Volunteering

May Madness is completely run by volunteers.  Many hands make light work, and the efforts of volunteers makes this weekend possible. If you are interested in helping out with a small or large task during the weekend, please indicate your interest on your registration form.

May Madness has the right to give preference to dancers who volunteer to help make the weekend possible; this applies to volunteers and recipients of work/trade positions.


Work Trade

May Madness is looking for enthusiastic dancers who are also worker bees to fill work/trade positions. All recipients pay the full registration fee before the weekend; after completing weekend jobs, they will receive a refund of the work trade amount. Standard work/trade positions are available for $50 in exchange for approximately 4 hours of work.  Work/trade tasks often occur during dance or workshop times.  Extended work/trade positions may be available- a larger refund in exchange for more hours of work.

If you are interested in a work/trade position, please send an email to maymadnessinaz@gmail.com with the subject ‘Work Trade’.  May Madness has the right to give preference to dancers who volunteer to help make our weekend possible.  This applies to volunteers and recipients of work/trade positions.


May Madness Scholarships

Dancers needing financial assistance are always encouraged to apply for work trade positions.  If a work trade position will not cover all the costs, or if such a position is not possible, we encourage you to consider requesting a scholarship.  If interested, please submit a scholarship request.

Requests will considered in the order received, based on the priorities below, your need and available funds.

Scholarship Priorities:

Dancers under 30 years in age.

Dancers in fields with low salaries such as social work, child care, nonprofit work.  Dancers currently unemployed or underemployed (not retired).



SCHOLARSHIP REQUEST FORM: May Madness 2017

Please answer these questions, and email your completed request to maymadnessinaz@gmail.com with “Scholarship Request” as the subject. You may also mail your request to:

May Madness, c/o Carl Morgan
2304 E. Euclid Ave.
Phoenix AZ  85042

1.  Name and contact information.

2.  Give a brief description of yourself and your involvement in folk dance.  How long have
you been dancing, where do you dance, etc?

3.  What circumstances in your life make this scholarship important to enable you to attend
this weekend of community and dance?

4.  If a scholarship is provided,

a.  Would you consider taking a work-trade job at May Madness 2017 as part of your
scholarship?  Why or why not?

b.  If yes,

i.  What type of work activities would you be interested in?

ii. When would you be available to work?  Are you available to help set up before
the weekend starts on Friday, or tear down after the weekend ends Sunday
afternoon?