Volunteer

The Brew Crew Needs You!

The Rails & Ales Festival is the largest craft beer event in WV and we owe its success to our dedicated Brew Crew Volunteers. For the second year in a row, we are offering two separate sessions and will need more volunteers than ever!

We have two different Brew Crew Volunteer programs: Community Organization Volunteers and Individual Volunteers.

Community Volunteers

In order to recruit committed volunteers, and as a way to give back to the community we love, the festival organizers will donate to your community organization in exchange for volunteering as a Brew Crew member. This is a fun and easy way to raise funds for your organization!

Here’s what you need to know:

  • Shift #1 runs from 10 AM to 4 PM
  • Shift #2 run from 4 PM to 10 PM
  • For each team of six members that completes their 6-hour shift, we will donate $500 to your organization. All volunteers must complete their entire shift.
  • Each team must have 6 members, with one member serving as a team captain. Your organization may have as many teams as you can assemble, until we have filled our volunteer capacity. Team captains will serve as the point of contact for their teams.
  • All volunteers must be 21 years of age or older. No exceptions.
  • Volunteers may not drink alcohol during their shift.
  • All volunteers will be provided a break, a meal and a “Brew Crew” t-shirt to wear while working the festival.
  • Volunteering at the Rails & Ales Festival is a blast but is physical work. Volunteers must be physically able to stand for the majority of their shift and to work in hot or inclement weather. Please take this into consideration when selecting team members. If you are not able to stand on your feet, in the August heat all day, this event may not be for you
  • Volunteer responsibilities may include pouring beer from messy kegs into small cups, cleaning tables with cleaner, picking up trash, scanning tickets with own phone &/or scanners, verifying age on state issued IDs, placing wrist bands on wrists, being friendly and talking to attendees and vendors.
  • A training video will be provided to volunteers prior to the festival.
  • We reserve the right to decline teams.
  • The deadline for submitting a team is July 10th . Please note there has been a lot of interest from potential teams for the 2018 festival and they will be approved on a first come, first served basis. We may have more teams sign up than we actually need, so submitting an application is not a guarantee that your team will be selected. We will notify you as soon as possible whether we have selected your team.
  • If you have already submitted a team and need to make changes, email those changes to [email protected]
  • All questions regarding volunteers should be sent to [email protected]

Apply now!

 

Individual Volunteers 

If you aren’t affiliated with a community organization but still want to volunteer for a session, we would love to have you! Click the link below and submit the required information, and our volunteer coordinator will contact you.

  • Individual Volunteers will work ALL of Session 1, from 10 AM to 4 PM and receive a free ticket to Session 2, which runs from 6 PM to 10 PM.
  • All Volunteers must be 21 years of age or older. No exceptions.
  • Volunteers may not drink alcohol during their shift.
  • All volunteers will be provided a break, a meal and a “Brew Crew” t-shirt to wear while working the festival.
  • Volunteering at the Rails & Ales Festival is a blast but is physical work. Volunteers must be able to stand for the majority of their shift and to work in hot or inclement weather.
  • Volunteer responsibilities may include pouring beer from messy kegs into small cups, cleaning tables with cleaner, picking up trash, scanning tickets with own phone &/or scanners, verifying age on state issued IDs, placing wrist bands on wrists, being friendly and talking to attendees and vendors.
  • A training video will be provided to volunteers prior to the festival.
  • We reserve the right to decline volunteers.
  • All questions regarding volunteering should be sent to [email protected].
  • Applications must be submitted by July 1, 2018.

Apply now!

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