The area is the location to which a volunteer is assigned to. Such areas are: the Volunteer Tent, the Information Booth etc.
Events Edmonton Employee
An Events Edmonton employee is paid by Events Edmonton either on contract, part-time or full-time basis.
Festivals / Events
Refers to all festivals and events produced by Events Edmonton. For simplicity it is referred to as festival throughout this manual.
A special event is a scheduled program or activity(ies) which take(s) part within an Events Edmonton festival.
A volunteer is any individual who, without compensation or the expectation of compensation, other than reimbursement of expenses occurred on behalf of Events Edmonton, contributes time and service at the direction of and on behalf of Events Edmonton. A volunteer must be officially accepted and assigned by the Volunteer Management before providing volunteer services. Volunteers are not considered employees of Events Edmonton.
The Volunteer Coordinator is the assistant of the Volunteer Manager. He/she is the overall assistant manager of all Events Edmonton volunteers, including supervisors, assistant supervisors, and volunteers of partnering service groups. The Volunteer Coordinator reports to the Volunteer Manager.
The Volunteer Manager is the overall manager of all Events Edmonton volunteers, including volunteer coordinator(s), supervisors and assistant supervisors and including all volunteers of partnering service groups. The volunteer manager is an employee of Events Edmonton. The Volunteer Manager is responsible for the overall volunteer program, initiates and maintains community connections, and liaises with local charities and non-profit organizations for a broader volunteer involvement. For simplicity the Volunteer Manager and staff working within or for the volunteer program are referred to as the Volunteer Management (Team).
The Volunteer Supervisor is the direct supervisor of volunteers within a particular area. The Volunteer Supervisor can be either a volunteer, or Events Edmonton staff, and is the immediate contact person during the festival. If the Volunteer Supervisor is a volunteer, he/she reports to the Volunteer Manager, the Volunteer Coordinator(s), or the Event Manager of the respective area.
Volunteer Team refers to the collection of volunteers working at a special event or area within the festival.