Volunteer

Check back in Summer 2017 for directions about volunteering for the 42nd UNC Charlotte International Festival!

Thank you for your interest in volunteering at the UNC Charlotte International Festival! There are several pre-event volunteer opportunities and many volunteer shifts available for the day of the festival. Please see below for instructions on how to sign up for a volunteer shift. Volunteers will receive an International Festival t-shirt to wear during their shift!

UNC Charlotte Student, Faculty or Staff

If you are a UNC Charlotte student, faculty member or staff member, please sign up for the volunteer shift of your choice using the OrgSync online portal via the following directions:

  1. Go to OrgSync
  2. Sign in with your NinerNet credentials
  3. Choose the “International Festival” link located on the left-hand side listed under the “Featured” heading
  4. Click the “Events” tab under the International Festival Heading
  5. Sign up for the event of your choice by “RSVP-ing” for the event

Please only sign up for volunteer tasks if you are available to be present for the entire volunteer shift. You are more than welcome to sign up for more than one volunteer task; however, please ensure that your volunteer shifts do not overlap. Note that some volunteer shifts may require a pre-event training, which should be noted in the description of the task. After you RSVP for your task, you will be contacted by a staff member of the Office of International Programs who will be overseeing the task with further instructions of your responsibility prior to the event (if applicable) and/or the day of the festival.

Don’t remember what you signed up for? If you RSVP’d for a volunteer task in OrgSync, you can log back into your account at any time by clicking the link above and review the task you signed up for.

Non-UNC Charlotte Volunteers

If you are a community member with interest in volunteering at the International Festival, please email international@uncc.edu with the following information:

  • Contact Name
  • Name of group (if signing up on the behalf of a group)
  • Contact number
  • Available time slots

Please note that we truly appreciate your interest in volunteering at the festival, but preference will be given to UNC Charlotte students for volunteer shifts. Additionally, it may not be possible to assign a group to 1 specific volunteer task for the same time slot. Groups wishing to volunteer during the festival may be dispersed and separated to tasks based on volunteer need.

Volunteer Check-In

Pre-Event Volunteer Shifts

If you RSVP’d for a pre-event volunteer shift (i.e. tasks requiring you to volunteer before the day of the festival), you should refer to the description of the task you signed up for via OrgSync for further information regarding your volunteer shift. Additionally, you will receive an email (sent to your UNC Charlotte email address) prior to the day of your volunteer shift with a reminder and further instructions of your volunteer tasks.

Day of Festival Volunteer Shifts

If you will be volunteering on the day of the festival, the first thing you should do is report to the Volunteer Check-in table at least 5-10 minutes prior to the start of your volunteer shift. The Volunteer Check-in table will be located inside the SAC next to the main information booth. Once you check-in, you will receive your t-shirt and will be given further instructions on where to report. Please keep in mind that depending on volunteer need, you may be reassigned to another task, if necessary.

For further information regarding parking on festival day, please visit our website here.

 

 

OIP thanks you again for your interest in volunteering at the International Festival. Without you, this event would not be possible!