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Volunteer FAQ’s

Who can volunteer for Imagine RIT?
Anyone who is at least 16 years of age may volunteer. All volunteers should plan to attend a training session.

Was my registration successful?
You should receive a confirmation email with your volunteer assignment(s). If you did not receive confirmation, please send an email to hadpro@rit.edu.

What if I need to change or cancel my volunteer assignment?
Please send an email to hadpro@rit.edu or call 585.475.7856.

When is volunteer training?
While volunteer training is not mandatory, it is strongly encouraged to help make your volunteer experience and the experience of festival visitors a pleasant one.

We are offering two (2) face-to-face volunteer training sessions, both on Tuesday, April 28, 2015, in Ingle Auditorium, Student Alumni Union (SAU)

Session One: 12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Session Two: 2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

During training you will be given a copy of this year’s festival print program, a t-shirt to wear on the day of the festival, and a copy of our comprehensive volunteer training manual.

What if I cannot attend one of the above training sessions?
Not to worry – we will offer one live webinar training event (date/time TBA); however, this means that you will have to wait to receive your t-shirt on the day of the festival when you check-in.

Where do I check-in on the day of the festival to receive my meal card (and my shirt, if I did not go to a training session in-person)?
Here is a list for your review: specified check-in location

Will I have time to eat lunch at Imagine RIT?
If your shift is during a time you would normally eat, please plan accordingly by bringing water and a snack with you. Volunteers will receive a meal card when they check-in the day of the festival (either Dinosaur Bar-B-Que or RIT Dining Services as specified during the registration process). Please check-in early if you would like to eat before the start of your shift.

What should I wear?
Imagine RIT volunteers will receive, and are expected to wear, a free volunteer t-shirt that may be picked up in advance at a training session, or on the day of the festival at the time of check-in. Please do not plan to wear a volunteer t-shirt from a previous festival as the sponsor information on the backside of the shirts changes each year.

In case of inclement weather, please add layers underneath your t-shirt, in order to give full credit to our sponsors, the logos of which appear on the backside of t-shirts. If you must cover your t-shirts, we do have rain ponchos and large pins that may be placed on a jacket or sweatshirt so visitors will still know you are a volunteer.

My question is not addressed here. Who should I contact?
Please email Program Chair, Heather Cottone, at hadpro@rit.edu. Thank you.