We encourage high school students to volunteer during this summer’s WGBH FunFest: A Day Of Ice Cream And Music 2019 – a family favorite – on Saturday, July 13 at WGBH Studios (One Guest Street in Brighton, MA). The event will feature all you can eat ice cream, moonbounces, activities for kids, face painting, carnival games and even your favorite PBS characters. There will even be live entertainment all day, hour to hour, on our entertainment stage!
The event runs from 10am-4pm and students have three volunteer shifts to choose from during this fun-filled community event. Volunteering at WGBH is a great way for Weston High students to earn community service credit and support their local public media station at the same time! Please have students review all the FunFest volunteer position descriptions listed below and email WGBH Volunteer Manager Jaime Reese at firstname.lastname@example.org if they are able to help. Students will be assigned to their role on a first-come first-served basis and should include the following information in their email response:
– Full name (first and last)
– Email address (for email reminder purposes only)
– Name of high school/grade level
– Preferred volunteer positions (top 3 in order of preference)
Date: SET-UP on Friday, July 12 from 2-7pm
Work with WGBH Event Production Team to bring event items and supplies from inside One Guest Street to WGBH’s visitor parking lot; staple tablecloths to vendor and activity tables; and set-up signage and tarps.
Date: EVENT DAY on Saturday, July 13; THREE SHIFTS: 9am-1pm (staggered arrival times), 12:30-5pm, or full day. **The goal is to have first shift volunteers train second shift volunteers between 12:30-1pm.
Admission Line Hospitality (9am-1pm or 12:30-5pm)
Help manage admission lines. Offer free ice cream and water to those waiting in line. Distribute event maps and point guests in the right direction.
Concession Stand (9am-1pm or 12:30-5pm)
Make and distribute popcorn or cotton candy to event guests.
Costume Line Manager (9:30am-1pm or 12:30-5pm)
Oversee line for photographs with costume characters.
Exit Volunteer (9:30am-1pm or 12:30-5pm)
Stand by North Beacon Street exit to ensure no one enters and let guests know about exit behind the stage area.
Face Painter (9:30am-1pm or 12:30-5pm)
Design simple color images on kids’ faces. **Sample drawings will be provided as examples.
Food Sampler (9:45am-1pm or 12:30-5pm)
Distribute food and beverage samples to event guests.
Freezer Truck Runner (9:30am-1pm or 12:30-5pm)
Make sure ice cream is going to the correct vendor table. **Volunteers should be able to comfortably lift 30-40 pounds if necessary.
Ice Cream Scooper (9:15am-1pm or 12:30-5pm)
Serve delicious ice cream (provided by our generous vendors) to hungry guests in the mood for a refreshing sweet treat on a hot summer day.
Kids Activity Station (9:30am-1pm or 12:30-5pm)
Provide guests with game instructions; help manage line and distribute prizes.
Moonbounce Patrol (9:30am-1pm or 12:30-5pm)
Help maintain moonbounce order; group kids by age to ensure safety; manage line; and keep track of jump time to keep line moving.
Wave to traffic on One Guest Street; direct cars inside garage for event parking.
Water Cooler (9:30am-1pm or 12:30-5pm)
Refill water jugs; replenish cup supply; make sure guests know water is available – and stay hydrated!
This is going to be a fantastic event but volunteer support is crucial. Volunteers definitely help put the “fun” in FunFest year after year!