Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer Opportunities

 

The success of Road relies on the good will of volunteers. To give special recognition to our “Roadie” volunteers we have a Road to California pin with a “Roadie” bar that can only be earned by volunteering 4 hours or more. Each year “Roadies” will receive a year bar to add to their special pin.

 

Priority Registration for the following year is an option for those serving six hours or more as a volunteer.

 

All volunteer positions require that you be in good physical health, with the ability to stand and walk for the two-hour shift.  All volunteers must be 18 years or older for insurance requirements and sign a liability waiver Our volunteers are an important part of the show and we need your help.

 

Unpacking Volunteer

 

Each year Sunday prior to the opening of the show, we assemble a crew to unpack the quilts and sort them for judging. Volunteers for this position need to be physically fit, and able to stand for most of the day. Volunteers must:

 

(1) Not wear makeup, perfume or scented lotion.

(2) Wear closed toe comfortable shoes

(3) NOT wear dangling jewelry, and earrings

(4) Able to follow specific directions.

 

These directions are for the safety and security of our quilt entries. Unpacking is an all day event on Sunday. We start in the morning at 9 AM, and are generally finished by 4 PM.

 

If you are interested in unpacking, please let us know by sending us an email to info@roadtocalifornia.com.

 

Photography Volunteer

 

On Wednesday as the quilts are being set up, we take photographs of all the winners. We need a crew of physically fit Roadies to help us photograph the quilts. Volunteers must:

(1)  Not wear makeup, perfume or scented lotion.

(2) Wear closed toe comfortable shoes

(3) NOT wear dangling jewelry, and earrings

 

Our Photographer will take care of providing you direction on how you can help. Photography starts at 9 AM on Wednesday and generally is concluded by 2 PM, but times do vary. Please email info@roadtocalifornia.com for more information.

 

Quilt and Special Exhibit Set Up:

 

This is a perfect way to get up close and personal with the quilts and the people who help plan the show! We are looking for agile volunteers who have the stamina to work those long shifts!

 

Assists with hanging of quilts and special exhibits.

Agility and stamina required. May require standing for long periods of time.

Please do not wear makeup, perfume, scented lotion, dangling jewelry and earrings.

Wear closed toed comfortable shoes – you’re in an active set up environment.

 

Times for Quilt and Special Exhibit Hanging

 

Tuesday evening 4 PM – 8 PM

Wednesday 8 AM - – Noon

Wednesday 1 PM – 5 PM

 

Sign up to hang quilts on our Online System.

 

White glove opportunities

 

White Glove Hostess are our front line volunteers who protect our quilts! White Glovers greet visitors, circulate within your assigned area, answer questions and show the back of quilts.  We ask that you assist us in protecting the quilts to ensure our guests do not touch the quilts.

 

The rules are simple – remain within your assigned area and please do not shop during your shift. Report to the Volunteer desk 15 minutes before your starting time. Wear black skirt or pants and a white blouse. The minimum shift is 2 hours and cannot be split with another volunteer.

 

Available Times:

 

Wednesday, January 17, 2018 - 7 PM - 9 PM.

Thursday - Saturday, January 18 – 20, 2018 - 9 AM - – 6:15 PM.

Sunday, January 21, 2018 - 10 AM - 3:45 PM.

 

Take Down Volunteer

Can you believe that what takes multiple days to set up is taken down in a little over 2 hours?!? Our take down crew is the best in the country if you ask us. You’ll get a behind the scenes look on how we keep track of and safeguard our quilts.

 

Agility and stamina required. May require standing for long periods of time.

Please do not wear makeup, perfume, scented lotion, dangling jewelry and earrings.

Wear closed toed comfortable shoes – you’re in an active tear down environment.

 

Sunday – 3:00 PM – 5:30 PM

 

Return Quilt Shipping Volunteer

 

We ship back all the quilts you see at Road in one day! Monday after the show closes we assemble a small crew to help us send back over 1,000 quilts. You’ll set to see those beautiful works of art one last time before they get carefully packed into a box and sent home.

 

We start promptly at 8 AM on Monday, and work until every quilt is in a box and ready for FedEx – generally until 3:30 PM.

 

Volunteers must:

(1) Not wear makeup, perfume or scented lotion.

(2) Wear closed toe comfortable shoes

(3) NOT wear dangling jewelry, and earrings

(4) Able to follow specific directions.

 

If you would like to apply to assist us in return quilt shipping, please email us at info@roadtocalifornia.com

 

Sit Down Opportunities:

At the present time Road to California does not have any sit down opportunities.

 

 

Perks!

Below are the "perks" for a Roadie who volunteers their time during the previous Road to California.

(VIQ is not an eligible position for the below perks):

 

• 2 Hours - Multi-Day Admission

• 4 Hours - Multi-Day Admission, Special Roadie Pin & 2018 bar

• 6 Hours - All of the above and choice of: Special Event or Lecture Ticket** or Priority Registration for the following year's Class Sessions (online only)

(Priority Registration allows you to register for classes on-line up to 1 week prior to the general public!)

 

** Tickets subject to availability. Excludes Bus Trips.

 

Online Volunteer Registration

 

Coming Soon!

 

Privacy

To the maximum extent of the law, your attendance and participation, including that of your children and minors accompanying you, in any Road to California classes, events, lectures or tours paid for or not is conditioned on your agreement to hereby indemnify Road to California, its employees, volunteers, contractors from and never to make any claim for injury, loss or damage to you or your children and minors accompanying you against Road to California, its employees, volunteers and contractors, caused by its very own negligence, strict liability, or for any other reason. By signing the registration form, or registering on line, you agree to the above terms and conditions.

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