Volunteers are a vital part of the Florida Blueberry Festival! Thank you for your interest in volunteering at the 2017 Florida Blueberry Festival in Downtown Brooksville on April 22nd and 23rd. Approximately 300 volunteers will work together to host 45,000 plus people during this year's two-day celebration. Your help will make this year's event another success for our community!
Many of you volunteered with us last year and for others, it is a brand-new experience. This handbook will answer some of the questions you might have. Even the most experienced volunteers will find there is always new information to learn as the festival changes and grows from year to year.
Please feel free to ask questions, make suggestions, or ask for assistance. Other volunteers, leadership team supervisors, and staff members are all great sources of help and support. Never hesitate to ask how to do something or why something is being done the way it is. You may have a great idea that will help improve the festival for years to come.
Volunteers carry out a variety of functions and duties, but all share a common role as an ambassador for Florida Blueberry Festival to every guest, exhibitor, and performer. A smiling face and a friendly attitude are important in ensuring the festival is a pleasant place for everyone.
We hope you enjoy your experience at the 2017 Florida Blueberry Festival. Thank you for volunteering! Your time and talents are greatly appreciated.
Florida Blueberry Festival, Inc. volunteer guidelines:
This year's event is Saturday, April 22nd and Sunday, April 23rd
All event profits go to help local 501(c)3s. It is the policy of this organization to provide equal opportunities without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual preference, age, or disability.
To help ensure a safe and successful festival, there are several enforceable prerequisites for volunteering;
All volunteers must be 15 years of age or older. All Volunteers under the age of 18 must have a Volunteer Liability Waiver Release Form and Parent/Guardian Consent Form for Minors signed by a parent or guardian. All waivers must be submitted and will be verified before volunteer credentials are issued.
All volunteers assigned to children's activities are required to agree to a criminal record check and/or sexual offender registry check.
A signed Volunteer Liability Waiver Release Form is required of all festival volunteers.
Festival volunteers are asked to attend a volunteer orientation prior to the event and, depending on their volunteer role, may be required to attend position specific training.
If you would like to volunteer during the event (and we sure hope you will), please submit a completed volunteer application as early as possible. The application can be submitted in a variety of ways. It can be completed online or, if you prefer, a paper application can be mailed,emailed, faxed, or dropped off.
Florida Blueberry Festival, Inc.
Attention: Volunteer Coordinator
P.O. Box 308
Brooksville, Fl 34605-0308