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Austin Parks Basis volunteers key to ACL Music Competition – KXAN.com


AUSTIN (KXAN) — The Austin Metropolis Limits Music Competition requires lots of labor from a lot of individuals, from headlining artists all the way in which right down to volunteers with the Austin Parks Basis, who will see an elevated function on this yr’s pageant.

Jerreta Hartfield, APF’s director of promoting and communications says that the volunteers are important to the music pageant’s success. As of this afternoon, 745 individuals have signed as much as volunteer on the pageant.

An APF volunteer palms luggage to ACL attendees. A bag crammed with recyclables will be traded in for a t-shirt. (Austin Parks Basis/Katrina Barber)

“When you find yourself taking part as a part of our volunteer program, it is possible for you to to attend the pageant and can obtain a wristband,” Hartfield stated. “The work that we’re asking of us to do is fairly minimal, simply assist individuals and help with tasks.”

Annually, the volunteers make the next ACL packages occur:

  • Rock & Recycle: Attendees can convey a bag of recycling to volunteers for a particular t-shirt
  • Divert It!: Educate attendees on compost and recycling
  • Hydration stations

The partnership between APF and ACL began 17 years in the past, however 2022 will see the volunteers working in a higher capability. This yr, volunteers can even:

  • Run Austin Kiddie Limits, an area for kids on the ACL music pageant;
  • Greet and direct pageant attendees across the park;
  • Help media in masking the occasion and with entry; and,
  • Present administrative help to the volunteers and the pageant.
APF volunteers pose with a pile of recycling collected by pageant attendees. (Austin Parks Basis/Katrina Barber)

Based on Hartfield, most volunteers join due to their love for ACL and the town’s parks.

“Normally the volunteers which have participated with us have executed so earlier than and are actually excited to be again serving to to scale back the waste that’s occurring on the pageant,” Hartfield stated. “Our crew does a very nice job of coaching volunteers and ensuring that everybody understands their roles.”

These keen on volunteering with APF throughout the pageant can sign up online. Presently, APF nonetheless wants round 20 extra volunteers.

“We’re right here to have enjoyable and assist be certain that all the things is operating easily,” Hartfield provides.

Different APF volunteer alternatives

APF can also be searching for volunteers for his or her “Party for the Parks” fundraiser concert and “It’s My Park” Day, a citywide parks cleanup on Nov. 5.

The fundraiser live performance occurs on Oct. 12, between ACL pageant weekends, and the band Spoon will carry out.

“It’s actually simply our approach of inviting a smaller group of parents who’ve been supporting the parks all yr lengthy,” stated Hartfield in regards to the live performance.


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