Volunteer Job Descriptions
All volunteer shifts run approximately 4:30 to 8:00 PM.
Volunteers will receive a YLC Wednesday at the Square t-shirt, food tickets, and 3 complimentary beverages.
Beer Booth Volunteer
Beer booth volunteers must be at least 21 years of age. A minimum of 10 volunteers are needed at each beer booth. Beer pourers will pour a variety of Abita Beer from the keg into a plastic Abita cup to sell to concert attendees. Beer sales volunteers will accept tickets from concert attendees in exchange for beer. Beer sellers are asked to serve no more than 2 beers per person at a time. During a shift, you may be asked to switch between beer seller and pourer. Beer Booth volunteers receive a short training before the shift begins to ensure laws, best practices, and safety measures are followed. Corporate Volunteers with enough participants may “adopt” a beer booth as a fun group activity.
Ticket Booth Volunteer
Ticket booth volunteers are vitally important to the success of YLC Wednesday at the Square. Volunteers must be comfortable with using a tablet for credit and debit card ticket sales and with handling cash for cash ticket sales. Volunteers will be given information to answer concert-goer questions, such as the price range of food and drinks sold during the concert. A minimum of 10 volunteers are needed at each ticket booth. YLC particularly encourages community members in financial industries to participate at the Ticket Booths. Corporate Volunteers with enough participants may “adopt” a ticket booth as a fun group activity.
YLC depends upon volunteers to survey concert attendees using tablets in a designated area of Lafayette Square. Data used from these surveys helps YLC improve the Wednesday at the Square concert experience. Shifts last an hour and a half, or until a volunteer as surveyed 10 people. Volunteers receive survey-taking instructions prior to the concert and during a short training session directly prior to their shift. The ability to comfortably use a tablet is required. If you love interacting with people, this job is the perfect match for you!
Check-in volunteers greet and check in more than 100 volunteers at each concert, and are essential to Wednesday at the Square running smoothly! Volunteers must arrive in time to begin checking in volunteers at 4:30 pm. This process includes: checking volunteer names on the sign-in sheet, issuing volunteer food tickets and volunteer t-shirts, fastening the volunteer beer wristbands on volunteers, and directing volunteers to their designated areas in Lafayette Square. In addition, volunteers will be expected to answer general questions from concert attendees. Before each concert, volunteers will be provided information about the layout of Wednesday at the Square so that they are able to perform these duties.
Can’t decide which volunteer job interests you the most? YLC needs Flexible Floater volunteers who enjoy being helpful and can fill in wherever they are needed. Floaters may be asked to do any of the above job duties at any of the locations and are used to fill in last-minute cancellations, no-shows, or increased demand in a particular volunteer booth. This volunteer enjoys thinking on their feet and experiencing a wide variety of roles at Wednesday at the Square.