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About the Fashion INcrowd

Indiana Fashion Week (INDFW) will take place this summer 2023 in Indianapolis, IN. In preparation for this exciting week of events, we are assembling a team of high-energy, highly motivated volunteers — a team we call The Fashion INcrowd. Volunteers are not required to have any previous fashion experince. We will use their competencies and skills to place them in areas where they will thrive! 


About the Platform

INDFW is a community-driven initiative of Indiana Fashion Foundation, a nonprofit organization that thrives on the generosity of our community.  So, your time, talent and resources donated toward this shared vision are greatly appreciated!

  • Who can volunteer for Indiana Fashion Week?
    All self-motivated, energetic people age 18 and over who want to advance the fashion industry in Indiana.
  • If I am accepted to be a volunteer, do I need to sign a release?
    Yes. If accepted, you will be sent a url link to sign the release form below: VOLUNTEER SERVICE AGREEMENT This Agreement, made by and between the Indiana Fashion Foundation (hereinafter referred to as “organization”), and the submitter (hereinafter referred to as “volunteer”). ​ WITNESSETH: Whereas, volunteer intends to donate services to the organization identified above, and said organization intends to accept the donation of volunteer services. ​ NOW THEREFORE, in consideration of the mutual promises, the parties hereto agree as follows: 1. Volunteer agrees to donate services to organization in the capacity of Volunteer. Said services shall include, but may not be limited to, the following: Planning and execution of Indiana Fashion Week Activities during the month of August 2023. ​ (The schedule will be provided based on the dates volunteers confirms. The main dates volunteer activities will take place are on August 21st - 25th, 2023) ​ 2. It is mutually and expressly understood that volunteer services shall be donated, and that said volunteer is not entitled to nor expects any present or future salary, wages, or other benefits for these voluntary services. ​ 3. Volunteer agrees to follow the supervision and direction of any personnel, employee, or volunteer, to whom volunteer has been assigned to perform services, and to participate in any training required by the organization in order to perform the voluntary services. ​ 4. Volunteer agrees that he/she will not be considered to be an employee of the organization, for any purposes while performing the above described voluntary services. ​ 5. Volunteer further understands that they are responsible for injuries to third parties or damages to their property while acting outside the scope of assigned volunteer duties that said volunteer may be held personally liable for any monetary damages a court may award to the injured party. ​ 6. It is further understood and agreed to by volunteer that the services rendered to the organization shall apply only in the case of liability arising out of the ordinary negligence that occurs during the scope of the volunteer’s services agreed to herein, and that in no way do any of these provisions apply for the benefit of volunteer, his/her heirs, executors or administrators in any action arising out of gross negligence, willful misconduct, or any other conduct on the part of said volunteer, which cause or may give rise to criminal liability. ​ 7. Volunteer further agrees that volunteer will fully cooperate with the organization and its agents in any investigation, lawsuit, arbitration, or any other legal or quasi legal proceedings that arise from the matters covered by this agreement. Volunteer further agrees to notify the organization immediately of any incident that occurs or may occur within the knowledge of the volunteer, which gives rise to liability on the part of the volunteer of the organization. ​ Organization Responsibilities. Organization will make images/footage available from the events. Organization has no control over how many images or the footage content or if the volunteer will be in the footage. Footage may take 3-6 months after the events to be available, it comes down to the photographers and when they make footage available/organized. Permissions. Volunteer gives Organization permission to record Volunteers likeness, image, voice, and appearance by audio, video, and any other means deemed necessary by Organization. Exclusivity. Volunteer gives Organization exclusive license to use, broadcast, exhibit, market, distribute, display, or reproduce any recording, image, video, or other copyrighted material or intellectual property created with the volunteer from the photo shoot. Volunteer may use the footage captured for their portfolio. Payment. No payment for volunteer services. Warranties. Volunteer warrants they are free to enter into this Agreement, and that this engagement does not violate the terms of any agreement between the Volunteer and any third party. Waiver. Volunteer waives the right to review, inspect, edit or approve the recording of the Video at any time prior to, during, or after, the fitting and event(s) is distributed or broadcast in any medium now existing or unknown. Volunteer further waives all legal and equitable rights related to all liabilities, claims, suits and damages whosoever arising directly or indirectly from the exercise of volunteer rights under this agreement. No Obligation to Broadcast or Distribute. Organization retains the sole right to determine whether to broadcast or distribute any recording of volunteer in the event(s) footage. Intellectual Property. Organization is the sole and exclusive owner of all rights, title, and interest in event(s), including all copyright and other intellectual property associated with event(s), including the fashion design. Neither party may use the intellectual property of the other in future events without that party’s written permission. Media. Organization will record the event(s) and post it on social media channels, website and media submissions. Organization may virtually stream the parts of the event(s) over social media platforms, including, but not limited to, 360 Runway Platform, Zoom, Twitter, Facebook livestream, Instagram, LinkedIn and YouTube. Volunteer may record event(s) behind the scenes for personal use tagging @indianafashionweek @indianafashionfoundation; Volunteer will only release footage that highlights all parties in a positive light and will not release any footage that violates the rights of others involved. Indemnification. Volunteer will defend, indemnify and hold harmless Organization, its officers, employees, trustees, agents and representatives from and against any and all claims, demands, damages, liabilities, expenses, losses of every nature and kind, including but not limited to attorney’s fees and costs, sustained or alleged to have been sustained in connection with or arising out of the Volunteer’s actions and or content associated with volunteer activities. Applicable Law. This Agreement shall be construed and enforced in accordance with the laws of Indiana and may be enforced in any state or federal court of competent jurisdiction located in the Indiana. Assignment. Neither Party may assign or delegate its rights and obligations under this Agreement without the prior written consent of the non-assigning or non-delegating party. Entire Agreement. This Agreement constitutes the entire agreement between the parties and cannot be amended except in writing signed by both parties. The invalidity in whole or in part of a provision of this Agreement will not affect the validity of the other provisions. I understand that my volunteer assignment will begin now and end on August 26, 2023; and that I will spend up to 8 hours on assigned day providing volunteer services. Volunteer schedule will be sent for the volunteer to confirm their volunteer dates between the above schedule. I also understand that my volunteer assignment may be terminated at any time by either party to this agreement. ​ I understand that as a volunteer working with children, I am expected to maintain a safe and respectful environment at all times. I commit to treating all children with kindness, patience, and respect, fostering a positive and inclusive atmosphere. I agree to adhere to the organization's policies and guidelines for child protection, which includes refraining from any form of physical, emotional, or verbal abuse. I acknowledge that the safety and well-being of the children are of paramount importance. Therefore, I agree to undergo any necessary background checks, training sessions, and follow any procedures required by the organization to ensure the protection of the children in my care. I understand that I am a role model for the children I interact with and will conduct myself in a manner that upholds the highest ethical standards. In case of any concerns or issues related to child safety, I will promptly report them to the designated authorities within the organization. ​ Volunteer agrees to be responsible for their belongings and are aware that the organization is not responsible for any lost or stolen items. Volunteer will respect all event and activity properties and not remove anything that is not their personal property. ​ In case of emergency, please use the provided contact information.
  • Am I required to have previous experience in fashion?
    Nope! However, we will place you in areas that correlate with your skillset and/or previous experience.
  • Will I be required to volunteer every day during Indiana Fashion Week?
    You are NOT required to volunteer every day. However, we do request that each volunteer be available a minimum of 2 days, with one of those days being on July 30, 2022.
  • What time will I have to report each day?
    Indiana Fashion Week is a combination of activations that will take place throughout the month of August and begin at varying times each day. Each volunteer will be asked to report at event venues no later than 2 hours prior to the scheduled event/activity time.
  • If I am accepted to be a volunteer, do my friends/family get free access to Indiana Fashion Week events?
    As much as we’d love to have your friends and family present for fashion week events, at this time, we are not offering free admission to them. They are, however, encouraged to purchase tickets to the events of their choice.
  • What areas offer volunteer opportunities?
    Volunteer opportunities are available in the following areas: Production (Front of House), Backstage, Media (Photography/Videography), Hospitality, Box Office, Runners.
  • Do you cover travel expenses and accommodations for volunteers?
    We do not cover expenses for travel or accommodations.

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