Like beer? Like people? Volunteer today!
The World Beer Festival is coming to Columbia, SC on Saturday, January 28, 2012, and we are looking for volunteers to help in putting on the festival. Sign up to volunteer today through COR | Columbia Opportunity Resource.
You’ll help a good cause - a portion of the proceeds from the WBF go to support two Columbia non-profits: Columbia Opportunity Resource (COR) and The River Alliance.
- You’ll make new friends – work in a fun, friendly environment with great people.
- You’ll build your wardrobe – every volunteer gets a cool t-shirt.
- You’ll enjoy good beer – though you can’t drink beer while working at the festival, volunteers are treated to a volunteer-only party after the event that includes sampling of beers from the festival, tasty food, and a raffle for lots of neat beer stuff. We'll also make sure you are well-fed and watered during your festival volunteer shift.
- You’ll learn more about beer – every volunteer receives a complimentary three-issue subscription to All About Beer magazine.
What is the World Beer Festival?
The mission of the World Beer Festival is the education of the public about beer appreciation and beer quality. In addition, the World Beer Festival is committed to fostering the growth of a positive local beer community. The World Beer Festival features samples of hundreds of different beers from a great variety of breweries from around the country and the world, live music, food from an assortment of restaurants and bars and educational seminars by leading craft brewing industry insiders.
The World Beer Festival-Columbia will take place at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center on January 28, 2012 in two sessions, 12-4 p.m. and 6-10 p.m.. The festival is produced by Chautauqua, Inc., publisher of All About Beer Magazine, the definitive source of information about craft beer. The company aims to build beer appreciation through information, education and experiences.
What do volunteers do?
Most volunteers serve as pourers during the festival, pouring samples for festival guests. Some volunteers also work at the entry gates, taking tickets and welcoming guests.
What is required?
You must be at least 21 years of age to volunteer. Volunteers are required to attend an hour-long training session during the week before the event, and work during at least one of the two festival sessions. Besides that, you just need to smile and enjoy!
Volunteers are required to attend the mandatory training session Wednesday, January 25th, at either 5:30 p.m. or 7 p.m. Volunteer captains are also required to attend the captain's meeting Monday, January 23rd and 6 p.m.
About All About Beer Magazine (http://www.allaboutbeer.com/wbf)
World Beer Festivals are public events in which participants have the chance to sample an amazing range of beers from around the world, served by brewer representatives, for one entry price. Seminars, live music, and great food are also included.The mission is to expose communities to a wide range of beers and to brewers,
About COR | Columbia Opportunity Resource (https://www.ourcor.org/)
COR | Columbia Opportunity Resource is an innovative volunteer-driven 501 (c)3 community development organization focused on engaging and connecting a new generation of Columbians to make our region a better place to live, learn, work and play.
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