Thank you for your interest in volunteering for the 2022 Telluride Wine Festival.
Volunteers are the most important part of our Festival. Without you, the Festival could not happen. Join our team and spend a weekend having behind-the-scenes experience learning about wine, spirits and food. We are looking for people who want to get their hands dirty, work hard and commit to putting on a smile as we create an extraordinary hospitality experience for festival goers. Spend the weekend amongst industry-renowned winemakers, sommeliers, chefs and writers.
Don’t have food service experience? We also need production hands- carpenters, social media gurus, office help, vendor liaisons, strong "heavy lifters, hospitality-types to pamper our guests, and people who just “get it” and can get it done!
Management types will be paid a stipend for running the different venues…in short, there is a job for everyone! Let us know what you like to do, and we’ll find a spot for you!
Who can volunteer?
Anyone who is 18 years of age or older and willing to smile, get their hands dirty, problem solve, work hard and commit to a four-day weekend of rubbing shoulders with food professionals and industry greats.
What do I get for working?
In exchange for approximately 8 hours of work volunteers receive:
· An official Telluride Wine Festival apron to wear during your shift (depending on job)
· Ticket to the Saturday or Sunday Grand Tasting
· 15 minutes after each seminar with the presenter for a Volunteer-specific Q and A session
· Viewing of the seminars, cooking presentations, luncheons, parties worked
· Volunteer appreciation party Sunday June 26th time TBD
You are welcome to work for as many tickets as you like. After your first 8 hours, you have the option to receive one bottle of wine per 4 hour shift worked, or one Grand Tasting ticket for each ADDITIONAL 8 hours.
Volunteers will pick up Volunteer credentials at the MANDATORY volunteer meeting on Wednesday, June 22nd at 5pm, location TBD. If unable to attend you must contact us directly. Immediately following the meeting, enjoy a complimentary tasting for volunteers and staff! Should a volunteer not show for their shift, they will automatically be charged the full ticket value of the event(s).
Cancelling Your Volunteer Application
You can cancel your volunteer agreement until Sunday, June 12th, 2022. Please send your request to cancel by email to Volunteer Coordinator or call 970.728.9790. Emergency cancellations will be dealt with on a case-by-case basis.
Refer a friend program
For each friend you refer to volunteer; you can earn a bottle of wine. Have your friend include your name in the “referred by” field on the volunteer form. To be eligible to receive a bottle of wine, your referred friend must have shown up for and completed their volunteer assignments.
Thank you for your interest in volunteering for the 2022 Telluride Wine Festival. One of our goals for the festival is to educate and to provide a memorable experience for volunteers.
We’d love to have you join our team to make this the best year ever!