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    Default how do we volunteer for one of the next weekends?

    im down to show up early and help set up, i live in vegas so is not far. does any one know about were to find info for volunteer work next year?

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    Sorry, but no, I don't believe there was volunteer work last year

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    Default Re: how do we volunteer for one of the next weekends?

    Yeah, I have a feeling that the volunteer labor force was blamed as a/the contributing factor for some of the 2010 issues, so they used a combination of professional event staff and temp workers last year. I thought it was a huge improvement, so I don't see them backtracking.

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    Default Re: how do we volunteer for one of the next weekends?

    Some of the volunteers in 2010 were either lazy are complete idiots. Entering the campgrounds in 2010 was a nightmare.
    7/21 - !!! @ Club Congress (Tucson, AZ)
    8/23 - Galactic @ Rialto Theater (Tucson, AZ)
    8/25 - Future Islands @ 191 Toole (Tucson, AZ)
    10/11 - Carolina Chocolate Drops @ Rialto Theater (Tucson, AZ)
    11/10 - The Black Keys @ US Airways Center (Phoenix, AZ)
    4/10/15 - 4/12/15 - Coachella

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    Default Re: how do we volunteer for one of the next weekends?

    I am sure the volunteer system was open to abuse and bad practices. Many were a liability to the festival.

    Now it is two weekends I am sure it makes sense to just pay people rather than train one set of volunteers one week, then train another set the next week. Plus they don't have to keep track of the hours of hundreds of volunteers. Sure it was a major pain in the ass to administer. I would guess you had lots of no shows, then an whole host of people who started volunteering then pissed off to enjoy the weekend.

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    Default Re: how do we volunteer for one of the next weekends?

    Quote Originally Posted by tigermilkboy View Post
    I am sure the volunteer system was open to abuse and bad practices. Many were a liability to the festival.

    Now it is two weekends I am sure it makes sense to just pay people rather than train one set of volunteers one week, then train another set the next week. Plus they don't have to keep track of the hours of hundreds of volunteers. Sure it was a major pain in the ass to administer. I would guess you had lots of no shows, then an whole host of people who started volunteering then pissed off to enjoy the weekend.
    I am one of those who abused the system. I made a last minute decision to go and instead of just buying a ticket off a scalper I signed up to work stagecoach for coachella and took the $400 hit.

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    Default Re: how do we volunteer for one of the next weekends?

    In 2010 GV outsourced the volunteer staffing opportunity to Work Exchange Team, who staffs various festivals and events. I give GV credit for trying something different and giving people an alternative.

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    Default Re: how do we volunteer for one of the next weekends?

    Quote Originally Posted by fetuspiniata View Post
    I am one of those who abused the system. I made a last minute decision to go and instead of just buying a ticket off a scalper I signed up to work stagecoach for coachella and took the $400 hit.
    Abused the system, yep you did! However, I applaud the smart thinking. I would bet that happened a lot that year.

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    Default Re: how do we volunteer for one of the next weekends?

    EvoStevo, it has not officially been announced for 2012 yet. Check back in mid-January and the information about whether or not you will be able to volunteer will probably be listed in the official FAQ:

    http://coachella.com/event/rules-faq

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    Default Re: how do we volunteer for one of the next weekends?

    Kylie was a volunteer. I appreciate her sacrifice.

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