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Official call or volunteers...........iWPS 2008 Charlotte NC 10-13 Dec.
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Individual World Poetry Slam - VOLUNTEER FORM

Thank you for your interest in the 2008 individual World Poetry Slam ,another Poetry Slam Inc. event in partnership with SlamCharlotte. We are looking for volunteers to help staff events from Wednesday December 10th until Saturday December 13th . We are also looking for people to help with a variety of other tasks leading up to the main event. 

Please fill out this form to help us determine how you best fit in with the event and return by email to volunteer4iwps2008 at slamcharlotte dot com   

Volunteers are an integral part of this event and will receive FREE admission to all events except finals and the erotic open mic. All volunteers who work 3 or more events will receive a complimentary ticket for the finals night show.   

Thank you in advance for your interest in volunteering!

 List of the volunteer job descriptions are listed below:

Full Name:

Poetic Alias if applicable:

Address: 

City: *     

State: *   

Zip: *     

Phone: *   

Your email address:*   

How often do you check your email? Several Times a Day, Daily, Weekly, Monthly, Never

GENERAL INFORMATION

Are you over 21? 

If no, list date of birth: mm/dd/yy 

If you don't live in Charlotte, when do you plan to arrive?    mm/dd/yy 

When do you plan to leave?       mm/dd/yy 

How much do you want to be involved? (erase those that donít apply):

Just enough to get my free passes

 Somewhere in between

 I want to eat, breathe and sleep iWPS 2008! 

I want to help out (erase those that donít apply): 

The week of iWPS         

 The month leading up to iWPS

 From now until the fat lady sings 

When are you available during the festival? Days? Nights? Late Nights? All?

Describe yourself:

 Extremely reliable. I'll call if I don't hear from you.

 I say I'm there, and I'm there on time. No need to remind me.

 I need at least 12 reminders, and I'll show up late.

PROMOTIONAL EVENTS

Periodically, we will have special fundraising or promotional events.

Would you be interested in: 

Volunteering (setup, working tables, etc.

Hosting

Performing 

SPECIAL SKILLS

Special Skills:

 Organizing people

 Cooking, BBQ

 Math

 Computer savvy

 penmanship

 Technical/electronic equipment

 Publicity/Marketing

 Making people feel welcome

 Organization

 Editing   

Other (describe:)     

INTERESTS

What positions are you interested in? 

DURING/AT THE EVENT:

 ANY

 Scorekeeper

 Timekeeper

 Hosting open mics

 House/Venue Manager

 Backstage Crew

 Managing tables (door, merchandise, registration)

 Greeter (airport, hotel, events)

 Workshop host (to aid instructor)

 Food set-up (BBQ, Finals night party, etc.)

PUBLICITY:

ANY

 Planning

 Poster/flyer distribution

Mailings 

 OFFICE ASSISTANCE:

ANY

Email communications

General computer

Mailings 

FUNDRAISING:

ANY

 Follow-up calling

 Hitting the streets

 Packet assembly/mailings

TEAM LEADERS:

Team leaders help manage the volunteer staff in their area, and/or work on a planning committee. It involves more time commitment and responsibility.

I'm interested in: 

Publicity

 Volunteer Coordination

 Open mic

 Daily announcements

 Merchandise

 Finals party

 Opening Ceremonies

 Runners

 Hospitality

 Venues

 Backstage Crew

 Registration

Other:

BEFORE YOU GO ANY FURTHER - GO BACK UP TO THE TOP AND VERIFY ALL YOUR INFORMATION!

Additional comments: a list of the volunteer job descriptions are listed below

Door/Tickets: Your job is to man the door, and check poet/volunteer passes & tickets.

Merchandise: This person(S) will sell merchandise belonging to the poets and sell event t-shirts. You will be responsible for keeping an accurate account of the merchandise received/returned to each poet and keeping an accurate count of the money collected and owed to each poet.

Scorekeeper: this person(s) will write down the poets score and tally them up.
Wed.-1 (last chance slam)

Timekeeper: this person(s) will keep track of the poet's time using a stop watch

Registration :Check poets in as they arrive in lovely Charlotte. Assist in giving out poet/volunteer badges

Runner: this person(s) will serve as a gopher. They will assist with a little of everything.

Set-up : Move the mics, test the mics, get the stage ready to go for the event or bout and assist in setting up chairs . (We probably won't need set up crew because of the venues but let's wait and see)

Clean-up: Put away all the equipment after a bout or event is over (there will definitely be some crossover between the set-up & clean-up folks) (We probably won't need clean up because of the venues but let's wait and see)


Greeter: this person will greet the poets as they arrive at the hotel and help with directions to the various events.(These persons will probably man the slam headquarters to field questions also.)




Bout managers/emcee's are taken care of through PSI.

Please return this information to volunteer4iwps2008 at slamcharlotte dot com. Please pass this information along to anyone interested in volunteering.

Inkera (864) 980-1282
SlamCharlotte-NPS 2007 & 2008 Champions
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www.individualworldpoetryslam.com 10-13 Dec. 2008 Charlotte NC

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Re: Official call or volunteers...........iWPS 2008 Charlotte NC 10-13 Dec.
« Reply #1 on: October 02, 2008, 10:03:13 PM »
Inkera,
Will there be a separate call for MC's and Bout Managers?

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Re: Official call or volunteers...........iWPS 2008 Charlotte NC 10-13 Dec.
« Reply #2 on: October 02, 2008, 10:22:40 PM »
Yeah...that will be done separately since PSi handles all bout managers and MCs.

I am sure that will be coming in the up-coming weeks.

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iWPS 2008 Charlotte NC 10-13 Dec...............Volunteer slots still available
« Reply #3 on: November 07, 2008, 09:32:45 AM »
Peace and Blessings_

iWPS 2008 is fast approaching. We need you!!!!!

Volunteers make the event run. They are as important as the poets that come to compete. Be a part of the excitement.

All volunteers receive FREE admission to all events except finals and the erotic open mic. All volunteers who work 3 or more events will receive a complimentary ticket for the finals night show.   

What are you waiting for???? Go to this link and complete the volunteer form
http://individualworldpoetryslam.com/index.php?option=com_wrapper&Itemid=34

Thank you in advance_

Inkera Oshun
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Re: Official call or volunteers...........iWPS 2008 Charlotte NC 10-13 Dec.
« Reply #4 on: November 07, 2008, 11:53:44 AM »
Peace and Blessings_
. All volunteers who work 3 or more events will receive a complimentary ticket for the finals night show.   



Are those events referred to inclusive of IWPS itself, or is it two events leading up to plus volunteering at IWPS?

I'm trying to get a nice contingent of ATL volunteers up there, but I need to know if they should budget for Finals tix if they can volunteer their a**es off while up therel.
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Re: Official call or volunteers...........iWPS 2008 Charlotte NC 10-13 Dec.
« Reply #5 on: November 07, 2008, 02:27:11 PM »
This includes events leading up to and at iWPS. 
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Re: Official call or volunteers...........iWPS 2008 Charlotte NC 10-13 Dec.
« Reply #6 on: November 07, 2008, 04:51:36 PM »
Just to further clarify...........if there is an individual that volunteered to be a part of our street team 3 times prior to iWPS they would receive a finals tickets or if an individual volunteers for the street team once prior to iWPS and worked 2 of the bouts at iWPS they would receive a finals pass.

Hope that helps. Call me if you have further questions (864) 980-1282
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