The Pagan Alliance is committed to the education of the general public with the intention of changing public views, opinions and response to the Pagan Community.
Through public education, we hope to create an increased acceptance and understanding, and to dispel common misconceptions. We are committed to justice, and eliminating prejudice and ignorance in all communities, including all ethnic backgrounds, sexual orientations, gender identities, age, size, and class affiliations.
We are also committed to incorporating sustainable living and "alternative" lifestyles into our events and speaker series.We sponsor activities and events that reflect how our traditions which are supportive and in tune with Nature, and play a positive role in healing human's relationship with the Earth and with all cultures.
Return of the Pagan Festival
May 9, 2015 11:00 am to 5:00 pm
Martin Luther King Jr. Civic Center Park,
2 Blocks West of Downtown Berkeley BART
PAGAN FESTIVAL -- HOW TO VOLUNTEER
Pagan Festival Friends, Cherished Volunteers & Community Members,
The Pagan Alliance would like to thank you for taking the time to consider volunteering at the 12th Pagan Festival on May 9th, 2015 in Civic Center Park in downtown Berkeley.
Your generous gift of time allows the Pagan Festival to be a free offering to the community. We invite you to look below and decide how you would like to contribute. Volunteers will receive snacks refreshments. Those volunteering for 4 hours will receive a t-shirt or tank top.
In addition, there are pre-event volunteer opportunities available including serving on the Pagan Festival Planning Committee, coordinating volunteers or assisting with festival publicity.
Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Blessed are the volunteers. You make this event possible!
Pre-event Volunteer positions
Pagan Festival Planning Committee (Leadership Positions): Members are to be available to meet in person on Sunday, March 15 from 5:00 to 6:30 pm at the Humanist Hall in Oakland.
Most planning meetings can be by conference call. Committee members will be responsible for coordinating an aspect of the Festival.
Flyer/Poster Street Team. Email email@example.com your mailing address to have flyers sent to you.
Authors’ Circle Coordinator (Leadership Position)-Responsible for booking and scheduling authors for the Authors’ Circle. In addition, you are responsible to arrange for set-up/take down and staff the Authors Circle the day of the Festival. The Coordinator should be part of pre-event planning as well.
Altar Coordinator (Leadership position) - Responsible to secure altartists prior to the festival and coordinate altar set-up/take-down the day of the festival. In addition, shall design and coordinate an altar that reflects the theme- “Spirituality Through Service.”
Altarists-Coordinate and build an altar in the park the day of the festival. Directional altars are required to assist in securing sacred space and required for ritual. Themed/diety/topic altars are encouraged. Theme is required to be approved by the Altar Coordinator and Event Director.
Media Coordinator & Media Assistant (Leadership position) -Responsible to develop and distribute press releases, secure press coverage (printed, radio, TV and web)develop press packets and coordinate with the Pagan Alliance Webmaster.
Storytelling Pavilion Coordinator- Greeting Storytellers, and Overseeing the Storytelling Pavilion. The Coordinator should be part of pre-event planning/storyteller recruitment as well assisting Boardmember James Bianchi with recruitment. However, will be the Festival Story-Telling Pavilion Coordinator. Responsible to complete the final schedule and supervise assistants at the Storytelling Pavilion.
Saturday, March 28 or April 11, 2015
Assist with organizing the festival infrastructure. Help us decide what infrastructure will be necessary to bring to the festival site to make it happen! Alameda. Contact Arlynne Camire (510) 872-1188.
Day Prior to the Event-Friday, May 8, 2015-2:00 pm
Meet at storage space in Alameda to organize and load truck.
Contact Arlynne Camire at (510) 872-1188. This is a VERY IMPORTANT task.
Day of Festival-Saturday, May 9, 2015
The non-security shifts available shifts are as follows:
Morning-10:00 am-12:30 pm;
Afternoon Shifts-Noon-2:30pm; 2:30-4pm; 4-5:30pm
Tear-Down-5:15 pm-7:30 pm Tear-down @ the Park
Hauling & Repacking into Storage (Special Rewards
See Below!)7:30 pm-9:00 pm
All Volunteers will receive a t-shirt or tank top for two or more shifts. All volunteers will have access to the Festival Staff Refreshment area.
Duties may include depending on shift: Assist with some set-up, take down, crowd control, secure ritual area, monitor staff parking, help with vehicle parking surveillance of vendor area, direct people, secure backstage and assist with accessibility to site for people with physical challenges. Shifts are from 6:30 am-10:00 am; 9:30 pm-1:45 pm; 1:30pm-5:45pm; and 2:30-6:30 pm.
All security will be assigned a Pagan Alliance Security Shirt to wear at the event. All security working a 4 hours will receive a Pagan Alliance shirt to take home. Security will be in teams and will receive breaks. You will have access to the Event Staff food area. You will report to the Security Manager.
First Aid/EMT (2 needed)
Part of the Security Team. Responsible to treat minor first aide situations and able to triage injured and handle the situation until the paramedics arrive. Position required by the City of Berkeley Special Event Permit. Can work in shifts.
Assistant to the Stage Manager
Assist & interact with sound crew and help keep performers, speakers, MCs on schedule. Includes load in & load out of talent (supervising talent and speakers, not assisting with gear), Check-in performers, access to necessary power sources for musicians, and logistical stage needs as they arise (i.e. keeping the ramp clear). Assist with direction of Stage Crew Volunteers as needed. You will receive a Pagan Alliance T-shirt.
Assist Stage Manager and Assistants to Stage Manager.
Help performers on and off stage. Communicate with sound booth. Make sure Green Room has refreshments. Lifting may be required. We have requested that all performers load-in/load-out own equipment. You will receive a Pagan Alliance T-shirt and access to the Festival Staff Refreshment Area.
Info Table Assistants (8 needed per shift)
Assist Board Member and Info Table Coordinator Molly Blue Dawn with directing people to appropriate areas and staff, site map distribution, help to answer questions regarding the event programs, assist with the raffle, and tee-shirt sales.
Author Circle Assistant
Assist with greeting authors, checking them in, bringing refreshments to the booth, and set-up/take down of the Authors Circle. Assisting the Authors’ Circle Coordinator as needed.
Story-telling Pavilion Coordinator & Storytellers
Leadership Position. Greeting Storytellers, and Overseeing the Storytelling Pavilion. The Coordinator should be part of pre-event planning/storyteller recruitment as well assisting Boardmember James Bianchi with recruitment. However, will be the Festival Story-Telling Pavilion Coordinator. Story tellers are needed to tell 15-20 minute stories to groups of children and adults.
Festival Staff Refreshment Area (6 needed)
Set up/Take down of tables. Prepare sandwiches and food platters. Bring refreshments to various to Authors’ Circle, Story Telling Pavilion, Info Booth, Back Stage Green Room, and to Stage Area Staff.
Site Set-up (10+ needed, 4 hour shift, but then you are free to enjoy the day)
Arrive at 6:30-7:00 am. Set up canopies. Distribute bins that are marked with site maps.
Distribute tables and Chairs. Hang signs and Banners and may assist the Vendor Coordinator.
Make runs for Printing, Ice, supplies, food, find staff members, etc… Should have own Vehicle and with valid driver’s license and vehicle insurance or have a bicycle and able to carry items. This is the “life saving” position and will be asked to dinner after the Festival.
5:15 pm to 7:30 pm. Take down canopies, take down trash and recycling frames, load truck, pick up street cones, remove signs and parking meter no parking signs.
7:30-9:00 pm helps with haul & repacking items to storage in Alameda. The volunteers who help in storage will be treated to dinner at La Penca Azul Restaurant Cocktails for those over 21 years of age. Bring your photo ID.
We are looking forward to seeing you at the Festival to Celebrate Pagan Pride.
Return of the Pagan Festival
May 9, 2015 11:00 am to 5:00 pm
Martin Luther King Jr. Civic Center Park, Berkeley
2 Blocks West of Downtown Berkeley BART
You are invited to participate in the 12th Pagan Festival, May 9, 2015 to be held in Berkeley, California. This year we are celebrating the return of this community event. The festival’s theme is “Spirituality Through Service.” Keeper of the Light T. Thorn Coyle will pass the staff to the 2015 Keeper of the Light Crystal Blanton. Our Master and Mistress of Ceremonies are Shay Black and Diana Rowan. This event will include altars, rituals, stage performances, speakers, Authors Circle, Druid Story Telling Pavilion, and vendors and information booths in the Pagan Market Place.
Vendor and Information Booth Application
If you are interested in participating in the Story Telling Pavilion, Authors Circle, be a speaker or performer, or volunteer, please contact Event Director Arlynne Camire at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you or your organization would like to build an altar, please contact Pagan Alliance President and Altar Coordinator JoHanna White at email@example.com.
Please email the name of your organization, name, email and cell phone number of a contact, and a URL.
There will be a general information table at the Festival where you can display flyers. If you would like to have an information table for your organization use the application link. The fee is $30 to cover our costs. We will provide the table and 2 chairs. We encourage you to bring a shade structure not to exceed 10 feet by 10 feet.
The Pagan Alliance Board of Directors