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Fiesta Volunteer Opportunities

Fiesta is one of our largest events of the year! Our amazing volunteers are what make this event so successful. Please donating your time to volunteer during this annual event!

Below are the descriptions for the various volunteer roles we have.

LAUP Information Table

Purpose: Assist LAUP staff in providing direction, assistance, and information to Fiesta attendees about LAUP’s programs and other events.

Location: The Shops at Westshore, 12331 James St, Holland, MI 49424
Responsibilities:

  • Handout flyers and other documents containing information about LAUP programs, services, and events to Fiesta attendees
  • Provide directions to Fiesta attendees as needed

Time Commitment: LAUP information table volunteers will need to be available for at least a two hour shift within time frame of 4:45 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. on Friday, May 4, 2018 and/or from 10:15 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 5, 2018.
Suggested Qualifications:

  • Effective communication skills
  • Have a good, general knowledge of LAUP programming, services, and events
  • Have a good, general knowledge of the event programming for Fiesta
  • Ability to sit/stand for long periods of time

Age Restriction: None

Dress:

  • Wear comfortable clothing, appropriate to the weather and closed toe, sturdy shoes.  Please: no sandals, sleeveless t-shirts, halters or cutoff style shorts.
Event Setup

Purpose: Assist LAUP staff in accomplishing all tasks associated with preparing for Fiesta on the days of the Fiesta event.

Location: The Shops at Westshore, 12331 James St, Holland, MI 49424

Responsibilities:

  • Stage equipment setup
  • Tent(s) setup
  • Seating area setup

Time Commitment: Event setup volunteers will need to be available from 4:15 p.m. to 5:45 p.m. on Friday, May 4, 2018 and/or from 10:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 5, 2018.

Suggested Qualifications:

  • Ability to perform physical tasks such as bending, kneeling and lifting
  • Ability to tolerate some weather extremes
  • Quality and detail oriented  

Age Restriction: None
Dress:

  • Wear comfortable clothing, appropriate to the weather and closed toe, sturdy shoes.  Please: no sandals, sleeveless t-shirts, halters or cutoff style shorts.
Cleaning Patrol

Purpose: Assist LAUP staff to maintain clean and tidy grounds throughout the day.

Location: The Shops at Westshore, 12331 James St, Holland, MI 49424
Responsibilities:

  • Pick-up trash around the grounds throughout the day
  • Pick-up trash around the seating/eating areas throughout the day
  • Wipe down tables between customers
  • Remove filled garbage bags and replace with new garbage bags

Time Commitment: LAUP information table volunteers will need to be available for at least a two hour shift within time frame of 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. on Friday, May 4, 2018 and/or from 10:15 a.m. to 5:15 p.m. on Saturday, May 5, 2018.

Suggested Qualifications:

  • Ability to walk/stand for long periods of time

Age Restriction: None

Dress:

  • Wear comfortable clothing, appropriate to the weather and closed toe, sturdy shoes.  Please: no sandals, sleeveless t-shirts, halters or cutoff style shorts.
Ticket Sales

Purpose: Assist LAUP staff with ticket sales for a raffle prize to be awarded during Fiesta.

Location: The Shops at Westshore, 12331 James St, Holland, MI 49424

Responsibilities:

  • Making sure patrons receive the correct ticket quantity for their purchase
  • Handling money
  • Communicating raffle instructions to the public

Time Commitment: Ticket sales volunteers will need to be available for at least a two hour shift within time frame of 4:45 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. on Friday, May 4, 2018 and/or from 10:15 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 5, 2018.

Suggested Qualifications:

  • Cash handling experience

Age Restriction: 18+yrs

Dress:

  • Wear comfortable clothing, appropriate to the weather and closed toe, sturdy shoes.  Please: no sandals, sleeveless t-shirts, halters or cutoff style shorts.
Beer Tent

Purpose: Assist LAUP staff with the selling of alcoholic beverages during Fiesta.

Location: The Shops at Westshore, 12331 James St, Holland, MI 49424

Responsibilities:

  • Taking tickets from guests in exchange for alcoholic beverages
  • Ensure all beer tent patrons are of legal age (21+yrs) to consume alcohol
  • I.D. everyone who comes into the Beer Tent area
  • Ensure that alcoholic beverages not be sold to patrons visibly intoxicated
  • Ensuring that a authorized person is monitoring the beer tent at all times

Time Commitment: Beer tent volunteers will need to be available for at least a two hour shift within time frame of 4:45 p.m. to 8:40 p.m. on Friday, May 4, 2018 and/or from 10:15 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 5, 2018.

Suggested Qualifications:

  • Alcoholic server experience

Age Restriction: 21+yrs

Dress:

  • Wear comfortable clothing, appropriate to the weather and closed toe, sturdy shoes.  Please: no sandals, sleeveless t-shirts, halters or cutoff style shorts.
Tickets for Rides

Purpose: Assist LAUP staff with the selling tickets for rides at Fiesta.

Location: The Shops at Westshore, 12331 James St, Holland, MI 49424

Responsibilities:

  • Making sure patrons receive the correct ticket quantity for their purchase
  • Handling money
  • Communicating instructions and directing the public as needed

Time Commitment: Ride ticket sales volunteers will need to be available for at least a two hour shift within time frame of 4:45 p.m. to 8:45 p.m. on Friday, May 4, 2018 and/or from 10:15 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. on Saturday, May 5, 2018.

Suggested Qualifications:

  • Cash handling experience

Age Restriction: 18+yrs

Dress:

  • Wear comfortable clothing, appropriate to the weather and closed toe, sturdy shoes.  Please: no sandals, sleeveless t-shirts, halters or cutoff style shorts.
Parking Lot and Traffic

Purpose: Assist LAUP staff with controlling traffic flow and parking for the duration of Fiesta.

Location: The Shops at Westshore, 12331 James St, Holland, MI 49424

Responsibilities:

  • Monitor parking availability within a designated area to ensure accurate open parking
  • Control traffic flow into the parking areas to eliminate traffic from backing up
  • Directing vehicles in an orderly manner to the overflow parking area

Time Commitment: Parking and traffic volunteers will need to be available for at least a two hour shift within time frame of 4:45 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. on Friday, May 4, 2018 and/or from 10:45 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 5, 2018.

Suggested Qualifications:

  • Loud speaking voice
  • Effective communication skills to provide accurate directions
  • Ability to stand and walk for long periods of time
  • Comfortable around moving traffic

Age Restriction: 18+yrs

Dress:

  • Wear comfortable clothing, appropriate to the weather and closed toe, sturdy shoes.  Please: no sandals, sleeveless t-shirts, halters or cutoff style shorts.
  • Will be given a safety vest
Event Breakdown

Purpose: Assist LAUP staff in putting away all equipment/materials that were put out during setup.

Location: The Shops at Westshore, 12331 James St, Holland, MI 49424

Responsibilities:

  • Breakdown of Chairs
  • Ensuring that all trash is taken to dumpsters

Time Commitment: Event setup volunteers will need to be available from 8:45 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. on Friday, May 4, 2018 and/or from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 5, 2018.

Suggested Qualifications:

  • Ability to perform physical tasks such as bending, kneeling and lifting
  • Ability to tolerate some weather extremes
  • Quality and detail oriented  

Age Restriction: None
Dress:

  • Wear comfortable clothing, appropriate to the weather and closed toe, sturdy shoes.  Please: no sandals, sleeveless t-shirts, halters or cutoff style shorts.