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VOLUNTEER PROGRAM OVERVIEW AND APPLICATION

WE’RE SO GLAD YOU’RE INTERESTED IN VOLUNTEERING FOR THIS YEAR’S BIG EARS FESTIVAL, BUT UNFORTUNATELY THE VOLUNTEER APPLICATION IS NOW CLOSED. WE HIGHLY ENCOURAGE YOU TO CHECK BACK NEXT YEAR FOR VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES. THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!

As non-profit organization Volunteer Ambassadors are essential in making the Big Ears Festival possible. Volunteering for Big Ears is a one-of-a-kind experience that will challenge you and put you at the center of the action. You’ll be part of a diverse, dynamic team which is integral to the success of the event. For 2022, we have made some slight changes to our program from previous years in order to allow volunteers to be more involved and make an even larger impact.

SENIOR AMBASSADOR OVERVIEW

The 2022 Big Ears Festival will feature a “Senior” Ambassador program in addition to traditional Festival Ambassadors. Senior Ambassadors are those who would like to volunteer throughout the festival weekend and are willing to take on leadership responsibilities.

SENIOR AMBASSADOR REQUIREMENTS:
• Willing and able to volunteer for a minimum of three 5-hour shifts on three separate days of the festival (Thursday, March 24 – Sunday, March 27, 2022)
• Have a passion for music and/or community service
• Help recruit additional volunteers
• Participate in two (2) volunteer orientations prior to the festival (approximately 2 hours total)
• Prior festival or volunteer experience preferred, not required
• Reliable and willing to assist other Volunteer Ambassadors
• 18 years or older on or before Wednesday, March 23, 2022
• Able to provide proof of vaccination or negative PCR Covid test within 48 hours of your first volunteer shift

SENIOR AMBASSADOR BENEFITS
• Complimentary General Admission Weekend Pass
• Priority Ambassador shift selection
• Invitation to staff-only after party
• Free, official Volunteer Ambassador T-Shirt
• Satisfaction of knowing you helped make Big Ears 2022 the best yet!

FESTIVAL AMBASSADOR OVERVIEW

For those unable to fully commit to a weekend of stewardship, Big Ears is offering traditional Festival Ambassador roles as well!

FESTIVAL AMBASSADOR REQUIREMENTS
• Willing and able to volunteer for at least one 5-hour shift during festival weekend (Thursday, March 24 – Sunday, March 27, 2022)
• Passion for music and/or community service
• Ability to help recruit additional volunteers
• Participate in volunteer orientation prior to festival (approximately 1 hour commitment)
• Prior festival or volunteer experience preferred, but not required
• 18 years of age or older on or before Wednesday, March 23, 2022
• Able to provide proof of vaccination or negative PCR Covid test 48 prior to first ambassador shift

FESTIVAL AMBASSADOR BENEFITS
• Complimentary day pass for each completed 5 hour shift
• Free, official Volunteer Ambassador T-Shirt
• Satisfaction of knowing you helped make Big Ears 2022 the best yet!

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Knoxville, TN · USA

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