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Weekend 1: APF at ACL Fest: Rock & Recycle

Friday, October 6th to Sunday, October 8th, 2017


Positions0 Remaining
Registration OpensTill registration closes
Registration Closes48 hours before each shift starts or when space runs out.
Age Limit18 and up

The Rock & Recycle Program encourages festival attendees to pick up a bag of recyclables from the grounds in exchange for a specially designed ACL Fest line-up tee. For the past 12 years, Austin Parks Foundation (APF) has been the presenting partner and primary beneficiary of ACL Fest, but for the first time, APF will be enhancing its presence at the festival as the presenting sponsor of the Rock & Recycle Program, encouraging recyling at the festival and spreading the word about our pilot project to add recycling in parks.

We need 400+ volunteers to help us run the festival's signature greening program. That's where YOU come in. Volunteer position descriptions are below, please choose the team you would most like to serve on, but note that final decisions on duties and placement will be made by team leads on-site.

Once your position has been confirmed you will receive an email to whichever address you listed for your GivePulse login with further instructions on check-in, scheduling, uniforms and more.

Volunteer Headquarters

HQ is the heart of the volunteer program! As a volunteer registrar, the goal is to greet volunteers, check id’s, and use an online program to verify that each volunteer has checked in for their shift and/or add any brief notes as needed. The goal is to accurately register volunteers and quickly get them checked in and on their way!

Other duties include t-shirt distribution, answering general questions, keeping the HQ area clean and organized, replenishing supplies, etc. There could be some light lifting.

We need outgoing candidates who are friendly and welcoming to all volunteers and, because of registration duties, must also be detail-oriented, have the ability to quickly learn the online registration process, remain professional, and be able to focus on the task at hand.  Must exude a positive spirit to help welcome, interact with, and motivate all volunteers—both about their team role and acting as advocates for the Rock & Recycle program.

Backup Team

The backup team is the “go to” crew, stationed in volunteer HQ. Throughout the festival, this team helps wherever needed to ensure a positive patron experience and fill in on any of the other Rock & Recycle teams: from distributing line-up tees to Rock & Recycle participants, to helping fans enter to win prizes at the Recycling Tour—this team does it all! Requires a friendly, positive attitude and a willingness to help wherever needed. Could require light lifting. It is imperative that all individuals in these positions be capable of answering general questions about APF’s mission as well as providing information on all aspects fo the Rock & Recycle program.

Main Rock & Recycle Team

The Main Rock & Recycle Team will be assigned to various areas of Rock & Recycle, as well as the satellite Rock & Recycle stations once on-site. Possible duties include:

  • Rock & Recycle Program HQ: Volunteers will hand out bags to participants, explain the program, receive and store filled bags, assist fans with prize check-in kiosks, and help distribute Rock & Recycle t-shirts.
  • Rock & Recycle East and West: Satellite Rock & Recycle volunteers will distribute bags, explain the program, and receive filled bags at one of two satellite Rock & Recycle stations. These volunteers will also hand out prize redemption tokens to be used at R&R HQ at the prize redemption kiosks.
  • Recycling Tour: Brand new this year, the Recycling Tour incorporates 12 artist-designed recycling bins throughout the festival. Recycling Tour volunteers will explain the Recycling Tour passport to fans, and assist them with prize check in when they return with completed passports.
PerksFestival entry for before/after your shift, APF volunteer tee
203 Positions Filled | 83 Impacts | 352 Hours

Location: Zilker Park, 2100 Barton Springs Rd, Austin, TX 78746

Shifts (27)

Friday Morning: Volunteer HQ9:00am (CT)1:00pm (CT)10/6 | 9am - 1pm4/3Over
Friday Morning: Back-up Team10:15am (CT)3:00pm (CT)10/6 | 10:15am - 3pm5/4Over
Friday Morning: Main Rock & Recycle Team10:30am (CT)3:00pm (CT)10/6 | 10:30am - 3pm17/16Over
Friday Afternoon: Volunteer HQ12:30pm (CT)5:00pm (CT)10/6 | 12:30pm - 5pm3/3Over
Friday Afternoon: Back-up Team2:30pm (CT)7:00pm (CT)10/6 | 2:30pm - 7pm4/4Over
Friday Afternoon: Main Rock & Recycle Team2:30pm (CT)7:00pm (CT)10/6 | 2:30pm - 7pm17/16Over
Friday Evening: Volunteer HQ4:30pm (CT)8:00pm (CT)10/6 | 4:30pm - 8pm3/3Over
Friday Evening: Back-up Team6:30pm (CT)10:15pm (CT)10/6 | 6:30pm - 10:15pm4/4Over
Friday Evening: Main Rock & Recycle Team6:30pm (CT)10:30pm (CT)10/6 | 6:30pm - 10:30pm17/16Over

Saturday Morning: Volunteer HQ9:00am (CT)1:00pm (CT)10/7 | 9am - 1pm3/3Over
Saturday Morning: Back-up Team10:15am (CT)3:00pm (CT)10/7 | 10:15am - 3pm4/4Over
Saturday Morning: Main Rock & Recycle Team10:30am (CT)3:00pm (CT)10/7 | 10:30am - 3pm17/16Over
Saturday Afternoon: Volunteer HQ12:30pm (CT)5:00pm (CT)10/7 | 12:30pm - 5pm3/3Over
Saturday Afternoon: Main Rock & Recycle Team2:30pm (CT)7:00pm (CT)10/7 | 2:30pm - 7pm16/16Over
Saturday Afternoon:Back-up Team2:30pm (CT)7:00pm (CT)10/7 | 2:30pm - 7pm4/4Over
Saturday Evening: Volunteer HQ4:30pm (CT)8:00pm (CT)10/7 | 4:30pm - 8pm3/3Over
Saturday Evening: Back-up Team6:30pm (CT)10:15pm (CT)10/7 | 6:30pm - 10:15pm2/4Over
Saturday Evening: Main Rock & Recycle Team6:30pm (CT)10:30pm (CT)10/7 | 6:30pm - 10:30pm16/16Over

Sunday Morning: Volunteer HQ9:00am (CT)1:00pm (CT)10/8 | 9:00am - 1pm3/3Over
Sunday Morning: Back-up Team10:15am (CT)3:00pm (CT)10/8 | 10:15am - 3pm3/4Over
Sunday Morning: Main Rock & Recycle Team10:30am (CT)3:00pm (CT)10/8 | 10:30am - 3pm16/16Over
Sunday Afternoon: Volunteer HQ12:30pm (CT)5:00pm (CT)10/8 | 12:30pm - 5pm3/3Over
Sunday Afternoon: Back-up Team2:30pm (CT)7:00pm (CT)10/8 | 2:30pm - 7pm3/4Over
Sunday Afternoon: Main Rock & Recycle Team2:30pm (CT)7:00pm (CT)10/8 | 2:30pm - 7pm14/16Over
Sunday Evening: Volunteer HQ4:30pm (CT)8:00pm (CT)10/8 | 4:30pm - 8pm2/3Over
Sunday Evening: Back-up Team6:30pm (CT)10:15pm (CT)10/8 | 6:30pm - 10:15pm3/4Over
Sunday Evening: Main Rock & Recycle Team6:30pm (CT)10:30pm (CT)10/8 | 6:30pm - 10:30pm14/16Over