Jack London Square
What is the Eat Real Festival?
The Eat Real Festival is a three-day long celebration of delicious, locally-sourced foods taking place September 14 - 16, 2018 at Jack London Square in Oakland, CA. Eat Real combines a state fair, a street-food festival, and a block party to create a celebration of good food. At the Eat Real Festival, participants learn where food comes from, who grows it, and how to make it. Eat Real Festival attendance is 100% free of charge, all food is affordable, and incorporates delicious, regionally-sourced, and sustainably-produced ingredients. Eat Real supports the Food Craft Institute, a non-profit organization focused on creating and making viable small to medium-scale, handmade, artisan food companies in the United States. Eat Real’s mission is to help revitalize regional food systems, build public awareness of and respect for the craft of making good food and to encourage the growth of American food entrepreneurs.
What do volunteers do?
Volunteer to support a social venture event that raises funds for the Food Craft Institute. The Eat Real Festival is a truly people-powered event! Every year, over 500 volunteers come together to make this event possible, doing just about every job at the festival, from pouring drinks to managing lines to moving haybales. Even the on-stage participants including DJs, musicians, performers and demonstrators volunteer their time and talent to our event for the love of the community and the desire to support a healthier, more sustainable food system.
We have (4) volunteer positions available:
- Beverage Support: Pouring beer/wine/cocktails or handling cash + point of sale systems (ie Square), ID check, *MUST be 21+ years of age
- Festival Greeting: Hospitality, answering public questions, standing/walking, alcohol control
- Program & Vendor Support: Back-stage help, working with kids/managing family-friendly activities, passing out beverage or food samples, washing dishes, maintaining and presentable areas
- Volunteer Hub: Check-in/out volunteers, goodie bag distribution, lost & found, customer service
- Training Provided
- International Volunteers