Volunteers are the energy that powers all Go Oak Cliff events, and it's important how we treat each other and our guests. Your knowledge, your presence, what you say, and how you say it can make or break an event-goer's experience.



Volunteer check-in will be at the registration table located near DIRT Flowers, on the south side of 7th St and N Bishop Ave.
Event hours are 5:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.

  • First shift check-in: 4:30 p.m. sharp (shift ends at 8:00 p.m.)

  • Second shift check-in: 8:00 p.m. sharp (shift ends at 11:30 p.m.)

The first shift begins before the event start time to enable the event to start strong! Please do not be late for your shift--your fellow volunteers are depending on you!

Bastille on Bishop is a rain or shine, all-outdoor event. Depending on the forecast, please consider bringing a rain coat or other protective gear with you. Most volunteers will be under tents but you may have to walk around during part of your shift. 



Go Oak Cliff volunteers are ambassadors for the neighborhood. We all work hard to keep Oak Cliff unique and progressive, while respecting its history.

Here are some basic rules of engagement:

  1. Help one another. Demonstrate hospitality by searching for a solution, whether you're helping a stranger or aiding a fellow volunteer.

  2. Smile! As a volunteer, when you're having a good festival experience, chances are so is everyone else. Every interaction should be handled with grace, charisma, and a little bit of that Oak Cliff attitude.

  3. Be on theme. Wear a Go Oak Cliff volunteer shirt if you have one, but please don't let that keep you from dressing up or playing your part in transforming Bishop Arts into a Parisian oasis.

  4. Use this landing page as a resource! Bookmark this page, since it will be updated periodically.

  5. Represent the neighborhood. As a volunteer, you should treat every neighbor like family, and leave every guest wondering why they don't live in Oak Cliff.



Neighborhood notoriety might get you far, but you deserve more than fame for dedicating your time to Oak Cliff.

First shift workers each receive a wine glass and two tokens to be used during the second half of Bastille.
Second shift workers receive free admission for two to a future Go Oak Cliff event.



Ah, the way in. This is the area where anticipation is building, and where there's the most opportunity for people to get confused.

We’ve adjusted our processes and our signage and are requesting more volunteers this year to improve the registration experience. Here’s how it will work: Attendees awaiting registration will be split into two groups: Pre-Purchased Tickets and New Purchases.

Pre-Purchased Tickets: All of our online, pre-event ticket sales go through Prekindle. Attendees will show proof of purchase via a barcode emailed to them via Prekindle. Volunteers will check the name on their confirmation email, and check them in within our system. Our system will indicate how many glasses and tokens they purchased. The volunteer will hand them their glasses/tokens, check their ID, and give them a wristband.

New Purchases: All on-site tickets will be purchased in the “New Purchases” line. Volunteers at the New Purchases line will be equipped to take payment with a Square card reader. Volunteers will be trained before their shift on how to use our Square devices.

All Lines will also serve as ID checks for those who picked up glasses and tokens early. (We’re offering early pick-up on Saturday afternoon at Taco y Vino in an effort to reduce the volume at registration/pick-up.) If you see someone with a glass and tokens, and they're standing in your line, that means they need a wristband. Please check their ID to ensure they are 21+, and then provide them with a wristband. You should have wristbands at all registration stations.


Where do I go when I arrive?

Please check in at the registration table, which will be on Bishop between 7th and 8th (near DIRT Flowers). First shift volunteers should check in at 4:30 p.m. sharp, and second shift volunteers should check in at 8:00 p.m sharp. on Sunday, July 14.

Where should I park?

This Bastille on Bishop Guide is a great resource for parking and transportation tips, as well as event info in general.

What should I bring?

Bastille on Bishop is always a good time, and it’s always toasty. Please wear breathable clothing (preferably French-inspired or a Go Oak Cliff shirt, if you have one) and bring anything you can to stay cool—fans, thermal water bottles, etc. We'll have extra water bottles available. If you have a charger or power bank for your phone, please bring it, as we like to have phones available as backup devices to check people in.

What will I be doing?

We’ll need help with several different tasks, including:

  • Registration - Check-In: Checking in online ticket purchasers via the Prekindle registration management tool. We’ll have laptops and will show you how to check people’s tickets—it’s simple! You’ll also be checking ID’s and giving out wristbands to anyone 21+.

  • Registration - New Purchases: Taking new ticket purchases via our Square readers. You’ll also be checking ID’s and giving out wristbands to anyone 21+.

  • Registration - Fulfillment: Managing wine glasses and tokens. The line goes fast, so we’ll need some folks dedicated to setting out, organizing and replenishing the wine glasses with various numbers of tokens. They’ll also ensure each registration volunteer has enough wristbands.

  • Registration - Carnival Barker: If manpower allows, we may need some extra help answering the crowd’s questions and communicating which line to get in, having their ID and ticket handy, etc.

  • Merch Tent: We’ll have a couple of folks stationed at the merchandise tent. They’ll be selling extra tokens and event posters via Square readers on-site.

  • Runner(s): Our flex player. We will likely need a person or two available to help vendors, communicate with our event planners, replenish water bottles, and be available for miscellaneous requests.

The event itself will be staffed with paid bartenders and a custodial crew. So not to worry, your volunteer tasks will generally be limited to the areas above.


Who gets a wristband?

Anyone with a ticket and a valid ID indicating they’re 21+. The birthday cut-off will be 7/14/1998.

What’s the ticket situation?

Wine glasses represent the ticket to get into the event. Tickets can be purchased pre-event at this link. Attendees will show the barcode that was emailed to them from Prekindle, and volunteers at registration will give them their wine glass(es) and tokens. They can also be purchased on-site (via credit card) while supplies last. This year will be cashless, so all tickets and tokens must be purchased online via the Prekindle site, or on-site via a Square digital card-reader.

On-site pricing:

Wine Glass + 2 Tokens: $30.00 + tax

Wine Glass + 4 Tokens: $40.00 + tax

Wine Glass + 5 Tokens: $45.00 + tax

Extra Token (1 pc): $6.00 + tax

Anyone is welcome to walk around the event space without a ticket, but they must have a wine glass and wristband in order to drink. The bartenders and some food vendors will only accept tokens as payment.

What are the tokens good for?

One token (and a wine glass) will get you a drink via the on-site bartenders. Most food items are valued at one token.

What else is for sale?

We’ll be selling event posters and extra tokens at the merch tents, which will (tentatively) be located in between 8th and Melba, near We Are 1976, as well as just past the registration table. The marketplace will host street vendors selling French-inspired and artisanal goods. The marketplace vendors will be taking payment separately.

Who do I contact if I have questions?

Your Bastille point of contact will be our Volunteer Chair, Haley Thomas. Please contact her via email ( prior to the event, or via phone (972-762-8234) the day of.

How are we driving? Please provide us with feedback after the event has concluded. You are Oak Cliff, and you are appreciated!

Primary Event Contacts

Haley Thomas, Volunteer Chair

(972) 762-8234

Alison Matis, Event Coordinator

(202) 657-5747