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Work Trade

The deadline has now passed to apply for work trade at EcoFarm 2020.

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Work trade is an opportunity to attend EcoFarm Conference at a reduced rate, while gaining experience in event production and connecting with the EcoFarm community. We are seeking committed, reliable volunteers who will support conference staff, events and logistics and register for the full conference.

The EcoFarm Work Trade Program is an undercurrent for success in every area of the conference. Many of our volunteers are returning year after year and we value your contributions immensely!

Application Process

The deadline to apply for Work Trade is November 15th, 2019. Applicants will be notified by email by December 3rd, 2019. Please do not register for the conference until you hear from EcoFarm on the status of your work trade application, as refunds will NOT be provided!

Work Traders receive a discount of $185 in exchange for 8 hours of work. Once accepted, you will be emailed a discount code to apply to your conference registration. Important: Work Traders are required to register for the entire EcoFarm Conference starting Wednesday through Saturday.

Thank you for your interest in volunteering at EcoFarm Conference! We hope you will join this vibrant community of more than 70 work traders annually, each of whom is integral to the success of the event.

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Work Trade Job Descriptions

Airport Shuttle: Speakers or consultants may need airport pick-up from Monterey, San Jose, and San Francisco. Volunteers receive gas reimbursement.

Awards Ceremony & Banquet: Direct traffic during Friday night banquet or help with set-up.

Band Help: Assist with set-up and clean-up for the Friday Night Dance.

Beer & Cheese Tasting: Various tasks to support the busy Artisanal Beer and Cheese Tasting in the Exhibitor Marketplace. Volunteers direct traffic, check IDs, prepare and serve foods for tasting, and help with set-up and clean-up. Volunteers are not allowed to consume alcohol. Must be 21+

Clean-Up: Help collect and pack all EcoFarm materials on Saturday.

Door Monitors: Check attendee badges.

EcoFarm Merchandise Booth: Help us sell EcoFarm t-shirts, hats, etc. Volunteers support set-up, clean-up, and sales.

Exhibitor Marketplace: Volunteers support exhibitor move in and move out by directing traffic, enforcing policies, and providing labor if necessary.

Flier Distribution: Prior to conference, distribute promo materials to local businesses in the Monterey area advertising the conference.

Floaters: Fill in where needed!

Food Pick-Ups: Several food donations cannot be delivered, and require pick-up by a volunteer and drop-off at Veritable Vegetables in San Francisco. Volunteers receive gas reimbursement.

Healing Center: Various healing professionals offer their services at EcoFarm. Volunteers fill appointment slots and check participants in so healing sessions are uninterrupted.

In Office Program Support: Assist staff in the EcoFarm Office in the weeks before the conference.

Kitchen Assistants: Help move and sort food donations when they arrive on Tuesday, and then sort leftover donations on Saturday. A lot of this job includes working in the cold room and lifting boxes - volunteers must be ok with working in the cold! Wednesday to Saturday - prepare signage in the dining hall before meals.

Opening Night Social: Provide assistance for special event on Wednesday evening.

Photo-Booth Assistant: Support the EcoFarm photographer in the photo-booth during the Friday Night Dance.

Runner: Carry materials to rooms before workshops and plenaries. Set-up and break-down of sponsor signage for workshops and special events.

Registration: Direct traffic and distribute name badges, totes, and materials to participants upon arrival.

Sign Coordinator: Set up signage and materials in various locations throughout the confernce grounds at various times.

Transportation: Help transporting supplies to Asilomar, loading and unloading.

Wine Tasting: Help to direct traffic, monitor doors, pour wine, set-up, and clean-up during the popular EcoFarm Wine and Cider Tasting. Volunteers are not allowed to consume alcohol. Must be 21+

Workshop Attendance: Walk around campus and count attendance at all workshops. This important task requires fast walking.



Thank you to our EcoFarm 2020 sponsors!