Volunteer with the Fall Festival
Last Updated on Tuesday, March 25, 2014, 12:16 PM
Volunteer with the Barracks Row Fall Festival!
Barracks Row Main Street can't put on this event without the help of the community! Tackle a bigger role and build your resume or show your civic pride with a smaller project beforehand or a shift the day of the event.
Positions open for Planning Volunteers to help shape the Barracks Row Fall Festival. These volunteers meet weekly from August until Sept. 27 on either Wednesday or Thursday evenings at 6:30 pm at the Barracks Row Main Street Office , 731 8th Street, SE Suite 201- walk 2 block south from the Eastern Market Metro.
We need longer term volunteers who will be involved in planning from now until September 27 for these areas:
Director of 8th Street Access: check- in/check- out procedure the day of the event – must be able to work with a huge variety of groups who are checking in and setting up on Sept. 27; may have to collect booth fees from some participants.
Director of Volunteer recruitment: Organize volunteer who will work the day of the event; The director of Volunteers works the day of the event and manages the Zone Volunteers ( below).
Social Media / Marketing Director: Get the word out- send press release to blogs and newspapers; Facebook/ twitter; post to our page; tweet from the festival, etc
Art Alley Director: Helps to plan the Art Alley plus recruit artists; lead the Art Ally Zone volunteers the day of the event.
Stage Director: helps BRMS Staff plan the Stage line up – recruit acts; works with the Stage Zone volunteers the day of the event.
We also have positions open for Zone Leaders on the day of the event, Sept. 27. If you can work all day from 9 am until 5 pm that is ideal; if not we will change Zone Leader shifts at 1:30.
Art Zone: checking in Artists and overseeing their set up; solving last minute problems; working in the Art Zone with Day-of-Event Volunteers assigned to you who work 2 hour shifts.
Kid’s Zone: Working with the Kid’s Zone Director during the event to check in volunteers who work 2 hour shifts at various different Kid’s areas (face painting; crafts; petting zoo, etc.). Keeping the volunteer coverage balanced at each part of the Kid’s Zone as needs arise.
Stage Zone: stay at the stage with the stage tech/sound engineer to make sure the acts are checking in on time and are leaving on time. This zone leader works very closely with the Master of Ceremonies who is on stage during the event, announcing acts and keeping things going.
Chef’s Cook Off Zone: The Military Chef’s Alliance hosts Iron Chef style cook off during Fall Festival to determine the top chef in the US Military. 5 teams compete in 3 flights. The first flight begins at 7:00 am. Flight winners go to a lightening round at 2:30 and by 4:45 the judges choose the final winner. All sorts of issues can arise … this zone needs cool zone leaders who can roll with the different problems that pop up and solve them on the spot.
DC State Fair Zone: Think of a state fair but only smaller… yes, there will be a pie eating contest! Since this zone is new, it is hard to predict what the needs will be. The Zone leader should be flexible and inventive and plan to negotiate good outcomes with the staff of DC State Fair as situations crop up during the day.
Positions are also open for Day of Event Volunteers - all zones /areas for 2 hour shifts from 8:00am -5:00pm
So come out and help Barracks Row Main Street with this wonderful event! Email
for more information on becoming a volunteer. And bring a friend!