Volunteer with Lincoln Calling

Lincoln Calling 2018

September 20th - 22nd, 2018
Why Volunteer?

In exchange for becoming a Lincoln Calling Music Festival Volunteer, you'll receive a general admission 3-day pass, a t-shirt, a fun time, and an opportunity to help grow an awesome nonprofit music festival! Plus, when you're not working, you get to experience the festival! Please read the volunteer requirements, information and terms & conditions completely before submitting an application. Individual volunteer jobs will be assigned based on Lincoln Calling Music Festival needs.

What are the requirements to be a Volunteer at LINCOLN CALLING Music Festival 2018?

-Volunteers must be 18 years or older on or before September 25, 2018.
-Volunteers must be on time for all shifts.
-Volunteers must wear sturdy, closed-toe shoes.
-Volunteers for set up/tear down must be able to lift at least 40lbs.
-Must be able to stand for at least 4 hours.
-Volunteers will be provided a t-shirt to wear while working and are required to take it off while not
-There is a zero tolerance policy for the usage of alcohol or illegal drugs for volunteers.
-If you are caught under the influence or stealing you will forfeit your access to the festival.
-Accepted volunteers are given a 3-day GA pass to the Lincoln Calling Music Festival. This is a non-
transferable festival wristband.

What are the shifts like?

During festival volunteers will work a minimum of 8 total hours during the festival, divided into two (2) 4-hour shifts. Plan to arrive 20 minutes prior to your first assigned shift at Nonprofit HUB, 211 N. 14th Street, Lincoln.

Some of the possibilities include:
Setup / Tear down: Must be able to comfortably lift 40 lbs. This job will happen mostly late mornings and late at night and involve moving tables and chairs, putting up tents and various other jobs. No training required.

Merchandise: Merchandise volunteers will handle selling merch for Hear Nebraska, Lincoln Calling and various bands. Merchandise volunteers should be able to do simple math quickly in their head and be comfortable handling money, making transactions and keeping track of a small inventory – some training required.

Ticketing: Ticketing Volunteers will be in charge of selling tickets on the ground, checking in ticket holders, and handling some very light customer service questions at our ticketing headquarters. Some Training Required.

Door Staff: Door Staff Volunteers are responsible for ensuring everyone entering their particular venue or area has the proper wristband or credentials to be in there. You will work with a venue employee to ensure the venue does not become over crowded by cutting off the door when necessary and implementing a one in, one out policy. Minimal training required.

Artist Lounge/Hospitality: Artist Lounge/Hospitality volunteers will tend to various elements of our Artist Lounge as well as the green rooms throughout the festival. Duties might include: decorating; cleaning; grocery store runs; ordering take-out; setting out food; restocking food and other related items; monitoring an entrance/exit for authorized personnel; and more. [This job requires no special experience or skills and minimal training.]

Stage Crew: Must be able to comfortably lift 40 lbs. Stage Crew volunteers will be responsible for moving equipment on and off stage as well as in and out of a bus/van. Experience and knowledge of music instruments is preferred.

Floater: Floaters are ideally capable of filling several roles. These volunteers will be primarily stationed in the production office, assisting festival staff with various tasks, giving breaks to various volunteers in their many positions, and covering for absent volunteers.
Green Team: Our festival green team will be responsible for overseeing our festival-wide recycling, mobile hydration unit and helping to market the bus transportation. This might include standing at disposal cans throughout the festival to ensure proper disposal, taking out trash/recycling/ when full, and more.

How do I apply?

Read through all of the information and requirements to become a Lincoln Calling Music Festival volunteer.
Sign up for at least two (2) shifts and fill out the Lincoln Calling Music Festival application here. You must be available to work each of the shifts you sign up for.
The Lincoln Calling Music Festival will notify you via email for all communication. Please remember that the trick is to be flexible and be willing to lend a helping hand!
A kickoff party/training session for volunteers is scheduled for Sept 12th.

Training sessions are scheduled for September 12, 13, 17, 18, 2018. This is where you will receive check-in information. You will be given your volunteer t-shirt and Festival Pass.
Show up on time. Work hard. Enjoy the festival. Make sure you check in and out for each shift! Remember, all Lincoln Calling Music Festival volunteers are expected to dress appropriately, wearing their Lincoln Calling Music Festival volunteer t-shirt and closed-toe shoes, and to take off their volunteer t-shirts while not working.

Please come prepared to work outside in the elements. Bring sunscreen and stay hydrated! Please be aware that storage space is limited for staff and volunteers. Please leave valuables at home as we do not have a place to lock them up.

If for any reason you need to cancel, be sure to cancel your application in writing via email to info@lincolncalling.com by September 12th, 2018. No exceptions will be made.


Where will I be working? Can I choose where I will be placed?

When you fill out your volunteer application, you will also choose the shifts you'll be working.

What are the perks of being a Lincoln Calling Music Festival volunteer?

Attend the festival at your leisure outside of your work shifts
Participate in the inner-workings of the Lincoln Calling Music Festival 2018
Get a Lincoln Calling Music Festival volunteer t-shirt
Have an awesome experience!

When do I show up for my shift?

Please arrive 20 minutes before your assigned volunteer shift begins and be ready to work. You will receive a festival pass and volunteer t-shirt at the training sessions on September 12,13, 17, 18, 2018. You will be expected to wear this shirt while you are working, and you will be expected to take it off while you are not working.

What if I have to cancel?

If you need to cancel, be sure to cancel your application via email to volunteer.coordinator@hearnebraska.org by September 21, 2017. No exceptions will be made.

What if I am late or can’t make a shift I signed up for?

It is your responsibility to get your shift covered by another Lincoln Calling volunteer, either through the Facebook group or other means, and then approved by the LC Volunteer Coordinator. If you (or your replacement) fails to arrive within 10 minutes of your scheduled start time, you risk the loss of all volunteer privileges, including your festival pass.

How do I stay connected to the Volunteer Coordinators?

Email: Please ensure that the Volunteer Coordinators for Lincoln Calling Music Festival have your current email address.
Texting: Please ensure that the Volunteer Coordinators for Lincoln Calling Music Festival have your current phone number that can receive texts.
Facebook: Lincoln Calling Music Festival Volunteer page. This is a private FB page and you must be invited to join.

Is transportation or accommodation provided?

No. All volunteers are responsible for their own transportation to the Nonprofit HUB, 211 N. 14th Street, Lincoln. There is no lodging or accommodation provided for volunteers.

What can I bring with me?

You should try to bring as little to your shift as possible – leave all valuables at home. If you can't fit everything in your pockets, we recommend bringing a small bag that is easy to carry (waist bag or small backpack) to keep your small personal items. You will be able to leave bags and other items in the production office at the HUB, which will always be staffed, however we can not guarantee the security of any of these items while they are out of your possession.

I already bought a ticket, but I would still like to help out for a few hours. Can I do that?

We appreciate the offer but unfortunately, for the sake of continuity, we need volunteers who can commit to working at least two (2) shifts.

I already bought a ticket, but would like to volunteer and get my ticket for free : is it too late to do so?

Awesome! It is not too late. Please sign up to volunteer and pick out your two (2) shifts. Once you have done so, email the volunteer coordinator to receive your refund.
If your question is not answered in these FAQs, please email info@lincolncalling.com. Please note that due to an overwhelming number of emails, we will not respond to questions if the answer is listed above.

Volunteer Applications Terms and Conditions

I understand that I am applying to be a volunteer at Lincoln Calling Music Festival, for which I will receive no compensation.
I understand that there is no guarantee that I will be selected to be a volunteer at the Event.
I am currently over the age of 18 or will be over the age of 18 by Sept. 25, 2018.
I attest to the truth of all statements made in my application.
I understand that the use of alcohol and/or controlled substances before or while on duty is strictly prohibited. Violation of this policy will result in immediate dismissal from the Lincoln Calling Music Festival, repossession of all credentials, and removal from the festival grounds.
I acknowledge that I have read and fully understand these terms and conditions.
Volunteers give permission to Lincoln Calling Music Festival and Hear Nebraska to use his/her image or likeness incidental to any video display, transmission or recording of the event.
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By accepting the terms of this agreement, I can register as a potential volunteer of Lincoln Calling Music Festival,

and agree that:

This agreement is between me and Hear Nebraska, dba Lincoln Calling Music Festival 2017 (LCMF).

1. Volunteer Status. I understand that by accepting this agreement and registering on

Volunteerlocal.com I am not guaranteed a position as a volunteer at LCMF. If selected as a volunteer I will

be considered a volunteer private contractor. I understand that I will not be paid for my volunteer

services, nor be considered an employee of LCMF. Any volunteer perks or benefits, including free

festival passes, are just that - perks.

2. Code of Conduct. While a volunteer at LCMF, I will conduct myself in accordance with the positive

energy and good-will of LCMF. I will respect all festival-goers, venue owners and staff, other volunteers,

and the City of Lincoln. I will dress appropriately for the general public and for the weather, and I will

wear my volunteer t-shirt for all shifts that occur during the festival. I will willingly perform the duties

and responsibilities assigned to me by the Volunteer Coordinator and/or as directed by my team

manager, and will assist any other LCMF staff that request assistance during my agreed-upon time

commitment with LCMF, so long as such assistance does not unreasonably interfere with my assigned

responsibilities or take me away from my assigned post or designated area of responsibility. In the

event of any altercation, unruly behavior, fights or similar conduct by any attendees, I will not actively

become involved in the situation, but will immediately seek the assistance of law enforcement or other

qualified individuals to attend to the problem.

3. Liability. I understand the risk involved with volunteering, including possible bodily injury. I

understand LCMF does not provide any Accidental or Medical Insurance. I hereby release, and agree to

indemnify, and hold harmless Hear Nebraska, dba LCMF, its officers, agents, staff and

employees from any and all liability, damages, and/or claims of any nature whatsoever arising out of, or

in any way related to, my volunteer work at, before, or after LCMF.

4. Theft/Loss/Damage of Property. I shall be personally responsible and liable for any theft or loss

of money or property, or damage to property entrusted to me by LCMF during my shift, and understand

and agree that in the event that property or money entrusted to me during my shift is lost, stolen or

damaged, I shall be liable for the value of such loss or damage.

5. Alcohol/Illegal Drugs. I agree to abstain from using any and all alcohol and/or illegal drugs prior

to or during my scheduled shifts at LCMF. I understand that LCMF requires all volunteers to abide by Nebraska

State Law with regard to the use, possession and/or transport of any illegal drug or controlled

substance. Failure to abide by this rule will result in immediate dismissal and the loss of all privileges as

a volunteer. I will not wear my volunteer t-shirt at any time I am not actively engaged as a volunteer at

the festival, or at any time when I am, or may be, consuming any alcoholic beverage on the premises of

any LCMF venue.

6. Dismissal. I understand that my volunteer service is a privilege and not a right and that it is

completely discretionary with the management of LCMF. If I fail to conduct myself in accordance with

this Volunteer Agreement, either during LCMF or in relation to my status as a volunteer, I may be

dismissed from volunteer service, which will result in a Loss of all volunteer Privileges, at the sole

discretion of LCMF staff and the Volunteer Coordinator.

7. No-show. I understand that if I am a no show for my scheduled shift, I will suffer a Loss of all

Privileges. "No-show" is defined as: failing to arrive within 10 minutes of scheduled start time, missing a

shift as a result of being refused entry at age 21+ venues due to being under 21, or by leaving my

assigned task/location during a scheduled shift without the knowledge and approval of the Volunteer

Coordinator or my LCMF Manager.

8. Loss of Privilege. I understand that, at the discretion of the LCMF staff, in the event of a violation

of this agreement, I could lose the privilege of all LCMF volunteer perks, and forfeit my Festival Pass I received for


9. Agency. I understand that I am not an agent or employee of LCMF, nor am I authorized to

transact business, enter into agreements, or otherwise make commitments or waive any requirements

for attendance or participation at the festival, on behalf of the festival unless, expressly authorized in

writing by LCMF.

I understand this is, and is intended to be, a legally binding agreement between me and LCMF, and by

submitting this registration for a potential volunteer position, I agree to be bound by all the above

obligations and requirements should I be accepted as a LCMF Volunteer.