Thank you for your interest in volunteering at the 2019 Seed Food and Wine Festival and Seed Summit. Our volunteers play a variety of roles throughout the weekend, the most important of which is providing our guests, talent and sponsors with a fantastic, one-of-a-kind experience. Please read on for more information about the Seed Food and Wine Festival, volunteer roles, responsibilities and shift schedule.
What is the
Seed Food and Wine Festival?
The SFWF is the first plant-based food and wine festival in the nation dedicated to showcasing conscious and sustainable plant-based living.
The weekend offers four distinct activities:
We will offer workshops, chef and garden demonstrations during festival day.
A showcase of the vegan fare, wines, craft beers and lifestyle products will be on hand on festival day as well as several events during the week.
throughout the weekend special dinners and parties with out-of-town chefs, mixologists and sommeliers will take place Thursday – Sunday.
Industry daytime workshops and panels designed for bloggers, entrepreneurs and food system leaders.
Does the Festival benefit any nonprofit organizations?
Yes, SFWF’s mission is to not only, elevate conscious plant-based living here in South Florida, but to also support programs and non-profit organizations around the world that share the same vision. Therefore, proceeds from events during SFWF will benefit Debris Free Oceans & Garage 22.
The Festival is November 7-10 in Miami. Volunteer shifts are available from Wednesday November 6 to Sunday November 10.
Descriptions, role-specific requirements:
Scanning tickets, placing wristbands on guests, check-in will call.
Greeter/ Gift Bag Distribution
Welcome guests, offer assistance as needed, pass out gift bags as guests depart.
Escort chefs and speakers to their stages for appearances and book signings.
Act as the eyes and ears of the event – secure points of entry to ensure all guest arrive through the main entrance – report conflict and other situations to professional security personnel.
Stuff VIP and General Gift Bags with sponsor materials.
Usher (Demo & Seminar)
Assist guests and indicate general admission and vip seating options, ADA and sign language areas.
Assist with the set up of events and the festival, includes moving boxes, setting up tables and chairs, hanging and placing banners and stanchions.
Assist with the break down of the event, from tables, to signs, to chairs etc...
Ensure guests use recycle and trash bins appropriately and explain the different disposal options.
Present plates, pour wine, must be dressed in professional ALL black attire with closed toe shoes.
What volunteer roles are available and when are the shifts?
What are the requirements for volunteering at the Seed Food & Wine Festival?
In addition to role-specific requirements, all SFWF volunteers must adhere to the volunteer policies and general requirements outlined below.
• Volunteers must be at least 18 years old.
• Volunteers must attend one of the Volunteer Orientation sessions offered in October. Orientation dates and location will be announced soon
• Volunteers must report for duty on time (at least 15 minutes before scheduled shift) and stay for the entire shift. Volunteers should check in with their assigned volunteer captain upon arrival to their assigned event.
• Volunteers must be courteous, respectful and maintain a professional demeanor at all times.
• Volunteers may not smoke, eat or drink in public while on duty.
• Use of alcohol and/or controlled substances before or while on duty is strictly prohibited. Violators will be subject to immediate dismissal.
• Failure to perform duties as expected/required may result in dismissal and will affect future participation as a volunteer.
BENEFITS OF VOLUNTEERING
Volunteers will receive one (1) complimentary Festival Day ticket, Burger Battle ticket, blissful brunch ticket or taco tailgate ticket in return for (2) two shift worked. You will also get to stay at certain events your volunteering for after your shift is over or before your shift starts (Burger Battle, Festival Tasting Village, Seed Summit, Taco Tailgate, Blissful Brunch)
Volunteers also receive a 2019 Seed Food & Wine Festival volunteer t-shirt to wear while on duty. Limit one t-shirt per volunteer. If you sign up to volunteer on more than one day, you must make arrangements to wash and wear your volunteer t-shirt to subsequent shifts. Please do not wear your volunteer t-shirt to any events when you are not on duty.
Water, and snacks will be provided in designated volunteer break areas.
What benefits will volunteers receive for volunteering at the Seed Food & Wine Festival?
Is there a dress code for volunteers?
Yes, most volunteers will be provided a 2019 Seed Food & Wine Festival volunteer t-shirt to wear while on duty and are asked to wear the following items depending on the event.
Burger Battle, Sit Stay Sip Yappy Hour and Taco Tailgate
You will be provided a volunteer shirt, you should wear nice jeans or dress pants, and closed toe shoes.
You must be in an ALL black dress, or black dress pants and black dress shirt, with nice black closed toe shoes. Tie or bow tie is optional.
Festival day, Seed Summit and Blissful BrunchYou will be provided a volunteer shirt, you should wear comfortable dress shorts or jeans or a skirt with closed toe shoes, nice sneakers are preferred.
DRESS CODE & WEATHER
Is the event cancelled
if it rains or there is
No. All events are rain or shine event and indoor or tented options will be available.
How else can I help?
Glad you asked. One important thing every single volunteer can do to support the festival is by getting on social media, calling and emailing friends and sharing the festival and hopefully inspiring them to get involved: volunteers, come to an event or become a sponsor.
Seed volunteers are the SOUL of the festival and we are grateful for your energy, love and support. Let’s all work together to Improve our health, positively impacting climate change, address global resource constraints, and improve the welfare of animals.