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The Festival needs you!

THE FESTIVAL NEEDS YOU!

FESTIVAL VOLUNTEERS work alongside committee members and staff during the event. Much of the volunteer work occurs outside in various temperatures and working conditions. Individuals should have good listening and communication skills and be able to work in various environments individually and in small groups. Volunteering in teams or groups is encouraged! 

If you are interested in a more significant commitment, FESTIVAL COMMITTEE MEMBERS are volunteer leaders who support event planning and operations. Committee membership requires a more significant time commitment throughout the year to help shape decisions and selections for the Festival. They also receive special perks identifying them as committed Festival committee members. CLICK HERE to see available committee positions.

All Festival volunteers and committee members must be 12 years and older and 16 and older to operate a golf cart. Volunteers need to purchase admission to get into the park. If a volunteer cannot afford admission, generous underwriters have provided admission through the Festival Families First program. https://www.riverfestival.com/attend/#admission

To volunteer, visit signup.com. Positions will be posted as they are available. If you don’t see the opportunity you are interested in, please email sah@salina.org or call 785-309-5770.


Ambassador Volunteers

Ambassador volunteers help ensure artists have a great experience at the Festival.
Estimated time commitment: 2 hours
Desired traits: Good interpersonal and customer service skills. Average overall physical condition to work outside; ability to carry drink thermos, cups, and drink condiments

Volunteers have the opportunity to:


Artyopolis Volunteers

Artyopolis volunteers support craft-making and games for kids and Families.
Estimated time commitment: 2 hours
Desired traits: Enjoy working with children. Average overall physical condition to work outside, ability to lift and carry.

Volunteers have the opportunity to:


Gates Volunteers

As Festival goers enter the park, gates volunteers are the first point of contact. This is where admission is validated, purchased, and event programs are distributed.
Estimated time commitment: 2 hours
Desired traits: Good interpersonal and customer service skills. Average overall physical condition to work outside, ability to lift and carry

Volunteers have the opportunity to:


Hospitality Volunteers

The hospitality trailer (aka Headquarters) is a place for the Festival’s office operations, for entertainers to catch their breath between performances, and for staff to do the same. It is the center for communications between staff, festival vendors, emergency services, etc.

Estimated time commitment: 3 hours
Desired traits: Good interpersonal skills, ability to lift and carry

Volunteers have the opportunity to:


Technical Volunteers

Technical volunteers support set-up on Wednesday and Thursday of Festival week and tear-down on Sunday and Monday.

Estimated time commitment: 2- 15 hours
Desired traits: Good interpersonal and customer service skills, willingness to work outdoors in various weather conditions, no experience necessary. Hand tools and gloves will be provided, or you can bring your own.

Volunteers have the opportunity to:


Artist Parking Volunteers

Art show parking guides provide parking assistance and directions to artists as they enter the park in the morning.

Estimated time commitment: 2-3 hours
Desired traits: Good interpersonal and customer service skills, willingness to work outdoors in a variety of weather conditions, must have the ability to stand for a length of time

Volunteers have the opportunity to: