Duties and Expectations
Duties and cancellation policy
We require volunteers to fulfill two shifts, (more if you choose), over the duration of the festival.
Friday morning load-in shifts: Volunteers will help direct traffic as artists park and unload, provide parking information if required, set up street signage and direct artists to their allocated booth space. Each artist and volunteer will be required to fill out a Covid-19 screening form.
All other shifts: Set out street signage if you are on a morning shift. Volunteers will assist artists by watching booths while they use washroom facilities or leave the premises to eat (there is no food or drink to be consumed indoors because of mask regulations). You are not expected to sell their art or exchange cash. Keep in mind that many artists will ask a neighbouring artist to watch their booth. Answer patron questions when possible. Inform the volunteer coordinator if you notice someone not complying with health regulations. Bring in street signage if you are on an afternoon or closing shift.
Sunday afternoon load-out shifts: Volunteers will be responsible for the general shift duties and help by directing traffic as artists park and load out, and retrieve street signage.
Shift cancellations: We are required to limit the number of people inside the building in accordance with provincial health regulations, as such, attendance by each volunteer is important. We will not have as many volunteers on shifts as we would during a less unusual year. In the event that you need to cancel a shift, it's very important that you give us as much time as possible to find a replacement, preferably 36 hours in advance. This condition is waived if a volunteer begins to experience symptoms of Covid-19, or is a close contact of someone who has tested positive. In this case it is best to phone the volunteer coordinator directly.
If you missed our Covid-19 protocols on our Art Walk volunteer page you can check them out here.