FAQ for Volunteers

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS FOR VOLUNTEERS ELFIA ARCEN 2017:

1. Can I stay overnight on Elfia?
Yes, there is a volunteer camping ground on Elfia where you can pitch your tent.

2. Do I get compensation for Elfia?
Elfia provides food and drink for all volunteers. Only those volunteers who help on weekdays receive an expense allowance it.

3. What kind of clothes should I wear?
During the construction and dismantling week, you are wearing easy-to-wear clothes and good shoes. During the festival itself, everyone wears a red / yellow tabbard with belt. The gatekeeper, exhibitioner and parking elfs already have a tabbard on Thursday and Friday because they are in direct contact with the standers and entertainers and must be recognizable.

4.Is there transportation arranged for us?
No, you can come by car or public transport. On the special facebook page of Elfia crew, one offers each other to ride with each other.

5.Can I leave my precious stuff somewhere?
Everyone is responsible for his own stuff and you have to leave your stuff in the crew camp or in your car. There is on-site security on weekends. However, you will always be responsible for your own items.

6. What tasks can volunteers do on Elfia?
See below the tasks within Elfia:

TASKS:

1. Dismantling Elf 
Task from Monday / Tuesday (after the festival).
Dismantling the festival grounds. For example, pick up fences- benches and chairs, decking. 

2. Dismantling & Construction Teamleader  
Task from Monday / Tuesday (1,5 week).
Has experience with festivals (construction and dismantling), manages people well, is a good co-worker and is responsible for the whole construction and dismantling of the festival ground.

3. Forkliftdriver
Task from  Monday / Tuesday (after the festival).
Has a forklift certificate. You drive all the heavy stuff, such as fences, decking around the grounds.

4. Decoration Elf
Task from Monday / Tuesday (1,5 week).
In varying combinations. Not during the festival itself. Preparation of the decoration of the festival, such as hanging flags, decorating doors, buttons ropes etc. You can also choose whether only the week before the festival to experience or example only during the dismantling of Elfia.

5. Distribution Elf
Task from Tuesday / MondayFunctie. Distribution and collection from all sorts of articles to support all Elfia teams. And supported by the distribution teamleader. The administration of  distributed and collected articles is an important part of this job.

6. Distribution Teamleader Elf
This is a responsible and paid position, Monday / Wednesday (1.5 weeks). You register everything that enters the site, trucks f.e, you open the doors, records all volunteers, keep the radios on, you are responsible for all keys on the terrain. Here we are looking for someone who can register well, is firm, is able to speak up and ensures that everything comes back neatly in place. There are long working days, you alternate several days with 2 employees. Also keep track of the records of expenditure and intake is an important part of the job

7. Elfia Royal Guard Elf
Task from  Saturday / Sunday.
Dress up in costume Elfia Royal Guard. Supervising Elfia related activities at the event, such as coronation, parade etc.

8. Entertainment Elf
Task from  Saturday / Sunday.
Entertainment activities such as: Supervising entertainment groups, answer questions, evaluate entertainment, etc.

9. Exhibitor Manager Elf
Task from Thursday / Sunday
Contact between exhibitors and organization, manages entering- and leaving times and all sorts of things. Also ascertain that exhibitors abide by the rules and they appeal to persons, if this is necessary.

10. Exhibitor Elf
Task from Thursday / Sunday
Support the exhibitor manager.

11. Flying Fixers Elf
Task from Saturday / Sunday.
All the work especially last minute things that are needed during the festival.

12. Catering Elf
Task from  Monday / Tuesday and Friday / Sunday (May be only weekends).
All kinds of activities regarding the crew and help with the catering crew. Keeps everything tidy condition at breakfast, lunch and dinner, and ensures that all crew members leave the crew tent tidy.

13. Office Elf
Task on Elfia Headquarters from Monday / Sunday.
Understands about software and computers. Furthermore, all kinds of activities on Elfia headquarters Elfia.

14. Technical Elf
Task from Thursday / Monday.
Has knowledge of techniques especially for technical emergencies during the festival. Someone who helps up in technical matters and dismantling and festival.

15. Infostand Elf
Task from Saturday / Sunday.
Answering all sorts of questions from visitors to the festival.

16. Constructing Elf
Task from Monday / Friday for the festival divided.
Building and designing of the festival such as fences and benches places, ramps. This is a real physical task.

17. Parking Elf
Task from Thursday / Sunday.
The organization of driving on- and off the park of exhibitors, entertainers, artists etc. You must be able to work under stress.

18. Parking Teamleader Elf
Task from Thursday / Sunday.
Managing the parking team.

19 .Stagecrew Elf
Task from Saturday / Sunday.
All work related to the various stages on Elfia.

20. Theater Crew Elf
Task from Thursday / Sunday, mixed.
May also only on the weekend. All tasks regarding the costume contest, elections and the parade.

21. Ticketcontrol Elf
Task from Saturday / Sunday.
Checking tickets at the entrance.

22. Gatekeeper Elf
Task from  Thursday / Sunday timeshare fillable.
Guarding the entrances to the festival site. Give directions to drivers and people on how to reach their destination on the festival terrain on foot and by car.