*VOLUNTEER REGISTRATION FOR THE 2018 BARBER VINTAGE FESTIVAL IS CLOSED*
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We would like to thank our volunteer partners for the 14th Annual Barber Vintage Festival presented by Triumph! Please consider them for their services next time you have a need.
Before you register to volunteer, read through the volunteer information below!
Q: How early should I arrive for my scheduled shift?
A: Please make sure you arrive early enough to check-in and get to your assigned location. Your shift start time is the time you need to be at your post. Please check-in at least 15 minutes prior to this time. Consider the possibility of heavy traffic coming in the park and how it will affect your commute. Also, we ask that if you are planning on eating before your shift begins, please make sure you have plenty of time to dine.
Q: What committees are available?
Ace Corner - Ace Corner is an upgraded viewing area at Turn 17. Serving on the Ace Corner committee, you will act as a customer service/info/set up personnel for this area.
A-Team - A "utility" position, A-TEAM volunteers will perform a variety of tasks throughout the event. This position is ideal for the problem solver that's not afraid to fill in with different committees at different times.
Hillside Marshals- Responsible for managing guest activity, that they are abiding by park rules, along the Hillside seating/viewing areas and providing information as needed.
Paddock Credentials - Responsible for the signing of waivers and distributing paddock passes for spectators entering the paddock area.
Paddock Marshals - Responsible for pedestrian and vehicular traffic in the paddock area.
THE FOLLOWING VOLUNTEER COMMITTEES ARE ALREADY FULL FOR THE 2018 BARBER VINTAGE FESTIVAL
Communications - Responsible for charging and distributing radios. *FULL*
Guest Services & Hospitality - The ultimate customer service position! This committee is responsible for greeting, wristbanding, providing info at various hospitality tents/areas, as well as serving in information booths to answer event/park questions for all spectators. *FULL*
Product Distribution - Responsible for making sure all coolers are filled with drinks and water each morning and replenished throughout the day. *FULL*
Race Control Security - To help check credentials and distribute wristbands and meal vouchers to those who are allowed access inside the Paddock Club (and potentially selling tickets to this area). *FULL*
Volunteer Headquarters/Hospitality - Responsible for checking-in volunteers, answering questions, and helping feed the volunteer staff. *FULL*
Q: How do I know my committee assignment?
A: Once you've completed your online registration and your payment has been processed, you will receive an email confirming your selection as a volunteer and assigning you to a committee. Committee assignments are available on a first come, first serve basis. Sometimes, as the event gets closer and needs in areas change, committee assignments could change. We try to give you your first choice; but guarantee one of your top 3 choices.
Q: What do I do for breakfast/lunch?
A: Barber Vintage Festival will provide volunteers breakfast and/or lunch on days they are scheduled to work only. When you check-in, you will be given a voucher for lunch that you must turn in when you come to VHQ to eat.
Q: When is volunteer orientation/training?
A: Volunteer training will take place at the start of your shift. No need to attend one in advance.
Q: Do I have to pay to park?
A: No. Parking for volunteers is complimentary for all 3-days.
Q: Where do I park?
A: Volunteers will park in Lot F. Lot F is immediately on the left as you enter Gate 2. It is directly across from the Fan Zone. This is not a paved lot. You will have a parking pass in your volunteer packet, please make sure this is displayed at all times to avoid being towed.
Q: Is there a volunteer registration deadline?
A: The volunteer registration deadline will be Tuesday, September 25, 2018. We will continue to keep registration open after that date, but tshirt size/committee choice cannot be guaranteed after Sept. 25th.
Q: Is there a minimum age requirement to volunteer?
A: Yes, you must be 18 years or older to volunteer.
Q: Is there a fee to volunteer?
A: There is a $35.00 fee to volunteer for this event.
Q: If I am no longer able to volunteer, can I receive a refund?
A: Refunds can be given up to August 24, 2018. No exceptions can be made.
Q: How do I know my schedule?
A: When registering, you select your availability. Closer to the event (by Sept. 26th) your committee chairperson will schedule you according to your availability. You can login to your volunteer account to get this information. If you have any questions, your chairpersons contact information is also available after logging into your account.
Q: Can I be scheduled at the same time as my spouse, friend, etc.?
A: We will make every effort to accommodate your scheduling requests if you both are signed up for the SAME committee. Make sure to list your request on your registration form and select similar availability to the person you wish to work with during the tournament.
Q: What is included in the 2018 Volunteer Uniform Package?
A: The 2018 Volunteer Uniform Package includes
an event t-shirt and hat
(1) 3-Day wristband for a guest
volunteer credential that grants admission for all 3 days
Meals during your shift
A complimentary Sunday Parade lap (if you complete both shift requirements)
Complimentary volunteer tent camping (space limited)
Half-priced Ace Corner tickets
Q: When will we receive our uniforms?
A: Volunteer uniform packets with everything listed above in the package (except parade lap certificate and camping pass) will be in your packet and able to be picked up at Will Call. Will Call is located at the Hampton Inn, 310 Rex Lake Road, Birmingham, AL 35094 (on the left just before you turn onto Barber Motorsports Parkway).
Will Call Hours for volunteers (different times for the general public)
Thursday, Oct. 4th - 6:00am - 6:00pm
Friday, Oct. 5th - 6:00am - 9:00pm
Saturday, Oct. 6th - 6:00am - 6:00pm
Sunday, Oct. 7th - 6:00am - 3:00pm
Q: What do I do if my uniform does not fit?
A: If your shirt is the wrong size you may exchange at volunteer headquarters. Please make sure the tags remain on the shirt.
Q: What do I wear with my uniform?
A: Wear comfortable closed-toe shoes, your volunteer shirt, and nice jeans/khaki pants. You can also wear the volunteer hat if you wish to wear any headwear. We have bug spray and sunscreen at VHQ, but please bring anything else you may need during your shift: camp chair, rain jacket if the forecast calls for it, extra sun screen/bug spray, etc.