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2017 Workhouse Brewfest Brew Crew

August 12, 2017

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The Workhouse Arts Foundation, in coordination with Celebrate Fairfax, Inc. are proud to present the Workhouse BrewFest set to take place on Saturday, August 12, 2017 located at Workhouse Arts Center in Lorton, Virginia. 

As you may know, the Workhouse BrewFest could not exist without the support of volunteers.  We are looking for as many as 350 volunteers to join the Workhouse BrewFest Brew Crew to help in a variety of locations throughout the event.  Our Brew Crew will work all over the event in various roles to help support the BrewFest staff, leadership team supervisors, attendees and artists to ensure everyone is having an amazing experience.  As a Brew Crew member, you could be helping with admission, greeting attendees, assisting breweries with pouring and much more! For more information on the type of responsibilities and requirements to join the Brew Crew, please scroll down to the Frequently Asked Questions.

If you have any additional questions or have issues with registration, please contact Jackie Yin at Jackie.Yin2@FairfaxCounty.Gov


Who can be on the Brew Crew?
Anyone that is at least 16 years old or older!  Volunteers MUST be 21 years or older for any volunteer position handling pouring of alcohol due to ABC regulations.

What are the shift times/hours?
Volunteer hours are broken into three shifts:

  • 11:30AM – 2:30PM
  • 2:30PM – 5:30PM
  • 5:30PM – 8:30PM

What are the types of Brew Crew responsibilities/jobs?
We know there may be desired positions, but there are no guarantee for requested areas so please be as flexible and open-minded as possible.  Brew Crew positions include:

  • Adult Beverage Pouring
  • ID checking and Wrist Banding
  • Ticket Selling and Scanning
  • Assisting with program areas, games, and other activities at the festival. 

What benefits do I receive as a Brew Crew member?
All volunteers will receive a grounds access wristband, a volunteer t-shirt, a snack/beverage coupon for each shift, a souvenir event tasting glass at the end of your shift and memories to last a lifetime!

- First and second shift volunteers - will have the option to receive a free Designated Driver wristband for unlimited craft sodas or a $15 Unlimited Tasting Wristband (Must be 21+).  Please note - these options are only available after your shift has ending and your supervisor signs off on your shift card. 

- Last shift volunteers -  will receive complimentary craft beers located in the hospitality area.  Please note - this option is only available after your shift has ending and your supervisor signs off on your shift card.

Can I enter the event early before my volunteer shift so I can enjoy the event?
Unfortunately, we cannot allow our volunteers to come before their shifts to enjoy the event. Volunteers are NOT allowed to drink/sample alcoholic beverages before or during their volunteer shifts. 

Can I drink/sample any of the beers, wines or other alcoholic beverages at the festival before or during my volunteer shift?
NO! Due to ABC regulations, volunteers are prohibited from having any alcoholic beverages before or during their shifts. This will be strongly enforced.

Can I drink/sample alcoholic beverages after my volunteer shift?
Yes; however, you must remove your volunteer shirt.  If you select the last volunteer shift of the day, you will receive complimentary beers located in our hospitality area. 

Where do I park?
Volunteers will be able to park for free at the Workhouse Arts Center

Can I volunteer with a group?
Yes! If you have a group, organization or company that would like to volunteer together, please contact Jackie Yin at Jackie.Yin2@FairfaxCounty.Gov for more information.

Can I receive credit for volunteer/community service hours?
Yes!  If you need volunteer credits for school, an organization, etc., you can e-mail the volunteer hour form Jackie Yin or bring it with you when you volunteer.  If you need a letter verifying your volunteer hours, please e-mail Jackie.Yin2@FairfaxCounty.Gov after the event is over. Please remember the response time will be delayed since we will be cleaning up everything from the event.

Where can I find information on parking, maps, Brew Crew job descriptions, and other general volunteer questions?
Coming Soon!  It will be located at the bottom of this page.

I have not received a confirmation packet or e-mail to confirm that I am on the Brew Crew. What do I do?
Do not worry! You are automatically confirmed to volunteer once you registered.  If you register sometime between August 1st and August 11th, your reminder e-mail will be delayed but you can view all the volunteer & event information you need located below.

I need to cancel or change my shift. Should I call or e-mail Jackie Yin to make the adjustment to my schedule?
Yes, just send a quick e-mail to Jackie.Yin2@FairfaxCounty.Gov with your name and the adjustment you need to make to your volunteer shift.

The weather forecast said there is a chance of rain during the festival. Should I still come?
YES, PLEASE! We are a rain or shine event so please dress accordingly. We hope that the weather will be beautiful but you just never know.  The event will stay open and operate as normal even if there’s some rain in the forecast. 

Do you provide a meal for volunteers that are working multiple shifts?
Unfortunately, we cannot provide full meals for our volunteers. We do give each volunteer a snack/beverage coupon for each 3-4 hour shift.  The snack items consist of chips, granola bars, and cookies. If you think you will be hungry during your 3-4 hour shift, please eat before you arrive or grab something quick during your 15 minute break in one of our food courts.

Brew Crew Confirmation Packet, Maps, Job Descriptions:
Please check your email or the volunteer page at http://workhousebrewfest.org/volunteer/