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Volunteer Frequently Asked Questions

Who can volunteer for Imagine RIT?

Volunteers must be at least 16 years of age. Most volunteer positions require a 3-hour time commitment and involve standing and interacting with visitors for the duration of the shift. Interpreters are assigned to volunteers who may need assistance communicating with visitors.

How do I sign up to volunteer?

Volunteer by registering on the call for volunteers page. We are using a platform called CERVIS that enables festival organizers to communicate with volunteers more efficiently. You should receive a confirmation email with your volunteer assignment(s). If you do not receive confirmation, please send an email to Michelle Lanphear, Director of Imagine RIT at mllgrl@rit.edu.

What if I need to change or cancel my volunteer assignment?

Volunteers may login to their account on the registration page and update their profile and/or assignment information at any time.

When is volunteer training?

On Monday, April 20, 2020, 10AM-6PM, in the Student Alumni Union (SAU) Room 1510 (also known as The 1829 Room), volunteers may drop by to pick up a t-shirt, poster, tote bag, and a festival program.

We will hold brief, half-hour training sessions throughout the day (Noon, 2 PM, 4:45 PM). 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.

If you are unable to pick up your shirt on April 20, you will 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?

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 Service/Food Trucks 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 should wear their (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 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 Michelle Lanphear, Director of Imagine RIT at mllgrl@rit.edu. Thank you.