Once on the Zimfest Website, go to the Create Account link in the upper right of the page. Complete the form to make an account. If you need additional help filling out the form, follow these directions.
Once you've created your account, you will be redirected to the Add Participant page. A "participant" is a name for anyone who attends Zimfest. A Zimfest account can manage one or more participants. This allows one account to manage a group of participants (say, a family), or just a single one. Follow this link for help creating participants.
While logged into the Zimfest site, you can browse through open volunteer shifts by visiting the Volunteer Shifts (list) page. Once you find a shift you like, click on the "Sign Up Here" text to be taken to its page. You may also view all the shifts laid out on the Volunteer Shifts (grid).
The volunteer shift's individual page includes detailed information about shift, as well as the number of volunteers currently signed up. To sign up for a shift, scroll to the bottom of the shift description page. Next the participant name that wishes to sign up, click "Register for this shift". You will be taken to a page to confirm your volunteering. Click "Register for Shift" to confirm, and you're done. You will be taken back to the shift description page and a green confirmation message will at the top of the page informing you of your success.
If for some reason you were unable to sign up for a shift, other messages will be displayed indicating why. Keep in mind that Zimfest won't allow you to sign-up for a shift if it conflicts with your other volunteer shifts or workshops (including those a participant is teaching), or if the volunteer shift has filled up while you were on the confirmation page. While this last scenario is unlikely, it is possible if you're trying to nab the last spot for the shift.
While logged into the Zimfest site, you can browse workshops just like any other user. You can browse workshops by teacher, session, location, or filter through the various information associated with a workshop to find those that interest you. Once you find one you like, click on its title to be taken to its page.
The workshop's individual page includes detailed information about the workshop as well as the number of students currently enrolled.To register for a workshop, scroll to the bottom of the workshop page and click "Register for this workshop" by the name of the participant who wishes to register. You will be taken to a page to confirm your registration. Click "Register for Workshop" to confirm, and you're done. A green confirmation message will pop up on the next page, informing you of your success.
If for some reason you were unable to register for a class, other messages will be displayed indicating why. Keep in mind that Zimfest won't allow you to register for a workshop if it conflicts with your other workshops (including those a participant is teaching), or if the workshop filled up while you were on the confirmation page. While this last scenario is unlikely, it is possible if you're trying to nab the last spot in a popular workshop.
Follow this link if you need additional help registering for workshops.
Register each of your participants for housing, meals, and concert tickets. Follow this link for detailed help signing up for housing, meals, and concerts.
To pay, go to the Pay for Zimfest page. Here you will find a summary of all your participants, which includes their workshops, housing, and payment status. Click on the "Pay for Zimfest" button on this page to select your method of payment. You may pay using PayPal (recommended), or by check. If paying by check, be sure to include your account name on the check.
After you have paid, you can still register for more workshops. Any additional charges can be paid for in the same manner.
Follow this link for detailed directions to pay for Zimfest.
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