Please fill out the form below to apply to volunteer at Boone Dawdle 2015.  After you've submitted your application, we'll review it and let you know if there is a position available. In return for their hard work, all volunteers will receive our heartfelt thanks, an official Boone Dawdle Volunteer bandana made by Adinkra (a local company), two Ragtag passes, dinner and two drinks out at the winery, and many of you will be able to take in the band and the film (space and your assignment permitting)! Thank you for your interest in helping the festival!


PLEASE NOTE: For the 2015 Boone Dawdle, we have an official Rain Date -- Sunday, August 16 -- and are asking for a commitment from all volunteers to be available to work on both days. If necessary, we will make the decision to postpone the event no later than the Volunteer Training on August 15. If we do end up using our Rain Date, you'll be asked to stick around for the Volunteer Training on the 15th, and we'll let you know when and where you'll need to go on the 16th. When you fill out your application below, note that you'll need to indicate that you can work BOTH days to be able to sign up as a Dawdle volunteer. For questions or concerns, please contact Ben Falby at bvfalby@gmail.com. 


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There are volunteer opportunities in many very different work teams. Click on a team name below to get a better idea of WHAT these volunteers do, WHEN they do it, and HOW MANY volunteers are needed. As teams are filled, they will be removed from the application.

We ask that you try to match the WHATs, WHENs and HOW MANYs of each team with YOUR particular skills and interests, time availability, and the timing of your application. In light of these particulars, select your TOP 3 team preferences. Based on our needs and your particulars, we’ll do our best to place you on one of these teams.





Help load em' up and ship em' out from Les Bourgeois. Back at Flat Branch Park, you'll help organize bikes and make sure they get back to their rightful owners. Requires lifting bikes fairly steadily (with frequent breaks) for several hours. This team will be working during most of the event (but don’t worry, you WILL get dinner!). In addition to the perks all Dawdle volunteers receive, Bike Loaders will also receive a VOLUNTEER PASS FOR TRUE/FALSE 2016!

When? Sat Aug 15, 2015 9:30AM - Midnight (includes Volunteer Training, with DOUGHNUTS); Sun Aug 16, 2015 11AM - 3AM (Rain Date)
How Many? 16

One of the most challenging but glorious jobs at the Dawdle. After negotiating your price in raffle tickets with tired riders, you'll schlep their bike up the third-of-a-mile hill and hand it off to the bike transport team. Requires a strong back and a love of getting really sweaty and really tired. Also, your name will live on forever in bike sherpa history.

When? Sat Aug 15, 2015 9:30AM - Midnight (includes Volunteer Training, with DOUGHNUTS); Sun Aug 16, 2015 11AM - 3AM (Rain Date)
How Many? 12

Help set up, operate, and tear down all the lovely surprises along the Katy Trail. In addition to helping to run one of the surprises (which involves everything from handing out snacks to showing people how to make giant bubbles, and a million other things in between), you'll spend a lot of time interacting with Dawdle participants.

When? Sat Aug 15, 2015 9:30AM - Midnight (includes Volunteer Training, with DOUGHNUTS); Sun Aug 16, 2015 11AM - 3AM (Rain Date)
How Many? 25

Check in participants at the start of the bike ride (at Flat Branch Park) and at the winery. It's helpful if you have a working laptop with a battery and wifi (but not strictly necessary). Once the event starts, you'll assist at the registration table, punch attendee passes in the dining room, help attendees find seats, and provide general information.

When? Sat Aug 15, 2015 9:30AM - Midnight (includes Volunteer Training, with DOUGHNUTS); Sun Aug 16, 2015 11AM - 3AM (Rain Date)
How Many? 8

Come out to the winery early to help set up our magical outdoor cinema, and then stay up late to help us make it all disappear. This shift will be a SPLIT shift, with set up for a couple of hours in the afternoon, and then tear down starting once the party's over (around 11P). This means you'll definitely be able enjoy the party AND the movie (and possibly even part or all of the ride)! Requires some heavy lifting. Shift runs from approx noon to 5P, and then again from approx 11P to 3A.

When? Sat Aug 15, 2015 9:30AM - 3AM (Set Up/Break Down; includes Volunteer Training, with DOUGHNUTS); Sun Aug 16, 2015 11AM - 3AM (Rain Date)
How Many? 6

Have you been a T/F Queen, or have you always wanted to be? Are you gregarious, outrageous, and love to dress up in crazy outfits? Then we need YOU to help out as a Queen with some very special assignments (at Registration, along the Trail, and out at the Winery). Your schedule and duties will vary depending on where you're stationed, but expect to be "on" for several hours throughout the day. T/F loves our Queens!

When? Sat Aug 15, 2015 9:30AM - Midnight (includes Volunteer Training, with DOUGHNUTS); Sun Aug 16, 2015 11AM - 3AM (Rain Date)
How Many? 4

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