Reasons to Volunteer
- You want an event to succeed and grow.
- You are looking for an activity to do with friends
- You are underage and want to attend an event (see Age policy)
- Your bored at an event and want to be useful
Reasons not to Volunteer
- You want to “Play” at the event and not “work”.
- You are very busy or obligated to other groups.
- You are primarily interested in “bossing” people around or promoting yourself.
- You expect to be compensated for volunteering at events.
- You are unreliable and/or have poor communication skills (can’t return phone calls or email).
- You’re whiny, psychotic, immature, dishonest and/or self centered. We really want happy volunteers that add to the enjoyment of events not drama queens.
We don’t want to discourage people from volunteering but it’s a lot of work to recruit, train, and develop volunteers and it’s not for everyone. If you want to help the event but not be committed to work I would recommend a Color position until you’re ready for commitment. Volunteering is a great way to get into a group but if you’re not up for the task you might find yourself burning bridges or acquiring a negative reputation. I really want people to have a positive experience and be able to make an informed decision about volunteering. Remember to ask questions, be realistic about what you want to do, and find something you will enjoy doing.