Why Volunteer? The Solar Eclipse will provide cultural and scientific experiences that are (largely) free and open to the public. As a volunteer, you support an event that not only enhances, but defines life in our community.
Who Can Volunteer? We seek friendly, cooperative, and reliable volunteers. Knowledge about Hopkinsville and the surrounding area is especially helpful – many visitors are from out of town and may need advice getting around!
If you have special needs, or represent a group or individual with special needs, please e-mail the General Festival email. Not all volunteer jobs are appropriate for all people.
Volunteer Requirements: In order for the Festival to schedule and communicate with volunteers effectively, volunteers must:
- Sign up to volunteer by registering below or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Be able to understand, agree, and follow the volunteer requirements of the Festival as detailed on the Volunteer Waiver.
- Complete volunteer assignment(s) in a satisfactory way – arrive on time, stay the duration of your “shift(s)”, wear a volunteer shirt provided by the Festival, and represent the Festival in an enthusiastic, professional, and positive manner.
- Notify the Volunteer Coordinator as soon as possible if your availability changes.
Volunteer Assignments: Volunteers assist the Festival in a variety of ways including but not limited to event set-up, execution, and breakdown; attendee interaction; and site maintenance and clean-up.
Festival events requiring significant volunteer support include: Campsite & Viewing Location registration, Summer Salute Festival, Directional Assistance, Merchandise Tents, Event Set-up & tear down, Solar Eclipse Hotline, Pre-Eclipse Volunteers (distributing posters, visitors guides, assembling Eclipse info, handbooks, etc.).
Important Note: DON’T DOUBLE-BOOK YOURSELF! When completing the registration form and/or volunteering for a partner organization, PLEASE take care not to create conflicts by stating availability / interest in events with concurrent or overlapping dates and times, or by committing to multiple shifts on the same day with less than an hour in between.
By registering to volunteer, you hold harmless and indemnify the City of Hopkinsville, its affiliated companies, officers, directors, sponsors and employees from and against any loss, damage liability, claims, cost and expense including legal fees which may be incurred by reason of your volunteer participation in the Solar Eclipse Festivities, unless such claims are a result of gross negligence or willful misconduct on the part of the City of Hopkinsville.