Loading

FOOD & WINE Volunteer Application

Book Your Trip

Call a local vacation expert at 800-670-0792

 



 

VOLUNTEER REGISTRATION WILL OPEN TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC ON APRIL 15, 2019 AT 9:00AM MST. COME BACK TO THIS PAGE AT THAT TIME.

 

FOOD & WINE CLASSIC IN ASPEN VOLUNTEER PROGRAM
Join the FOOD & WINE Classic in Aspen volunteer team. Experience three days featuring cooking demonstrations, wine tastings, and panel discussions alongside world-renowned chefs and wine experts. As a volunteer, you will have an opportunity to support the community and enjoy this culinary event. 

Volunteers will have access to Grand Tastings and seminars on a space available basis during non-assigned work hours (access is determined based on hours committed and assigned shifts).


MINIMUM VOLUNTEER REQUIREMENTS INCLUDE: 

  • Volunteers must be 21 years of age or older and furnish proof of age any time during the event.
    No one under 21 permitted, including infants and small children in child carriers. This policy pertains to all events including cooking demonstrations, seminars, Grand Tastings, and volunteer specific events.
  • Good physical condition and ability to perform necessary tasks including lifting heavy objects, standing for long periods of time, and working irregular hours
  • A full commitment to your entire assigned schedule
  • Access to a computer or device to complete online Volunteer Orientation
  • Attend meetings specific to assigned committee prior to the event days
  • Pick up your own credential pass in-person during assigned pick up days in Aspen
  • Every Volunteer must submit a complete online application - this includes all returning volunteers and chair persons

HOW ARE VOLUNTEERS ASSIGNED?   
Volunteers are confirmed to shifts on a first-registered, first-qualified basis based on needs and availability of committee shifts and past performance, if volunteer is returning. All shifts and committees are subject to change. Volunteer confirmation considerations include: applicant has volunteered for The FOOD & WINE Classic in the recent past, past performance as a FOOD & WINE Classic volunteer, application submission date.

WHAT TRAINING IS REQUIRED TO BE A VOLUNTEER?
Mandatory Volunteer Orientation is an online course that all volunteers and chair persons take from his/her own computer or device. A link to the orientation will be sent to confirmed volunteers in late May and must be completed prior to picking up credentials.

MORE QUESTIONS?

Please contact us at: [email protected]
or 970-379-6772 (calls will be returned within 24 business hours)

4th of July Parade Waiver

2018 ONLINE REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED 

IMPORTANT PARADE INFORMATION

PARADE STARTING/STAGING: The parade will begin at 11:00am. Parade positioning is “first come, first serve” and line up begins no earlier than 10:00am. There is no entry fee and the parade is open to the public. All 5 lanes of Main Street, from Aspen Street to 2nd Street, will be closed to all traffic & designated for parade staging only. Power is not provided in staging area and remember generators do need gas.

PARADE ROUTE: The parade will start East on Main Street. It will turn South onto Hunter Street, then West onto Cooper Avenue. The parade will continue West on Cooper Avenue to Galena Street. At Galena it heads North for 2 blocks before turning West onto Hopkins Avenue. The parade will continue South on Mill then West on Hyman Avenue. Parade participants will be directed to disperse at Hyman and Monarch Street.  PARADE JUDGING: Parade judging will take place in front of the Hotel Jerome. Participants will be limited to 1 minute or less for any performances in front of the judges. Security will be onsite monitoring all entries to help prevent gaps in the parade route. Recognition will be awarded to the best entries in the following categories: 

Most Patriotic | Most Humorous | Best Animal | Best Music | Most Outrageous | Best Children’s  

PARADE REMINDERS:  

  • Consumption of alcohol is prohibited during the parade.
  • Candy, favors, etc. should not be thrown from your float/vehicle during the parade. This is for the safety of the spectators and to prevent children from running out into the street. 
  • Water balloons will not be permitted. According to city ordinances, those caught throwing balloons will be removed from the parade and could face citations and/or arrests. 
  • All parade entries must be in “good taste” and will be allowed in the parade per the director’s discretion. 
  • Maximum height restriction for any float entry is 13’5”.

 

The undersigned organization has elected to participate in the Fourth of July parade sponsored by the City of Aspen and Aspen Chamber Resort

Association (“ACRA”). In consideration for City of Aspen and ACRA allowing the undersigned to participate in the festivities, the undersigned has read, understood, and willingly agreed to the terms of this INSURANCE LIABILITY AGREEMENT and WAIVER AND INDEMNITY AGREEMENT (collectively referred to herein as “RELEASE”).

INSURANCE LIABILITY AGREEMENT

                                    Participants are required to carry insurance adequate to cover any liability for damage, injury, economic loss, or other

liability that may be incurred by individuals and/or organizations during the Fourth of July parade. All participants agree to carry such insurance, and also agree not to submit any claim against the insurance of City of Aspen, ACRA and/or any other sponsors of the parade, their officers, directors, agents, shareholders, employees, or anyone else directly or indirectly connected with production of the parade.

WAIVER AND INDEMNITY AGREEMENT

                                         The undersigned understands the potential dangers that could be encountered in participating in the Fourth of July

parade. The dangers include, among other things, dangers relating to vehicular and pedestrian traffic; crowds of persons in close proximity to such traffic; animals that may react unpredictably in a parade environment; celebration and recreational activities; loud and unexpected noise; items that may be thrown to and from the crowd in connection with the parade; and other dangers traditionally associated with parades.

      Understanding those risks, the undersigned for itself and for all persons who the undersigned invites or allows to participate in the parade with the undersigned, does hereby agree to indemnify, hold harmless, and release City of Aspen, ACRA and/or any other sponsors of the parade, their

officers, directors, agents, shareholders, employees, and anyone else directly or indirectly connected with production of the parade from any and all

liability, claims, demands, actions, or rights of action (including attorneys’ fees and costs) that are related to or are in any way connected with the

undersigned’s participation in the parade. By signing this RELEASE, the undersigned intends to extinguish any and all liability and to indemnify against any loss on the part of City of Aspen, ACRA and/or any other sponsors of the parade, their officers, directors, agents, shareholders, employees, and anyone else directly or indirectly connected with production of the parade for any injury or damage of any nature (without regard to negligence or fault) to the undersigned and to all persons who the undersigned invites or allows to participate in the parade.

                                      The undersigned warrants and represents that it will not invite or allow any person to participate in the parade unless

such person is bound to the terms of this RELEASE. To that end, the undersigned agrees that it shall take any steps necessary to secure agreement of such persons to the terms of this RELEASE, and that it shall be deemed a responsible person within the meaning of C.R.S. § 13-22-107 and § 19-1103(94) for all children who the undersigned invites or allows to participate in the parade.

SUBMISSION OF APPLICATION

   I am the official representative of the undersigned organization. On behalf of the organization, I acknowledge our responsibilities as set forth above. I also accept on behalf of the organization all of the terms and conditions of this

INSURANCE LIABILITY AGREEMENT and WAIVER AND INDEMNITY AGREEMENT.

X close