WE COULD NOT DO IT WITHOUT YOU
Saturday, October 28
11:00 am-3:00 pm
If we want to impact our community by hosting the most exciting Fall event in Rochester, we need to come together as a church and serve. If you want to step into serving find out how below!
Costumes, candy, and excited kids. If that is what you look
forward to most at Ridgefest, consider joining in the fun by hosting a trunk or a carnival game! We are excited to share that many of our “trunks” will be indoor tables this year, making your setup even easier. Host a trunk or table with your family, friends, or small group to pass out candy to our guests.
By joining the Food Team, you can bless our guests with free hamburgers, hotdogs, chips, ice cream, and water. Whether cooking food, serving it to guests, or restocking supplies, you can serve our guests in many different ways.
Bounce houses, bungee jump, hula hoops, bubbles,
cotton candy, and more. If you want to see kids having fun in a safe
environment, this team is for you!
Are you gifted in hospitality? Our team of greeters and hosts is primarily responsible for welcoming and guiding the guests who come to Ridgefest. If you are friendly, love people, and are excited about providing our guests with an incredible experience at Ridgefest, consider joining the Guest Experience Team!
If you are attentive to details, enjoy working behind the scenes, and are excited to help parking and transportation go smoothly, please check out the Logistics Team. These volunteers are vital to ensuring that Ridgefest is safe, clean, and organized for all our guests and volunteers. Find out how you can help with our facilities, safety planning, and transportation needs!
Do you have a heart for our volunteers? If so, join this team to support and meet the needs of our volunteers. By helping care for our volunteers, you ensure their experience is as great as
those attending Ridgefest!
The setup team will come and get everything going before Ridgfest begins!
Shift 1 for all volunteer teams arrives and begins to serve.
Shift 2 for all volunteer teams arrives and begins to serve.
The Teardown team gets everything undone and ready for Sunday!
What is the plan for lunch during my volunteer shift?
Lunch will be available to you before or after your shift. Please plan on arriving early (or staying late) so that you can enjoy a free volunteer lunch in the Lighthouse.
Where do I find more information about the serving role I signed up for?
Please attend our Ridgefest Volunteer Training night on Thursday, September 28th from 6-7:30pm at ARC. You will learn all you need to know about Ridgefest and your specific volunteer role. If you cannot attend, let us know, and we will send you a video recording of the training.
Do I have to park in the designated volunteer parking lot?
We are asking all volunteers to park in the designated volunteer parking lot except for any volunteer with mobility issues or anyone parking an outdoor trunk at ARC.
Can my kids serve?
Yes! We welcome kids of all ages to serve. If your kids are younger than 4, please bring them with you (but don’t sign them up for a separate registration spot). If your kids are 4-12 years old, an adult needs to serve with them. Teens are able to serve independently of their parents, as you feel comfortable.
Where should we serve with little kids?
We have plenty of places for you to serve as a family with young kids. Handing out ice cream, serving at the Bubble station, being a yard game host, helping with carnival games, greeting guests, or helping keep AR clean during the event are all great options for families with little kids.
When I arrive at ARC, where do I check in?
The shuttle will drop you off at ARC. We then ask all volunteers to check in at Volunteer Central in LC100, next to the gym.
if it rains?
Our Volunteer Leadership Team has created a backup plan for inclement weather. If it looks like it will rain or snow, we will communicate with you via email, updates on our website, and social media.
Are background checks required
Certain volunteer roles will require a background check. You will learn more information at the Volunteer Training Night on September 28th.
Do I need to wear a costume?
We would love it if our volunteers wore costumes (especially those who are serving by hosting an indoor or outdoor trunk). But it is not required to serve.
Please park at the designated volunteer parking lot if you are volunteering for any role at Ridgefest. We encourage you to arrive at the parking lot with plenty of time to get to ARC, check-in, and find your team. At minimum, arrive no later than 30 minutes prior to your shift. Volunteers will then be shuttled to ARC.
Volunteers will be shuttled to Autumn Ridge Church.
Shuttles will run all day from 8am-5:30pm to accommodate for every shift of volunteers (including setup & teardown) at Ridgefest
Plan on allowing for plenty of time to park at the volunteer parking lot, shuttle to Autumn Ridge, check-in, and find your volunteer location (we recommend arriving to the shuttle 1 hour before your shift begins, especially if you are Shift #2 and you plan on getting lunch before your shift starts)