Volunteer

CICD is completely run by volunteers. From the Board of Directors to the event coordinators, all the work is done by people who have step up to the challenge and bring their skills, time and talent to help out.

As we begin our 2018 season, the workload will increase and we will need more people to help. We want to hear from you, especially if you’re able to join us for the planning of our events, for the delivery of our future programs, or for the execution of one of our events. The only requirements are that you must be older than 18, charismatic, patient, full of energy, and engaging.

Here are some opportunities that may interest you: 

Volunteer Positions

Parade Ambassadors

Attends safety training prior to event. Serves as contact for assigned delegation groups (delegates, elected officials, sponsors) accordingly. Caters to ensure assigned group’s needs are met including but not limited: providing snacks and water supplies, handling unforeseen emergencies, securing necessary transportation, facilitating photo opportunities with the community, ensuring the constant movement through the parade as to avoid any backup. 

Parade Route Marshalls

Attends safety training prior to event. Requires standing for up to 4 hours. Conducts crowd control to keep spectators outside the parade route. Watches for youth in bikes or any intrusions through the parade route. Communicates with Zone Captains as parade moves through route. Communicates any reported emergencies to Parade Committee volunteers or to emergency personnel.

Zone Captains

Attends safety training prior to event. Checks in marching groups when they arrive to the lineup. Ensures all groups are in the order they’re assigned. Communicates with Zone Troopers to keep the groups moving at a comfortable pace. Communicates any emergencies to Parade Route Marshalls. 

Zone Troopers

Attends safety training prior to event. Checks in with Zone Captains to ensure groups are lined up according to the order they’re assigned. Ensures all parade participants are wearing the designated wristbands. Identifies intruders in parade lineup. Communicates with other Zone Troopers and the assigned Zone Captain to ensure the parade is flowing. Communicates any emergencies to Zone Captains. Assists in keeping the crowds outside of the parade route. 

Festival Sponsor Ambassadors

Serves as contact for assigned sponsors accordingly. Caters to ensure assigned sponsors’ needs are met including but not limited: helping find tent location, complete checking-in process, facilitating photo opportunities with the community, coordinating any participation on stage with Stage Manager, Host/Hostess. 

Festival Food Vendor Ambassadors

Serves as contact for assigned food vendors accordingly. Caters to ensure assigned vendors’ needs are met including but not limited: helping find vendor site location, completing checking-in process. Able to work with Festival Food Vendor Coordinator. Able to work long hours through the day and evening. Helps shut down food vendors when announced at the stage. 

Festival Merchandise & Business Ambassadors

Serves as contact for merchandise and businesses accordingly. Caters to ensure assigned vendors’ needs are met including but not limited: helping find vendor site location, completing checking-in process. Able to work with Vendor Coordinator. Able to work long hours through the day and evening. Helps shut down vendors when announced at the stage. 

Festival Crafters Market Ambassadors

Serves as contact for artisans accordingly. Caters to ensure assigned vendors’ needs are met including but not limited: helping find vendor site location, completing checking-in process. Able to work with Vendor Coordinator. Able to work long hours through the day and evening. Helps shut down vendors when announced at the stage. 

VIP Area F&B Volunteers

Must be able to stand for a period of at least two hours. Serves food or beverages to VIP in attendance. Collects tickets and exchanges for food or beverage in VIP area. 

VIP Area Volunteers

Must be able to sit or stand for a period of at least three hours. Completes VIP check-ins upon arrival ensuring all VIP wear their wristbands before proceeding to VIP area. Communicates to VIP visitors about food in VIP tent. Works with security team to identify any possible trespassers. Must be older than 18, charismatic, patient, full of energy, and engaging.

VIP Entertainment Volunteers

Must be able to sit or stand for a period of at least three hours. Completes check-ins for entertainers upon arrival ensuring all wear their wristbands before proceeding to stage area. Upon completion of performance, removes wristbands from entertainers. Works with security team to identify any possible trespassers. Must be older than 18, charismatic, patient, full of energy, and engaging.

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