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Be a Volunteer & Join Team Gov Ball 2016!


Continuing efforts to make a positive impact in our beloved city, The Governors Ball Music Festival team presents its pre-festival volunteer program for 2016. By donating your time and efforts to select not-for-profits, our attendees are able to earn a 3-day General Admission ticket to the 2016 Governors Ball Music Festival, while also giving back to our local community. Gov Ball Gives Back (GBGB) program is focused on fighting hunger and food instability. GBGB has partnered with NYC soup kitchens and pantry programs NY Common Pantry and The Salvation Army, to help reduce hunger and improve the lives of New Yorkers in need. This year will also include our efforts to help maintain and better our home base of Randall's Island Park. Please read all of information below to learn more about the GBGB program and how you can get involved.

HOW TO APPLY FOR GBGB

To participate in GBGB 2016, you must complete and submit the application which is located at the bottom of this page. Please read all of the information below before filling out and submitting the application and selecting your volunteer shifts.

All volunteers are required to complete a minimum of 25 hours (~6-8 shifts) to earn a festival ticket (there may be additional application information required, depending on the organization you choose to volunteer with, and please note that each participating organization has a different schedule and shift lengths). Note that you do not need to complete all of your hours at the same program, but in order to get the most out of your volunteer experience we suggest that you try to do as many shifts at the same location as possible.

Please make sure to check your spam mail for shift confirmations. The confirmation and receipt will be generated from the following address gbgb@govball.com. If you have any questions please email gbgb@govball.com

WHAT ARE THE RULES & REGS OF GBGB VOLUNTEERS?


  • All volunteers must be at least 18 years of age (by March 1, 2016), no exceptions.
  • All volunteers must complete a minimum of 25 hours (6-8 shifts) of volunteer service to earn a festival ticket.
  • Volunteers must be on time to all assigned shifts. Any cancellations must be at least 24-hours in advance.
  • Volunteers are required to wear closed-toe shoes to all shifts
  • You DO NOT need to separately purchase a ticket to be a volunteer. We will NOT reimburse any festival tickets purchased before you applied to volunteer.

"THE PERKS" EACH GBGB VOLUNTEER WILL RECEIVE:

  • GA Access to all 3 days of the 2016 festival
  • That tingly good feeling that comes from giving back to your community and helping those in need
  • A chance to interact with members of Team Gov Ball and Gov Ball Festival founders
  • A rockin' good time

WHEN DO WE HAVE TO SHOW UP?

You may select the shifts that best fit your schedule. Shifts are available Monday - Friday and on Saturday from approx. 10am - 5pm, depending on the program. Once you are accepted into the volunteer program, you will receive more specific information about the shifts available. Please note that Volunteers should arrive for their shift 10 minutes prior to their shift start time so that they may be checked in. All volunteers must also check out with the volunteer coordinator after their shift is completed to be eligible to earn their festival ticket.


WHAT IS THE SHIFT SCHEDULE FOR FESTIVAL VOLUNTEERS?

The GBGB volunteer program requires all volunteer hours to be completed in advance of the festival. There will be no on-site hours available. If you do not complete the required hours in advance of the festival you will not be able to earn a festival ticket. If you are interested in participating with Gov Ball Vols and volunteering DURING the festival, please click here for more info.


WHAT TYPE OF JOBS / DEPARTMENTS COULD I BE WORKING IN?

GBGB will be partnering with several not-for-profit organizations including: The Salvation Army, NY Common Pantry, and the Randall's Island Park Alliance. Each program is slightly different but all have the same goal, to help those in need. Duties may include any of the following: food delivery intake, produce packing, pantry distribution, greeting guests, meal set up, meal service, clean up or a variety of administrative tasks.


DO VOLUNTEERS GET TO SEE THE SHOW?

Yes, all GBGB volunteers are free to enjoy the entire festival, your festival ticket will be available at the festival's Box Office / Will Call, as long as you have completed all required hours.


WHAT IF I CANNOT MAKE IT TO THE FESTIVAL?

If a volunteer cannot attend the event for any reason and you have completed all required volunteer hours you may transfer your ticket to a friend by emailing gbgb@govball.com before May 5th, 2016 @ 5:00PM EST.


CAN I REQUEST TO WORK WITH A FRIEND?

Sure! When you are signing up for shifts online your friend can sign up for the same shift as long as there is availability. If there isn't an open shift email gbgb@govball.com and we can try to fit you in.


IMPORTANT:

Every GBGB participant is required to complete all 25 hours (6-8 shifts) of volunteering to receive a festival pass. Be sure to sign up for at least 6-8 shifts (25 hours or more!) when you register. If you sign up for fewer than 25 hours and the rest of the shifts fill up, you will not be eligible for a pass to Gov Ball.

Sorry, there are not any shifts available online at this time.





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