Volunteers aren't paid because their contribution is worthless,
but because it is PRICELESS!
Volunteers don't necessarily have the time; they have the heart.
The Foundation is only able to do what it does because of volunteers.
We value their contribution! Please take a look at the various volunteer opportunities.
We hope you will find one that you enjoy.
Oktoberfest takes place over multiple days under the big tent on Courthouse Square. Volunteers will have the opportunity to improve their arm and wrist strength as they fill beer steins with a variety of German beers. Volunteers will rotate "breaks" so that each has the opportunity to experience some German food, beverages and music. Eight volunteers are needed at each shift, so it's a fun opportunity for groups. Volunteer must be age 21+.
The Foundation organizes the Bucket Brigade, which is a cadre of volunteers who attend the popular Friday night concerts on Courthouse Square to collect donations from concert-goers so that this live music event will continue to be enjoyed by all. The Friday night concerts remain free to all because of the generosity of the community.
There are a myriad of ways to support the chalk festival, from helping to set up the day before, sorting art supplies, staffing the artist check-in, supporting artists, etc. All of this takes place in the heart of downtown on and around Courthouse Square. There are many opportunities to serve with a friend, small group or team from work. Volunteer positions are available for ages 12+.
Picnic en Blanc volunteers have the opportunity to be involved in planning the event, or helping make sure the event runs smoothly. Volunteers are needed for set-up, check-in, drink service. Volunteers are admitted for free. Volunteer positions are available for ages 21+.
The Foundation recruits and trains community members to serve as Kindness Ambassadors at the Magical Bridge Playground located in Red Morton Park. Volunteers are needed at this All Abilities, All Ages, one of a kind playground. Volunteers must be 18 years old, or be a parent/child team, and are asked to serve at least 2, 2 hour shifts each month, with a 6 month commitment.
Volunteering at Family Campout comes with perks! Volunteers are provided with complimentary admission to the event. Volunteer opportunities range from organizing tasks before the event, to doing food prep and food service during the event. It's another great way to make new friends and participate in this fun camping event for free! Volunteer positions are available for ages 12+.
Salsa Festival volunteers will have a fast-paced, non-stop shift at either the tequila tasting booth, Paloma beverage booth, or one of the wine or beer vendor booths. Sign up to volunteer with a friend, and then make time to enjoy the festivities, the people-watching and maybe learn to salsa dance! Volunteer positions are available for ages 21+.