Pig Out Weekend: Volunteer Opportunities

PIG OUT WEEKEND – September 24th & 25th, 2021

Without the help of volunteers the fabulous and successful events in Oliver Osoyoos Wine Country would not be possible.

In the Fall of 2020 Oliver Osoyoos Wine Country safely welcomed 30 guests to the Guest Chef Dinner and over 500 guests on 18 Pig Out Trails while following the recommended protocols in place under Provincial Health Orders. Through offering these events we developed best practices for continuing to welcome guests back again this Spring. As planning progresses for the Guest Chef Dinner and Pig Out Trails we look seek to fill a number of volunteer positions. Please note that we are adapting plans in response to changing pandemic restrictions and will strive to provide the safest experience possible using the recommended health protocols in place at the time of the event.

Volunteers are needed for the following areas (see detailed descriptions below and on the sign-up link)

  • Dinner Set-Up Crew – Friday, September 24th – 5 hour shift
  • Dinner Service/Support – Friday, September 24th – 5 hour shift
  • Trail Bus Host – Saturday, September 25th – 6 hours shift
  • Food Runner/Server – Saturday, September 25th – 4.5 hour shift


Trail Bus Host – Bus Sign-Up


DINNER SET-UP CREW – to ensure physical distancing among pods dinner will be offered at two location, set-up will be at both locations

  • working with a small team of people to prepare the venue sites for dinner
  • physical set-up of chairs and tables
  • ensuring supplies are in place for dinner service
  • sanitization of surfaces, etc
  • You will need to have transportation to get to the set-up locations and between them

DINNER SERVICE SUPPORT – the dinner will take place simultaneously on Black Sage Bench and Golden Mile Bench

  • responsibilities will vary but primary concern is ensuring safety and sanitization it observed for guests attending the dinner
  • assisting with welcoming guests, wine, food, water service
  • restocking, clearing and sanitizing tables
  • assisting with tear-down and clean-up
  • You will need to have transportation to the designated venue site


TRAIL BUS HOST– each of the Pig Out Trails will have a dedicated A1 Bus for their route, the Bus Lead will be responsible for:

  • checking in the guests for your trail (maximum 30 guests per trail)
  • ensuring that guests wear masks and use sanitizer before boarding the bus
  • enforcing social distancing
  • working on the schedule to help keep your bus and wineries to time
  • Trail Bus Hosts MUST travel on the bus with the guests for the duration of the trail

FOOD RUNNER/SERVER – each stop along the Pig Out Trail will have a food station, Service Support will be responsible for:

  • ensuring that the food table at each stop is preset
  • laying out food and necessary flatware at each station
  • ensuring the winery has garbage cans in place at each tasting station and food station
  • arriving at the winery approximately 20 minutes before the scheduled bus arrival and staying for approximately the first 25 minutes of service
  • correcting foreseeable set-up concerns before service and at the start of service
  • Food Runner/Server will require their OWN transport to get between trail locations

Thank-you to our wonderful community for their ongoing and invaluable support.