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VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!

Each year it takes almost 1000 volunteers to make Lifest happen. Please consider serving at this amazing event! You can earn a free or reduced ticket for your hours. You have two options for completing an application.

1. APPLY ONLINE It is very easy to apply online. In most cases you can schedule yourself and you will get immediate confirmation when your application is submitted. An email address is required.

2. PRINT & MAIL APPLICATION Download this application if you prefer to mail us your registration. You must send this in by June 30th.

QUESTIONS? Contact volunteer@lifepromotions.com or call 800-955-LIFE between 8:30 am and 4:30 pm

Complete your application by June 15th and get a FREE general parking pass. Parking passes will be mailed at the end of June!

GENERAL INFORMATION

  • Volunteer Registration is located in the Ticket Tent at the Main Gate (Gate 2).
  • All volunteers over 18 must present a photo ID to check-in.
  • You will receive your event wristband at Volunteer Registration.
  • If you have any money due (Part Time Volunteers and deposits for the Festival Clean-Up Crew), you need to pay at Volunteer Registration before receiving your wristband. Life Promotions accepts cash, check or credit card (MasterCard, Visa, or Discover).
  • If you are not camping, you should park in General Parking at the Winnebago County Park. Follow the signs on Hwy 76 to Snell Road.
  • Campers: If you are camping at Lifest you will need to purchase a campsite.
    • Arrive Wednesday: Volunteers can set up camping between Noon and 8:00 pm. If you are in Graceland or Mission Field Electric, please note that generators will not be on until Thursday at 8:00 am. You can enter the Main Gate from County Y.
    • Arrive Thursday or Later: Please follow the Camping line when you arrive at the Winnebago County Park (follow 76 to Snell Road). This line will take you to the Ticket Tent where you will be able to stop at Volunteer Registration and get your wristband before proceeding to your campsite. Please allow up to three hours for this process on Thursday morning.

TIME COMMITMENT

  • Full Time Volunteers work approximately 15 hours and receive a FREE Full Event Ticket.
  • Part Time Volunteers work approximately 10 hours and receive a Full Event Ticket for $30.
  • One Day Volunteers work approximately 5 hours and receive a ticket for the day they work. The application for One Day volunteers will be available June 1st.
  • Part Time and Full Time Volunteers are required to work at least one shift during an evening headliner.
  • Volunteers who work more than 17 hours will receive a $5 voucher for each additional shift. Vouchers can be used for food or merchandise at any Lifest owned location. See voucher for more information.
  • Please let us know at any point if you are unable to fulfill your volunteer commitment at Lifest. If you remain on the volunteer schedule and then do not show up for your scheduled volunteer shifts, you will not be able to volunteer at next year’s festival and may be required to pay for your ticket.

BACKGROUND CHECKS

  • All volunteers 18 and over will receive a background check. The information from this check will not be used for any purpose other than assessing your suitability for volunteering. 
  • If you have lived out of the state of Wisconsin in the last seven years, you may be required to submit an Out of State Waiver Form upon arrival at Lifest.
  • Individuals will not be allowed to volunteer if they are listed on the National Sex Offender Registry.
  • The background check process can take up to two weeks. You will be notified if you are not able to volunteer. If you don’t hear from us, you can assume there is no concern.

CHILDREN UNDER 18

  • All volunteers under 18 must have a parental consent form filled out before they can work.
  • If you have children at Lifest who are not scheduled to volunteer with you, please arrange for their supervision while you serve. They are not allowed to accompany you during your volunteer shift.
  • Volunteers age 13-15 (and anyone signing up for Jr. Security) should volunteer with an adult willing to work with them for all their scheduled shifts.
  • There are limited jobs available for 13-15 year olds and they fill up quickly.

TEAM DESCRIPTIONS

Special Notes:

$ – You may be handling money on this team. You must be at least 16 to handle money. Accountability and accuracy are required and cash register experience is desired. If you don’t feel comfortable making change, please let the area leader know when you check in for your shift.

* – You may be working outside for some or all of your shift. Please come prepared for the weather (rain poncho, bug spray, footwear, sun screen, hat, etc).

! – Most jobs require heavy lifting. Please wear work clothes and closed toe shoes (no sandals or flip flops). You may want to bring your own work gloves

 

Team Name

Min Age & Notes

Description

Artist Merchandise

16  $

Handle sales and will keep merchandise presentable.

Art Space

16

Set-up, organize and clean the Art Space area.

Camping Field

14    *

Paint camping lines and set up sites before the event. Direct campers on check-in day.

Concessions

 

14 $  *

Food preparation, service, cooking, delivery and sales. The concessions stands could be indoors or outdoors and you will be standing, please wear comfortable shoes. When handling food, you will need to wear a hat – you may want to bring your own.

Festival Clean-Up

14    *  !

You must be able to work Sunday from 1:00 pm to 8:00 pm and Monday 8:00 am to 8:00 pm (we may end sooner depending on weather and team size). You MUST be able to lift 50 lbs and work outside. We will provide Sunday supper and Monday lunch. When you arrive at Volunteer Registration, you will be required to pay a $50 deposit. This can be in the form of check or credit card. Because you are receiving your wristband before you work, this deposit is held only to ensure that you show up for Festival Clean-Up. Your deposit will be returned to you after work is complete.

Festival Set-Up

16    *  !

You must be able to work Tuesday and Wednesday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. You MUST be able to lift 50 lbs and work outside. Lunch is available for $4 each on Tuesday and Wednesday. You can pack a lunch or purchase these meals at Catering. Meal breaks are short so you won’t have time to leave to eat.

Medical

18

Physicians, nurses, MAs, Paramedics, EMTs and First Responders needed. Proof of medical certification is required before you volunteer. The schedule you choose is tentative; the Director of the area will confirm or change as necessary.

Grounds Crew

13    *

Keep the grounds beautiful by picking up garbage around the fairgrounds, as well as changing garbage bags in designated areas.

KidZone Team

16

Supervise crafts and inflatables and have fun with the kids! This position requires some set-up and clean-up.

Lifest Store

18 $

Handle sales and will keep merchandise presentable. You must be a Full Time Volunteer and choose all your shifts on this team if possible.

Parking

14 $ *

Direct vehicles through the parking area.

Safety Team

18    *

This area is for watchful, assertive volunteers who are willing to keep order. Security is for mature individuals with a Christ-like attitude who will treat all situations and all people with respect and proper protocol. You will secure all areas of the festival. If you are willing to work overnight, please consider choosing the Overnight Security. If you are 16 or 17, you must sign up to work the same shifts as an adult you know.

Ticket Tent

14 $  *

All festival attendees enter this tent to purchase tickets, pick-up orders and receive their wristbands.