Volunteers

Afrofest is run by volunteers who are members of the Board of Music Africa elected by general members at an Annual General meeting.

If you are interested in signing up, please complete the 2020 AFROFEST Volunteer Form or contact Linda Akpan our Volunteer Coordinator at linda@musicafrica.ca

2020 Volunteer Job Description

This year we are expecting AFROFEST to be BIGGER and BETTER! With the help of our much-appreciated volunteers, the most successful AFROFEST yet. AFROFEST which is usually held on the weekend after Canada Day will be held on July 4 & 5, 2020 at Woodbine Park – Toronto, Ontario.

Here are the descriptions of the various volunteer positions available. Please keep in mind that though we will try to assign you to your desired position, circumstances may require some flexibility on your part.

Setup

We are seeking people who aren’t afraid of a doing physical work. You’ll be assisting in setting up Music Africa tents, banners, equipment. Set up required tents membership, volunteer, artists and media tents.

  • 4 Volunteers Thursday July 2, 2020, 4 pm – 8 pm
  • 6 Volunteers Friday July 3, 2020, 12 pm – 8 pm

Tear down

Assisting in tear-down of tents, banners, barricades and other AFROFEST equipment.

  • 6 Volunteers Sunday July 5, 2020, 9:30 pm – 11:30 pm

Membership Table

You will work directly with our Membership Coordinator in providing brochures and information about Music Africa, Assist Media, selling T- shirts & CD’s, answering questions from attendees and registering new members.

  • 2 Volunteers Saturday July 4 & 5, 8:00am – 1:00pm
  • 2 Volunteers Saturday July 4 & 5, 12:30pm – 5:30pm
  • 2 Volunteers Saturday July 4 & 5, 5:00pm – 10:00pm

Volunteer & Information Table

You will be assisting the Volunteer Coordinator brochures, information and lost & found.

  • 2 Volunteers Saturday July 4 & 5, 8:00am – 1:00pm
  • 2 Volunteers Saturday July 4 & 5, 12:30pm – 5:30pm
  • 2 Volunteers Saturday July 4 & 5, 5:00pm – 10:00pm

Vendor & Table Registration

You will be working directly with our Vendor Coordinator – Velda Vuo…in registering vendors and helping them in assigning places for their kiosk on Friday & Saturday. Sunday checking with vendors and relaying any problems or concerns.

  • 2 Volunteers Friday July 3, 12:00pm – 8:00pm;
  • 2 Volunteers Saturday July 4 & 5, 8:00am – 1:00pm
  • 2 Volunteers Saturday July 4 & 5, 12:30pm – 5:30pm
  • 2 Volunteers Saturday July 4 & 5, 5:00pm – 10:00pm

Sponsorship Table

You will be working with our Sponsorship Coordinator in assisting sponsors with registering and setting up their kiosks, logo, posters and any other assistance needed.

  • 5 Volunteers Saturday July 4, 2020, 12:00pm – 9:00pm
  • 5 Volunteers Sunday July 5, 2020, 12:00pm – 7:00pm

Baobab Stage (Youth)

You will be assisting the Coordinator of this area for set-up; help the performers and whatever tasks they may need assistance with.

  • 2 Volunteers July 4 & 5, 2020 1:00pm – 9:00pm
  • 2 Volunteers July 4 & 5, 2020 1:00pm – 7:00pm

Children’s Creative Village

You will be assisting the Children’s Village Coordinator- in a variety of activities, such as face painting and arts & crafts. Assist with set up and up of supplies as needed.

  • 5 Volunteers Saturday July 4 & 5, 2020 1:00pm – 6:00pm
  • 5 Volunteers Sunday July 4 & 5, 2020 1:00pm – 6:00pm

Assistant to the Executive & Artistic Director

Provide the necessary support to the Executive, ensuring that all appointments. Must be able to communicate confidently and politely with sponsors, media and members within the public.

  • 1 Volunteer Saturday July 4 & 5, 2020, 10am – 11pm

AFROFEST Marshall

You will direct cars to the designated parking, provide crowd control, traffic control, helping artists with equipment, serve as security at various areas and report any problems to Music Africa representatives or other in authority.

  • 6 Volunteers July 4 & 5, 8:00am – 1:00pm
  • 6 Volunteers July 4 & 5, 4:00pm – midnight

Stage Support & Artist Hospitality

You will be working directly with Stage Manager for ensuring that all non- technical needs of the artists are met, i.e., change rooms, meals, transportation and any other assistance.

  • 1 Volunteer July 4, 2020 Saturday 11:00am – 5:00pm
  • 1 Volunteer July 4, 2020 Saturday 4:00pm – 11:00pm
  • 1 Volunteer July 5, 2020 Sunday 11:00am – 5:00pm
  • 1 Volunteer July 5, 2020 Sunday 2:00pm – 8:00pm

General Volunteer/MARSHALL (Floater)

Help wherever help is needed eg. helping artists with equipment, providing stage support etc… This is ideal for someone who is capable, flexible and adaptable to multiple changing situations.

  • 3 Volunteers Saturday July 4, 2020, 12:00pm – 5:00pm
  • 3 Volunteers Saturday July 5, 2020, 12:00pm – 5:00pm

AS AN AFROFEST VOLUNTEER YOU WILL:

Work a min. 5-hour shift unless otherwise stated (You can sign up for more than one shift if you want)

Receive one (1) meal coupon per 5-hour shift with a 30-minute break
Receive a volunteer t-shirt
Bottled water (throughout)
Thank you letter and access to other Music Africa events

If you are interested in signing up, please complete the 2020 AFROFEST Volunteer Form or contact info@musicafrica.ca