Elderflower Womenspirit Festival would not be possible without hours of work by our dedicated volunteers. Please consider donating your time and effort. Many talented women working together to create a magical and fulfilling event! If you are interested in becoming more involved at the festival, please see the list of council and coordinator positions below. You may contact us here.
All Council Members may receive a full ($80) discount to the festival registration fees. All council members will also receive a waiver from the community service requirement as they must arrive on Wednesday afternoon and participate in Festival set up and clean up. Find out more about becoming a Council Member.
Council Members and Positions Descriptions
Suzanne - Festival Logistic Organizer
Coordinates with Purse. Makes contacts with catering, Mendocino Woodlands, cleaning service. Liaison between the Council and the Webmistress and helps maintain the website. Coordinates with Publicity to ensure events and ads are completed as necessary and in a timely matter. Coordinates with Communications and Social Media coordinators for both newsletters and facebook information.
Phyllis - Purse
Maintains bank accounts, completes reimbursements and sends contract payments. (Mendocino Woodlands contract, Insurance, Caterer, AIWP)
Bear - Registration Coordinator
Maintain database, collect registration forms, document and forward money to Purse, make the cabin assignments, compile registration packets and collect workshop registration forms and forwards them to the Program Manager in a timely manner.
(currently unfilled) - Publicity and Special Events Organizer
Creates ads, submits the ads to local Pagan organizations and stores, publications and websites. Organizes the information, sets up the room and table, staffs it with volunteers for local events.
Volunteers Needed for the 2021 Online Festival
We still need lots of volunteers. Please let us know immediately via email if you are interested in any of the following positions:
Zoom Assistants (several needed) - assist Priestesses and Workshop Leaders with the technical aspects of all program offerings and events. Mute and unmute people, number people if requested, screen share, help beginners to Zoom, move phone attendees to the event they wish to attend, etc. Attend a training session before Elderflower to learn how.
Program/Workshop Coordinator - gather together the workshops (and recruit people to teach workshops). Put together the program and post it on the website as classes fill in.
Opening and Closing Ritual Priestess/es - conduct both the opening (evening of 8/12) and closing rituals (afternoon of 8/15) on Zoom. As usual we want to create sacred space in which to hold the festival; sacred space is malleable and as porous as you wish to make it. Given the nature of this festival it will be an unusual shape, but contain the strength and intention of us all.
Workshop leaders - workshop applications are closed.
Talent Show MC - Enlist attendees to perform in the talent show. Schedule the acts and introduce each act on the night of the show.
Becoming a Council Member
Are you interested in joining the council? Here is some basic information on how to become a council member:
Any member of the EWF community that has attended the festival for 2 years or more is welcome to inquire about an open position on the council.
An open position is one that has been vacated by a previous member OR a position that has been filled by the same woman for 3 consecutive years. After the 3 year commitment, that position will be considered available.
Any woman interested in and available for a council member position MUST make their interest known, to the council, NO LATER than the last day of the current years festival. All available positions will be voted on at the first Open Council Meeting following the Festival. Which is usually in October and the date will be posted on the website and the email list.
If you have an interest in taking a council member position we suggest that you consider shadowing the woman holding that position for a year. This allows you to attend all council meetings and work closely with an out going council member. Finally, it is requested that any woman taking on a council member position be prepared to give a 3 year commitment. Obviously, life can interfere with such a long term commitment, but, we ask that your intention be such that you feel strongly that you would be prepared to give the full 3 year commitment barring any major unforeseen circumstances.