Volunteer Program

THANK YOU TO ALL OF OUR 1,362 VOLUNTEERS WHO GAVE THEIR TIME TO MAKE THIS YEAR'S FESTIVAL ONE OF OUR BEST YET!

THANK YOU!!

WINNER - Best Volunteer Program ~ International Festivals & Events Association

Do you want to be a part of one of the best festivals this side of anywhere? Great, because volunteers are a vital part of the Des Moines Arts Festival. We couldn't put on an award-winning Festival of this magnitude without YOUR help! We have a variety of opportunities to choose from whether you are looking for yourself or for a group.

If you have a desire to be more involved with the Festival as a volunteer manager, please contact James Bruton at jbruton@desmoinesartsfestival.org. We have openings on our Event Management Team.

All volunteers will receive a volunteer t-shirt to wear during their shift(s) and snacks during their shifts. 

Think of a family member, friend or group who can join you. Volunteering is always more fun when you are able to do it with people you already know!

Reminders

No-shows can really cause great difficulties from the planning to the execution stages of the Festival weekend. We ask that you be able to report on time and remain on task for the duration of your shift(s). 

All volunteers must be at least 16 years old when they report for their volunteer shift. 

Questions? Please contact Morgan with any questions about volunteering.

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