Volunteer for MayDay

HOBT puppet wranglersOn the first Sunday of May, tens of thousands of folks will celebrate a day of community and festivity together. All this takes place because - and only because - hundreds of volunteers pitch in to make it happen.

Volunteer positions for MayDay 2017 will be filled in March & April 2017.

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We offer group volunteer opportunities for churches, civic organizations, and businesses! Contact our Volunteer Coordinator at volunteer@hobt.org for details on how your organization can partner with In the Heart of the Beast Theatre and help make MayDay happen.

Questions? Contact our Volunteer Coordinator at volunteer@hobt.org or call 612-721-2535.

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Mayday Volunteer Opportunities Include:

 

Load-In Crew – Saturday, May 6 2017 - 12 Folks Needed

Purpose: Load storage areas and trucks, so that everything is “ready to roll” on MayDay. Tables, tents, T-shirts — we load them all. Must enjoy laughing, camaraderie, and free snacks.

Shift length: Approximately 2.5-hours on Saturday May 6, 9:30 AM – 12:00 PM

Ideal for: Physically active folks who enjoy teamwork.

Meet at: Powderhorn Park Building, 3400 15th Ave South

 

Parade Park Entrance Marshal – Sunday, May 7 2017 – 2 Folks Needed

Purpose: View the Parade from the front row while helping to manage the crowd as the parade turns from Bloomington on to 34th Street. In all the excitement spectators tend to spill over into the street. It will be your job to keep folks safely out of the way as the parade processes by.

Shift length: Parade Park Entrance Marshals must attend a 1.5 hour training on Wed, May 3, 6:00pm – 7:30pm at The Avalon, 1500 East Lake Street, Minneapolis. Approximately 3-hours on Sunday May 7th, 11:45 AM – Parade end.

Ideal for: Safety monitor types who feel comfortable being assertive but kind as they engage with our excited spectators.   

Meet at: Volunteer tent in Cedar Field, 18th Ave. at East 25th St.

 

Sunday Avalon Clean Up Team – Sunday, May 7 2017 – 6 Folks Needed

Purpose: Drop into the Avalon for a 2 hour cleaning spree after all the puppets and floats have vacated the space. Don’t worry you won’t miss the parade!  

Shift length: 2-hours on Sunday May 7th, 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM.

Ideal for: Physically active folks who like to organize.

Meet at: The Avalon, 1500 East Lake Street, Minneapolis.

 

Ceremony Set Up Team – Sunday, May 7 2017 – 6 Folks Needed

Purpose: Help set up the Ceremony site. Move puppets, unload trucks, and distribute equipment. Great for  early morning physically active morning types.

Shift length: 2 hours on Sunday May 7th, 7:30 AM – 9:30 AM

Ideal for: Folks who enjoy a little heavy lifting and don’t want to miss the parade!  

Meet at: Powderhorn Park Building, 3400 15th Ave South

 

Zero Waste Team – Sunday, May 7 2017 – Many Folks Needed

Purpose: Join us in working towards a greener festival! Host a station for composting and recycling, helping folks decide how to sort their trash while affirming the impact of their actions.

Shift length: 3-hour shifts on Sunday May 7th, 12:30 PM – 3:30 PM (22 folks), 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM (22 folks), 5:00 PM - 7:30 PM (22 folks), 7:00 PM- 10 PM (4 folks)

Ideal for: Groups and individuals interested in sustainability and the environment.

Meet at: Powderhorn Park Building, 3400 15th Ave South

 

MayDay Booth Assistant – Sunday, May 7 2017 – 26 Folks Needed (10 each shift)

Purpose: Sell MayDay merchandise to eager visitors. Volunteers on the last shift of the day also take down canopies and carry equipment to a designated pick-up location.

Shift length: 3-hour shifts on Sunday May 7th, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM, 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Ideal for: Individuals who have experience in retail and like selling stuff.    

Meet at: Main HOBT Merch Booth in Powderhorn Park, 3400 15th Ave South

 

Wayfinding Sign Holders – Sunday, May 7 2017 – 6 Folks Needed

Purpose: Help guests navigate around the park as the ceremony is occurring.

Shift length: Approximately 3-hour shifts on Sunday May 7th, 2:00 PM – End of the Ceremony

Ideal for: Fearless individuals who feel comfortable being assertive but kind. Wayfinders will need to stand for up to 3 hours and should enjoy being in the thick of things.   

Meet at: Main HOBT Merch Booth in Powderhorn Park, 3400 15th Ave South

 

Booth Strike – Sunday, May 7 2017 – 6 Folks Needed

Purpose: Be a part of the park that dismantles the Merch Booths

Shift length: 2-hour shift on Sunday May 7th, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM (earlier if it rains)

Ideal for: Physically active folks who appreciate doing good deeds.

Meet at: Main HOBT Merch Booth in Powderhorn Park, 3400 15th Ave South

 

Teardown Team – Sunday, May 7 2017 – 15 Folks Needed

Purpose: Be part of a crew that dismantles stage platforms, loads trucks, and transports materials back to our Theatre building. We will be very tired – we’ll so appreciate your help!

Shift length: 3-hour shift on Sunday May 7th, 7:30 PM – 10:30 PM (earlier if it rains)

Ideal for: Physically active folks who appreciate doing good deeds.

Meet at: Main HOBT Merch Booth in Powderhorn Park, 3400 15th Ave South

 

Feast Assistant – Sunday, May 7 2017 – 4 Folks Needed

Purpose: Help set out the meal for a tired, bedraggled crew when we finally make it back to the Theatre.

Shift length: 3-hour shifts on Sunday May 7th, 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM, 10:00 PM – 1:00 PM (earlier if it rains)

Ideal for: Late night friendly folks who love to nurture.

Meet at: The Avalon, 1500 East Lake Street, Minneapolis

 

Avalon Strike – Tuesday, May 9 2017 - 4 Folks Needed

Purpose: Help put MayDay to bed. Dismantle our Parade art and Workshop set-up, returning puppets to storage and our space back into a theatre. Enjoy on last blast of MayDay camaraderie.

Shift length: 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Ideal for: Physically active people who enjoy team-work

Meet at: The Avalon, 1500 East Lake Street, Minneapolis

 

Avalon Strike – Wednesday, May 10 2017 - 4 Folks Needed

Purpose: Help put MayDay to bed. Dismantle our Parade art and Workshop set-up, returning puppets to storage and our space back into a theatre. Enjoy on last blast of MayDay camaraderie.

Shift length: 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM, 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Ideal for: Physically active people who enjoy team-work

Meet at: The Avalon, 1500 East Lake Street, Minneapolis

 

Avalon Strike – Thursday, May 11 2017 - 4 Folks Needed

Purpose: Help put MayDay to bed. Dismantle our Parade art and Workshop set-up, returning puppets to storage and our space back into a theatre. Enjoy on last blast of MayDay camaraderie.

Shift length: 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM, 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Ideal for: Physically active people who enjoy team-work

Meet at: The Avalon, 1500 East Lake Street, Minneapolis

 

Many other fun volunteer opportunities available!