Whole Earth Festival: Whole Earth Reusables Cooperative Coordinator (2)

Contact Information

Name: Madeline Dei Rossi

Email: directors@wef.ucdavis.edu

You can visit the Whole Earth Festival website to learn more about them.


Payrate: Volunteer with one time stipend of $500.00 paid after completion of duties. (pending budget approval - refer to budget for weeks paid)

Payrate Stipend: Yes

Work Study: No

Resume Required: Yes

Options: N/A


Hours per Week: Varies between approx 3-4 hours/week WQ, 7-8 hours/week SQ depending on individual circumstances. Hours beyond specified hours per week are considered volunteer educational experience.

Start Date: Jan. 9, 2023

End Date: June 1, 2023


Job Number: 0021-5064-2022

Last Date to Apply: Oct. 30, 2022


The Whole Earth Reusables Cooperative (WERC) Coordinator shall organize with the university to allow for WERC dishes to be stored and washed before, during, and after the festival, as well as direct the washing and collections stations during the festival.

The Whole Earth Festival began in 1969 as a small art class project (“Art Happening”) on the UC Davis Quad to teach community members about activism, wellness, and environmental sustainability in an interactive and creative way. Following the United Nations’ recognition of Earth Day in 1970, the event was renamed as the “Whole Earth Festival” and has since evolved into an enormous, free, student-run event, attracting over 30,000 visitors annually on Mother’s Day Weekend.  


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  • Meet with campus staff to acquire the permissions necessary for storing dishes, washing dishes, and setting up washing and collection booths on the Quad
  • Organize for all food booths to have access to WERC dishes
  • Secure all necessary equipment for the WERC program and booths by providing your needs list to the Logistics Coordinators
  • Wash all dishes before, during, and after the festival in a campus-approved kitchen
  • Assist in recruiting volunteers to help oversee the program and booths as needed during the festival
  • Oversee the washing and collection booths during the festival
  • Ensure all dishes are clean and ready for use before the festival and before each day during the festival

[Obligations for ALL WEF members]

  • Attend weekly meetings starting Fall Quarter until the festival
  • Must be available for the Weekend of the Festival: May 12-14, 2023
  • Must commit to helping set up and clean up the days leading up to the festival (May 10&11, 2023) and the day after the festival (May 15, 2023)
  • Must submit a monthly Report to Directors online


  • Interested in leadership and/or environmentally-driven positions
  • Knowledge/Familiar with Google Drive and its functions
  • Organizational skills
  • Punctual
  • Dependable and self-motivational skills
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Collaborates well with others
  • Experience in leadership or environmental-based programs preferred

Supplemental Questions

  1. Please list previous experience as it pertains to the position.
  2. Describe why you are qualified for this position and how it relates to your interests.
  3. Please briefly discuss the role of the UC Davis Principles of Community and your understanding of diversity and cultural competency.

Approved ___________________________________________________________________________ Date ____________________________

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