Frequently Asked Questions

What can I expect as a volunteer?

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!

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I'd like to volunteer - where do I start?

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 release form (found to the right) and we'll see you at Villanova University for Fall Festival!

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Can I sign up a group if I'm not sure how many people are coming?

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 release form (found to the right).

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How do I get to Villanova University?

Directions to Villanova are available, which feature detailed and printable maps of the campus.

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What time should I arrive to volunteer?

Volunteer check-in will begin at 11:30am on Friday and 7am on Saturday and Sunday in Jake Nevin Field House. Although volunteers are given the option to sign up for shifts online, volunteers are not limited to these shifts and may help as much as desired throughout the weekend. Volunteers should arrive at Jake Nevin Field House 15 minutes prior to their desired volunteer time.

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Where do I check-in when I get to Villanova?

Volunteer Check-In is located in Jake Nevin Field House, which is adjacent to the Pavilion and the Villanova Stadium. Its entrance faces Lancaster Avenue.

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What do I need to bring with me on my volunteer date?

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 release form (found to the right) prior to arriving at Jake Nevin Field House.

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Where can I pick up my volunteer t-shirt?

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.

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Are meals provided for volunteers?

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 meal voucher at check-in.  Meal vouchers will be redeemed in the East Lounge of Dougherty Hall throughout the weekend.  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.

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Can I attend opening and closing ceremonies?

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. 

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Who should I contact if I still have questions?

Villanova students, faculty, and staff may contact our On-Campus Volunteers Chair, at oncampusvols@villanovaspo.com, or by phone at (847) 650-6549. 

All other volunteers may contact Lauren Kambe, the Off-Campus Volunteers Chair, at offcampusvols@villanovaspo.com, or by phone at (818)731-5429; or, Mariana Sanchez at (787)934-5033

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Volunteer Info Nights

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!  The info nights will take place in late September.

Exact dates, times, and locations are TBA.