Want to be part of one of KW’s best grassroots, community driven music festivals? Well here’s your chance! It’s Grand Porch Party volunteer time and in order to make this year’s GPP the very best yet, we need your help. Don’t be shy or assume your help isn’t needed. We NEED YOU! The GPP does not happen without neighbourhood volunteers!
All of the volunteer roles are short-term and FUN and offer opportunities for those with different interests, skills and schedules.
And yes, high school volunteer hours are credited!
Sounds like something you’re interested in? Well then, email our Volunteer Coordinators, Larissa and Susan at GPPVolunteers@gmail.com
Below is a brief description of what we are looking for help with:
Neighbourhood (and beyond) Postering Team
Time Commitment: 1.5 hours
Duties: Put up about 25 posters in an assigned area between Saturday May 27 and Saturday June 3.
Do you walk, push a stroller or ride a bike in the Uptown West Neighbourhood and beyond? Do you walk regularly along King Street in Uptown Waterloo? This might be a position for you. This might be a good family volunteering opportunity.
Sign Installation and Takedown Team
Time commitment: As little as 1 hour. Installation to happen the day and hours before the event, Saturday June 10 or Sunday morning, June 11.
Duties: This team will install signs on host lawns and also directional signs for event. The team will then return at the end of the event at 5pm and collect the signs and return them to their storage spot.
GPP Ambassador/Street Monitor Team
Time commitment: 1.25 hour. Do you like chatting to and helping people? Do you love the Grand Porch Party? This position might be for you.
Duties: You will help keep people safe by encouraging patrons to keep to the sidewalks and you will provide general information about the event. You will have a map and information. Some new positions have been added this year to include sidewalk chalk and a selfie wall. Plus! You will get wear a bright orange Grand Porch Party vest during your shift.