the beers that are being poured. Assist brewers in serving one ounce beer samples to patrons. A high level of professionalism and a knowledge of beers being served is required.

Merchandising

Sales, stocking and inventory. Sales experience welcome.

Volunteer Coordination

Assist with volunteer check-in, check-out and distribution of volunteers throughout the entire venue.

Designated Driver & Information Booth

DD Volunteers will pour non-alcoholic beer and help to maintain the DD Lounge within the Exhibit Hall. Information Booth Volunteers will distribute the program guides and answer questions for our guests.

Guild Pavilion

Assist Guilds as needed: pouring beer, filling water pitchers, keeping area neat.

Special Pavilions

Pour and prep beer and food for participants, cleaning and general assistance.

Glass / Cup Station

These volunteers are the first to greet the public when they enter the event. They will offer cups and glasses to our guests.

Benefits for Brew Crew, Merchandising, Volunteer Coordination, Designated Driver/Information Booth, Guild Pavilion, Special Pavilions, Glass/Cup Station:

2 shifts=2016 t-shirt & 2016 tasting cup

3 shifts=All of the 2 shift benefits plus one 2017 comp ticket

4 shifts=All of the 2 shift benefits plus two 2017 comp tickets

Note: All volunteers must work a minimum of two shifts. Volunteers may not work on more than one committee during the event.


Green Team

Green Team (Sustainability) volunteers will be responsible for educating attendees about how to ‘put waste in its place’. Volunteers will be positioned at waste recovery stations throughout the event spaces to ensure attendees are placing trash, compostable and recyclable materials in the correct bins. Green Team volunteers will receive training from Zero-Hero prior to their shift.

Benefits for Green Team:

1 shift=2016 t-shirt, 2016 tasting cup, one 2017 comp ticket

2 shifts=2016 t-shirt, 2016 tasting cup, two 2017 comp tickets

3 shifts=2016 t-shirt, 2016 tasting cup, three 2017 comp tickets

4 shifts=2016 t-shirt, 2016 tasting cup, four 2017 comp tickets


Greeters

volunteer2Greeters will wear “Ask Me” buttons and will answer guest questions before the doors open and after the event opens. They will offer program guides to guests waiting in line. These volunteers MUST be outgoing, cheerful, eager to help Festival patrons and knowledgeable about the event (this information will be offered prior to event dates).

Benefits for Greeter Team:

1 shift=2016 t-shirt, 2016 tasting cup, one 2017 comp ticket

NOTE: if you work two or more Greeter shifts, you may exchange ONE of your 2017 comp tickets for a 2016 ticket instead.


Safety Team / Front Area / Lobby Team

Safety Team volunteers are on hand as a presence rather than as a force to interact with the attendees to help maintain a safe environment. Maintained within the Colorado Convention Center and perimeter areas, Safety Team volunteers work with the Denver Police Department and a professional security company. They are the eyes and ears that help to keep the event safe. NOTE: no sampling or tasting of beer is allowed while working on this team.

Benefits for Safety Team:

2016 t-2hirt, 2016 tasting cup, two 2017 comp tickets per shift


Keg/Ice Runner Team

Keg and Ice Runners will be assigned to one island and will move kegs and ice to and from the loading dock. These volunteers must be able to lift a minimum of 50 pounds and will be on their feet most of the shift. Please note: no sampling or tasting of beer is allowed while working on this team.

Benefits for Keg/Ice Runner Team:

1 shift=2016 t-shirt, 2016 tasting cup, one 2017 comp ticket

2 shifts=2016 t-shirt, 2016 tasting cup, two 2017 comp tickets

3 shifts=2016 t-shirt, 2016 tasting cup, three 2017 tickets

4 shifts=2016 t-shirt, 2016 tasting cup, four 2017 tickets


Set-up and Tear-Down

All skill levels welcome! Includes both production and merchandise assistance. Hall set-up will begin on Monday, October 3. Tear-down will take place on Sunday, October 9.

Set-Up Benefits

Each Set-Up shift = 1 ticket (1 shift=4 hours of work)

Monday – Friday

2 shifts=Two 2016 or 2017 tickets

4 shifts=Four 2016 or 2017 tickets

6 shifts=Six 2016 or 2017 tickets

8 shifts=Eight 2016 or 2017 tickets

Saturday

1 shift=One 2016 (Sat. am or pm) or 2017 ticket

Tear-Down Benefits

Sunday

Each Tear-Down shift = Two tickets for 2017 (1 shift=4 hours of work)