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volunteers sitting in the merchandise booth

Volunteers

Summer of the ARTS Volunteers Helping To Make It All Happen!

Click HERE to visit our volunteer sign up page and be a part of the 2018 Festivals!

What could be more fun than volunteering at any one of the Summer of the Arts events? These great festivals and events are so successful because of the talent and energy provided by the hundreds of volunteers who volunteer with us anywhere from 2 hours to 200 hours! We strongly encourage YOUR participation.

Want to volunteer as a team?

Are you searching for team building exercises and a positive way to represent your group in the community? Volunteer together at one of our festivals!

We want to hear from you as soon as possible! In order to find a great fit for your volunteer group in our festivals and to reserve shifts solely for your team, fill out our short Volunteer Interest form! Give us details about your group and your volunteer interests and, we will contact you with options for volunteering with Summer of the Arts as soon as they are available!

Volunteer FAQs

How do I sign up?

RIGHT HERE! Just pick your volunteer shifts, fill out your contact info and you’re all set. You’ll receive a confirmation email immediately after filling out the form.

What are the perks of volunteering for Summer of the Arts?

  • A one of-a-kind Summer of the Arts Volunteer T-Shirt
  • Free Water during all volunteer shifts
  • Volunteer Goodie Bag (with a snack & cool things from our sponsors)
  • Discount on Festival T-Shirts from the Merchandise Booth
  • Community Service Hours Credit
  • Being a part of Helping to Make it All Happen at an exciting festival with fabulous music, art & people!

Who can volunteer for our events?

  • Volunteers must be at least 14 years old to sign up without a parent or legal guardian
  • Volunteers 10-14 years of age are welcome with a parent, legal guardian or chaperone
  • Parent or legal guardian must register volunteers 10-14 years of age
  • Volunteers who are First Aid certified are welcome to volunteer at the First Aid Booth
  • Volunteers over age 21 are welcome to volunteer in our Beverage Garden
  • Volunteers must enjoy having fun, laughing and supporting the arts!

What do volunteers do?

Volunteers at our festivals and events help with various tasks, such as assisting guests with directions & information, working at sales stations such as water, merchandise & beverage garden, helping out with our children’s activities, encouraging attendees to Think, Be, Live GREEN – as part of our Green Team and many more fun areas. For a full list of available volunteer opportunities and descriptions, please refer to the list of festivals here and select the opportunities that interest you.

What should volunteers bring and wear?

  • The festivals take place outside rain or shine, so dress accordingly
  • Wear comfortable shoes
  • Bring a water bottle and fill it up at any of our Hydration Station Water Coolers – volunteers get free refills during their shifts!
  • All volunteers must wear our official Volunteer T-shirt during their shifts
  • Those volunteering with a group or organization can wear their own nametags or we can design some for you!
  • You are encouraged to bring a small bag to keep with you for personal belongings such as: layers of clothing, sunscreen, ID, etc. Please leave all valuables at home.
  • You will have the opportunity to purchase Summer of the Arts merchandise as well as food and drink from vendors on-site.

How can I help out before volunteering at Summer of the Arts events/festivals?

Because it takes such an amazing crew to make sure our events run smoothly, please pass along this information to anyone you know who might be interested in helping out. Anyone who is committed to volunteering can sign up here and select the events that interest them. You can also like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter and Instagram!

I’m volunteering for a class, church, club, courts, etc…how can I prove I was there?

Congrats on choosing the best possible volunteer job to complete those service hours! If you have a form that needs to be completed, simply bring it with you and our on-site volunteer coordinator can sign it for you. If you need a letter directly from us, email volunteers@summerofthearts.org and we’ll get you what you need.

How do I review or change my volunteer shift(s)?

Please refer to your confirmation email or head here, enter your email address, and follow the instructions given.

Ready and Willing?

SIGN UP HERE TO VOLUNTEER!

More Questions?

Send us an email to outreach@summeroftheARTS.org and we’d love to help out!

Festival Map

For 2017 festival maps, click on the names below. We will post a map of the 2018 Layout as soon as it becomes available!
Iowa Arts Festival Map
Iowa City Jazz Festival Map

Stay in Touch

Persons attending Summer of the Arts events may be recorded or photographed as a festival attendee. These images may be used for Summer of the Arts programming or promotion, including broadcast on television, the Summer of the Arts website, the Internet, and other media.

Contact Us

325 E. Washington St., Ste. 301 | Iowa City, IA 52240
info@summeroftheARTS.org | 319.337.7944