VOLUNTEER

VOLUNTEER WITH THE SAT NAM FOUNDATION AT SAT NAM FEST!

Join the team!

Sat Nam Foundation is a non-profit with the mission to empower Kundalini yogis through service. Sat Nam Fest donates 10% of proceeds to Sat Nam Foundation, and in return, the foundation provides volunteers to help run the festival.

As a Sat Nam Foundation Volunteer, Sat Nam Fest allows us to offer two differed discounted festival pass options. The first is that you volunteer with us for 24-26 hours and pay a reduced rate for your Sat Nam Fest tickets ($275), which includes meals and a camping space (you need your own camping gear!). The second option is that you volunteer with us for 10-12 hours and pay a reduced rate for your Sat Nam Fest tickets ($399) which includes meals and a camping space (you need your own camping gear!).

To be a Sat Nam Foundation volunteer with the option 1 ticket ($275), we require:

  • 2-4 hours (or more!) volunteering pre-festival to promote active projects for Sat Nam Foundation.
    • You can share our website (www.satnamfoundation.org) on social media, teach a class and donate the proceeds to Sat Nam Foundation, write a blog about service projects with Sat Nam Foundation, etc. etc. The options are infinite! Be creative!
  • 20-24 hours of volunteer time over the course of the festival serving on a particular team.

In total, your commitment to volunteer is 22-26 hours. Volunteer  positions are available for a variety of teams. Each one is responsible for a different area of the festival and each one is a key part to helping Sat Nam Fest run smoothly. Your efforts on the Volunteer team are greatly appreciated and we look forward to working with you soon!

To be a Sat Nam Foundation volunteer with the option 2 ticket ($399), we require:

  • 1-2 hours (or more!) volunteering pre-festival to promote active projects for Sat Nam Foundation.
    • You can share our website(www.satnamfoundation.org) on social media, teach a class and donate the proceeds to Sat Nam Foundation, write a blog about service projects with Sat Nam Foundation, etc. etc. The options are infinite! Be creative!
  • 10-12 hours of volunteer time over the course of the festival serving on a particular team.
  • This option only applies to the following onsite teams: maintenance, security, stage team and grounds

In total, your commitment to volunteer is 12-14 hours. Volunteer  positions are available for a variety of teams. Each one is responsible for a different area of the festival and each one is a key part to helping Sat Nam Fest run smoothly. Your efforts on the Volunteer team are greatly appreciated and we look forward to working with you soon!

Outside of the work commitment hours, you are free to enjoy the festival! You are welcome to upgrade your accommodations if you would like to (at regular accommodation prices).

If you have any questions, email michaeljaidev@satnamfoundation.org.

Please expect Sat Nam Foundation to respond within 1-2 weeks of your application submission. Once you have our offer you will have 2 weeks to respond and purchase your ticket. If you do not respond and purchase your ticket within 2 weeks you will need to resubmit your application.

How to Join the Team:

Step 1Applications open Spring of 2018! 

Step 2: Respond to Sat Nam Foundation’s offer and purchase your ticket (within two weeks of offer – see above for timeline details)

Step 3: Bring yourself, your smile and your positive, hardworking attitude to Sat Nam Fest!

VOLUNTEER TEAMS

Registration/Housing

Our registration is responsible for checking in guests using iPads when they arrive on site and organizing our housing for guest check-in. A friendly and welcoming demeanor is very important! Familiarity with computers is a must. Be prepared to serve each day of the festival on an AM or PM shift, working a few extra hours at the start of the festival when registration is busiest.

Responsibilities include:

  • Check work exchangers in and direct them to specific areas
  • Greet people when they arrive to the festival
  • Check people in for event and meal passes
  • Guide participants to sign waivers on iPad
  • Check Presenters in
  • Manage any lost and found items
  • Assist participants with any questions or concerns they may have
  • Create name tags and place name tags on each door
  • Help elderly/disabled with luggage (need-by-need basis)

Only available for Option 1 volunteers

Security

The Security Team is responsible for the physical safety and well-being of festival participants and the camp. The primary duty of the Security Team is to staff the camp entrance and monitor the flow throughout the camp. The members of this team will also check the tents in the camping area for passes. This team’s priority is to be friendly and welcoming while also giving direction and ensuring that all participants are registered attendees. One must be self-motivated to serve as part of security!

Responsibilities include:

  • Greet people as they enter grounds
  • Direct traffic to Registration
  • Check cars and tents for parking/camping passes

Available for Option 1 & 2 volunteers

Grounds

The grounds team will help with daily operations throughout Sat Nam Fest. We are the nuts and the bolts of the festival. We take care of water, fixing tent issues, helping with recycling/trash and helping wherever our hands are needed. You may be asked to help in the main yoga hall, assist teachers and musicians, and/or run errands. This is an integral role in helping our festival run as smoothly as possible. We are looking for creative and passionate individuals that can help us make Sat Nam Fest a more environmentally sustainable and responsible event.  A flexible and helpful demeanor a must!

Responsibilities include:

  • Setting up and breaking down tents and signs
  • Carrying equipment (i.e. carpets and pop up tents)
  • Lifting 5-gallon water jugs on to their stands
  • Bringing trash and recycling to allocated areas
  • Being on radio to help if an issue arises

Available for Option 1 & 2 volunteers

Kitchen Team

Our kitchen team is primarily in charge of serving food to participants during the meal times. We work with the kitchen staff to deliver food, serve it, and break down after the meals. If you are particularly skilled and motivated in the kitchen, you may be asked to help with preparing the food. We encourage everyone on this team serves food with a smile and a mantra in your heart! Please be prepared to work in a kitchen (i.e. wear closed toed shoes).

Responsibilities include:

  • Welcoming people to the dining hall
  • Carrying food to and from kitchen
  • Serving food during meals
  • Helping kitchen staff where they need it!
Stage Team

Sat Nam Fest needs a group of strong people to greet the participants, offer help to musicians, keep the space clean, and be aware of the overall energy flow.

Responsibilities include:

  • Welcoming people into the yoga halls
  • Taking a count of participants entering for each class
  • Seating people
  • Helping musicians bring gear on and off stage
  • Help move risers
  • Opening and closing the sides of the tent
  • Keep the area clean between classes

Available for Option 1 & 2 volunteers

Sound Crew

The Sound Crew is a dynamic team of hard-working people who help create the beautiful, quality sound Sat Nam Fest is known for. This position requires previous experience working with sound equipment. Team members report to the Head Audio Engineer and Stage Manager and assist in jobs assigned. They ensure smooth set-up and breakdown for artists’ sets, including sound checks, troubleshooting microphones, DIs, cables, amplifiers and other gear on stage during musical acts and keeping track of all equipment from set to set. Requires strong technical knowledge of sound gear, equipment and live audio for events.

Responsibilities include:

  • Work with Sound Producer
  • Set up/break down stages and sound gear before and after the festival
  • Assist with smooth set-up for artists
    • troubleshooting microphones, DIs, cables, amplifiers

Only available for Option 1 volunteers

Video Crew
Video Team

Help us capture the magic of Sat Nam Fest on the video team! The Video Team is responsible for filming classes and concerts at Sat Nam Fest. Members of this team must have prior experience with videography, preferably in a festival, concert or live class environment.

Data Transfer Team
As a member of the Data Transfer Team you are responsible for transferring video footage from an SD card to an external hard drive. Team members must be proficient on a Mac, Google Sheets, and understand basic computer technology and data backup.

Available for Option 1 & 2 teams

Maintenance
Are you a handyman?! Or excellent at solving problems? At Sat Nam Fest, we need a team that is willing to do rounds of the grounds in order to make sure certain areas are tidy and functioning at highest capacity. Responsibilities may include: making sure toilet paper is stocked in bathrooms and cleanliness is maintained, helping resolve issues regarding housing, and supporting grounds crew.

Available for Option 1 & 2 teams

COME HOME TO YOUR HEART