Individual World Poetry Slam - VOLUNTEER FORM
Thank you for your interest in the 2008 individual World Poetry Slam ,another Poetry Slam Inc. event in partnership with SlamCharlotte. We are looking for volunteers to help staff events from Wednesday December 10th until Saturday December 13th . We are also looking for people to help with a variety of other tasks leading up to the main event.
Please fill out this form to help us determine how you best fit in with the event and return by email to volunteer4iwps2008 at slamcharlotte dot com
Volunteers are an integral part of this event and will receive FREE admission to all events except finals and the erotic open mic. All volunteers who work 3 or more events will receive a complimentary ticket for the finals night show.
Thank you in advance for your interest in volunteering!
List of the volunteer job descriptions are listed below:
Poetic Alias if applicable:
Your email address:*
How often do you check your email? Several Times a Day, Daily, Weekly, Monthly, Never
Are you over 21?
If no, list date of birth: mm/dd/yy
If you don't live in Charlotte, when do you plan to arrive? mm/dd/yy
When do you plan to leave? mm/dd/yy
How much do you want to be involved? (erase those that donít apply):
Just enough to get my free passes
Somewhere in between
I want to eat, breathe and sleep iWPS 2008!
I want to help out (erase those that donít apply):
The week of iWPS
The month leading up to iWPS
From now until the fat lady sings
When are you available during the festival? Days? Nights? Late Nights? All?
Extremely reliable. I'll call if I don't hear from you.
I say I'm there, and I'm there on time. No need to remind me.
I need at least 12 reminders, and I'll show up late.
Periodically, we will have special fundraising or promotional events.
Would you be interested in:
Volunteering (setup, working tables, etc.
Making people feel welcome
What positions are you interested in?
DURING/AT THE EVENT:
Hosting open mics
Managing tables (door, merchandise, registration)
Greeter (airport, hotel, events)
Workshop host (to aid instructor)
Food set-up (BBQ, Finals night party, etc.)
Hitting the streets
Team leaders help manage the volunteer staff in their area, and/or work on a planning committee. It involves more time commitment and responsibility.
I'm interested in:
BEFORE YOU GO ANY FURTHER - GO BACK UP TO THE TOP AND VERIFY ALL YOUR INFORMATION!
Additional comments: a list of the volunteer job descriptions are listed below
Door/Tickets: Your job is to man the door, and check poet/volunteer passes & tickets.
Merchandise: This person(S) will sell merchandise belonging to the poets and sell event t-shirts. You will be responsible for keeping an accurate account of the merchandise received/returned to each poet and keeping an accurate count of the money collected and owed to each poet.
Scorekeeper: this person(s) will write down the poets score and tally them up.
Wed.-1 (last chance slam)
Timekeeper: this person(s) will keep track of the poet's time using a stop watch
Registration :Check poets in as they arrive in lovely Charlotte. Assist in giving out poet/volunteer badges
Runner: this person(s) will serve as a gopher. They will assist with a little of everything.
Set-up : Move the mics, test the mics, get the stage ready to go for the event or bout and assist in setting up chairs . (We probably won't need set up crew because of the venues but let's wait and see)
Clean-up: Put away all the equipment after a bout or event is over (there will definitely be some crossover between the set-up & clean-up folks) (We probably won't need clean up because of the venues but let's wait and see)
Greeter: this person will greet the poets as they arrive at the hotel and help with directions to the various events.(These persons will probably man the slam headquarters to field questions also.)
Bout managers/emcee's are taken care of through PSI.
Please return this information to volunteer4iwps2008 at slamcharlotte dot com. Please pass this information along to anyone interested in volunteering.
Inkera (864) 980-1282
SlamCharlotte-NPS 2007 & 2008 Championswww.slamcharlotte.com www.individualworldpoetryslam.com
10-13 Dec. 2008 Charlotte NC