Volunteer Instructions: Castro St Fair

Boot-check Instructions

- Each item checked is $3.

- Boots, coats, and small items can go into bags; tape or staple ticket to bag.  Make sure there is no tag attached to the bag left over from a previous event.

- For backpacks and other larger items attach tickets directly with twist-ties, tape or string.

- Please inform customers that we will close at 6:00. We cannot be responsible for unclaimed items.

- Please store items in numerical order ! ! !

- In-and-out requires an additional donation, any amount is fine. Please explain this to customers when they check their items in, so they can hang on to items they might need.  (We’ve been inundated with in-and-outs in the past.)

- If it gets busy and a long line develops, don’t feel like to you need to stress or rush.  It’s OK to have a line.  Folks have to wait in line for drinks, food and the toilets.  They can wait for their bags too!

- IMPORTANT - SECURITY: This is a very public space. If you have any suspicion about the nature of what is being checked, ask the manager for advice, or find Castro Street Fair security or police. Do not let any unauthorized person in the secure area, no matter how well you know this person.

- Proceeds and tips benefit The Sundance Association for Country-Western Dancing.

Wrangler Instructions

We have two postcards to hand out:

    - Sundance Saloon flyer
    - Sundance Stompede flyer

Sundance Saloon Flyer Sundance Saloon Flyer

There is a box with hundreds of these flyers for this purpose! Please don’t actively any other types of flyers. In particular DO NOT RANDOMLY HAND OUT OUR OCTOBER CALENDAR FLYERS. We have a limited supply of these, so save them for folks who show a special interest.

The idea is to get as many flyers out to as many people as possible. We have enough to distribute at least 250 flyers per 90-minute shift.

Wander around the dance floor and pass these out to the crowd standing around the dance floor. (You can take an occasional dance break!)

You can go through the crowd fairly quickly. Many folks won’t want them, and that’s OK, but you’ll find that many folks do accept them quite eagerly.

An excellent time to focus on this task is during and just after line dances, which tend to draw the biggest crowd of onlookers, and right after lessons. Consider enlisting some temporary help at these times.

While most folks will take flyers passively, some will have questions for you. Take a little time (but not too much!) with these interested folks to encourage them to come. Send them to the boot-check for more information. You can explain that we are open tonight, with beginning lessons starting at 5:30 pm.

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