THANK YOU FOR VOLUNTEERING AT THE 10th ANNUAL
DIY STREET FAIR!
- PLEASE BE SURE TO SHARE WITH ALL OF YOUR ORGANIZATIONS VOLUNTEERS -
- ALL VOLUNTEERS MUST SIGN WAIVER/RELEASE PRIOR TO BEGINNING SHIFT -
Thank you for your interest in volunteering at the 10th annual DIY Street Fair! Volunteers are truly the backbone of any event and your support is greatly appreciated.
Working in the pouring tents is a lot of fun and we are hoping that you are able to raise some great tips to go towards your fundraising initiatives! Please be sure to share this with all of your volunteer.
I have gone ahead and outlined some information about the tents and tips for pouring/serving alcohol.
2017 marks TEN glorious years of DIY. Year after year, the event gets kicked up a notch. DIY is a FREE ENTRY festival featuring over 150 artists & vendors, dozens of live bands from local and national platforms, 13 unique restaurants/pop-ups/food trucks, over 40 top notch craft beers, and an array of different offerings of spirits.
In 2016 we have over 75,000 festival-goers at DIY and we are expecting even more this year.
With over 40 craft beers and a variety of spirits, we rely on good, quality people to greet and pour beverages for the event-goers. Volunteers are essential to make DIY work. Sure, there are hundreds of volunteers that want to be part of the event, but we opt to work directly with NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATIONS. Not only can a non-profit assemble a reliable group, but we want to make sure that our local events also support the people in our community.
NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATIONS pouring at DIY get to spread their message and collect tips from the gracious festival-goers. Your group gets to keep the tips from your weekend of hard work and apply them directly to your cause.
Over the last eight years, DIY has helped volunteer NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATIONS raise TENS of THOUSANDS of DOLLARS.
Please feel free to bring signage to display around the tent to promote your organization. Festival-goers respond well to business cards, pamphlets, buttons, stickers, etc.
Outgoing groups ALWAYS receive more tips. Let people know what their tips are going to.
Let people know that their tips are going to support YOUR ORGANIZATION/CAUSE. Please bring tip jars and feel free to decorate those as well (e.g. Thank you for supporting“ORGANIZATION NAME”, etc.). Please be advised to not leave your tip jar too full and to have a designated person periodically taking the money out and putting it in a safe place. When you turn your back, someone can easily snatch a tip jar (intoxication is always a wildcard, though don’t stress much as we’ve never had this scenario arise).
Schedules are made so that volunteers will arrive 30 minutes prior to pouring time in order to get acclimated and receive a quick tutorial on what to do. We need to ensure a MINIMAL wastage of product, as it is EXPENSIVE and a major revenue source for the festival.
FRIDAY & SATURDAY: Ticket sales will end at 11:30pm and last call will be at 11:45pm, with closing at 12am.
SUNDAY: Ticket sales will end at 10:30pm and last call will be at 10:45pm, with closing at 11pm.
1. Dogfish Head
2. Curious Traveler
4. Reyka / PBR
5. Griffin Claw
7. Bouldevard Trailer
9. Lagunitas Trailer
11. Sailor Jerry
12. Banfi Wine
13. Stage 1 (Short's)
14. Stage 2 (PBR)
15. W&G (Emory Lot)
16. Ballast Point
17. WAB (Port)
18. Short's Bar
19. Short's Sp.Release
20. Main Beer Trailer
Zoom in to see public parking, event entry, and pouring locations.
DIY abides by all laws and requirements of the MLCC (Michigan Liquor Control Commission). While pouring and receiving tips is a great opportunity, it is also a massive responsibility. DIY management will be on-site to make sure that we are following all of the necessary rules and guidelines. If you have volunteered in previous years, please note that some of these guidelines are new or updated. Below are some major legal notices on behalf of the MLCC.
These are the most important takeaways. Any individual and/or organization that does not follow the necessary rules will be removed immediately and not invited to partake in future events. This is to protect your organization and the event.
Be prepared for people to ask you to "pour a little extra". To do so is actually against the law. A quick response such as "We are unable to do that. If you would like an additional sampling it will be X tickets." will usually squash the request.
Certain pouring stations will have brand representatives or models present at certain times. Brand representatives or models are allowed to promote their product but they legally CANNOT pour or give away any product. If you experience any questionable activity from an outside sales person, please let your TENT MANAGER or DIY MANAGEMENT know immediately and their brand will be shut down and removed from festival grounds.
Our volunteers are a key attribute to the festival and to our patrons; you are instrumental in setting the friendly vibe that keeps people coming back. As such, we ask that volunteers maintain a friendly, civil, and welcoming demeanor at all times.
We also ask that all volunteers report for work on time, dressed appropriately, and free of the influence of alcohol or other substances. Here is a complete list of volunteer rules and expectations:
So, that's it! :)
If there are any questions or concerns throughout the entire event, we will have Festival Managers and Captains available to help.
Thank you again for participating at the 10th Annual DIY! I hope you have a fabulous time and raise lots of money!!!
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Do you have additional questions? EMAIL US: firstname.lastname@example.org