Opportunity Details

Animals, Civic & Community
Administrative Support/Clerical,Caring for Animals

Minimum Age:15+

Monterey Bay Birding Festival

Call for Volunteers! Give a HOOT and JOIN our WING TEAM! 

The Monterey Bay Birding Festival Association hosts an annual birding festival with goals to increase public knowledge and interest in birding and the conservation of natural resources. We focus on issues affecting local native bird species of the Monterey Bay and their habitats as well as migrating birds. 

The Monterey Bay Birding Festival (MBBF) has volunteer opportunities September 19-22, 2019. Attached you will find an application to join us in a volunteer capacity as a member of our Wing Team. 

Wing Team Members are a huge part of what makes the Monterey Bay Birding Festival successful and we hope through the work you do to help MBBF run smoothly, you have an unforgettable experience! 

All Wing Team Members will earn a Fest T-shirt, admittance to both night Keynote Speaker Presentations, and Workshop #115, plus one field trip per 3-hour shift. Wing Team Members are required to work a minimum of 3-hour shift. 
*If you are looking for volunteer hours for school please note that at the bottom of the application. 

If you have any questions, direct them to the Wing Team Coordinators: WingTeamforthebirds@gmail.com

WING TEAM Application
Thanks for taking the first step towards becoming part of our Wing Team at this year’s 
Monterey Bay Birding Festival
Please review the following information closely before filling out the application. 

Volunteer spots are all at Festival headquarters, unless otherwise specified. Watsonville Civic Plaza, 275 Main Street, Watsonville, CA 95076

Work day Sign-ups:
Pre-Fest: work day 9/19 between noon and 6pm
Mid-Fest: work days 9/20 5:30am-10pm, 9/21 5:30am-10pm, and 9/22 5:30am-7pm
Post-Fest: work days 9/22 10am-2pm close based upon clean-up 

Parking: Wing Team Member Parking
On Friday, please report to the volunteer table to receive a parking pass if you will be at the festival more than 2 hours, before 3 p.m. Parking is free on Friday after 3 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday parking is free.

Application Process
1. Review the following information closely. Submitting an application indicates you understand the process and agree to the program’s policies.
2. You will receive a confirmation email from wingteamforthebirds@gmail.com confirming your application has been received and accepted.
3. The Wing Team Coordinator will review your application and respond with specific details regarding shifts available and your schedule within 3 days of your submission. please be patient (we have other jobs outside of coordinating this epic team). 

It is at the Wing Team Coordinators’ discretion to align Wing Team Members with their assignments. 
Pre-Fest Wing Team can expect to receive their schedule by Thursday, September 8th. If you need more advance notice for employers/professors/family, please notify the Coordinator. 

Mid-Fest Wing Team can expect to receive their schedule by Saturday, September 10th. We will try to send out schedules sooner, but Festival needs are a moving target and we would prefer to be certain about your shift times versus changing them last minute. The Coordinator will not change your assigned shift times, but may change the team you’re assigned to at any point during your shift due to ever-changing needs.

We will be as accommodating as possible when it comes to shift changes. In general, we prefer Wing Team Members trade shifts with other Wing Team Members to ensure all shifts are covered, however we will make exceptions on a case by case basis.

This is a referral opporutnity. Please email wingteamforthebirds@gmail.com to apply to volunteer or click the EXPRESS INTEREST button below!

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