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California WorldFest Volunteer FAQs
Q: How can I attend WorldFest for FREE?
A: WorldFest Volunteers have 2 options for gaining festival entry:
Option A: 4 shifts of 4-5 hours each (16-20 hours total commitment) = Full festival pass with the option of camping add-on
Option B: 2 shifts of 4-5 hours each (8-12 hours) = 2 day pass (valid on days worked only)
Q: But how do I actually get in once I’m there?
A: Each day that you are scheduled to work as a volunteer, you will go to your Entrance Gate (Gate 4 for camping volunteers, Gate 8 for Day Volunteers) for that day’s wristband. After that, you will proceed to your Shift Assignment, and your Shift Supervisor will check you in using the InitLive app. If you are marked absent, you will not be granted entrance the following day, and may be suspended from volunteering in the future.
Q:When will I know if I have been accepted as a volunteer?
A: The Volunteer Coordinator will reach out to everyone who has thoroughly completed the registration process by January 31, 2018 with further communication. If you have registered and do not receive any communication by the first week of February, please reach out to us!
Q: If I volunteered last year, do I need to re-register?
A: If you volunteered at WorldFest in 2017, you signed up through InitLive. You are still an existing user, but must register for this year. You will not have to re-enter your personal information, but will be given the opportunity to update it as necessary. Use the InitLive Support feature for any questions about the website.
Q: How does WorldFest know if I don’t show up to my shift?
A: Each day that you are scheduled to work as a volunteer, you will go to your Entrance Gate (Gate 4 for camping volunteers, Gate 8 for Day Volunteers) for that day’s wristband. After that, you will proceed to your Shift Assignment, and your Shift Supervisor will check upi in using the InitLive app.
Q: Are there any special instructions for volunteers arriving at the festival, such as where to park, what to wear, etc?
A: Yes. Volunteers will be sent a Welcome Letter closer to the festival with these details. Stay tuned!
Q: What’s with this InitLive thing you keep mentioning?
A: This will be our second year using InitLive as a Volunteer Management Database. They are constantly adding new features to accommodate volunteer coordination needs, so we are pleased to work with them on a continuing basis. When we transfer from the website to the app, during the festival, we encourage you to download it. It’s a great way to communicate with Shift Supervisors, Volunteer Check In Leads, etc. The InitLive website also has lots of demos available at www.initlive.com