Volunteers

Call for Volunteers!

The 154th Antigonish Highland Games is one of the province’s signature events and the Games success can be contributed to a great group of volunteers. There are many different events and activities that require extra hands on and off the field.

Volunteer Benefits

 Volunteering with the 2017 Antigonish Highland Games is an opportunity to be a part of history as we celebrate the 154th Anniversary of the first Highland Games held in Antigonish, Nova Scotia. Volunteering allows you to meet great people, have fun, and experience the Scottish culture.
As a volunteer you will be taking on an essential and appreciated role in making the Antigonish Highland Games a continued cultural tradition. You will be a part of an active and engaging community team.

An added benefit to volunteering at the Antigonish Highland games it is part of our policy that all volunteers will receive a day pass for one day. Either the day they volunteer, or if volunteering in the evening a pass for the following day.

Volunteer Expectations

  • Volunteers will report to the Chair of their event or area depending on where they are positioned.
  • Whether you are a returning or new volunteer, you must attend at least one orientation meeting in order to participate in the Games.
  • If you are unable to make your shift you must notify the Festival Coordinator at (902) 863-4275 as soon as possible.
  • Loyalty, enthusiasm and clear and open communication is expected, as well as attention to workplace health and safety, kindness and courtesy to other volunteers, staff, participants and audience.
  • HAVE FUN!

If you are interested in volunteering, please fill out the following 2017 Volunteer Application and you will be contacted in the coming weeks to schedule shifts.

 2017 Volunteer Positions

INFORMATION BOOTH

We are looking for local friendly and outgoing personalities to field questions and requests from visitors, attendees, competitors, sponsors, patrons, clans and everything in between.
*Knowledge of the history of the Highland Games is preferred.

TICKET SALES

Main Festival Entrance
We are looking for individuals that have excellent customer service skills, are good with handling cash transactions, scanning tickets, putting on event bracelets and overall enjoy being in a busy-environment. As well as being able to commit to 3-hour shifts minimum.

Beer Ticket Sellers
We are looking for individuals that are good at handling cash transactions, are efficient and enjoy working in a fast-paced environment.
*Afternoon and in particular late-night shifts (10pm-1:30am) are required.

MONEY COUNTERS

We are looking for individuals that have cash reconciliation experience and that are available to work late-night shifts, generally for 3 hours between 8pm – 2am, as well as work an afternoon shift between 3-6pm.

CLAN, PATRON & SPONSOR TENT

We are looking for local friendly and outgoing personalities to “host” our Clans on the Saturday as well as provide excellent customer service to our Sponsors and patrons attending the Games.
*Scottish attire recommended as well as a knowledge on the history of the Highland Games preferred.

TIR NAN OG – Athletics *Friday only

We are looking for setup and support for the Track & Field aspect of Tir Nan Og. Setup is early Friday morning, 7am and teardown is around 3pm.
*Individuals must provide a current Criminal Record Check

TIR NAN OG – Cultural & Arts Workshops *Friday only

We are looking for individuals with an interest in Scottish cultural arts & crafts that enjoy working with children of all ages.
*Individuals must provide a current Criminal Record Check

Cultural & Arts Workshop Assistants

We are looking for individuals with an interest in Scottish cultural arts & crafts that enjoy working with children of all ages.
*Individuals must provide a current Criminal Record Check

FLOATER

We are looking for individuals that are outgoing and friendly and able to adapt to their surroundings, indoor and outdoors.
Floaters may be requested to assist all Games Chairs as required, cover off lunch breaks, support the Field crew, run errands and everything in between.
*Scheduled shifts will be a minimum of 3-hours.

 

* There will be a mandatory volunteer training session Thursday July 6th, 2017 at 6pm- 6:45.

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