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How do I become a volunteer on the A-Team?

How do I join the A-Team?

Just follow these 7 steps and you’ll be good to go!

Step 1

Be sure to read through all of the information available in the Volunteer FAQ and in the Volunteer Application.

Step 2

Fill out the A-Team application!

  • There is a $25 application fee which includes admission to all 3 days of Alive, a t-shirt to show everyone that you are part of the A-Team, a free Hot Showers wristband with 4 showers, and a free Tent Campsite! *This fee is not refundable.
  • Unless you’ve volunteered in the past and done something wrong (or you’re under the age limit of 17 years old), you can pretty much guarantee that your application will be accepted.

Step 3

Get assigned to your team!

  • All volunteers will be assigned to a specific team. Meaning that if you get assigned to the Guest Services Team, for example, that’s the team you’ll work on for all of your shifts.
  • This will help build consistency for both you and the festival staff so that you’re trained on everything that they do and aren’t required to learn a new system every day.
  • As part of the application, you’ll be able to choose top two teams you are most interested in working on. While we can’t guarantee you’ll get your top choice, we will do our best to get you on a team that fits your interests.
  • You’ll be assigned to your specific team at least three weeks prior to when you are required to be on-site.

Step 4

Get your A-Team schedule!

  • Schedules will also be released at least three weeks prior to when you are required to be on-site.
  • This will allow you to know when you’re supposed to be working and give you an idea of what your free time at Alive will look like. What bands will you get to see? Which ones will you have to miss? All of that will be answered ahead of time so that if you have any issues, you can try and work it out.
  • By giving you your schedules ahead of time, we hope that you’ll be able to resolve any conflicts before you get on site to check-in.

Step 5

Check in at Alive!

  • We have designated hours available at the Check-In office on Wednesday.
  • All A-Team members will check in at the Volunteer Check-In office. Information about times and where to Check-In is located will be sent to those A-Team members who have followed through with the whole application process and have been assigned to a team.
  • First time volunteers will need to collect their wristband each day from their A-Team Coordinator and returning volunteers will receive their 3-Day wristband when they first check in.
  • Once you’ve received your wristband at the Volunteer Check-In you will be directed over to the volunteer tent camping areas (or you can join friends or family in the park).

Step 6

Work your shifts!

  • All volunteers agree to work all three days of the festival.
  • Shifts last 5-6 hours (depending on the team).
  • Be sure to check in 15-20 minutes early to each of your shifts.
  • Check-in locations for your shift will vary depending on which team you are assigned to.
  • All A-Team members are expected to be on time, and wearing appropriate clothing for their shift.
  • Always wear your A-Team t-shirt when you’re working and be sure to wear something else when you’re not. We don’t want to confuse someone who’s supposed to be working with someone who isn’t.
  • Think about the type of work that you’re going to be doing when deciding what to wear. Showing up in inappropriate clothing or without proper shoes could result in forfeiture of your shift and access to the festival.
  • Be sure to bring sunscreen, a water bottle, and a snack! Please note, we won’t have anywhere to store your stuff or protect your backpack/bag.
  • You’ll meet up with your Alive Volunteer Coordinator when you arrive to each of your shifts.
  • Be sure to stay at your assigned location and task until you are either taken to another work place or have been dismissed by a Coordinator. That’s the only way that you can be sure that it gets noted that you completed your shift.

Step 7

Enjoy the experience and do it all over again next year!

Updated on April 19, 2024

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