GULF SHORES, Ala. (WALA) – You can tell the Hangout Music Festival is just around the corner when the digital “help wanted” sign hits the web.
“It’s a huge need. It’s key to the execution of the event. And the opportunities are before the concert, during the concert, and after the concert,” Brad Cohen, director of operations for the Hangout, said.
Cohen said volunteers will be needed starting in early May. He said there are about 1500 shifts from start to finish.
“Fill out the information on what you’d like to do or what you’re good at and then we go back and we match our needs to people’s abilities as well as their desires,” Cohen said.
Festival organizers said they are looking for everything from people for food prep to drivers and everything in between.
“Whatever anybody likes to do or enjoys doing, we probably have a volunteer need that would fit that,” Cohen said.
One volunteer spot is already taken though. Kim Brewer was chosen last year and this year to run the lost and found booth.
“I used to be a criminal court clerk in Memphis, Tennessee and I dealt with property evidence and that kind of put me into this field. And I do a pretty good job of it if I do say so myself,” Brewer said.
She even convinced her son, Curtis Lenahan, to join her this year.
“It seems like a lot of fun. I’ve watched a bunch of videos on the internet, all the people that come and the kinds of crowds that come. It just seems like something that would be fun to do,” Lenahan said.
Though getting a free three-day pass for helping out may be incentive enough on its own.
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