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CURRENT REGISTRATION ANNOUNCEMENTS:

2021 Volunteer Registration opens to the public on August 9, 2021 at 9:00am MST.

If all volunteer positions are filled, please continue to register on the waitlist. Historically, about 20% of the waitlist gets placed, and the list will be utilized through the event weekend in case of unplanned drop outs.

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With respect to your fellow volunteer community and 38 years of volunteer participation, please only proceed with registration if you are able to fulfill your entire commitment and follow all regulations of the event as a volunteer member of the staff. Please protect the integrity and privilege of the volunteer program for future years to come.

Remember, indicating choice of volunteer shift or persona does not guarantee placement.

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Your information


Required fields are marked with an asterisk (*). One of the fields below requires a file upload/attachment, the file size must be less than 10MB.
First name: *
Last name: *
By providing your mobile, you are opting-in to receive opportunity or emergency notifications from our event only. If you prefer to opt-out, please enter all zeros. What is your mobile number? *

For example, 123-456-7890
What is your home zip code? *
Out of area residents are welcome to apply - you must arrive by Thursday, Sept 9th before 4pm MST to pick up credentials. Local accommodations are the sole responsibility of the volunteer.
What is your date of birth? Remember, all volunteers must be 21+ years of age as of Sept. 10th, 2021. (01/02/1975) *
What is your shirt size? Volunteers may be required to wear a staff identifying t-shirt during work shift(s). *
A head shot photo is required for all volunteer credentials. Photo must be: against a clean white backdrop, close up on your face, no hats or sunglasses, and is subject to review and recapture.
In the event that your desired shift or site is full on the next page, help us place you in the next best option. Volunteers are assigned based on date/time registered, previous year's performance rating, availability, and special skills.
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Read the personas below and select ONE that best fits you for 2021 registration. This selection is required but does not guarantee placement - it helps volunteer management place volunteers more efficiently.

RILEY "The Returning" VOLUNTEER
- Volunteered in 2019
- Volunteer performance rating in good standing
- Prefers to work the same site/shift as 2019

EZRA "The Experienced" VOLUNTEER
- Volunteered 3+ years (doesn't need to be consecutive)
- Volunteer performance rating in good standing
- Flexible to work any site/shift based on availability

NELLY "The Novice" VOLUNTEER
- Volunteered 0-2 years (doesn't need to be consecutive)
- Volunteer performance rating in good standing, if previously volunteered
- Flexible to work any site/shift based on availability

TAYLOR "The Work Now, Play Later" VOLUNTEER^
- Volunteer experience 0 - 37 years
- Volunteer performance rating in good standing, if previously volunteered
- Willing to work during 2021 event and will defer play time to 2022 event


^ For TAYLOR only: play time will be awarded at 1.5x in 2022 for hours worked in 2021 based on the formula: 10 hrs worked = 1 play day; 11-19 hrs worked = 1.5-2 play days; 20+ hrs worked = 3 play days. Play credit is non-transferrable and valid for 2022 event only.
For the 2021 FOOD & WINE Classic in Aspen, I am: *
My commitment availability for the 2021 FOOD & WINE Classic in Aspen is (if you chose TAYLOR, please select the work option you prefer for this year's event): *
Please visit: https://classic.foodandwine.com/2021-schedule/ to view the seminar and Grand Tastings schedule.
I have skills or experience to offer such as: social media, photography, food service, wine management, etc. Tell us about it:
I would like to consider a paid event operations role this fall, am available all day Sept. 9 - 12, 2021, and do not want play time. (I will not lose my volunteer registration time/date by considering this option.) Choose:

Disclaimer

FOOD & WINE CLASSIC IN ASPEN
ACKNOWLEDGEMENT AND ASSUMPTION OF RISK AND RELEASE
I, _________________________ acknowledge that I am volunteering to work for the Aspen Chamber Resort Association, Inc. (“ACRA”) as a volunteer for the Food & Wine Classic in Aspen (“Event”). I understand I am not entitled to Workers’ Compensation Benefits. (Those ACRA employees on ACRA’s payroll will be covered by ACRA’s Workers’ Compensation to the same extent they are regularly covered.)

I recognize that during the Event there will be opportunities to taste wines, and that consumption of alcohol has risks to my health and safety. I also understand that consuming alcohol, even in small amounts, can cause physical or mental impairment that has risks to the health and safety of others. I understand that there are methods of tasting wine without excessively ingesting alcohol. I also know that I should not, and agree that I shall not, drink and then drive. I agree that I will take full responsibility for the consequences of my own alcohol consumption at the Event. I acknowledge and agree that ACRA reserves the right to dismiss me as a volunteer at any time for any reason. I further acknowledge and understand that my presence at and participation in the Event carries certain inherent risks, including without limitation, the risk of property damage, serious personal injury and/or death, and I hereby knowingly and voluntarily fully assume all such risks. I will fully comply with all rules, policies directions of the Event and/or ACRA. I will fully comply with all applicable federal, state, and local laws, regulations, and rules.

In consideration for allowing me to volunteer for ACRA and attend this Event, I hereby assume all risks and liabilities that may be associated with and/or result from my involvement in or attendance at the Event, including but not limited to travel to and from the Event and the volunteer party. I acknowledge and agree that I shall in no event be entitled to recover any damages or other amounts from any individual or company associated with the Event (including, without limitation, TI Gotham Inc. (“TI”) and ACRA and each of their respective parent companies, subsidiaries, sponsors, affiliates, officers, directors, agents, servants, contractors and employees (collectively, “Releasees”)) for any matter, including but not limited to injury or damage to myself or any person or property resulting from any of the activities pertaining, directly or indirectly, to the Event (or any portion thereof), and I hereby release, to the fullest extent permitted by the law, and agree to indemnify and hold harmless the Releasees from and against any liability, claims, demands, actions, causes of action, losses, damage, injuries (including death) that may be sustained by me or by others on account of me as a result of my participation in or attendance at the Event regardless of whether any such loss, damage or injury is the result of negligence and/or breach of warranty (express or implied) on the part of the Releasees.

I authorize personnel for the Event and ACRA to call medical care for me and/or to transport me to a medical facility or hospital of their choosing if, in the opinion of such personnel, medical attention is needed. I agree that neither TI nor ACRA shall have any responsibility for calling for or transporting me to medical care, and I shall indemnify and hold harmless the Releasees from and against any costs incurred in any effort to provide me with, or transport me to a place to receive, medical attention, and I shall reimburse the Releasees for any such costs upon demand.

I acknowledge and agree that TI and ACRA may collect and use my personally identifiable information (PII) for purposes related to the Event. I hereby grant TI and ACRA (and their parent companies, affiliates and licensees) the irrevocable, transferable, perpetual, royalty-free right and license throughout the universe to record (by photographs, film, tape, audio recording devices and any other method or device) my attendance (including my name, voice, image and/or likeness) at the Event (the “Recordings”), and to use, modify, copy, distribute and exploit such Recordings and any other PII for any and all purposes, in any and all media, formats and methods of transmission now known or hereafter developed.

I hereby covenant not to sue any of the Releasees. This release shall be binding upon my assignees, distributees, heirs, next of kin, executors and administrators and may be pled by TI or ACRA and/or the other Releasees as a complete bar and defense against any claims, demand, action or cause of action by or on behalf of me.

I hereby agree to abide by all then-current COVID protocols (currently available at https://classic.foodandwine.com/COVID19Protocols, and subject to change by TI) in place for the Event. I understand that I may be required to sign a release and an acknowledgement of symptoms to gain entry to the Event.

I have carefully read this agreement, and I know and understand what it means.  My signature below is of my own free act and I intend it to be legally binding upon me.  This agreement represents the entire understanding between TI, ACRA and me regarding the subject matter hereof and supersedes any other statements, agreements or representations, whether written or oral regarding the subject matter.  I agree that, if any portion of this agreement is determined to be unenforceable by a court of law, the court should enforce the remainder of this agreement without regard to such provision.