Festivals are a lot of work – we all know that. And when you add 500+ volunteers to the mix it can be a bit tricky to navigate work flow. With over 20 different departments and several hundred volunteer workers there’s so many permutations of shift assignments you can allocate. So how do you make sure you keep a flexible work team to ensure your event flows smoothly with the rapid changes that may arise onsite?
There are many reasons that folks volunteer for events - some people maintain that their reasons are on the altruistic side, while others are just sort of go-getters that enjoy playing a part of the whole. But behind it all is a desire to be a part of the event, without having to purchase a ticket. This is the underlying reason that all volunteers rely on, and even if they don't think that's their main reason, it is! Since purchasing a ticket would 100% dissuade them from participating :)