Volunteers

What does a Sun Valley Jazz Jamboree volunteer do? Volunteers assist in room and audience management in a variety of musical venue locations. They have the choice to be in the large musical event rooms that hold 300 jazz fans or in the smaller, intimate Satchmo’s room. Other volunteers work on the Sound Team (audio/acoustics), Property Management (facility and band setups), Hospitality Room (the musician’s, sponsor’s and volunteer’s break room) or serve at the Sponsor’s Information Table.

How much time during the Jazz Jamboree does a volunteer work? Volunteers serve 12 hours total during the five day Jazz Jamboree.

Who assigns the days and hours? A Site Manager or Team Manager will coordinate with the volunteer which days and time shifts they prefer to work. Some Site Managers schedule their volunteers in 3 hours shifts (4 shifts = 12 hrs) and others schedule in 4 hour shifts (3 shifts = 12 hrs). Volunteers are needed from 7:30 am to as late as 1 am at some of the musical venues.

When would I have to be in Sun Valley? All volunteers report on Wednesday, October 15th, 2014. New Volunteer Orientation starts at 10 am. This is followed by an All Volunteer meeting at 11 am. Then all volunteers enjoy a fabulous buffet luncheon with their Site Manager and team members in the Limelight Room.

Who do I contact if I’m interested or need more information?
Sonnie Kirtley, Volunteer Coordinator  Click Here or call her at 602-717-3886.

What expenses would I have?

Each assigned volunteer receives the All Events Badge that admits them to any musical event throughout the week. They reserve and pay for their own lodging arrangements as well as meals and other expenses. New volunteers must purchase the official teal-colored SV Jazz Jamboree volunteer shirt that is worn with appropriate slacks, trousers or a skirt. 

Pre-Ordered volunteer shirts may be picked up at the Communcation Center prior to first shift.