Forest Fest Volunteer Opportunities
Saturday, August 6, Trees For Tomorrow Campus, Eagle River, Wisconsin
Hours Vary

Forest Fest provides a public face for Trees For Tomorrow as well as a focal point for organizing forest related product and service resources and energies to emphasize and celebrate what our forests have to offer, giving back to our community, and identifying Trees For Tomorrow as a non-profit organization in Eagle River, Wisconsin.

Forest Fest features logging equipment demonstrations, a lumberjack breakfast, vendors, exhibits, entertainment, horse-drawn wagon rides, fishing, children’s activities, and more! Forest Fest is a free, fun, family event designed to celebrate all that the forest has to offer, including wood products, wildlife, water resources, wilderness and recreational opportunities.

If you are interested in supporting our cause as a volunteer, please contact Kristine Greb at (715) 891-7607.

Volunteers will help to set-up, clean up, greet the public, serve food, and run a variety of educational and fun booths. 

Volunteers should plan on arriving 10-15 minutes prior to their shirt, hours vary, see position descriptions. Listed below are each of the position descriptions.  We hope you’ll join us in supporting our cause through volunteer work!

Position

Description

Position Date

Hours

Fundraiser

Are you an extrovert?  Do you love a challenge?  Be brave and fearless helping us raise funds and donations for our event.  You'll make phone calls to various organizations and ask for their support as a sponsorship or through a donation to our raffles and auctions.   You'll follow up with sending them sponsorship or donation forms and arrange for pickup of items.

3-6 months prior to event

Self-paced position to starts 3-6 months prior up until event.

Set-Up Crew 1

The ultimate worker bee job:  this is the no-frills (come in your grungy jeans) set-up crew. You'll schlepp, unfold, climb and otherwise lay the framework for the entire event day.  Provide asistance to Trees maintenance in setting up for the Saturday event.  We need some muscles to help pick up tables and garbage bins at the Chamber of Commerce; tables and chairs will need to be set up in tent.  Barraicades need to be picked up at City Hall.

Thursday, August 04, 2016

8:00 AM to 11:00 AM

Set-Up Crew 2

The ultimate worker bee job:  this is the no-frills (come in your grungy jeans) set-up crew. You'll schlepp, unfold, climb and otherwise lay the framework for the entire event day.  Provide asistance to Trees maintenance in setting up for the Saturday event.  We need some muscles to help pick up stages from Northland Pines High School and set up; golf cart gets picked up from The Toy Shop; another golf cart needs to be picked up from a residential home in town.

Friday, August 05, 2016

8:00 AM to 2:00 PM

Set-Up Crew 3

The ultimate worker bee job:  this is the no-frills (come in your grungy jeans) set-up crew. You'll schlepp, unfold, climb and otherwise lay the framework for the entire event day.  Provide asistance to Trees staff in putting up signs around the property and tent that couldn't be put up ahead of time.  You'll also do last minute set up to the tables in the tent such as taping table clothes down.

Saturday, August 06, 2016

7:00 AM to 9:00 AM

Welcome table Shift 1

Check-in vendors and collect their space fees which may include a donated product.  Do NOT leave this station until your replacement arrives.  Direct vendors with handicapp tags to the handicapp parking areas.

Saturday, August 06, 2016

6:00 AM to 8:00 AM

Welcome table Shift 2

Distribute pamphlets to people as they arrive. Tell them the brochure includes a map, a schedule of programs and events, restroom locations, and locations of some key events/activities.  Familiarize yourself with the map and schedule ahead of time, so you can answer some basic questions. Let them know the TFT INFORMATION booth is halfway down the oval (east side) in front of the Education Hall. Use the TALLY SHEET to keep an attendance count. Do NOT leave this station until your replacement arrives. Standing at the welcome booth, uses a clicker to count the number of guests attending.  Might not sound like much, but this task is actually critical to our efforts.  We may use this information to secure grants for the coming years as we are always asked to document our attendance figures.  It's much tougher than it sounds to keep an accurate count in the swell of the crowd. Attention to detail and ability to see the big picture value of this task helpful in this position.  There will be a barrier blocking vehicle entrance to the campus beginning at 8:45 a.m.  The only exception is for handicapped parking. You will need to move the barrier and tell the driver to drive slowly, and go to the right (at the Welcome Booth); the handicapped parking is on the right.

Saturday, August 06, 2016

8:00 AM to 3:00 PM

Information tables

Would you like to share your knowledge of Trees For Tomorrow with others?  Are you a people person?  The information booth is the main communication hub of the day.  Provide information to our guests, sell seedlings and provide basic first aid supplies.

Saturday, August 06, 2016

7:45 AM to 3:00 PM

Garbage control and pick up

It's not the greatest job on campus, but somebody has got to do it!  Help keep our campus clean and neat by picking up trash.  If horse play is your thing we need this crew to clean up after the horses on their trip through town or around campus.  Empty trash cans, make sure bathrooms are stock with toilet paper and paper towels.  Keep the bathrooms stocked and walk around picking up trash, keeping property clean and neat. There will be a shovel and bucket on the wagon.  Your job is to clean up after the horses if they deficate on their trip through town and on the Trees For Tomorrow campus. 

Saturday, August 06, 2016

7:45 AM to 3:00 PM

Post parking and directional signs

Post parking and directional signs around town.  We have twelve (12) directional signs that need to be placed around town to direct traffic to our event.

Saturday, August 06, 2016

7:00 AM to 8:00 AM

City Hall parking/City ice rink parking

Run errands, deliver supplies, help people get from one place to another.  Help people park their cars.  There will be a barrier blocking vehicle entrance to the campus beginning at 8:45 a.m.  The only exception is for handicapped parking. Working with the Information booth, you will need to move the barrier and tell the driver to drive slowly, and go to the right (at the Welcome Booth); the handicapped parking is on the right. Handicap parking is #2 on the map.  If guest requires handicap parking, move cone to allow them to park.  Ask them if they need transportation assistance.  Call for golf cart shuttle as needed.

Saturday, August 06, 2016

7:00 AM to 8:00 AM

Floater

Fixers for anything and everything, will help where ever necessary.

Saturday, August 06, 2016

8:00 AM to 3:00 PM

Lumberjack breakfast

Assist with serving breakfast and cleanup.

Saturday, August 06, 2016

7:45 AM to 11:00 AM

Food Service

Prepare items for lunch and delivering them to either the tent (buns, chips, drinks, etc.) or the grill area (food that needs to be cooked). Assist in other ways.  You will be responsible for helping to serve food.

Dining Hall staff will set up the serving table. People will walk down the line requesting items they wish. You will be responsible for serving them.

Saturday, August 06, 2016

10:30 AM to 2:30 PM

Grill

Hello!  Grill some food!  Grill food items and deliver bring to food serving area as they become available to serve.

Saturday, August 06, 2016

9:00 AM to 3:30 PM

Vendor lunch orders

All vendors and exhibitors were given lunch order forms when they arrived.  Go to each vendor or exhibitor on the east side of the oval (see map). Identify yourself as a volunteer. Ask if they want you to get lunch for them. If they say yes, take their order form and their money (cash only) to the food tent. Get the order and pay for it. Take the order and any change they are due and return them to the vendor before going on to the next vendor or exhibitor

Saturday, August 06, 2016

11:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Lunch Cashier

Collect money and give change.  Add up food costs

Saturday, August 06, 2016

10:30 AM to 2:30 PM

Event Photographer

The photographer would bring all of their own equipment (cameras, lenses, power packs, etc). The photographer will photograph the crowd, individuals and capture the mood and feeling of the event. This person will  need to provide a selection of digital images and edit as required.

Saturday, August 06, 2016

9:00 AM to 2:30 PM

Children's coloring table and drawing contest

Call Children's Museum to find out what activities they will be having.  What are their needs?

Saturday, August 06, 2016

8:00 AM to 3:30 PM

Papermaking

You will be helping people (usually children) make paper from pulp.  It is a multi-step process, but one that is easy to learn. Randy and others will provide instruction at the booth.

 

 

Saturday, August 06, 2016

8:00 AM to 3:30 PM

Critter Corner

Help introduce people to our resident reptiles and amphibians: Two ball pythons and two salamanders. MUST BE COMFORTABLE handling snakes and salamanders. You will hold them for people, provide information about them and answer questions. You will also monitor/supervise adults and children who wish to hold the animals. Staff will provide instruction and supervision.  Critter Corner will be set up in the Water Room. People (mainly families with kids) wander in and out of the room throughout the day, meet the critters, ask questions (you get to answer), hold them (if they want) with your supervision, etc.

Saturday, August 06, 2016

8:00 AM to 3:30 PM

TFT match light/tatoos

Match light is a game that lumberjacks used to play on their day off. A wooden match is placed upright in a log and participants (festival goers) use a hatchet to try to strike the match and light it. Usually we give a person 3 to 5 attempts. If they succeed, their name is written in the Trees For Tomorrow Hall of Flame book.  Also at this table: Temporary leaf tattoos. Kids love these. You’ll apply these with a sponge, dampened with water. Hold the sponge over the tattoo for about 60 seconds, so it becomes thoroughly moistened. You should then be able to peal the backing off of the tattoo!

Saturday, August 06, 2016

8:00 AM to 3:30 PM

Skulls, skins, bones

Basically, people (mainly families with kids) will wander in and out of the room throughout the day, check out the skulls, skins and bones, touch them (unless you designate otherwise), do some of the activities you suggest (if you suggest any), etc.   I need you to staff this room throughout the day and to orient and monitor the volunteer(s) assigned to help with Skulls, Skins & Bones. I’m hoping to get two for you. (There are times when you’ll be swamped with people!)  Also, it goes without saying, that I need you to make sure everything gets put away and cleaned up after 3 p.m. on Saturday.

Saturday, August 06, 2016

8:00 AM to 3:30 PM

Tree Trunk Sales

Obtain cash drawer.  Open Tree Trunk store and sell to guest of Forest Fest.

Saturday, August 06, 2016

8:00 AM to 3:30 PM

Geocaching

Place a few caches on campus the week before campus and program the coordinates into the GPS units.  Select times throughout the day (top of every hour? Less frequently? Etc.) to go with groups of people interested in trying geocaching, to help them find their way (and make sure no one walks off with our GPS units!)  Select appropriate cache locations.  Make the handoff for the GPS units and arrangements to get them back.  Determine what times they plan to do geocaching so I can include them in the schedule.  Goecashes are to be located at 4 difficult waypoints.  Put containers there with candy/prizes as needed.

Saturday, August 06, 2016

8:00 AM to 3:30 PM

Clean Up Crew

We need some muscles to help take down tables and chairs.  We have twelve (12) directional signs placed around town to direct traffic to our event that need to be taken down and brought back to our campus.

Saturday, August 06, 2016

3:00 PM to 4:30 PM

Clean Up Crew

We need some muscles to help take down tables and chairs. We will need to take the tables back to the Chamber of Commerce; chairs get stacked; stages go back to Northland Pines High School; golf cart goes back to The Toy Shop;  We also have a pile of wood that will need to be restocked after the logging demonstrations; raking of woods chips is also needed; Barricades need to be taken back to City Hall.

Monday, August 08, 2016

8:00 AM to 11:00 PM

Event Follow up

How can you pass this up?  An opportunity to be thankful for the sponsorships, donations, and the attendance is yours.  Help us send thank you notes and donation receipts.

Monday, August 08, 2016

8:00 AM to 11:00 AM