Volunteer Charter

By agreeing to be a volunteer for the Open Tuning Music Festival, I understand that Festival organizers will provide support and training for my volunteer role(s).  I also agree to and acknowledge the following:

  1. Open Tuning is a free event, with no corporate sponsorship. I will not be compensated financially for my involvement in the festival. I’m volunteering for the love of music and my support of community-building.  If I’m a high school student, my volunteer time can be used to earn Community Involvement Hours.
  2. Open Tuning is an inclusive event at which racist, sexist, homophobic, or otherwise offensive language and lyrics will not be tolerated.
  3. I recognize that some performers and audience members may face accessibility challenges. I will make every effort to accommodate those who need assistance.
  4. I will respect and enable, as much as possible, ongoing passage of street traffic and sidewalk pedestrian access around the venues.  
  5. The Seaton Village neighbourhood is opening its porches, alleyways, and sidewalks to this event. I will encourage respect for the residents and their properties.
  6. If for any reason I’m unable to fulfil my volunteer commitments, I will notify Festival organizers as soon as possible.
  7. I will participate with a sense of respect for the concept, a collaborative spirit with my neighbours, and patience for the organizers and performers.
  8. I will help spread to the word to make Open Tuning a success so that we can do it all again next year!