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.

Support Your Local Brewers State Guild Pavilion

Assist Guilds and American Cheese Society as needed: pouring beer, prep and serving cheese, filling water pitchers, keeping area neat.

Special Pavilions: Beer & Food Pavilion and Brewers Studio Pavilion

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

2 shifts=2015 t-shirt & 2015 tasting cup

3 shifts=All of the 2 shift benefits plus one 2016 comp ticket

4 shifts=All of the 2 shift benefits plus two 2016 comp tickets

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

Beer Geek

Do you have love, knowledge and passion for beer and brewing… and love sharing it? You will be key in helping educate patrons of the GABF about beer styles, flavors and brewing.

Benefits

2 shifts=Special 2015 Beer Geek t-shirt and hat, 2015 tasting cup plus one 2016 comp ticket

3 shifts=All of the 2 shift benefits

4 shifts=All of the 2 shift benefits plus two 2016 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 each waste recovery station to ensure attendees are placing all compostable and recyclable materials in the correct bins. Green Team volunteers will receive training from Zero-Hero prior to their shift.

Benefits

1 shift = 2015 t-shirt, 2015 tasting cup, one 2016 comp ticket

2 shifts =2015 t-shirt, 2015 tasting cup, two 2016 comp tickets

3 shifts = 2015 t-shirt, 2015 tasting cup, three 2016 comp tickets

4 shifts = 2015 t-shirt, 2015 tasting cup, four 2016 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, talkative, extroverted and knowledgeable about the event (this information will be offered prior to event dates).

1 shift = 2015 t-shirt, 2015 tasting cup, one 2016 comp ticket NOTE: if you work two or more Greeter shifts, you may exchange ONE of your 2016 comp tickets for a 2015 ticket instead

Safety Team / Front Area / Lobby Team

Safety team volunteers are on hand as a presence rather than as a force. 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. Please note: no sampling or tasting of beer is allowed while working on this team.

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.

 Safety Team, Front Area/Lobby Team, Keg/Ice Runner Team

1 shift=2015 t-shirt, 2015 tasting cup, one 2016 comp ticket

2 shifts=All of the above plus two 2016 comp tickets

3 shifts=All of the above plus three 2016 tickets

4 shifts=All of the above plus four 2016 tickets


Set-up and Tear-Down

All skill levels welcome! Includes both production and merchandise assistance. Hall set-up will begin on Monday, September 21. Tear-down will take place on Sunday, September 27.

Set-Up Benefits

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

Monday – Friday

2 shifts=Two 2015 or 2016 tickets

4 shifts=Four 2015 or 2016 tickets

6 shifts=Six 2015 or 2016 tickets

8 shifts=Eight 2015 or 2016 tickets

Saturday

1 shift=One 2015 (Sat. am or pm) or 2016 ticket

Tear-Down Benefits

Sunday

Each Tear-Down shift = Two tickets for 2016 (1 shift=4 hours of work)