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Would you like to volunteer for this amazing event? Volunteers are needed for timeframes of four hours or less to greet visitors, pour beer, check IDs, and attend to the festival’s new VIP patio. Volunteers experience all the live music, great food and fun of Beats & Eats, while also giving back to their community. Partial proceeds from this year’s Oswego Beats & Eats will provide “eats” for the Oswego Senior Center’s lunch program and support music programs at School District 308 schools.

Volunteers will receive:

  • A recognition letter
  • T-shirt
  • Meal for shift
  • Resumé credit
  • Building of a brand
  • 4 hour shifts
  • One free ticket

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Volunteer positions

Gates: Enthusiastically greet guests at one of four entrances.  There is no cost to get in to the event but outside beverages and coolers are not allowed into the permitted festival zone.  Volunteers are needed to politely ask guests to finish their drinks before they come in and/or send people back to their cars with coolers to ensure that outside beverages do not enter the event.  Provide direction to port-o-lets, ID checking stations, cup purchases and answer questions as they arise. As guests are leaving, thank them for coming and ensure that all beverages are disposed of prior to anyone leaving the event.

ID Check/Wristband/Souvenir Cup/Beverage Ticket Purchase Station: Enthusiastically greet guests at one of two ID Check stations.  Guests interested in purchasing alcoholic beverages are required to be age 21 or older.  Volunteers are needed to check photo ID’s and put wristbands on those who meet the age requirement, plus sell wristbands and souvenir cups.  Tickets for alcoholic beverages are also sold here.  Volunteers must be comfortable using an iPad for credit card transactions.  Tickets are sold for $1.00, each.  Volunteers are required to be age 21 or older in this role.

Beer and Signature Drink Station: Enthusiastically greet guests, take each guests’ order and fill their cup with the beverage of their choice.  Collect the applicable quantity of tickets represented on the signs.  All servings are required to go into the souvenir cup in an effort to reduce plastic waste.  Guests have a limit of 2 drinks/person/purchase and are required to have a wristband to purchase alcohol.   A VIP Only Line will be available to more expediently service those with a VIP Wristband and Lanyard.  Volunteers are required to be age 21 or older in this role and be comfortable in politely refusing service to anyone who appears intoxicated.

VIP Patio: A limited quantity of VIP Patio Tickets are being sold prior to and/or during the festival.  Those with a VIP lanyard and wristband may be seated in the Reserved VIP Patio Section located adjacent to the front of the stage and purchase alcoholic beverages through the VIP line at the beer tent in 20 oz. mugs.  Volunteers are needed to manage the VIP Patio to ensure that only those with proper credentials may go in and out of that area.  Guests of VIP wristband holders may not come in.  Volunteers are required to be age 21 or older in this role and feel comfortable politely asking those without the proper credentials to leave the patio.

Optional Volunteer Training

Volunteers are encouraged to attend a 45-minute volunteer training session, which happens on Wednesday, July 25, and Thursday, August 23, from 6:30 to 7:15 p.m. in the Community Room of Oswego Village Hall. Volunteers must also pass a safety check conducted by the Oswego Police Department and sign a waiver.

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Questions? Email Julie Hoffman.