PIFT 2017 Volunteers

Adult Volunteers

Check out the volunteer job descriptions below and then click on the big green button below to visit the PIFT 2017 Adult Volunteer Sign-Up List to volunteer for a shift.


We have over 250 shifts in over 20 areas that must be filled, so please consider volunteering for more than one shift at one or multiple jobs. Your help is especially needed during the evening hours when we have the most visitors. With so many spots from which to choose, there is a time, area, and task for everyone! Note that the vast majority of shifts are on tournament day, Saturday, October 21 (we do need some volunteers on Sunday, October 22). It's easy to do and you can make changes to your volunteer time if needed.

If you have any questions or difficulties with the volunteer sign-up process, please contact our PIFT Adult Volunteer Coordinator, Kim Wetzker, at kkwetzker@gmail.com.

Adult Volunteer Job Descriptions

Admissions, North Gate and South Gate

Admissions sells tickets in booths at the North and South gates of the stadium.

Band Check-In

Band Check-In escorts the arriving bands to the areas where they can warm-up, and then down to the field to perform.

Band Staging

Band Staging is responsible for directing buses and equipment trucks into the PHS South parking lot (near N-1).

Concessions, Home and Visitor

Concessions operates the food booths on the Home and Visitor's side of the stadium. Jobs include taking orders, making change, and serving food. The first shift of the day will help set up and the last shift of the day will help clean up.

Concessions Cashier, Home and Visitor

The Concessions Cashier handles a cash box for cash transactions and also a card terminal for credit/debit card transactions for the concessions on the Home or Visitor side. Volunteers will be trained to use the card reader to process transactions.

Chair Set Up

Chair Set Up volunteers set up chairs on the field, lights and other equipment in the morning before the tournament starts. They also clean and set up the sitting arrangement on the visitor bleachers for the attending schools.

Gate Control

Gate Control is responsible for informing bands and front ensemble equipment crews where to stage and when to move in preparation for performances.


A hospitality suite for band directors and their staff is available throughout the day. Hospitality volunteers keep the refreshments stocked and the area cleaned up.

Medical, North Stadium and Band Room Lot

Medical volunteers assist with the medical station. You do not need to be a nurse or doctor.


Merchandise volunteers sell t-shirts, programs, jewelry, beanies, buttons, etc. in a booth on the Visitor side to help raise money for PHSMB.


Parking volunteers direct student dropoff vehicles in the front of the school, control access to reserved parking for PIFT judges, VIP, and special guests, and direct parking in the overflow lots.


Security volunteers direct spectators inside the stadium, check spectator's tickets or badges and man strategic gates into the stadium. Note that this job allows you to watch all the field shows.

Saturday Clean Up

Saturday Clean-Up crew starts cleaning up the campus and parking lots after PIFT, taking down signs, returning equipment to the Band Room, etc.


Signage volunteers assist with putting up signs or supervising student volunteers to put up signs around campus and/or stadium.

Sunday Clean-Up

Sunday Clean-Up crew completes the cleaning up of the field and bleachers, along with the south and North Parking lot, around the school and PCPA.


Ushers control access in and out of the home side stadium while bands are performing.

Volunteer Work Room

The Volunteer Work Room (K-12) is the home base for volunteers throughout the day. Volunteers are checked-in and directed to where they will be working. Radios are handed out and tracked.

Student Volunteers

Sign-up information for student volunteers will be posted soon.

If you have any questions or difficulties with the student volunteer sign-up process, please contact our PIFT Student Volunteer Coordinator, Colleen Pratt, at cepratt@cox.net.

Contact Us

If you have questions or comments about PIFT, please contact the PIFT 2017 Chairs, Melissa Martinez at powayfieldtournament@gmail.com and Paula Pullenza at pplilapple@gmail.com.