Hi Boston Volunteers,
In New England, it’s never too cold to start thinking about ice cream and summer fun. The WGBH FunFest: A Day of Ice Cream and Music returns Saturday, July 13 from 10am-4pm at WGBH Studios in Brighton.
Here’s the Scoop: Boston Volunteers Needed from 12:30-5pm
Please review all the FunFest volunteer positions listed below and email me at [masked] if you’d like to help (in addition to your RSVP through Boston Volunteers). You will be assigned to your role on a first come, first served basis. Please include the following information in your email response to me:
- Your full name (first and last)
- Your email address for confirmation and email reminder purposes
- Preferred volunteer positions (top 3 in order of preference)
- Preferred shift on Saturday, July 13: 7-10am (set-up only), 12:30-5pm
Saturday, July 13: WGBH FunFest Setup
Location: WGBH Studios
Position: Set-up Volunteer
Description: 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. Help bring FunFest event volunteers to their station once they check-in at 9am. *Set-up volunteers must be able to lift at least 15-20 pounds and be able to be on your feet for extended time.
Saturday, July 13: WGBH’s Annual FunFest: A Day of Ice Cream and Music
Location: WGBH Studios
Positions/Shifts: Admission (12:30-5pm), Bag Check (12:30-5pm), Character Assistant (12:30-5pm), Character Line Manager (12:30-5pm), Food Truck Line Manager (12:30-5pm), Kid Activities (12:30-5pm), WGBH Prize Wheel (12:30-5pm)
Volunteer Position Descriptions:
Sell FunFest tickets, check names off RSVP list; collect email tickets; and help with line management.
*Volunteers must be 21+ years of age and know how to run transactions on an iPad.
Assist with character preparation backstage; escort costume character around the venue; and speak on behalf of the character.
*Volunteers must be 21+ years of age to be a character assistant.
Character Photo Op Line Manager (9:30am-1pm or 12:30-5pm)
Oversee line for photographs with costume characters.
Food Truck Line Manager
Help manage food truck lines.
Kids Activity Station
Provide guests with game instructions; help manage line and distribute prizes.
Think "Wheel of Fortune" without having to guess words and phrases. Instead, volunteers will encourage guests to simply spin the prize wheel for a chance to win a great prize. This is a popular activity with the crowd so volunteers are needed to oversee wheel spinning, manage the line, distribute prizes and collect email addresses.
Sensory-Friendly Area Volunteer
*Volunteers with previous experience working with sensory-impacted individuals preferred.
This year, FunFest includes a sensory-friendly area inside our studios catering to guests with special needs. Upon arrival, guests will be provided a colorized map to orient them to three unique stations: (1) slime making station; (2) quiet space; and (3) a self-directed space where guests can read, relax or color. Guests will also be able to sample ice cream.
Positions/Shifts: Self-Directed Reading Space (12:30-5pm), Slime Activity (12:30-5pm); Registration (12:15-5pm), Greeter (12:15-5pm)
This is going to be a great event but your support is crucial. Boston Volunteers help us put the “fun” in FunFest!