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Why Volunteer

We have the greatest volunteers! Without them, our Festival and all our other events quite simply would not succeed. And even though we already have a great group of people working with us, we are always looking for more volunteers who believe in family, community, and the power of story.

How to Volunteer

Here are different ways you can help:

1) Before, during, and after the Festival begins, we need individuals and groups who are willing to work on a wide variety of projects and activities. These volunteer assignments are usually one-time opportunities of two to four hours and would work well for a group or family.

2) If you are interested in an opportunity to volunteer more than just at the Timpanogos Storytelling Festival, we can use your skills on year-round committees that work to organize all our storytelling events. Typically, we ask that these volunteers commit to spend anywhere from one to five hours each week throughout the year.

volunteer application

click this button to fill out the form and to help us get to know you so we can match you with a volunteer opportunity. Your application will be sent to a member of the Timpanogos Storytelling Institute who will review your application and get in touch with you.

So what are you waiting for? Come join us in promoting storytelling. Not only do we think it’s a great cause, we have a lot of fun and make wonderful new friends who love and understand the power of storytelling.

 

Areas in which we need help:

 

Timpanogos Storytelling Conference

Week of Festival:

Year-Round:

Timpanogos Storytelling Contests

Week of Festival:

Year-Round:

Emcees

Week of Festival:

Year-Round:

Fanfare (Gift Shop)

Week of Festival:

  • Help customers find what they are looking for.
  • Keep merchandise looking nice and restock when needed.
  • Walk around the tent area straighten up, help with customers, and answer questions.
  • The week of the festival is our busy time we work the whole week about 10 hours or more a day with setting up, and anything else that needs to be done.

Year-Round:

Our committee meets February – August at our monthly Festival meetings with everyone else and then we have a couple of meetings in August to price and count merchandise. And then we have a follow-up meeting after the festival to see how things went and what can we change for next year. We have about 4 extra meeting throughout the year mostly right before the festival.

First Aid

Week of Festival:

  • As a First Aid volunteer you are required to wear a walkie-talkie so you can be contacted if there is a First Aid need.
  • You may sit at the First Aid Tent or wander the Festival (With a small first aid kit) keeping your eyes open for needs you can address.
  • Some of the more common first aid issues include supplying bandaids, anti-sting medication for bee/wasp stings, and sometimes supplying Tylenol/Ibuprofen for pain relief.
  • You are expected to know the basics of CPR and be able to use those skills if required.

Year-Round:

There is not much that needs to be done for the First Aid Committee year round.

Food

Week of Festival:

Year-Round:

Golf Carts

Week of Festival:

  • Greet the people to the festival.  You will be one of the first to make an impression of how things can be done.
    • Ask if they have been here before.
    • Ask where they are from.
  • Explain the layout for new patrons and help them get where they are going and assist with the scheduling if needed.
  • If you need help with another cart, make sure you make that happen.
  • When they are leaving, ask how their experience was and invite them back.

Year-Round:

Hosting Storytellers

Week of Festival:

Year-Round:

Music

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National Youth Storytellers (NYS)

Week of Festival:

Year-Round:

Parking

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Programming

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Pottery

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Puppetry

Week of Festival:

  • Assist in the craft/simple puppet making project time slots
  • Introduce performers (the emcee committee does not help in puppetry—which is fine).
  • Keep children away from stage during performances ( the hosting committee does not help in puppetry)
  • Clean area and straighten chairs after each performance.
  • Assist performers with set up and take down and get them mules to transport them to and from the area
  • Verbal advertising—inviting people to come into the tent to watch the shows during the festival

Year-Round:

  • Take assignments from the committee chair
  • Be on the lookout for new talent for the puppetry area
  • Scout for talent by attending events a couple times a year.
  • Email to ask and confirm performers.
  • Put together the program book blurbs and collect photos of performers for program book
  • Plan final schedule for performers times.

Signs

Week of Festival:

Year-Round:

Sponsorship & Development

Week of Festival:

Year-Round:

Tickets

Week of Festival:

Year-Round:

TimpChat (Publicity)

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Tent Hosts & Managers

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Schools

Week of Festival:

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Volunteers

Week of Festival:

  • Man the volunteer check-in desk during the Festival.
  • Organize and track volunteers in every committee.

Year-Round:

  • Contact volunteers who fill out the form and figure out which committee they would like to be on.
  • Contact committee chairs with volunteer info
  • Coordinate with committee chairs for any volunteer needs

 

 

Please click on the button above to volunteer.

 

 

 

VOLUNTEERING DURING THE WEEK OF THE FESTIVAL

Please select 2 to 3 committees in which you are interested and/or willing to help, short descriptions of what each area is responsible for are listed below:

  • CONFERENCE
  • EMCEES
  • FACILITIES
  • FANFARE (GIFT SHOP)
  • FIRST AID
  • FOOD
  • GOLF CARTS
  • MUSIC
  • NATIONAL YOUTH STORYTELLERS
  • PARKING
  • POTTERY
  • PUPPETRY
  • TENT HOSTS/MANAGERS
  • TICKETS/MANAGERS
  • TIMPCHAT
  • VOLUNTEERS

VOLUNTEERING ON YEAR-ROUND COMMITTEES

Please select 2 to 3 committees in which you are interested and/or willing to help year round:

  • CONFERENCE
  • CONTESTS(LIARS/HAUNTINGS)
  • EMCEES
  • FACILITIES
  • FANFARE (GIFT SHOP)
  • FIRST AID
  • FOOD
  • GOLF CARTS
  • MUSIC
  • NATIONAL YOUTH STORYTELLERS
  • POTTERY
  • PUPPETRY
  • STORYTELLER HOSTING
  • TENT HOSTS/MANAGERS
  • TICKETS/MANAGERS
  • TIMPCHAT
  • VOLUNTEERS

ABOUT YOU

Please describe any talents, experience, knowledge, or interests you have that may contribute to the Festival or other events.


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Why Donate

Affordability has always been a focus for any Timpanogos Storytelling event. This is especially important in our family-centered community where we have above-average family sizes and below-average family incomes. We at the Timpanogos Storytelling Institute are working hard to raise funds so that we can keep our Festival fees low. In order to help us achieve our goal, we rely on donations from individuals like you. With the continued support of individual donors and corporate sponsors, we can carry out our mission to use the power of story to strengthen individuals, families, and communities.

How to Donate

To submit your donation in behalf of the Timpanogos Storytelling Institute please click on the Paypal donate now button. Your donations are tax deductible and will be used with the greatest regard for the benefit of the community as we continue to share how story works in our lives. Any contribution makes a difference.  Support the Timpanogos Storytelling Institute today.

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Why Sponsor

Timpanogos Storytelling events are always associated with quality. By including the Timpanogos Storytelling Institute in your charitable giving plan or marketing budget, you are not only enhancing your brand in the community, you are also ensuring that the Timpanogos Storytelling Institute will continue to bring the art and atmosphere of storytelling to Utah County which enriches our community, making it one of the best places to live, work and raise a family.
We know you and your company sometimes have specific ideas about how you want to spend your charitable contributions and the benefits you would like to receive. Whether you are interested in promoting education, corporate recognition or employee appreciation, we have an opportunity for you. We would love to discuss how we can work together to meet your marketing objectives and add your support of the Timpanogos Storytelling Institute.
We would love to welcome you to the Timpanogos Storytelling family as together we strive to enrich our community and learn more about the world around us.

How to Sponsor

We know that when you have both influence and means, you can make a difference in the world. Please fill out the sponsor form and let us know how you would like to sponsor the Timpanogos Storytelling Institute. Your application will be reviewed by our sponsorship committee. You will be contacted so that we can craft a relationship that will be beneficial to your company.

Thanks to our Current Sponsors

Join us in thanking our Festival and Conference sponsors—because ticket prices could never cover the cost of the Festival or Conference, our generous sponsors make it possible to host these world-renowned events! Organizations provide financial donations, goods, or services that make the Festival and Conference a reality. 

Anonymous Donors Kaleidoscope Pictures
Ashton Family Foundation Ken Garff Automotive Group
Barnes and Noble  Kneaders
Beesmark Investments Krispy Kreme Doughnuts
Blendtec KUER
Bob and Dale Burns Lehi City
BYU Department of Theatre and Media Arts Magleby’s Fresh
Capital Community Bank Merrill Lynch
Marilee Clark National Endowment for the Arts
Complete Restoration Randy and Jennifer Nelson Family
Cornerstone Show Foundation Nu Skin International
Corporate Alliance Brook and Debi Richan Family
Costa Vida Rocky Mountain Power
Custom Auto Decor Lynn and Debbie Shepherd
Daily Herald Sorenson Legacy Foundation
Donald Davis Springhill Suites and Courtyard Marriott
Debora Tholen Escalante Family Tall Hat Foods
Jim and Tana Evans Thanksgiving Point
Excel Eye Center Tour Ice
Explore Utah Valley The Manor at Riverwoods
George S. and Dolores Dore Eccles Foundation  The Shops at Riverwoods
Fibernet  Utah Community Credit Union
Harris Architecture  Utah Division of Arts and Museums
HavenLight   Utah State Board of Education
Intermountain Vein Center Wilcox Family
 

 

CASH DONATION

Sponsor Level (select one that best applies):

Actual Cash Amount (Skip if this donation is IN KIND):


IN KIND DONATION

"In Kind" services will be reviewed by the TSI Sponsor Committee and must be approved by the TSI Board.

Select all that apply:

Services (Sound, Tents, Printing, etc.)Food (Meals, Drinks, etc.)Lodging (Hotel, Residence, etc.)Advertising (Newspaper, Web, Radio, TV, etc.)Transportation (Golf Carts, Buses, Parking, Cars, etc.)Other:

Estimated Dollar Amount (will be verified by TSI Board*):

*Submitting this form is not an automatic acceptance. The form will be reviewed by the TSI Board, and you will be contacted shortly. Thank you!

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Performing at Timpanogos Storytelling Events

Timpanogos Storytelling aims to provide high-quality, family-friendly entertainment and education. Please keep this in mind as you consider materials to submit to us.

Festival Performance Areas:

Storyteller

Regarding the Festival, we currently use an invitation method for scheduling storytellers rather than an audition process. Please fill out a request (see below) to be considered as a storyteller at Timp. The Festival is generally scheduled two to three years in advance. The best way for you to impress our programming committee is to have strong samples of your work for us to look at. We (working in Utah) cannot make it to most venues to hear and see someone perform, so strong audio and video samples for us to see goes a long way. Also knowing where you have performed previously and where you will be performing in the future helps as we discuss and make our decisions.

Storyteller application link

 

Musicians & Puppeteers

Our puppeteer and musician slots are around a half an hour of performance time. These half hour breaks are between our one hour sessions of storytelling. By filling out this form you are requesting to be considered for one of these half hour slots.

Musican application link

Puppeteer application link

 

Timp Tell: A New Voice Showcase

This is your opportunity to join other professional voices from near and far that have graced our stages. This contest is held during the Timpanogos Storytelling Festival and is a way for our audiences to meet new voices. Five finalists are picked each year and will compete during a Friday session at the Festival. With judges and Audience votes, the winner will then have the opportunity to share the stage with Donald Davis on Saturday.

Timp Tell entries have ended for the 2017 Festival. You can check the events page here for more info:

Timp Tell Events Page

 

Conference:

Workshop and Performance

Workshop and Performance proposal submissions for the 2017 Conference, are due by December 31, 2016. The Conference will be held September 7, 2017 at Thanksgiving Point in Lehi, Utah.

Click here for the proposal form.

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Contact Us

You can contact us using the information below or send us a suggestion or request by scrolling down to the online form at the bottom of the page.

Timpanogos Storytelling Institute
5107 N. Edgewood Drive
Provo, UT 84604

801-426-8660
story.timpfest@gmail.com

 

Submit an Event

If you would like to feature an event on the Timpanogos Storytelling calendar page, click here to fill our our event submission form. Please submit event information at least two weeks prior to your event.

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  • "The world is hugged by the faithful arms of volunteers."

    Terri Guillemets

  • "One is not born into the world to do everything but to do something."

    Henry David Thoreau

  • "Volunteers do not necessarily have the time; they just have the heart."

    Elizabeth Andrew

  • "Because there is a natural storytelling urge in all human beings, even just a little nurturing of this impulse can bring about astonishing and delightful results."

    Nancy Mellon

  • "We are genetically programmed to learn through stories. It's who we are. It's how we function."

    Ty Bennett

  • "Stories are how we think. They are how we make meaning of life."

    Pamela Rutledge

  • "Storytelling is by far the most underrated skill in business."

    Gary Vaynerchuck

  • "If you tell me, it's an essay. If you show me, it's a story."

    Barbara Greene

  • "We are story. It is an innate human capacity. It is one of the most powerful tools for making meaning."

    Barry Rellaford

  • “Since it is so likely that children will meet cruel enemies, let them at least have heard of brave knights and heroic courage."

    C.S. Lewis

  • “We all live in suspense, from day to day, from hour to hour; in other words, we are the hero of our own story."

    Mary McCarthy

  • “People are hungry for stories. It’s part of our very being. Storytelling is a form of history, of immortality too. It goes from one generation to another."

    Studs Terkel

  • “We live in story like a fish lives in water. We swim through words and images siphoning story through our minds the way a fish siphons water through its gills.”

    Christina Baldwin

  • “There is no greater burden than carrying an untold story."

    Maya Angelou

  • “After nourishment, shelter and companionship, stories are the thing we need most in the world.”

    Philip Pullman

  • “Every great love starts with a great story...”

    Nicholas Sparks

  • “Stories have to be told or they die, and when they die, we can't remember who we are or why we're here."

    Sue Monk Kidd

  • “If history were taught in the form of stories, it would never be forgotten.”

    Rudyard Kipling

  • “The purpose of a storyteller is not to tell you how to think, but to give you questions to think upon.”

    Brandon Sanderson

  • “Whatever story you're telling, it will be more interesting if, at the end you add, "and then everything burst into flames.”

    Brian P. Cleary

  • “You know what a storyteller is, don't you? It's a person that has a good memory who hopes other people don't.”

    Sandra Dallas

  • “Stories are not like the real world; they aren't held back by what we know is false or true. What's important is how a story makes you feel inside.”

    Tahir Shah

  • “When we want mood experiences, we go to concerts or museums. When we want meaningful emotional experience, we go to the storyteller.”

    Robert McKee

  • “The telling and hearing of stories is a bonding ritual that breaks through illusions of separateness and activates a deep sense of our collective interdependence.”

    Annette Simmons

  • “Fairy tales are more than true: not because they tell us that dragons exist, but because they tell us that dragons can be beaten.”

    G. K. Chesterton

  • “Life itself is the most wonderful fairytale of all.”

    Hans Christian Andersen

  • “If stories come to you, care for them. And learn to give them away where they are needed. Sometimes a person needs a story more than food to stay alive.”

    Barry Lopez

  • “Stories are the single most powerful weapon in a leader's arsenal."

    Howard Gardner

  • “You have to understand, my dears, that the shortest distance between truth and a human being is a story.”

    Anthony de Mello

  • “Story is the vehicle we use to make sense of our lives in a world that often defies logic.”

    Jim Trelease

  • “Stories tell us of what we already knew and forgot, and remind us of what we haven’t yet imagined.”

    Anne Watson

  • “What makes [the Timpanogos Storytelling Festival] such a jewel is the quality and integrity of the people behind the scenes.”

    Susan Klein

  • “Volunteering is a part of who these people are. It doesn’t come from a book or a desire to excel or have power. They are motivated by love for families and their community....

    Leticia Pizzino

  • “Unless we pass our stories on, they are lost forever. When we share them with our family, it makes us bigger, better, and more substantial.”

    Karen Ashton

  • “The value of storytelling in our schools is self-evident. It enhances the teaching of language skills – including reading, writing, and especially oral expression."

    Steven C. Baugh