Note: This page was last updated October 2013. Information for 2014 will be forthcoming.
We can't do it without you! The Sundance Stompede is a grass-roots
community effort, and we need a virtual army of volunteers to pull it
off. We know we can count on you to help. Do one shift, or several ... and feel proud to have contributed to making the Sundance Stompede a success!
AVAILABLE SHIFTS REMAINING (as of 10-31-13)
(our most critical needs are in bold)
Set-up @ Hotel- Friday morning (1)
Coat-check @ Hotel - Friday night (1)
Workshop DJ - Saturday morning (2)
Tear-down @ Regency - Saturday night (8)
Workshop DJ - Sunday morning (1)
Tear-down @ Hotel - Sunday afternoon (4)
Load-out @ Hotel - Monday morning (3)
HOW TO SIGN UP
You can sign up on-line! If you volunteered for the Sundance Stompede last year (or any of the Sundance special events: Castro Street Fair, New Year's Eve, or S.F. Pride) use the same e-mail address and password.
Choose a link to get started:
Preview available shifts (view only, no log-in required)
Create a volunteer account (to be able to log in to the system)
Log in (to sign up for or cancel a shift)
You do not have to use this system to volunteer. You can contact the volunteer coordinator with your name, e-mail address, cell phone number, and shifts desired, and we will get you signed up.
Hint: Please add email@example.com to your e-mail address book. This system relies on getting messages to you, and we've found that our e-mails are sometimes rejected.
Special note to Sundance Saloon volunteers: This is a different system from our regular Sundance Saloon volunteer system, so you must create a new account for the Stompede system. We suggest that you use the same User ID (e-mail address) and password for both systems.
Problems or questions about logging in with your account? Your account may not be activated. Troubleshoot here.
WHAT VOLUNTEERS RECEIVE
All volunteers receive an invitation to the VIP Welcome Social early Friday evening, plus the satisfaction that comes from contributing to a great event. What more could you want? Well, in addition:
Thursday volunteers receive complimentary admission to the Thursday night dance and Friday workshops.
Friday volunteers receive complimentary admission to the Friday workshops and Friday night dance.
Saturday hotel volunteers receive complimentary admission to the Friday night dance and Saturday workshops
Saturday Regency volunteers receive complimentary admission to the Saturday night dance
Sunday and Monday volunteers receive complimentary admission to the Sunday workshops and Sunday night dance
Super-volunteers who work four different shifts receive admission to all events the entire weekend.
VOLUNTEER JOB DESCRIPTIONS
Badge-Checker (Fr, Sa, Su)
Monitors entrance and checks for badge or wristband for admission.
Requires: friendly smile; color vision; enjoys looking at wrists, chests and crotches
Breakfast (Sa, Su)
Sets up and maintains continental breakfast.
Requires: setting out fabulous food stylishly, making coffee, clean-up, early riser
Special note: The Breakfast Manager takes on this duty for both Saturday and Sunday morning, and in exchange receives a full weekend pass.
Coat-Check (Fr, Sa, Su)
Check coats and bags.
Requires: money handling (small amounts); light lifting; Mommie Dearest fetish
Dance Floor Build (Th)
Assemble our portable dance floor.
Requires: heavy lifting; use of power tools; enjoys screwing while on knees
Front Door (Th, Fr, Sa, Su)
Handles walk-up admissions to evening dances.
Requires: intensive money handling; friendly smile; maintains cool when busy
Contest Sign-Up (Th)
Signs up Halloween costume contest entries at Sundance Saloon
Requires: minimum "B" in penmanship; operate safety pins; can count to at least 40
Move boxes and materials from storage to hotel.
Requires: moderately heavy lifting; own transportation; legs
Move boxes and materials from hotel to storage.
Requires: moderately heavy lifting; own transportation; legs still working after dancing all weekend
Registration (Fr, Sa, Su)
Handle Stompede registrations: issue badges, sell T-shirts, answer questions
Requires: welcoming smile; some money handling; knows alphabet. Volunteers may also be assigned to help with T-shirt sales, volunteer check-in, or cashier.
NOTE: Registration volunteers acting as cashiers must have computer skills and attend a training session at Sundance Saloon October 4 or 7.
Set-Up (Fr, Sa)
Friday set-up at the hotel and Saturday set-up at the Regency (lights, sound, décor, etc.)
Requires: heavy lifting; creativity helpful but not required; opposable thumbs
Silent Auction (Sa)
Early shifts monitor silent auction area, guard against theft, answer questions. Late shift assists with processing of silent auction winners: e.g. retrieving items.
Requires: watchful gaze; friendly smile; can count to 100 without using fingers
Tear-Down (Sa, Su)
Saturday night tear-down at the Regency; Sunday afternoon tear-down at the hotel.
Requires: heavy lifting, packing boxes; legs still working after dancing all weekend
Truck Driver (Th, Sa, Mo)
Drives 24-foot or 15-foot truck for hotel load-in Thursday, load-out Monday; and/or for load-in and load-out at the Regency on Saturday.
Requires: OK this is clearly our most butch volunteer position of the weekend!
Special note: Each day's commitment counts as two volunteer shifts.
Workshop DJ (Fr, Sa, Su)
Uses DJ equipment to play music for workshop instructors
Requires: previous experience or attend training session; musical ear helpful but not required; enjoys pushing buttons
NOTE: Workshop DJs will attend one of several training sessions prior to the Stompede.