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BAY OF PIGS

Hello BAY OF PIGS Volunteers!

First of all, on behalf of Folsom Street Events, we want to personally thank you for donating your time and energy to helping make this party a success. Our community, and the beneficiaries you support, appreciate you!

Bay of Pigs is the official Saturday night dance party for Up Your Alley Street Fair weekend, and will be on Saturday July 29 at Public Works (161 Erie St, San Francisco, CA 94103). Much like the fair, it is a leather/fetish event, heavily attended by gay men. What you see at this party is not unlike what you’d see at the fair...just louder music and more dancing! Everyone is in a great mood and here to have fun, and you get to have a direct impact on that!

Here are some expectations/considerations for all volunteers for Bay of Pigs:

  • All shifts begin and end at Public Works at 161 Erie St, San Francisco, CA 94103
  • Please arrive 15 minutes prior to the beginning of your shift. If your shift begins during the party, please come to the front of the ticket lines at the event entrance to where is says VOLUNTEER CHECK-IN. Do NOT wait in a guest line. From there, let whomever is working there know you are a volunteer, and you will get checked-in, then brought to our office area to get your badge, and any relevant information/training for your shift.
  • Volunteers during the party are encouraged to wear leather/fetish gear if they’d like, but remember to dress COMFORTABLY for your shift (including shoes). If you’d rather wear “normal” clothes (which is totally fine), please wear all black with no labels or print visible.
  • For shifts starting before Saturday July 30th at 11:00pm - To show our appreciation, volunteers may request a complimentary ticket to BAY OF PIGS after successfully completing their shift. Please let us know at the beginning of your shift if you would like to attend the party (NOTE: venue capacity may impact the availability of this benefit). You can also request to be added to the Folsom Street Events guest list to enjoy Volunteer Hospitality at Up Your Alley Street Fair the next day. To do this, please check-in at Volunteer Headquarters on Dore Alley at Folsom St. anytime after the beginning of the fair at 11am.
  • For shifts starting at or after Saturday July 29th at 11:00pm - To show our appreciation, volunteers may request a complimentary ticket to ROUGH, the official closing party of Up Your Alley Street Fair, after successfully completing their shift. ROUGH begins at 6pm Sunday July 31st at Mezzanine (444 Jessie St.). Please let us know at the beginning of your shift if you would like to attend ROUGH (NOTE: venue capacity may impact the availability of this benefit). You can also request to be added to the Folsom Street Events guest list to enjoy Volunteer Hospitality at Up Your Alley Street Fair the next day. To do this, please check-in at Volunteer Headquarters on Dore Alley at Folsom St. anytime after the beginning of the fair at 11am.
  • All guests, staff, and volunteers are subject to the rules and policies of the event, and venue. No outside food or liquids are allowed inside, and all volunteers are subject to a pat down and bag search by event security.

Please read through the description for your shift, and please notify your your Volunteer Coordinator with questions:

SET-UP - Saturday July 29th (12:00pm-6:00pm)

Volunteers should expect to engage in light to moderately heavy lifting as they move and assemble rental and club furniture, assemble pipe-and-drape, fencing, decor, etc. Please dress comfortably, and bring work gloves if you have them. We will have a limited supply to loan.

COAT CHECK SET-UP - Saturday July 29th (6:00pm-10:00pm)

Volunteers should expected to engage in light to moderately heavy lifting as they unload equipment out of our truck, move, set up, and label tables, and prepare coat check tags.

FRONT OF HOUSE - Saturday July 29th (8:00pm-11:30pm)

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FRONT OF HOUSE - Saturday July 29th (11:00pm-3:30am)

Front of House volunteers will be mostly working outside assisting in the intake of guests. This will include the use of Eventbrite equipment to scan tickets (training will be provided), directing guests in the appropriate lines, stamping hands of guests after having their tickets scanned, and pat downs from security. NOTE: While our volunteers are encouraged to wear leather/fetish gear, please be aware that you will be outside and may want to dress in layers accordingly.

COAT CHECK - Saturday July 29th (8:00pm-12:30am)

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COAT CHECK - Sunday July 30th (12:00am-4:30am)

Coat check volunteers will work under the direction of our hired Coat Check manager, and will be passing out clothing bags to guests, as well as helping behind the counter with tagging, and storing the bags in an orderly system (the protocol will be explained at the start of your shift). Please remember to dress comfortably.

BREAK DOWN - Sunday July 30th (3:30am-6:30am)

These critical volunteers will arrive at Public Works shortly before the end of the party, and will be helping break down the party. Volunteers are expected to engage in light to moderately heavy lifting as they move and disassemble rental and club furniture, disassemble pipe-and-drape, fencing, decor, etc. Please dress comfortably, and bring work gloves if you have them. We will have a limited supply to loan.

LOAD OUT - Sunday July 30th (2:00pm-4:00pm)

Volunteers should expect to engage in light to moderately heavy lifting as we move and load supplies into our truck. Please dress comfortably, and bring work gloves if you have them. We will have a limited supply to loan.

Thank you all again for your time and energy to make this party an amazing event! You are invaluable, and Folsom Street Events and the beneficiaries you are helping appreciate you!

If you have any questions, please notify your Volunteer Coordinator.

 
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