Your primary role as a volunteer is to provide encouragement for the athletes. All we ask of you is to be passionate, arrive promptly at your venue, and stay for the designated time. Please seek out opportunities to cheer on the athletes and talk to their families when you find down time between competitions.
Overall, you can expect to have a memorable weekend at Villanova and feel a great sense of pride in contributing to another successful Fall Festival!
Volunteering is easy! Start by learning about our volunteer opportunities, and then use our online forms to register as an individual or sign up a group. Be sure to complete a waiver and we'll see you at Villanova University for Fall Festival!
Absolutely - our group registration form allows you to estimate the number of people you expect to be in your group. Just make sure that everyone in your group fills out their own waiver.
Volunteer check-in will begin at 12:00 pm on Friday and 6am on Saturday and Sunday on the Jake Nevin Field House Lawn. Volunteers should arrive at Jake Nevin Field House 15 minutes prior to their desired volunteer time.
Volunteer Check-In is located in the tent outside of Jake Nevin Field House, which is adjacent to the Pavilion and the Villanova Stadium. Its entrance faces Lancaster Avenue.
All volunteers must have a valid form of identification when checking in. Villanova students should present their Wildcard upon check-in. Volunteers are also encouraged to complete a waiver prior to arriving at Jake Nevin Field House.
Volunteer t-shirts can be obtained when you register at Jake Nevin Field House throughout the weekend. Shirts are available on a first come, first serve basis.
Student volunteers should use their meal plans in campus dining halls. Volunteers coming from off-campus who are assisting for at least five hours can pick up a bagged lunch at check-in. Volunteers may also choose to purchase their own lunches in any on-campus dining facility.
Volunteers at off-campus competition venues will receive food & refreshments at that venue.
Both Opening and Closing Ceremonies are free and are open to the public. Opening Ceremonies is our kick-off to the Festival, where athletes are welcomed to Villanova with performances and visits from celebrity guests. Closing Ceremonies acts as a capstone to the weekend where athletes are honored and celebrate their accomplishments.
The best way to learn about different volunteer opportunities is to join us at one of our Volunteer Info Nights. At these events, you'll hear from our Management Team, meet with members of our Committee, and get answers to any questions you have about which opportunities are right for you! This year's Info Session nights are Wednesday, September 27th at 6pm in the Cinema and Thursday, October 26th at 6pm in Cafe Nova!