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Volunteer at Brewfari!

Saturday, July 27, 5:30-9PM (Volunteer scheduling window: 4-8:45PM)

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WHAT IS THIS?

A 21+ evening of music, drinks, and after hours fun at Henry Vilas Zoo! Unlimited drink samples from local and regional breweries and wineries. Activities include music from the Nick Moss Band, a photo booth, carousel rides, a sampling glass and unlimited samples.


CAN I VOLUNTEER?
  • You must be 21+ by the date of the event. (Due to alcohol sales on grounds)
  • You must be comfortable engaging people from all backgrounds and communities in conversation.
  • (Optional) We’re especially thankful for those who enjoy shooting the breeze and have good tongue-in-cheek senses of humor. 🙂

VOLUNTEERING FOR ALL

This event involves large crowds in a high-sensory environment, and may not be comfortable for those sensitive to light and sound. All volunteer roles are completely outdoors. Most volunteer roles are accessible by wheelchair.


WHAT DO I GET TO DO?

*Roles in bold are only available to those currently volunteering at HVZ in an ongoing role.

  • Carousel Crew – Run the carousel! Make sure guests are meet the age requirement of 120yrs or younger. Protect the carousel from beverages and food (because do you want to get ants? ‘Cause that’s how we get ants.) with friendly reminders.
  • Carousel Carnies – Step right up! Sometimes guests need a little encouragement to embrace their inner child. Support your Carousel Crew by reminding guests about the rules on food/drink on the ride (none). Thank guests for coming!
  • Event Lead – Support our volunteers throughout the night! Welcome them at check-in, make sure they get to where they need to go, and lend and extra set of helping hands wherever needed.
  • Gate Greeters – Be the calm in the chaos. Welcome guests, help them understand policy and procedure, and troubleshoot problems before they arise! This role is excellent for people who enjoy both fast and slow paced work that ebbs and flows.
  • Henry/Handler – Surprise lion! Casually photo bomb our guests at our photo booth. Pose with guests and be the media star for the night.
  • Party Posse – The party don’t start without you! Hand out Brewfari mugs. Work with HVZ staff to ensure guests have the appropriate wristbands for the night.
  • Photographers – Take photos of our night of revelry! Highlight the people, activities and smiles throughout the event. (P.S. Are you noticing how drab this page is? It’s because we’re so busy running the event that we don’t have any photos of it! Help!)
  • Trivia Champions – Want to see if those guests are really paying attention? Talk about conservation, but also quiz our guests on some the strangest animal trivia we could find.
  • Vendor Check-in – Set the night off right by making sure our vendors get in and know where to go! Work with our Event Lead staff to ensure cars and trailers are entering/exiting safely and all vendors are in their correct locations for the night.

WHAT DOES HVZ PROVIDE?
  • Role-specific training texted updates in the weeks before, and on the day of, the event
  • Discounts at our Glacier Grille, Cup & Cone and Gift Shoppe in the week leading up to the event, as well as day of
  • Access to the biweekly Volunteer Update â€“ filled with tons of news about our animals and upcoming volunteer opportunities

CAN MY GROUP VOLUNTEER?

We love that you want to get a big group involved! Brewfari isn’t set up for large groups to volunteer. However, you are welcome to check out our group volunteer opportunities here and/or get on our email list here to be the first to know when new opportunities become available.


CAN I TAKE PART IN THE FESTIVITIES?

Volunteers and staff can certainly enjoy the event on their own if their shift finishes before the end of the event. All volunteers and staff are prohibited from drinking alcohol while on grounds.


WHAT IF I WANT TO ATTEND?

Great! You can purchase tickets here and come join us as a guest!