SEP. 15 & 16, 2017 | FORT WAYNE, INDIANA

Volunteer

Most Valuable Volunteers (MVV)

Middle Waves volunteers are the backbone of our festival. They’re the first smile, high-five, head nod or compliment you may come across on festival grounds. And they do anything from slinging merch to selling tickets or setting up fences.

 

Do you want to become part of the Middle Waves family of MVV’s?

Work hard. Play hard.

It’s not all work as an MVV. Volunteers have the option to purchase Middle Waves Weekend Passes for a discounted price depending on which task and shift you choose to volunteer. Once signed up to work, our volunteer chair, Beth, will provide you with a code to purchase a Middle Waves pass at the volunteer price.

A few ground rules.

  • 1. Be an awesome steward of the Middle Waves vibe.
    2. You must show up for your shift. If you are a no show/no call, you will not be able to volunteer in the coming years. Also, if you don’t show up and you redeem your discounted ticket, we will charge you the full GA weekend pass amount.
    3. Be at least 18 years old.
    4. MVVs must attend a pre-festival volunteer session. Here you will learn more about your duties and meet your captain. There will be two dates – tentatively 8/23 and 8/31. Stay tuned for more info on this mandatory volunteer session.
    5. MVVs must rock their special MWW shirt during their shift. Then you must go back to your regular duds as soon as your shift is over. (Yes – they are they same awesome material as last year’s MWW shirts!)
    6. Have an incredible time!

Volunteer Opportunities

Check out our available volunteer positions below:

Crossing Guard

No–not like THAT school crossing guard! You will be at the light crossing from Headwaters East & West and be THE hub of info. You’ll chat it up with folks, offer general info, give high fives & ensure peeps cross the street safely & within IN Excise laws.

 

Sign up for this job, here.

Entrance Regulator

You’ll check wristbands to ensure only ticketed guests have their minds blown at the main stage. Everyone at MW is a VIP–but some are VVIPs! At the VVIP entrance, you’ll let only the VVIPs in. You could also watch for peeps trying to sneak backstage.

 

Sign up for this job, here.

Info Booth

Do you want to be the Google of Middle Waves? Then sign up to work the Info Booth. You will help festival goers answer any questions they may have. Plus, you may even make some new friends while you’re at it.

 

Sign up for this job, here.

Merch

Could you sell ice to a polar bear? Then you need to be slangin’ merch for us! You’ll sell MW and band swag. We’ll ask that you handle cash and operate credit card machines. In return, you can help dress the citizens of FW, one badass shirt as a time.

 

Sign up for this job, here.

Miscellaneous Support

Stuff happens. We need go-with-the-flow, save-the-day kinda gals and guys to fill in as needed. We promise we won’t make you do anything too weird. Maybe. May require heavy lifting and likely will do lots of walking.

 

Sign up for this job, here.

Set-up

Let’s get physical Help transform Headwaters into a kickass festival venue. You’ll show off your muscles setting up tents/chairs, moving stuff from here to there, getting it all in place. Count this as your workout for the day. May require heavy lifting.

 

Sign up for this job, here.

Stage Support

Stage Support MVVs will be asked to help in variety of ways (set-up / tear-down / regulating / artist relations) before, during and after performances. It’s like your first step in becoming a roadie!

 

Sign up for this job, here.

Tear Down

Let’s get physical Help transform Headwaters back into an amazing park. You’ll show off your muscles setting up tents/chairs, moving stuff from here to there, getting it all in place. Count this as your workout for the day. May require heavy lifting.

 

Sign up for this job, here.

Ticket Trailer

Are you so stoked you want everyone to buy a ticket? As a Ticket Trailer MVV you’ll sell tickets and distribute will-call tickets. Perky customer service skills are a must. May handle cash, process cards and/or operate Eventbrite system.  

 

Sign up for this job, here.

Vendor Relations

Are you an extrovert that appreciates entrepreneurial spirit, great food, and exciting tchotchkes?  As a Vendor Relations Volunteer you will help organize and support all Vendors within the Vending areas. Fancy clipboard will be supplied!

 

Sign up for this job, here.

VVIP Concierge

We want to make sure VVIPs get the VVIP treatment! In this MVV role, you’ll help our VVIP captain with anything and everything to assist those patrons. Answer questions, provide directions, etc. We promise you won’t have to do anything too weird. Maybe.

 

Sign up for this job, here.

Wristbands

Festivalgoers will exchange their tickets for wristbands – either for a day or for the full weekend. You’ll scan attendees’ ticket with our ticketing system, give the appropriate wristband and tell them to be on their merry way!

 

Sign up for this job, here.