Midsumma Volunteer role descriptions

Midsumma Pride March - Volunteer role descriptions

General Brief

  • Main tasks – welcome guests to the festival precinct, aid with patrons who require access assistance in enjoying the festival.
  • There is an Accessible Viewing Area at the tram stop on Fitzroy Street near Park Street. Direct patrons to here to get a front row seat!
  • Description Victoria are providing a descriptive tour service for blind or vision impaired patrons, also run out of the Accessible Viewing Area.

 

On Arrival

  • Sign in at Event Registration at St Kilda Sports Club next to Ian Johnson Oval.
  • The Volunteer Coordinator Tom will direct you in your role.

 

During your Shift

  • Walk up and down Fitzroy Street and offer support to audience members with a disability.
  • Answer accessibility phone for patrons who call and are looking for the Accessible Viewing Area or other assistance.

 

Sensitivity

  • Many people who attend, volunteer or perform at Pride March represent diverse communities which may be at risk or prone to discrimination. Keep watch for anti-social crowd members and call for assistance through the EOC or security if required.
  • Use gender-neutral pronouns until the person identifies their pronouns.

 

At the End of your Shift

  • Please sign-out at the Volunteer Tent at Catani Gardens.
  • You are then free to enjoy the festival. Please change out of your volunteer t-shirt and accreditation at this time.

General Items

  • Bump-in phase runs from 7:30am to 11am.
  • The march runs from 11am to 1:30pm, with the Summa Pride Stage running until 4pm.
  • March vehicles will arrive from 9am, and marching groups will begin marshalling on the cricket oval from 10am.

 

 

On Arrival

  • Sign in at Event Registration at St Kilda Sports Club next to Ian Johnson Oval.
  • The Marshalling Manager Linda will direct you in your role.

 

During your Shift

  • As Ian Johnson oval is inaccessible for wheelchairs and other assistive technologies, all participant groups have been told that their marchers with wheelchairs or access issues are to marshal at the Accessible Marshalling Point, near the start of the march.
  • Attend the Accessible Marshalling Tent, welcome participants, organise people into groups (ie Wave A to begin, then through the alphabet to Wave T).
  • Call out Waves as they pass by the tent, so participants are aware when their group is passing and they can get ready to join.
  • Assist participants in getting out on to the road and to begin the march.
  • As the last marching group passes you – the Midsumma contingent – join the group and walk down to Catani Gardens. Please then sign off at the Volunteer Tent.

 

Sensitivity

  • Many people who attend, volunteer or perform at Pride March represent diverse communities which may be at risk or prone to discrimination. Keep watch for anti-social crowd members and call for assistance through the EOC or security if required.
  • Use gender-neutral pronouns until the person identifies their pronouns.

 

At the End of your Shift

  • Please sign-out at the Volunteer Tent at Catani Gardens.
  • You are then free to enjoy the festival. Please change out of your volunteer t-shirt and accreditation at this time.

RADIO CHANNEL 4 – FITZROY STREET

 

General Brief

  • Main tasks – welcome guests to the festival precinct, aid with patrons who require access assistance in enjoying the festival.
  • Attend the Accessible Viewing Area at the tram stop on Fitzroy Street near Park Street. Ensure that all patrons within this space are enjoying themselves and feeling comfortable.
  • Work with Midsumma Staff to ensure that people of all abilities can enjoy Pride March.

 

 

On Arrival

  • Sign in at Event Registration at St Kilda Sports Club next to Ian Johnson Oval.
  • The Program Assistant Olly will direct you in your role.

 

During your Shift

  • Set-up Accessible Viewing Area at the tram stop – bunting and signage.
  • Meet patrons who have pre-registered for the space at the vehicle drop-off point (Park Lane – directly across the road from the tram stop).
  • Assist patrons in entering and exiting the viewing area, and doing regular welfare checks.
  • Assisting Description Victoria who will be in the space with their low vision or blind clients.

 

Sensitivity

  • Many people who attend, volunteer or perform at Pride March represent diverse communities which may be at risk or prone to discrimination. Keep watch for anti-social crowd members and call for assistance through the EOC or security if required.
  • Use gender-neutral pronouns until the person identifies their pronouns.

 

At the End of your Shift

  • Please sign-out at the Volunteer Tent at Catani Gardens.
  • You are then free to enjoy the festival. Please change out of your volunteer t-shirt and accreditation at this time.

RADIO CHANNEL 4 – FITZROY STREET

 

General Items

  • The march runs from 11am to 1:30pm, with the Summa Pride Stage running until 4pm.
  • The march begins at Ian Johnson Oval, then moves down Fitzroy Street and into Catani Gardens.
  • The Audience Team are spread along the march route and ensure that the crowd is off the road, having a great time, are informed about the event and are happy and healthy. They are managed by Audience Area Managers (team leaders on chart below) who will report directly to Area Warden, Amanda Harris.

 

 

On Arrival

  • Sign in at Event Registration at St Kilda Sports Club next to Ian Johnson Oval.
  • Gather with your team leaders and Area Warden Amanda Harris to discuss any information that has changed.
  • Take up position on Fitzroy Street and introduce yourself to the audience gathering.
  • You will be separated into three different areas:
    • Area 2 – Marshalling Area to Canterbury Road
    • Area 3 – Canterbury Road to Park Street
    • Area 4 – Park Street to Catani Gardens

 

10am to 1:30pm

  • Do regular welfare checks on the audience. If you are worried about anyone, especially if they are affected by heat, report to your Team Leader to radio for First Aid assistance immediately.
  • Security guards will also be present along the route. If you are having issues with anti-social behaviour,
  • As the last marching group passes you – the Midsumma contingent – join the group and walk down to Catani Gardens. Please then sign off at the Volunteer Tent.

 

Sensitivity

  • Many people who attend, volunteer or perform at Pride March represent diverse communities which may be at risk or prone to discrimination. Keep watch for anti-social crowd members and call for assistance through the EOC or security if required.
  • Use gender-neutral pronouns until the person identifies their pronouns.

 

At the End of your Shift

  • Please go to the Volunteer Tent at Catani Gardens and sign out (near the Welcome Archway).
  • You are then free to enjoy the festival. Please change out of your volunteer t-shirt and accreditation at this time.

General Items

  • The march runs from 11am to 1:30pm, with the Summa Pride Stage running until 4pm.
  • The march begins at Ian Johnson Oval, then moves down Fitzroy Street and into Catani Gardens.
  • The bar is open from 11am to 4pm.

 

 

On Arrival

  • Sign in at the Volunteer Tent at Catani Gardens.
  • Meet Bar Manager Ryan here who will brief you on your role.

 

Your Shift

  • Bar volunteers will help with serving patrons, opening drinks and topping up stock.

 

Sensitivity

  • Many people who attend, volunteer or perform at Pride March represent diverse communities which may be at risk or prone to discrimination. Keep watch for anti-social crowd members and call for assistance through the EOC or security if required.
  • Use gender-neutral pronouns until the person identifies their pronouns.

 

At the End of your Shift

  • Please return to the Volunteer Tent and sign out.
  • You are then free to enjoy the festival. Please change out of your volunteer t-shirt and accreditation at this time.

General Items

  • Bump-in phase runs from 7:30am to 11am.
  • The march runs from 11am to 1:30pm, with the Summa Pride Stage running until 4pm.
  • The march begins at Ian Johnson Oval, then moves down Fitzroy Street and into Catani Gardens.

 

 

On Arrival

  • Go to Summa Pride Stage at Catani Gardens, to meet Site Manager LJ. She will sign you on and assign tasks.

 

Bump-In Shift

  • The Site Manager is responsible for setting up the event, and will give you tasks to get the site ready.
  • Escort vehicles on to site, including suppliers and food vendors – must be driving slowly with hazard lights on.
  • Set-up signage and other event equipment.

 

Sensitivity

  • Many people who attend, volunteer or perform at Pride March represent diverse communities which may be at risk or prone to discrimination. Keep watch for anti-social crowd members and call for assistance through the EOC or security if required.
  • Use gender-neutral pronouns until the person identifies their pronouns.

 

At the End of your Shift

  • Please go to the Volunteer Tent (near Welcome Arch) and sign out.
  • You are then free to enjoy the festival. Please change out of your volunteer t-shirt and accreditation at this time.

General Items

  • The march runs from 11am to 1:30pm, with the Summa Pride Stage running until 4pm.
  • Bump-out phase runs from 4pm to 7pm.

 

 

On Arrival

  • Sign in at the Volunteer Tent at Catani Gardens.
  • Meet Site Manager LJ here who will brief you on your role.

 

Bump-Out Shift

  • The Site Manager is responsible for packing down the event, and will give you tasks to help
  • Escort vehicles off site, including suppliers and food vendors – must be driving slowly with hazard lights on.
  • Pack down signage and other event equipment.

 

Sensitivity

  • Many people who attend, volunteer or perform at Pride March represent diverse communities which may be at risk or prone to discrimination. Keep watch for anti-social crowd members and call for assistance through the EOC or security if required.
  • Use gender-neutral pronouns until the person identifies their pronouns.

 

At the End of your Shift

  • Please return to Main Stage and sign out with the Site Manager before leaving site.
  • Thank you for your work – we couldn’t do it without you!

RADIO CHANNEL 3 – CATANI

 

General Items

  • Most volunteers will be signing on at Ian Johnson Oval where the marshalling area is, but will be signing off and returning their radios at Catani Gardens.
  • You will manage this volunteer space at the end of the march.

 

 

On Arrival

  • Go to Summa Pride Stage at Catani Gardens, to meet Site Manager LJ. She will sign you on and assign tasks.

 

10am – 4:30pm

  • Sign out all volunteers that arrive to the park. Collect radios, hi-vis vests, sunscreen, water tubs, iPads and other equipment from the march.
  • Do regular welfare checks on volunteers when they arrive.

 

Sensitivity

  • Many people who attend, volunteer or perform at Pride March represent diverse communities which may be at risk or prone to discrimination. Keep watch for anti-social crowd members and call for assistance through the EOC or security if required.
  • Use gender-neutral pronouns until the person identifies their pronouns.

 

At the End of your Shift

  • Please sign-out with the Volunteer Coordinator, who will be at Catani Gardens from 1pm.

RADIO CHANNEL 2 – MARSHALLING

 

General Items

  • Volunteers and staff will be signing on from 6am to 12pm during the event.
  • The march runs from 11am to 1:30pm, with the Summa Pride Stage running until 4pm.
  • Marching groups will begin marshalling from 10am.
  • Listen to radio calls – there may be times when a manager will ask if someone has signed on yet.

 

 

On Arrival

  • Sign in at Event Registration at St Kilda Sports Club next to Ian Johnson Oval.
  • The Participants Coordinator Matt will then direct you in your role.
  • Organise sheets into different lines to make it easy for staff, volunteers and participants to sign in (ie wristband pick-up, radio pick-up, etc).

 

9am – 11am

  • Sign on marchers, staff and volunteers

 

11:30am

  • Pack-up registration room, and help in any other pack-up on the marshalling oval.

 

Sensitivity

  • Many people who attend, volunteer or perform at Pride March represent diverse communities which may be at risk or prone to discrimination. Keep watch for anti-social crowd members and call for assistance through the EOC or security if required.
  • Use gender-neutral pronouns until the person identifies their pronouns.

 

At the End of your Shift

  • Please sign-out with the Participant Coordinator.
  • You are then free to enjoy the festival. Please change out of your staff t-shirt and accreditation at this time.

General Items

  • Bump-in phase runs from 7:30am to 11am.
  • The march runs from 11am to 1:30pm, with the Summa Pride Stage running until 4pm.
  • Marching groups will arrive at Ian Johnson Oval from 9am and line-up on the cricket oval.

 

 

On Arrival

  • Sign in at Event Registration at St Kilda Sports Club next to Ian Johnson Oval.
  • The Marshalling Manager Linda will direct you in your role.

 

Bump-In Shift

  • Set-up oval and direct suppliers on site.
  • Set-up marshalling area ready for participants.
  • Help Marshalling Manager with any other tasks to prepare the oval for participant arrivals.

 

Bump-Out Shift

  • Pack-up all items on site including furniture.
  • Move important items from Ian Johnson Oval to Catani Gardens.
  • Pack-up Accessible Viewing Area on Fitzroy Street.

 

Sensitivity

  • Many people who attend, volunteer or perform at Pride March represent diverse communities which may be at risk or prone to discrimination. Keep watch for anti-social crowd members and call for assistance through the EOC or security if required.
  • Use gender-neutral pronouns until the person identifies their pronouns.

 

At the End of your Shift

  • Please sign-out at the Volunteer Tent at Catani Gardens.
  • You are then free to enjoy the festival. Please change out of your volunteer t-shirt and accreditation at this time.

General Items

  • The march runs from 11am to 1:30pm, with the Summa Pride Stage running until 4pm.
  • Participants will begin arriving into Catani Gardens from 11:30am.

 

On Arrival

  • Sign in at the Volunteer Tent at Catani Gardens.
  • Meet Site Manager LJ here who will brief you on your role.

 

During Your Shift

  • Patrons will be directed to share their pride march memories on our special Pride Boards dotted around the event site. Invite passers-by in to interact with the boards, write their message and take photos.
  • Keep an eye on messages to ensure that profanity is avoided.
  • Make sure to get the markers back from people after their write their message – we want to make sure that we have enough for the whole day!

 

Sensitivity

  • Many people who attend, volunteer or perform at Pride March represent diverse communities which may be at risk or prone to discrimination. Keep watch for anti-social crowd members and call for assistance through the EOC or security if required.
  • Use gender-neutral pronouns until the person identifies their pronouns.

 

At the End of your Shift

  • Please sign-out at the Volunteer Tent at Catani Gardens.
  • You are then free to enjoy the festival. Please change out of your volunteer t-shirt and accreditation at this time.

RADIO CHANNEL 2 – MARSHALLING

 

General Items

  • The march runs from 11am to 1:30pm, with the Summa Pride Stage running until 4pm.
  • Marching groups will begin marshalling from 10am, and the final group will reach Catani Gardens end area at
  • Listen to radio calls – there may be times when a manager will ask if someone has signed on yet.

 

 

On Arrival

  • Sign in at Event Registration at St Kilda Sports Club next to Ian Johnson Oval.
  • The Volunteer Coordinator Tom will direct you in your role.

 

9am – 2pm

  • Assist Volunteer Coordinator with welfare checks on all volunteers in marshalling area and on Fitzroy Street – distributing sunscreen, water, covering breaks, etc.
  • Fill any gaps in resourcing during the event.

 

Sensitivity

  • Many people who attend, volunteer or perform at Pride March represent diverse communities which may be at risk or prone to discrimination. Keep watch for anti-social crowd members and call for assistance through the EOC or security if required.
  • Use gender-neutral pronouns until the person identifies their pronouns.

 

At the End of your Shift

  • Please sign-out at the Volunteer Tent at Catani Gardens.
  • You are then free to enjoy the festival. Please change out of your volunteer t-shirt and accreditation at this time.

General Items

  • The march runs from 11am to 1:30pm, with the Summa Pride Stage running until 4pm.
  • Participants begin gathering from 9am at the marshalling area, with more arriving before 11am.
  • The audience will begin gathering on Fitzroy Street from 10am.

 

 

On Arrival

  • Sign in at Event Registration at St Kilda Sports Club next to Ian Johnson Oval.
  • The Volunteer Coordinator Tom will direct you in your role, and brief you on how to use the survey function on iPad.

 

9am – 12.30pm

  • Main tasks – welcome marchers and patrons to the event, ask for their time to fill out a brief survey.
  • This survey helps us improve our program each year by finding out what backgrounds our audiences are from and what interests them. The more responses we get, the better our future festivals can be.
  • Survey participants at the marshalling area while they are waiting to march.
  • Survey audience members along Fitzroy Street.

 

 

Sensitivity

  • Many people who attend, volunteer or perform at Pride March represent diverse communities which may be at risk or prone to discrimination. Keep watch for anti-social crowd members and call for assistance through the EOC or security if required.
  • Use gender-neutral pronouns until the person identifies their pronouns.

At the End of your Shift

  • Please bring your iPad back to the Volunteer Tent at Catani Gardens and sign out.
  • You are then free to enjoy the festival. Please change out of your volunteer t-shirt and accreditation at this time.


General Items

  • Bump-in phase runs from 7:30am to 11am.
  • The march runs from 11am to 1:30pm, with the Summa Pride Stage running until 4pm.
  • March vehicles will arrive from 9am, and marching groups will begin marshalling on the cricket oval from 10am.

 

 

On Arrival

  • Sign in at Event Registration at St Kilda Sports Club next to Ian Johnson Oval.
  • The Vehicle Manager Jason will direct you in your role.

 

During your Shift

  • Direct vehicles when they arrive into the muster area (Lakeside Drive). Line them up in parade order, under direction from the Vehicle Manager.
  • Check driver and vehicle details against the approved list.
  • Help Victoria Police in organising breath-tests of all drivers.
  • On direction from the Vehicle Manager, organise vehicles to enter the parade train at the right time.

 

Sensitivity

  • Many people who attend, volunteer or perform at Pride March represent diverse communities which may be at risk or prone to discrimination. Keep watch for anti-social crowd members and call for assistance through the EOC or security if required.
  • Use gender-neutral pronouns until the person identifies their pronouns.

 

At the End of your Shift

  • Please sign-out at the Volunteer Tent at Catani Gardens.
  • You are then free to enjoy the festival. Please change out of your volunteer t-shirt and accreditation at this time.

RADIO CHANNEL 2 – MARSHALLING

 

General Items

  • The march runs from 11am to 1:30pm, with the Pride March Summa Stage running until 4pm.
  • March vehicles will arrive from 9am, and marching groups will begin marshalling on the cricket oval from 10am.

 

 

On Arrival

  • Sign in at Event Registration at St Kilda Sports Club next to Ian Johnson Oval.
  • The Marshalling Manager Linda will direct you in your role.
  • There are 20 waves of approximately 500 marchers each. Each marshal will be assigned two waves – one in the first half of the march, one in the second half (so there is enough time to return to the marshalling area after the first assigned wave).

 

Before 11am

  • Set up cricket oval with wave lines, and help direct participants when they begin arriving.
  • Organise each group in wave order, ready for the start of the march.
  • When Marshalling Manager Linda calls on radio, escort the wave up to the front of the march, ready to start.

 

11am – 1:30pm

  • March with each wave – manager at the front, assistant manager at the back, and marshals along each side.
  • Escort your first wave from the marshalling area to Catani Gardens, then return to the marshalling area to pick-up your second wave.

 

Sensitivity

  • Many people who attend, volunteer or perform at Pride March represent diverse communities which may be at risk or prone to discrimination. Keep watch for anti-social crowd members and call for assistance through the EOC or security if required.
  • Use gender-neutral pronouns until the person identifies their pronouns.

 

At the End of your Shift

  • Please sign-out at the Volunteer Tent at Catani Gardens.
  • You are then free to enjoy the festival. Please change out of your volunteer t-shirt and accreditation at this time.

Midsumma Carnival - Volunteer role descriptions

A full guide to the Volunteer roles at Midsumma Carnival 2019. Please flick on the heading below to check out your role!

General Brief

  • Main tasks – welcome guests to the festival precinct, aid with patrons who require access assistance in enjoying the festival. This may include way-finding or walking patrons to parts of the festival grounds. Advise on access provisions that the festival provides (detailed below) and inform them of stalls relating to community access provision.

 

  • There is an accessible drop-off area for vehicles on Boathouse Drive.

 

  • Description Victoria are providing a descriptive tour service for patrons who are blind or have low-vision.

 

  • The group is to be primarily based at the event entrances however can spread across the festival grounds at the discretion of the group leader.

 

  • Public have been advised they can reach the Access Champions to request support by contacting volunteers at main entrance gate or at the Info Booth (who will then radio through to Champion team leader) or via mobile phone designated to the team leader. Number: 0467 795 342

 

 

On Arrival

  • Go to Event HQ to sign on, and collect your accreditation and meal ticket.
  • Meet up with Volunteer Coordinator at Volunteer tent, who will brief you on your role.

 

Sensitivity

  • Many people who attend, volunteer or perform at Carnival represent diverse communities which may be at risk or prone to discrimination. Keep watch for anti-social crowd members and call for assistance through the EOC or security if required.
  • Use gender-neutral pronouns until the person identifies their pronouns.

 

At the End of your Shift

  • Please come back to Event HQ and sign out.
  • You are then free to enjoy the festival. Please change out of your volunteer t-shirt and accreditation at this time.

RADIO CHANNEL 3 – STAGE MANAGEMENT

 

General Brief

  • Main tasks – collect performers from Event HQ or traffic control point; help them with their items to the stage; and help stage managers with general tasks.
  • Event runs from 11am to 10pm. A soft open will occur at 10:30am, with all stages going to background music and site volunteers moving into place.

 

 

On Arrival

  • Go to Event HQ to sign on, and collect your radio, accreditation and meal ticket.
  • Meet up with Volunteer Coordinator at Volunteer tent, and then report to Main or Picnic Stage to meet Stage Manager.

 

9:30am – 11am

  • Sound and line checks with audio and lighting operators.
  • Help stage managers will final checks and setting up green rooms.
  • Collect first act from Event HQ.

 

11am – 9:45pm

  • Both stages active from 11am. Main Stage down at 9:45pm, Picnic Stage down at 9:30pm.
  • After a performance ends, assist performer getting off-site.

 

Sensitivity

  • Many artists are performing segments from their Midsumma open access show, representing diverse communities which may be at risk or prone to discrimination. Keep watch for anti-social crowd members and call for assistance through the EOC or security if required.
  • Use gender-neutral pronouns until the artist identifies their pronouns.

 

At the End of your Shift

  • Please bring your radio back to Event HQ and sign out.
  • You are then free to enjoy the festival. Please change out of your volunteer t-shirt and accreditation at this time.

General Items

  • The bar runs from 11am to 9:30pm, and is located in the Main Precinct near the Main Stage.
  • Bar volunteers will help with serving patrons, opening drinks and topping up stock.
  • All patrons attending Midsumma Carnival who wish to buy alcohol require a wristband, which can be collected at ID checks at the entrance to the Main Bar and VIP Bar.
  • Security guards will check ID and then each successful patron must be wristbanded.

 

 

On Arrival

  • Go to Event HQ to sign on, and collect your accreditation and meal ticket.
  • Meet up with Volunteer Coordinator at the Volunteer tent, who will direct you to your post at the bar. Here you will meet the team from Prime Collective, Midsumma’s bar contractor, who will talk you through your role.

 

Sensitivity

  • Many people who attend, volunteer or perform at Carnival represent diverse communities which may be at risk or prone to discrimination. Keep watch for anti-social crowd members and call for assistance through the EOC or security if required.
  • Use gender-neutral pronouns until the person identifies their pronouns.

 

At the End of your Shift

  • Please come back to Event HQ to sign out.
  • You are then free to enjoy the festival. Please change out of your volunteer t-shirt and accreditation at this time.

 

General Brief

  • Main tasks – provide information for guests who approach information tent, including programs and directions to attractions.
  • Run cloakroom.
  • Event runs from 11am to 10pm. A soft open will occur at 10:30am, with all stages going to background music and site volunteers moving into place.

 

On Arrival

  • Go to Event HQ to sign on, and collect your radio, accreditation and meal ticket.
  • Meet up with Volunteer Coordinator and Info Team Leader at Volunteer tent, who will brief you on your role, then report to the Main Information Tent.

Process

  • Item Receipt: when a customer arrives to cloak an item:
    • Advise them that we ask for a donation of $5. We can accept Eftpos or cash – you will be shown how to use the eftpos machine at the beginning of your shift.
    • Clothing (something that can be put on a hanger): ask them for their name and a contact number, which you’ll record on our copy of their ticket and tape that to a spare hanger, then place the hanger on the racks, keeping the ticket numbers in order from left to right.
    • Other items: the process is the same as for clothing, except that you’ll tape the ticket to the item, then place the item in the shelves, filling them from left to right, keeping the numbers in order.
  • Item Collection: when a customer arrives to collect their property:
    • Accept their ticket and find their item.
    • Lost ticket: if the customer can’t find their ticket, refer to Alan (Information Tent Manager) or Jason (Ticketing Manager).
    • Lost item: if you can’t find the item, or have any other problems, contact Alan or Jason.

 

Sensitivity

  • Many people who attend, volunteer or perform at Carnival represent diverse communities which may be at risk or prone to discrimination. Keep watch for anti-social crowd members and call for assistance through the EOC or security if required.
  • Use gender-neutral pronouns until the person identifies their pronouns.

 

At the End of your Shift

  • Please bring your radio back to Event HQ and sign out.
  • You are then free to enjoy the festival. Please change out of your volunteer t-shirt and accreditation at this time.

General Brief

  • The Midsumma Carnival Dog Show is one of the most popular events that happens during the festival, and will be attended by approximately 200 dogs.
  • All entrants must register before 2:30pm at the Picnic Information Tent (near the Picnic Stage) - $2 per entry per class.
  • At 3pm, help Picnic Stage Manager organise entrants into their classes, and ensure that owners know when it is their turn.
  • Keep an eye out for anti-social dogs and raise concern early with the Stage Manager if an issue is likely to occur.
  • Dog first aid kit, poop bags and water bowls are available backstage.
  • Shaded areas backstage will become crowded – make sure that people leave this space immediately after they have competed to stop it from becoming too crowded.

 

 

On Arrival

  • Go to Event HQ to sign on, and collect your accreditation and meal ticket.
  • Meet up with Volunteer Coordinator at Volunteer tent, and then report to Picnic Stage to meet Stage Manager.

 

Sensitivity

  • Many artists are performing segments from their Midsumma open access show, representing diverse communities which may be at risk or prone to discrimination. Keep watch for anti-social crowd members and call for assistance through the EOC or security if required.
  • Use gender-neutral pronouns until the artist identifies their pronouns.

 

At the End of your Shift

  • Please return to Event HQ and sign out.
  • You are then free to enjoy the festival. Please change out of your volunteer t-shirt and accreditation at this time.

 

General Brief

  • Main tasks – monitor radio channels during busy periods of the event.
  • Channel overview
    • Channel 1 – Emergency – only if emergency situation is declared.
    • Channel 2 – Site Ops – site managers, site teams, stalls teams, bar operations.
    • Channel 3 – Stage Management – stage managers, audio and light operators.
    • Channel 4 – Volunteers – volunteer management, fundraising, access champions, precinct attendants.
    • Channel 5 – First Aid – medics only.
  • Listen to assigned radio channel and report up to Communications Officer if there are any calls for assistance.
  • Log important items using the forms provided and pass on to the Assistant Communications Officer to put in the overall computer log.
  • Pass on calls for First Aid to the First Aid representative in the EOC.
  • Pass on calls for Security to the Security representative in the EOC.

 

 

On Arrival

  • Go to Event HQ to sign on, and collect your accreditation and meal ticket.
  • Meet up with Volunteer Coordinator at Volunteer tent, who will brief you on your role, and then report to Event Operations Centre (EOC) for shift (behind Main Stage).

 

Sensitivity

  • Many people who attend, volunteer or perform at Carnival represent diverse communities which may be at risk or prone to discrimination. Keep watch for anti-social crowd members and call for assistance through the EOC or security if required.
  • Use gender-neutral pronouns until the person identifies their pronouns.

 

At the End of your Shift

  • Please come back to Event HQ and sign out.
  • You are then free to enjoy the festival. Please change out of your volunteer t-shirt and accreditation at this time.

RADIO CHANNEL 2 – SITE OPS

General Items

  • Volunteers and staff will be signing on from 6am to 8pm during the event
  • Event runs from 11am to 10pm. A soft open will occur at 10:30am, with all stages going to background music and volunteers moving into place.
  • Listen to radio calls – there may be times when a manager will ask if someone has signed on yet.

 

On Arrival

  • Go to Event HQ tent and sign out radio.
  • Organise sheets into different lines to make it easy for staff and volunteers to sign in (ie accreditation pick-up, radio pick-up, etc).

 

Sensitivity

  • Many people who attend, volunteer or perform at Carnival represent diverse communities which may be at risk or prone to discrimination. Keep watch for anti-social crowd members and call for assistance through the EOC or security if required.
  • Use gender-neutral pronouns until the person identifies their pronouns.

 

At the End of your Shift

  • Please bring your radio back to Event HQ and sign out.
  • You are then free to enjoy the festival. Please change out of your staff t-shirt and accreditation at this time.

RADIO CHANNEL 4 – VOLUNTEERS

General Items

  • Event runs from 11am to 10pm. A soft open will occur at 10:30am, with all stages going to background music and volunteers moving into place.
  • Main tasks – monitor precinct over the day, assist the Midsumma Programming team with the stage if required (Olly, program intern, will be running between the Family Precinct, Sports Precinct and Tea Tent during the day);
  • You will have a radio which will put you in contact with the Volunteers Coordinator Tom and the Event Operations Centre (EOC). If you need assistance for anything, call for “Event Control” or “EOC” who can dispatch staff, security, cleaners or first aid.


On Arrival

  • Go to Event HQ to sign on, and collect your radio, accreditation and meal ticket.
  • Meet up with Volunteer Coordinator at Volunteer tent, and then report to your precinct and introduce yourself to the organisers.

 

11am – 5pm

  • Family Precinct active – stage and activities.
    • ArtPlay – I See You Like This activity and Children Face Painting activity.
    • Hares & Hyenas – reading corner.
    • Sound operator should be playing Midsumma Spotify background music playlist during moments when there is a break on stage.
  • Keep an eye on the water tub near stage – request a fill up from the site manager if required.

 

5pm – 6:00pm

  • Family Precinct closes and bump-out commences. No vehicle access allowed – all stallholders must take their items over to vehicle Bay A (near traffic control point). There will be a volunteer bump-out team on site to help with this.

Sensitivity

  • Many artists are performing segments from their Midsumma open access show, representing diverse communities which may be at risk or prone to discrimination. Keep watch for anti-social crowd members and call for assistance through the EOC or security if required.
  • Use gender-neutral pronouns until the performer or patron identifies their pronouns.

At the End of your Shift

  • Please bring your radio back to Event HQ and sign out.
  • You are then free to enjoy the festival. Please change out of your volunteer t-shirt and accreditation at this time.

RADIO CHANNEL 2 – SITE OPS

 

General Brief

  • Main tasks – provide information for guests who approach information tent, including programs and directions to attractions.
  • Event runs from 11am to 10pm. A soft open will occur at 10:30am, with all stages going to background music and site volunteers moving into place.

 

 

On Arrival

  • Go to Event HQ to sign on, and collect your radio, accreditation and meal ticket.
  • Meet up with Volunteer Coordinator and Info Team Manager at Volunteer tent, who will brief you on your role, then report to the Main Information Tent.

 

Tasks

  • Stalls: responding to questions about the location of stalls: locate the requested stall on the list to determine their marquee number, then use the Midsumma Carnival Map or the Stalls Precinct Map to show the person how to find it.
  • Stages: queries about what's on stage: refer them to the program signage.
  • General "Where is" Queries: for locations, use the Midsumma Carnival Map to direct them to the requested facility.
  • Queries about The Dog Show: this is a very popular event that will happen on the Picnic Precinct Stage from 3pm. Entry is free but registrations are required at the Picnic Information Tent (up until 2:30pm).
  • Lost Property: record the lost or found item's details in the lost property register (see Lost Property Procedure in the reference materials for more details).
    • Lost items: be sure to take a mobile number for the person who has lost the property, or suggest that they call by later if they don't have a mobile.
    • Found items: place the item in a plastic bag (unless it's a large item); in either case label it using the serial number from the lost property register.
  • Lost or Found Person: if a person (e.g. child) is brought to the Information Tent, or a report is made to the Information Tent of a lost person, the Lost Child Checklist should be completed as fully as possible, in particular noting their name, age, a brief description of their appearance and a description of their parent/guardian/companion, then the EOC should be notified immediately.
  • Queries about the Midsumma Program: direct the person to the printed Midsumma Program Guide (and give them a copy). Try to suggest events they may be interested in attending, and remind them that the box office is beside them.
  • Anything you don't know the answer to: refer them to the Information Team Leader Alan Drummond, located at the Main Information Tent.
  • Donations: a donation bucket will be kept at the Information Tent for generous patrons to express their gratitude!
  • VIP Passes: Life Members and other VIPs have been invited to collect their festival passes from the Information Tent. Check their name off the list and hand them a pass.

 

Sensitivity

  • Many people who attend, volunteer or perform at Carnival represent diverse communities which may be at risk or prone to discrimination. Keep watch for anti-social crowd members and call for assistance through the EOC or security if required.
  • Use gender-neutral pronouns until the person identifies their pronouns.

 

At the End of your Shift

  • Please bring your radio back to Event HQ and sign out.
  • You are then free to enjoy the festival. Please change out of your volunteer t-shirt and accreditation at this time.

 

Additional material

To help support your knowledge on the day, please have a read over the below web pages. You're not expected to memorise all the info but this will give you an idea as to some of the info you might need to provide.

Midsumma Carnival Maps  
Midsumma Carnival Stalls
Midsumma Carnival + T Dance FAQs
Midsumma Carnival Stages
Midsumma Carnival Dog Show
Midsumma Carnival Accessibility

 

RADIO CHANNEL 2 – SITE OPS

 

General Brief

  • Main tasks – provide information for guests who approach information tent, including programs and directions to attractions.
  • Take registrations for Dog Show, which is on the Picnic Stage at 3pm.
  • Event runs from 11am to 10pm. A soft open will occur at 10:30am, with all stages going to background music and site volunteers moving into place.

 

 

On Arrival

  • Go to Event HQ to sign on, and collect your radio, accreditation and meal ticket.
  • Meet up with Volunteer Coordinator and Info TeamManager at Volunteer tent, who will brief you on your role, then report to the Picnic Information Tent.

 

Dog Show & Lip Sync Limelight Registrations

  • Take registrations during the day – enter details into the spreadsheet.
  • At 2:30pm, take final Dog Show registration sheet to Picnic Stage Manager

 

Other Tasks

  • Stalls: responding to questions about the location of stalls: locate the requested stall on the list to determine their marquee number, then use the Midsumma Carnival Map or the Stalls Precinct Map to show the person how to find it.
  • Stages: queries about what's on stage: refer them to the program signage.
  • General "Where is" Queries: for locations, use the Midsumma Carnival Map to direct them to the requested facility.
  • Queries about The Dog Show: this is a very popular event that will happen on the Picnic Precinct Stage from 3pm. Entry is free but registrations are required at the Picnic Information Tent (up until 2:30pm).
  • Lost Property: must be taken to the Main Information Tent.
  • Lost or Found Person: if a person (e.g. child) is brought to the Information Tent, or a report is made to the Information Tent of a lost person, the Lost Child Checklist should be completed as fully as possible, in particular noting their name, age, a brief description of their appearance and a description of their parent/companion, then the EOC should be notified immediately.
  • Queries about the Midsumma Program: direct the person to the printed Midsumma Program Guide (and give them a copy). Try to suggest events they may be interested in attending, and remind them that the box office is beside them.
  • Anything you don't know the answer to: refer them to the Information Team Leader Alan Drummond, located at the Main Information Tent.
  • Donations: a donation bucket will be kept at the Information Tent for generous patrons to express their gratitude!

 

 

Sensitivity

  • Many people who attend, volunteer or perform at Carnival represent diverse communities which may be at risk or prone to discrimination. Keep watch for anti-social crowd members and call for assistance through the EOC or security if required.
  • Use gender-neutral pronouns until the person identifies their pronouns.

 

At the End of your Shift

  • Please bring your radio back to Event HQ and sign out.
  • You are then free to enjoy the festival. Please change out of your volunteer t-shirt and accreditation at this time.


RADIO CHANNEL 2 – SITE OPS

 

General Items

  • Bump-in phase runs from 6am to 11am.
  • Vehicle movement ban begins at 10:30am. All vehicles without a vehicle pass must be off-site at this time, and site vehicles / forklift must be parked up.
  • Event runs from 11am to 10pm. A soft open will occur at 10:30am, with all stages going to background music and volunteers moving into place.

 

On Arrival

  • Go to Event HQ to sign on, and collect your radio, accreditation and meal ticket.
  • Meet up with Volunteer Coordinator at Volunteer tent, and then be collected by Site Manager or Stalls Coordinator to be assigned tasks.

 

Bump-In Shift

  • East and West Site Managers are responsible for setting up their areas, and will assign tasks to their teams to prepare the event.
  • Escort vehicles on to site, including suppliers and food vendors – must be driving slowly with hazard lights on.
  • No driving on grass.

 

Event Shift

  • Rove around event site and complete tasks as given by the Site Manager.

 

Bump-Out Shift

  • Stalls, Sports, Family and Youth precincts bump-out from 5pm. Help these groups transfer their items to the pick-up bay near the traffic control point.

 

Sensitivity

  • Many people who attend, volunteer or perform at Carnival represent diverse communities which may be at risk or prone to discrimination. Keep watch for anti-social crowd members and call for assistance through the EOC or security if required.
  • Use gender-neutral pronouns until the person identifies their pronouns.

 

At the End of your Shift

  • Please bring your radio back to Event HQ and sign out.

You are then free to enjoy the festival. Please change out of your volunteer t-shirt and accreditation at this time.

 

RADIO CHANNEL 4 – VOLUNTEERS

General Items

  • Event runs from 11am to 10pm. A soft open will occur at 10:30am, with all stages going to background music and volunteers moving into place.
  • Main tasks – monitor precinct over the day, assist the Midsumma Programming team with the stage if required (Olly, program intern, will be running between the Family Precinct, Sports Precinct and Tea Tent during the day);
  • You will have a radio which will put you in contact with the Volunteers Coordinator Tom and the Event Operations Centre (EOC). If you need assistance for anything, call for “Event Control” or “EOC” who can dispatch staff, security, cleaners or first aid.

 

On Arrival

  • Go to Event HQ to sign on, and collect your radio, accreditation and meal ticket.
  • Meet up with Volunteer Coordinator at Volunteer tent, and then report to your precinct and introduce yourself to the organisers.

 

11am – 5pm

  • Sports Precinct active – stage and activities.
    • Proud2Play – managing the stage and demonstration zone.
    • Richmond Football Club and Swinburne are two major sponsors in the area – if there are any issues, radio the EOC for the Activations Coordinator Tom Lambert.
    • Sound operator should be playing Midsumma Spotify background music playlist during moments when there is a break on stage.
  • Keep an eye on the water tub near stage – request a fill up from the site manager if required.

 

5pm – 6:00pm

  • Sports Precinct closes and bump-out commences. No vehicle access allowed – all stallholders must take their items over to vehicle Bay A (near traffic control point – other side of park). There will be a volunteer bump-out team on site to help with this.

 

Sensitivity

  • Many artists are performing segments from their Midsumma open access show, representing diverse communities which may be at risk or prone to discrimination. Keep watch for anti-social crowd members and call for assistance through the EOC or security if required.
  • Use gender-neutral pronouns until the performer or patron identifies their pronouns.

 

At the End of your Shift

  • Please bring your radio back to Event HQ and sign out.
  • You are then free to enjoy the festival. Please change out of your volunteer t-shirt and accreditation at this time.

 

RADIO CHANNEL 2 – SITE OPS

 

General Items

  • Bump-in phase runs from 6am to 11am.
  • Vehicle movement ban begins at 10:30am. All vehicles without a vehicle pass must be off-site at this time, and site vehicles / forklift must be parked up.
  • Event runs from 11am to 10pm. A soft open will occur at 10:30am, with all stages going to background music and volunteers moving into place.

 

On Arrival

  • Go to Event HQ to sign on, and collect your radio, accreditation and meal ticket.
  • Meet up with Volunteer Coordinator and Stalls Coordinator at Volunteer tent

 

Bump-In Shift

  • Stalls Coordinator will be leading stalls bump in on the morning of the event. Stallholders have been given a bump-in time of 7am, 8am or 9am, and will arrive into the vehicle bays at this time.
  • Help stallholders find their location and aid with carrying their items if required.
  • Report to Stalls Coordinator if a stallholder reports that they are missing furniture that they have ordered.

 

Bump-Out Shift

  • Stalls precinct bumps-out from 5pm. Help these groups transfer their items to the pick-up bay near the traffic control point. Vehicles will be allowed back into the vehicle bays from 5:30pm.
  • Some groups may leave their items with you to go and retrieve their vehicle from nearby parking.

 

Sensitivity

  • Many people who attend, volunteer or perform at Carnival represent diverse communities which may be at risk or prone to discrimination. Keep watch for anti-social crowd members and call for assistance through the EOC or security if required.
  • Use gender-neutral pronouns until the person identifies their pronouns.

 

At the End of your Shift

  • Please bring your radio back to Event HQ and sign out.
  • You are then free to enjoy the festival. Please change out of your volunteer t-shirt and accreditation at this time.

 

RADIO CHANNEL 4 – VOLUNTEERS

 

General Brief

  • Main tasks – welcome patrons to the festival precinct, ask for their time to fill out a brief survey.
  • This survey helps us improve our program each year by finding out what backgrounds our audiences are from and what interests them. The more responses we get, the better our future festivals can be.
  • Circulate around the park and approach patrons who are open to answering the survey.

 

 

On Arrival

  • Go to Event HQ to sign on, and collect your radio (if a team leader), accreditation, meal ticket and iPad.
  • Meet up with Volunteer Coordinator at Volunteer tent, who will brief you on your role and show you how to operate the iPad form.

 

Sensitivity

  • Many people who attend, volunteer or perform at Carnival represent diverse communities which may be at risk or prone to discrimination. Keep watch for anti-social crowd members and call for assistance through the EOC or security if required.
  • Use gender-neutral pronouns until the person identifies their pronouns.

 

At the End of your Shift

  • Please bring your iPad back to Event HQ and sign out.
  • You are then free to enjoy the festival. Please change out of your volunteer t-shirt and accreditation at this time.

 

RADIO CHANNEL 4 – VOLUNTEERS

General Brief

  • Main tasks – welcome patrons to the festival precinct, ask for their time to fill out a brief survey.
  • This survey helps us improve our program each year by finding out what backgrounds our audiences are from and what interests them. The more responses we get, the better our future festivals can be.
  • Circulate around the park and approach patrons who are open to answering the survey.

 

On Arrival

  • Go to Event HQ to sign on, and collect your radio (if a team leader), accreditation, meal ticket and iPad.
  • Meet up with Volunteer Coordinator at Volunteer tent, who will brief you on your role and show you how to operate the iPad form.

Sensitivity

  • Many people who attend, volunteer or perform at Carnival represent diverse communities which may be at risk or prone to discrimination. Keep watch for anti-social crowd members and call for assistance through the EOC or security if required.
  • Use gender-neutral pronouns until the person identifies their pronouns.

 

At the End of your Shift

  • Please bring your iPad back to Event HQ and sign out.
  • You are then free to enjoy the festival. Please change out of your volunteer t-shirt and accreditation at this time.

 

RADIO CHANNEL 4 – VOLUNTEERS

General Items

  • Event runs from 11am to 10pm. A soft open will occur at 10:30am, with all stages going to background music and volunteers moving into place.
  • Main tasks – monitor precinct over the day, assist the Midsumma Programming team with the stage if required (Olly, program intern, will be running between the Family Precinct, Sports Precinct and Tea Tent during the day);
  • You will have a radio which will put you in contact with the Volunteers Coordinator Tom and the Event Operations Centre (EOC). If you need assistance for anything, call for “Event Control” or “EOC” who can dispatch staff, security, cleaners or first aid.

 

On Arrival

  • Go to Event HQ to sign on, and collect your radio, accreditation and meal ticket.
  • Meet up with Volunteer Coordinator at Volunteer tent, and then report to your precinct and introduce yourself to the organisers.

 

11am – 5pm

  • Tea Tent active – activities and chill out space.
  • Keep an eye on the water tub for drinking water and hot water urn – request a fill up from the site manager if required.

 

5pm – 6:00pm

  • Tea Tent closes and bump-out commences. Take all gear to Picnic Stage to store for collection at later time.

 

Sensitivity

  • Many patrons who attend Carnival are of diverse communities which may be at risk or prone to discrimination. Keep watch for anti-social crowd members and call for assistance through the EOC or security if required.
  • Use gender-neutral pronouns until the performer or patron identifies their pronouns.

 

At the End of your Shift

  • Please bring your radio back to Event HQ and sign out.
  • You are then free to enjoy the festival. Please change out of your volunteer t-shirt and accreditation at this time.

RADIO CHANNEL 4 – VOLUNTEERS

General Items

  • Volunteers and staff will be signing on from 6am to 8pm during the event at Event HQ. Volunteers will then muster at the Volunteer Tent with their teams before their shift begins.
  • Event runs from 11am to 10pm. A soft open will occur at 10:30am, with all stages going to background music and volunteers moving into place.
  • Welcome all volunteers into the space, keep an eye on water levels for refill station, attend to any issues that may arise.
  • Listen to radio calls – there may be times when a manager will ask if someone has signed on yet (so you can check with Event HQ) or if there is someone available to help in the volunteer tent
  • Monitor volunteer belongings that are in the tent
  • Monitor stock levels of water for volunteers

 

On Arrival

  • Go to Event HQ to sign on, and collect your radio, accreditation and meal ticket.
  • Meet Volunteer Coordinator at Volunteer Tent to receive instructions or tasks.


Sensitivity

  • Many people who attend, volunteer or perform at Carnival represent diverse communities which may be at risk or prone to discrimination. Keep watch for anti-social crowd members and call for assistance through the EOC or security if required.
  • Use gender-neutral pronouns until the person identifies their pronouns.

 

At the End of your Shift

  • Please bring your radio back to Event HQ and sign out.
  • You are then free to enjoy the festival. Please change out of your staff t-shirt and accreditation at this time.

RADIO CHANNEL 4 – VOLUNTEERS

General Brief

  • Main tasks – welcome patrons to the festival precinct, give directions and collect donations.
  • Key welcome points:
    • Two stages with music and entertainment all day;
    • Multiple precincts including Sports, Family and Youth;
    • Food trucks all around park, free hydration stations to refill your water bottle, and bar next to Main Stage;
    • All money raised goes towards Midsumma Futures Program (scholarships for young queer artists) and making a better 2021 festival. 50% of donations will go towards the Victorian Bushfire Appeal.
    • If a person donates $10 or over, they go in a raffle to win great prizes.
  • Event runs from 11am to 10pm.

 

On Arrival

  • Go to Event HQ to sign on, and collect your radio (if a team leader), accreditation, meal ticket and donation bucket.
  • Meet up with Volunteer Coordinator at Volunteer tent, who will brief you on your role and allocate teams to particular entry gates.

 

Sensitivity

  • Many people who attend, volunteer or perform at Carnival represent diverse communities which may be at risk or prone to discrimination. Keep watch for anti-social crowd members and call for assistance through the EOC or security if required.
  • Use gender-neutral pronouns until the person identifies their pronouns.

 

At the End of your Shift

  • Please bring your buckets, radio and site tubs back to Event HQ and sign out.
  • You are then free to enjoy the festival. Please change out of your volunteer t-shirt and accreditation at this time.

 

General Items

  • All patrons attending Midsumma Carnival who wish to buy alcohol require a wristband, which can be collected at ID checks at the entrance to the Main Bar/VIP Bar and at the Info Booth.
  • Security guards will check ID and then each successful patron must be wristbanded.
  • Only give wristbands to those that are approved by the security standing with you.

 

On Arrival

  • Go to Event HQ to sign on, and collect your accreditation and meal ticket.
  • Meet up with Volunteer Coordinator at the Volunteer tent, who will direct you to your post at the Bar entries.

 

Your Shift

  • To purchase alcohol, all patrons need to have a valid Over 18s wristband.
  • Proof of age cards will be checked by Security at entrance to bar, and then these people need to be wristbanded.

 

Sensitivity

  • Many people who attend, volunteer or perform at Carnival represent diverse communities which may be at risk or prone to discrimination. Keep watch for anti-social crowd members and call for assistance through the EOC or security if required.
  • Use gender-neutral pronouns until the person identifies their pronouns.

 

At the End of your Shift

  • Please come back to Event HQ to sign out.
  • You are then free to enjoy the festival. Please change out of your volunteer t-shirt and accreditation at this time.

RADIO CHANNEL 4 – VOLUNTEERS

 

General Items

  • Event runs from 11am to 10pm. A soft open will occur at 10:30am, with all stages going to background music and volunteers moving into place.
  • Main tasks – monitor precinct over the day, assist the Minus18 team with activities if required;
  • You will have a radio which will put you in contact with the Volunteers Coordinator Tom and the Event Operations Centre (EOC). If you need assistance for anything, call for “Event Control” or “EOC” who can dispatch staff, security, cleaners or first aid.

 

 

On Arrival

  • Go to Event HQ to sign on, and collect your radio, accreditation and meal ticket.
  • Meet up with Volunteer Coordinator at Volunteer tent, and then report to your precinct and introduce yourself to the organisers.

 

11am – 5pm

  • Youth Precinct active – stage and activities.
    • Minus18 – managing the stage and activity areas.
    • Sound operator should be playing Midsumma Spotify background music playlist during moments when there is a break on stage.
  • Keep an eye on the water tub near stage – fill up from tap near portable toilets if required.
  • Minus18 have been given permission to store icy poles in the cool room behind the Main Stage. One of their organisers will have an access pass to get into this area.

 

5pm – 6:00pm

  • Youth Precinct closes and bump-out commences. No vehicle access allowed – all stallholders must take their items over to vehicle Bay A (near traffic control point – other side of park). There will be a volunteer bump-out team on site to help with this.

 

Sensitivity

  • The space is for 13 to 19 year old people only. Many parents or older folk want to come in to show their support for the youth, however this is not allowed. Minus18 staff are great at dealing with these patrons, but please radio for assistance from security if there are any issues.
  • Patrons also like to take photos looking into the space. Please radio for security assistance if people are not respecting the privacy of the attendees.
  • Many young people attending the space may be experiencing high emotions or distress – please direct them to Minus18 staff who are trained in social support.
  • Use gender-neutral pronouns until the performer or patron identifies their pronouns.

 

At the End of your Shift

  • Please bring your radio back to Event HQ and sign out.
  • You are then free to enjoy the festival. Please change out of your volunteer t-shirt and accreditation at this time.

 

RADIO CHANNEL 4 – VOLUNTEERS

 

General Brief

  • Move around the Carnival grounds with Bae Marie (Drag Performer Alex Morris), promoting and supporting the use of the recycle station
  • Provide advice around environment awareness where appropriate
  • Collect donations, promoting that the 50% of donations go towards the Victorian Bush Fire Appeal

 

 

On Arrival

  • Go to Event HQ to sign on, accreditation and meal ticket
  • Meet up with Volunteer Coordinator and Bae Marie at Volunteer tent, who will brief you on your role in further detail.

 

Sensitivity

  • Many people who attend, volunteer or perform at Carnival represent diverse communities which may be at risk or prone to discrimination. Keep watch for anti-social crowd members and call for assistance through the EOC or security if required.
  • Use gender-neutral pronouns until the person identifies their pronouns.

 

 

At the End of your Shift

  • Please bring your buckets, radio and site tubs back to Event HQ and sign out.
  • You are then free to enjoy the festival. Please change out of your volunteer t-shirt and accreditation at this time.

 

Contact
Bae Marie will be your central contact for the beginning of the shift. Once she departs, you can report to Tom and then further to EOC should it need escalating further.

Principal Partners
Major Partners
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