Hot Sauce Festival
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Volunteer Tips & Guidelines

Transportation & Parking

We recommend walking, biking, or public transportation.
Lyft or Uber or Ride Austin
Austin B-cycle: austinbcycle.com
If you choose to drive we highly recommend carpooling! Parking around Fiesta Gardens is limited but free on Sunday. There will also be plenty of bike parking on-site.

Volunteer Check-In

The volunteer check-in tent will be set up at the main entrance near the corner of Chicon and Jesse E. Segovia Street. Look for the bike racks. Please arrive 10 minutes prior to your shift to check in and get oriented with the venue.
Note: Be aware that the Capital Area Food Bank has its own group of volunteers who collect donations at the gates and sell raffle tickets. They are a completely separate group of volunteers; they are managed by someone else, they check in at a different location. To avoid confusion, you are a Chronicle volunteer.

What to Wear

Comfortable, appropriate clothes that you don’t mind getting sweaty and/or dirty. You will receive your festival t-shirt at check-in. We ask that you wear it during your shift, to be easily identifiable! Closed toe shoes are recommended.

What to Bring (encouraged but not required)

• Sunscreen
• Hat (especially if you are working around food your hair must be pulled back and covered with a hairnet, bandana, or hat)
• Refillable water bottle. Stay hydrated!! Water will be available at the park for refills, two factory sealed bottles of water in clear plastic containers will be allowed through security.
• 3 non-perishable food items, donated to the Capital Area Food Bank. Not required but encouraged!
• Collapsible lawn chairs
• Umbrella (for shade from the sun)

Prohibited Items

• Dogs or pets of any kind
• Coolers of any type
• Weapons
• Glass Containers
• Alcoholic Beverages