Thank you for registering to volunteer with BC Distilled.

Festival Facts

  • The date - Saturday, April 14, 2018.
    • The trade/VIP tasting will take place from 2:00-4:30pm
    • The public tasting will take place from 6:00-9:00pm.
  • The venue - Croatian Cultural Centre.

Volunteer Shifts

  1. Shift 1: includes setup through to the end of the trade/VIP tasting - 10am to 5pm. 24 volunteers needed.
  2. Shift 2: includes resetting for public tasting through to tear-down - 4pm to 10-11ish pm 24 volunteers needed.
  3. Super-shift: do them both!

What will I be doing?

There are a number of tasks and stations for volunteers. This year I've created a schedule of what needs to be done when, and how many people need to be on each task. There are also designated volunteer stations. The plan (until someone tells me a better idea) is to have volunteers on a station for 30 minutes before switching to something else. One of the volunteer stations is 'sample spirits.

Some of the things include:

  • Setup and tear down - getting our equipment rental stuff positioned, getting glassware ready
  • Checking tickets, handing out glassware and programs
  • Ensuring we don't exceed fire code head counts in either room
  • Managing a recycling station
  • Emptying buckets and filling water for distilleries
  • Traffic direction - welcoming people and pointing out the rooms
  • Sample some spirits and pet the puppies

You can check out a copy of my volunteer schedule docs here if you want more details.

What's in it for me?

  1. Access to the festival - during your shift, there'll be time to take a break and and try the products. If the timing works out, I can also give you a ticket to one of the tasting sessions.
  2. Depending on your shift, I'll buy food. I'll be sending out a note to volunteers a little closer to the event with options.
  3. A BC Distilled t-shirt, probably (assuming I get to ordering them)
  4. A goody bag. TBD.
  5. A sense of great satisfaction.
  6. Puppies.

Signing Up

I'll review sign ups as often as possible and updating the numbers I need below. I'm willing to go a little higher if I get a lot of interest, but please be aware - I may have to say thanks but no thanks if I get too many volunteers for a time slot.

Last year I had about a 16 volunteers for each shift, but I'm increasing it this year to reduce the workload.

  • Shift one needed: 21
  • Shift one remaining spaces: 0
  • Shift two needed: 24
  • Shift two remaining spaces: 7