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Volunteer Information

 

Without our amazing volunteers Nightmare at Beaver Lake would have no way to accomplish our amazing mission. We are always on the lookout for dedicated and helpful individuals to add to the crew.

We are currently seeking volunteers in many areas including:

  • Acting

  • Security

  • Set design

  • Line control

  • Drivers

  • ... and MUCH MORE


All volunteer actors must be at least 12 years old. At age 12, we require that a parent or guardian must act on the same set with the child. At age 13, a parent or guardian must remain on the premises while the child is volunteering. Don't worry mom and dad, we have numerous fun volunteer activities for adults as well!

If you have an interest, you can sign up with us and pick the areas where you think you can make a difference. In the EVENT LISTING AND REGISTRATION section to the right you can see the current volunteer opportunities and how many of each time slot we need to fill.

To volunteer, just click the 'Sign In To Manage Your Profile' button at the bottom of the form (you might need to scroll down if there are many opportunities open). If you are not already registered with our volunteer tracking system you will be directed to do so. Otherwise, enter your login information for the CERVIS system and then you can start volunteering!

Please see volunteer documents below and bring completed forms to training or otherwise deliver to Nightmare staff. Returning volunteers - please note, all required forms must be completed each year. 

 

Required for all volunteers 17 years old and under

ALL volunteers must read the Volunteer Handbook thoroughly. By signing your application, you are acknowledging that you (and a parent or guardian if under 18) have read and understand the Volunteer Handbook. 

The Actor Handbook is a supplement to the Volunteer Handbook. By signing your application, you are acknowledging that you (and a parent or guardian if under 18) have read and understand. As an actor you are responsible for reading, understanding, and complying with all rules and regulations set forth in both of the Nightmare at Beaver Lake Handbooks.

NIGHTLY DURING SHOW: Everyone must sign in at the Volunteer Table(s) in the lodge upon arrival. Volunteers 17 years old and younger must adhere to the following guidelines. No exceptions, thank you!

· 12 year olds may only volunteer WITH a parent/guardian in set with them.

· 13 year olds may not be left alone at the show and a parent/guardian is required to stay on park premises during the entire evening.

· 14 and 15 year olds must have a parent/guardian come into the lodge each night to sign them in and out.

· 16 and 17 year olds may sign themselves in and out ONLY if the Youth Log-in Sheet has been signed by a parent/guardian.

NOTE: if any minor does not sign out or is not signed out by a parent/guardian (depending on age) at the end of the evening, the parent/guardian will be called.

CONSTRUCTION AND TEAR DOWN: Volunteering for Construction, Set Design, and Tear down requires the same set of rules as stated above, plus the additional rules stated below.

All volunteers must sign up for their desired time slot on CERVIS 24 hours prior to volunteering. For safety and time management reasons, we need to know exactly who is coming and when! The construction team leader may contact you to assess skills, preferences and communicate additional instructions. If you do not sign up prior to volunteering, you may be turned away.

Sign In/ Out Procedures

During daylight hours sign in at the volunteer table under the pop up tent located in front of pavilion. After 5pm, sign in/sign out book will be in “Ops Trailer” in woods. If no one is at the pop up tent or the trailer, call team leader via cell phone. Phone numbers will be posted at the pop up tent or in the ops trailer.

Everyone must sign in upon arrival to the park. Volunteers 17 years old and younger must adhere to the following guidelines. No exceptions, thank you!

· 12 and 13 year olds may only volunteer WITH a parent/guardian in the park, in the set with them.

· 14 and 15 year olds must have a parent/guardian come into the park each day to sign them in and out.

· 16 and 17 year olds may sign themselves in and out ONLY if the Youth Log-in Sheet has been signed by a parent/guardian.

 

Upcoming Events


Upcoming Events


Haunted Happenings


Haunted Happenings - Nightmare at Beaver Lake Newsletter - Fall 2019 This indoor/outdoor haunted house experience is 100% volunteer produced, provides hundreds of hours of volunteer opportunities for local youth, and raises money for community charities. Thank you to all our volunteers who work so hard and have fun to make this happen – we couldn’t do it without you!

All Volunteers – Please sign up on the CERVIS volunteer management system. The CERVIS portal is on the volunteer page of our website at www.nightmareatbeaverlake.com/volunteers - this is also where you will find all required volunteer forms and important volunteer information.

• As with all volunteer positions, you must be registered in CERVIS in order to complete the volunteer registration. Please also download and complete the volunteer application, hold harmless and youth log-in form (if applicable).

• Bring your signed documents to volunteer orientation, actor training or your first day of volunteering. All forms must be filled out each year.

Nightmare at Beaver Lake Construction - 9/21-22, 9/28-29, 10/5-6

• Primary construction will be in Beaver Lake Park on each of these weekend days, from 10AM until dark.

• These are the dates your help is needed the most. We need all hands on deck! Please dress for the weather, bring work gloves, and a drill driver if you have one.

• If you want to help more, additional construction will take place every weekday starting September 23rd and running until the show opens on October 11th .

• If you enjoy working with tools, please consider signing up for the tear down as well. DeConstruction starts on November 1st and ends on November 12th .

New Volunteer Orientation - September 14th and 15th, 1:30PM - 4PM • Located at Beaver Lake Lodge

• All volunteers with less than 2 years of service are required to attend 1 day of orientation.

• If you are 12, 13 or 14, your parents are encouraged to attend with you.

Bring your friends and family down to show them what we are all about!

Mandatory Actor Training (returning actors please take note) - October 5 th and 6 th

• Actor training will be held from 11AM -3PM each day.

• There will not be a lunch break, and there are no food services in the park. Please bring a labeled water bottle (your fancy NIGHTMARE one, if you got one!) and snacks if you need them.

• All actors with less than 3 years of acting (in our show) are required to attend at least 1 day of actor training. All other actors are strongly encouraged to attend. This is where you will find out about the roles we have available for 2019. • Did we mention that ALL ACTORS ARE STRONGLY ENCOURAGED TO ATTEND?!

• There will be a tour of the sets from 3:30pm-4:30pm.

• If you have any acting, training, or casting questions please contact jeannie.peck@scare.com.

Attention Roamers! - All Roamers with less than 4 years of roaming (in our show) must take one of Curt’s security classes. This is mandatory. See “Security Training” below for details.

Calling all make-up artists!– October 5th • We are having our annual make-up training on Saturday, October 5 th, 2019 from 4pm - 6pm. Please come prepared to put make-up on yourself and others.

• Please come to the meeting knowing your availability for all our show dates as space is limited each night. This year we will be open October 10 (press night), 11, 12, 13, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 27, 30 & 31.

• Even if you have done make-up in the past you should still attend the training so you are aware of this year's make-up needs.

• If you are wanting to act and do make-up on the same night, you will need to make prior arrangements with the Casting, Wardrobe and Make-up departments and show up early enough to get ready before the make-up department opens. Moreover, you must be able to do your own make-up on yourself OR you need to go into set at one of our full scare sets that go out at 8pm. If you have any questions please email Dawn at dawn.gonser@scare.com.

• There might be an advanced class on Sunday, October 6th, taught by Colleen Kelly. At the training on the 5th, Dawn will announce whether this class will be held or not. Casting notes

Casting notes

• Casting for the show will start at 5 p.m. nightly. We will be casting 12-year-olds with parents first, then those over the age of 18, and finally the younger ages.

• There will be an opportunity after each show to pre-cast for the following night.

Casting assistants – October 5th or October 6th

• As in the past, we will need casting assistants. This is a perfect position for those parents that need to be on-site. • Casting assistants provide constant monitoring of the actors for water, bathroom breaks and issues.

• Training will be at 3:30 pm October 5 th and 6 th; you only need to attend one session. Please meet on the steps of the Lodge and look for Jeannie.

• Please sign up for this training on the Cervis portal found at www.nightmareatbeaverlake.com/volunteers to indicate you will be attending.

Security Training – October 5th or October 6th • Would you like to be part of the show, but don’t want to act? Are you a parent that needs to be on-site for your 13-year-old? Security may be the job for you. We have security stationed throughout the show nightly.

• Security is open to 18 and up. If you are 16 or 17 with an interest in law enforcement, you are also encouraged to apply. • Training will be at 3:30 pm October 5th and 6th; you only need to attend one session. Please meet on the steps of the Lodge and look for Curt.

• Please sign up for this training on the Cervis portal found at www.nightmareatbeaverlake.com/volunteers to indicate you will be attending.

ScareWare

• Jeannie will be taking orders (and payment) for ScareWare at Orientation. • $10 for a T-shirt, $12 for a women’s tank and $25 for a hoodie. $5 extra for 2X and larger. Cash or check only.

NightmareWare

• We will have a limited supply of NightmareWare available at orientation. • $10 for Ts, $12 for women’s tanks, and $5 extra for 2X or larger. Cash or check only.

2019 SHOW DATES

Press Night- Oct. 10th – 7-9PM

Opening Night – Oct. 11th – 7-11PM

Saturday – Oct. 12th – 7-11PM

Sunday – Oct. 13th – 7-10PM

Friday – Oct. 18th – 7-11PM

Saturday – Oct. 19th – 7-11PM

Sunday – Oct. 20th – 7-10PM

Friday – Oct. 25th – 7-11PM

Saturday – Oct 26th – 7-11PM

Sunday – Oct. 27th – 7-10PM

Wednesday – Oct. 30th – 7-10PM

Halloween – Oct 31st – 7-10PM

Thank you for your continued support of the Nightmare At Beaver Lake!

Haunted Happenings


Haunted Happenings - Nightmare at Beaver Lake Newsletter - Fall 2019 This indoor/outdoor haunted house experience is 100% volunteer produced, provides hundreds of hours of volunteer opportunities for local youth, and raises money for community charities. Thank you to all our volunteers who work so hard and have fun to make this happen – we couldn’t do it without you!

All Volunteers – Please sign up on the CERVIS volunteer management system. The CERVIS portal is on the volunteer page of our website at www.nightmareatbeaverlake.com/volunteers - this is also where you will find all required volunteer forms and important volunteer information.

• As with all volunteer positions, you must be registered in CERVIS in order to complete the volunteer registration. Please also download and complete the volunteer application, hold harmless and youth log-in form (if applicable).

• Bring your signed documents to volunteer orientation, actor training or your first day of volunteering. All forms must be filled out each year.

Nightmare at Beaver Lake Construction - 9/21-22, 9/28-29, 10/5-6

• Primary construction will be in Beaver Lake Park on each of these weekend days, from 10AM until dark.

• These are the dates your help is needed the most. We need all hands on deck! Please dress for the weather, bring work gloves, and a drill driver if you have one.

• If you want to help more, additional construction will take place every weekday starting September 23rd and running until the show opens on October 11th .

• If you enjoy working with tools, please consider signing up for the tear down as well. DeConstruction starts on November 1st and ends on November 12th .

New Volunteer Orientation - September 14th and 15th, 1:30PM - 4PM • Located at Beaver Lake Lodge

• All volunteers with less than 2 years of service are required to attend 1 day of orientation.

• If you are 12, 13 or 14, your parents are encouraged to attend with you.

Bring your friends and family down to show them what we are all about!

Mandatory Actor Training (returning actors please take note) - October 5 th and 6 th

• Actor training will be held from 11AM -3PM each day.

• There will not be a lunch break, and there are no food services in the park. Please bring a labeled water bottle (your fancy NIGHTMARE one, if you got one!) and snacks if you need them.

• All actors with less than 3 years of acting (in our show) are required to attend at least 1 day of actor training. All other actors are strongly encouraged to attend. This is where you will find out about the roles we have available for 2019. • Did we mention that ALL ACTORS ARE STRONGLY ENCOURAGED TO ATTEND?!

• There will be a tour of the sets from 3:30pm-4:30pm.

• If you have any acting, training, or casting questions please contact jeannie.peck@scare.com.

Attention Roamers! - All Roamers with less than 4 years of roaming (in our show) must take one of Curt’s security classes. This is mandatory. See “Security Training” below for details.

Calling all make-up artists!– October 5th • We are having our annual make-up training on Saturday, October 5 th, 2019 from 4pm - 6pm. Please come prepared to put make-up on yourself and others.

• Please come to the meeting knowing your availability for all our show dates as space is limited each night. This year we will be open October 10 (press night), 11, 12, 13, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 27, 30 & 31.

• Even if you have done make-up in the past you should still attend the training so you are aware of this year's make-up needs.

• If you are wanting to act and do make-up on the same night, you will need to make prior arrangements with the Casting, Wardrobe and Make-up departments and show up early enough to get ready before the make-up department opens. Moreover, you must be able to do your own make-up on yourself OR you need to go into set at one of our full scare sets that go out at 8pm. If you have any questions please email Dawn at dawn.gonser@scare.com.

• There might be an advanced class on Sunday, October 6th, taught by Colleen Kelly. At the training on the 5th, Dawn will announce whether this class will be held or not. Casting notes

Casting notes

• Casting for the show will start at 5 p.m. nightly. We will be casting 12-year-olds with parents first, then those over the age of 18, and finally the younger ages.

• There will be an opportunity after each show to pre-cast for the following night.

Casting assistants – October 5th or October 6th

• As in the past, we will need casting assistants. This is a perfect position for those parents that need to be on-site. • Casting assistants provide constant monitoring of the actors for water, bathroom breaks and issues.

• Training will be at 3:30 pm October 5 th and 6 th; you only need to attend one session. Please meet on the steps of the Lodge and look for Jeannie.

• Please sign up for this training on the Cervis portal found at www.nightmareatbeaverlake.com/volunteers to indicate you will be attending.

Security Training – October 5th or October 6th • Would you like to be part of the show, but don’t want to act? Are you a parent that needs to be on-site for your 13-year-old? Security may be the job for you. We have security stationed throughout the show nightly.

• Security is open to 18 and up. If you are 16 or 17 with an interest in law enforcement, you are also encouraged to apply. • Training will be at 3:30 pm October 5th and 6th; you only need to attend one session. Please meet on the steps of the Lodge and look for Curt.

• Please sign up for this training on the Cervis portal found at www.nightmareatbeaverlake.com/volunteers to indicate you will be attending.

ScareWare

• Jeannie will be taking orders (and payment) for ScareWare at Orientation. • $10 for a T-shirt, $12 for a women’s tank and $25 for a hoodie. $5 extra for 2X and larger. Cash or check only.

NightmareWare

• We will have a limited supply of NightmareWare available at orientation. • $10 for Ts, $12 for women’s tanks, and $5 extra for 2X or larger. Cash or check only.

2019 SHOW DATES

Press Night- Oct. 10th – 7-9PM

Opening Night – Oct. 11th – 7-11PM

Saturday – Oct. 12th – 7-11PM

Sunday – Oct. 13th – 7-10PM

Friday – Oct. 18th – 7-11PM

Saturday – Oct. 19th – 7-11PM

Sunday – Oct. 20th – 7-10PM

Friday – Oct. 25th – 7-11PM

Saturday – Oct 26th – 7-11PM

Sunday – Oct. 27th – 7-10PM

Wednesday – Oct. 30th – 7-10PM

Halloween – Oct 31st – 7-10PM

Thank you for your continued support of the Nightmare At Beaver Lake!