Festival International announces Volunteer Opportunities

Lafayette, LA – Festival International de Louisiane is accepting smiling faces to volunteer in a variety of roles during this year’s Festival April 22-26, 2015. Festival International is known for the supporters and volunteers that keep it fun and free year after year.  The organization relies on upwards of 2,000 volunteers to assure the event is a success.

Board Member Nick Acuri is returning as the co-chair of the Volunteer Center for a third year. “We have a crazy five days and over 2,000 volunteers who feel like it’s their duty to help out festival and it’s our job to facilitate that the best we can.”

“We dance, we shout and we sell pins!” says longtime volunteer Lisa Bourque. “Each year this remarkable team organizes an amazing experience in our wonderful city and they need enthusiastic, community minded individuals and groups to bring it all to life. Volunteering is the greatest way to experience Festival International.”

Festival International invites everyone to volunteer and become a part of the Festival experience. Volunteer registration is now open through the online Volunteer Center at www.festivalintl.staging.wpengine.com/volunteer. View all of the volunteer opportunities and register for the area and shift times of your choice. The online system will allow individuals and groups to register, create their own schedule and track hours worked.

“After the line-up announcement, launching the volunteer website is the next big task. We have to build and coordinate around 500 shifts in 23 different areas before the site is ready for sign-ups,” says Executive Director Missy Paschke-Wood.

Volunteers are vital to the longevity and success of Festival year after year. Festival International is looking for a variety of volunteers to work in the following areas:

-Pass Zones
-Artist Hospitality
-La Boutique
-Marche Hospitality
-Musicians Village Cafe
-Production
-PinPals
-Recycling
-Scène des Jeunes (Youth Area)
-Security
-Tickets

All volunteers receive the coveted 2015 volunteer t-shirt, an invite to the exclusive volunteer party post-festival, and bragging rights year round. Festival International will give credit for court ordered community service to those who volunteer in the recycling and production areas.

For more information on job descriptions, shifts, and to sign up to become Festival Volunteer, please visit www.festivalintl.staging.wpengine.com/volunteer or email: volunteer@festivalinternational.org

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