Pittsburgh Blues Festival In Need of Volunteers

PITTSBURGH, PA (July 13, 2015)— A host of exciting acts will fill two stages July 24-26 at scenic Hartwood Acres for The Pittsburgh Blues Festival, benefiting Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank, but it is the small army of volunteers that will be the heart and soul to making the event a success. The Food Bank is in need of more assistance for this year’s event though.

“The community of southwestern Pennsylvania has always been incredibly generous when it comes to supporting the Food Bank,” said Alyssa Jurewicz-Johns, director of community engagement for the organization. “Every year it takes over 600 community volunteers assist in operating the 3-day festival, and this year will be no different.”

Volunteer opportunities at the Festival abound with numerous shifts and roles available including:

  • Parking Lot Attendant– Direct cars into the parking lot; help guide straight lines; provide directions and accommodations to handicap parking and Festival entrance
  • Kid Zone– Assist children while providing guided instruction for Food Bank related activities
  • Concession Stand Sales- Help prepare and sell food, make change, interact with the public, and keep things tidy
  • Blues Crew– An elite group of Blues Festival volunteers that help patrol the perimeter, answer Festival related questions, and report incidences/issues that arise
  • Green Team– Help ensure that the Pittsburgh Blues Festival leaves a smaller footprint and is more sustainable by ensuring that items get properly sorted for recycling and composting. Engage with attendees to help them understand where items go and inform them of our greening efforts.

All volunteers receive a free t-shirt and admission to the festival the day of their shift. To sign up for a shift, visit pghblues.com/volunteers.

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