Volunteers at the Russian Winter Festival
Volunteers make our Russian Winter Festival possible. From planning to clean-up, each step and event of the Festival operates through the help of dedicated, creative people who donate their time and talents. We have volunteer assignments to fit many interests and schedules. Decide on the type and level of commitment you'd like to make. The Festival is a month-long event. The majority of volunteers opportunities occur at the Grand Finale of the Festival.
Volunteers Assignments at the Grand Finale:
Most shifts are 3 hours long. It is not guaranteed that you will be placed at your desired assignment, but we will do our best. We reserve the right to change or alter assignments due to scheduling needs. All volunteers are encouraged to dress in ethnic attire. For ladies; if you do not have a sarafan, then put on a long skirt and a Russian scarf. Russian headsets (Kokoshnik) will be provided.
Admission Tickets Sale - responsible for the receipt of payments of incoming door sales of admission tickets
cashiers - responsible for the receipt of payments of food sale
food servers -serving food at the food service line
kitchen helpers - warming up food in the ovens in the kitchen
Clean Up - roam food court area clearing tables and collecting trash
Information Table - to provide general information to the festival visitors on activities, schedules, administration, lost and found.
Soviet Posters Sale - sale of small posters at the Soviet Posters Exhibition
Children Craft Corner - assist with crafts activities
Set up & Clean up - set up and place event signage
Greeters - welcoming and directing guests to various Festival activities; distribute programs.
All volunteers are required to attend the Volunteers Orientation Meeting on Wednesday February 22nd 2017 at 7pm at the New Russia Cultural Center, 1550 Broadway Rensselaer NY 12144.
Free entrance into the Festival.
$10 food voucher
Invitation to the Post-Festival party
A sense of personal satisfaction in serving your community
Your assistance is VITAL to make this Festival a success! Thank you!
Our volunteers are priceless!