Come help us make the 2014 CenterFest Arts Festival a success this September 20th and 21st!
Over 300 volunteers are needed for the weekend.
CenterFest Volunteer Registration will open in summer, 2014! Please sign-up for your CenterFest shift and role by clicking this link, which will activate in summer, 2014. Please fill out all the requested contact information and select what times and roles you would like to fill.
REGISTERED CENTERFEST 2013 VOLUNTEERS, please click here to download CenterFest Volunteer Guidelines:
CenterFest 2013 Volunteer Information.pdf
Click here to view the 2013 CenterFest Volunteer map! Map for Volunteers.pdf.
Click here to view the 2013 CenterFest Job Descriptions! CenterFest 2013 Job Descriptions.pdf
All volunteers will have the opportunity to scan the Durham Arts Council’s volunteer code, courtesy of Bull City BUCK$. Earn BUCK$ to spend at great local businesses! Volunteers will also receive a free CenterFest 2014 t-shirt to thank them for their time and efforts.
You may volunteer for as many shifts as you like. Shifts range in time from 2 hours and 15 minutes to all day shifts. Visit the CenterFest Volunteer Registration Page, linked above, join the CenterFest team, and find the shift that works for you!
Volunteer Training Sessions
After you sign up to be a CenterFest 2014 Volunteer, please plan to attend one of these important Volunteer training sessions! Sessions are held at Durham Arts Council.
Times and dates are subject to change.
There are many volunteer positions, each requiring different skills and levels of commitment. Below is a list of the volunteer jobs available and their brief descriptions.
Must contact Lindsay Gordon at firstname.lastname@example.org if interested. Experienced CenterFest volunteers who would like to oversee the smooth running of a region of the event. They are each given a designated area in which they are the main point person for artists, vendors, non-profits and the public if there are any problems or questions. All CenterFest Block Captain applicants will be screened before approval. We are in serious need of block captains for the entire weekend!
Engage your hands and your heart with the free-spirited creativity of youngsters as they get busy with a variety of arts activities.
Welcome the public to the festival and encourage donations to support CenterFest and the arts. They will count how many people attend the festival with the help of a tally counter and hand out programs.
Introduce the performers and keep audiences entertained in between sets. Signing up for this position does not guarantee acceptance. All MC applicants will be screened before approval.
Merit Judge Assistants
Assist the three CenterFest Merit Judges during the Saturday morning of CenterFest. Duties include holding items for judges and guiding judges around the festival. Saturday morning shifts only, and only one volunteer needed for each judge (three volunteers total).
Beer Garden Attendants
Help keep the beer garden clean and festive for attendees to promote enjoyment of the area and the nearby music and performances. Beer Garden Attendant Volunteers must be 18 years or older. Volunteers may not consume alcohol during shift.
Artist Breakfast Attendants
Help serve the artists breakfast while they set up each morning.
Serve the public as they take a break and enjoy a cool drink.
Information Booth Helpers
Provide friendly assistance to people who need it and to give out literature on Durham Arts Council events, classes, etc.
T-Shirt Booth Helpers
Sell CenterFest T-shirts and other items in the t-shirt booth.
Wristband Booth Helpers
Help sell wristbands to festival guests 21 years and older, so that they can purchase alcohol around the festival.
Help the 130 visual artists find their spots, set-up booths, trouble shoot, booth-sit during much- needed breaks and help deliver meals.
Volunteer Booth Helpers
Help orchestrate the check-in, sign-out, and assignment for volunteers, last minute trouble-shooting of the 300 diverse volunteers that make CenterFest happen. We also have special positions for people who would like to help coordinate our volunteers on each day of the festival.
Friday Set-Up Assistants
Help load-in stages, tents, and vendors for early set-up (and anything else that might be needed the day before CenterFest begins).
Help direct artists and vendors as they arrive to set up on Saturday from 5:45am-9:45 am and Sunday 8:45-10:45. Note: Having people on Saturday is MUCH more important than for Sunday
VIP Breakfast Attendants
Help set up and serve our Patron Sponsors and other VIPs a simple breakfast of coffee and pastries from 9am to 11am, Saturday only
Performer Gate Attendants
Help check in and direct musical performers as they arrive at their special designated entry.