June 23 - 25, 2017 Western Gateway Park Friday & Saturday 11AM - 10PM I Sunday 11AM - 5PM
20 Years!

Volunteer Program


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.

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!

If you have a desire to be more involved with the Festival as a volunteer manager, please consider being part of the Event Management Team. Click here for more information.


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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ARAG’s North American headquarters are based in Des Moines, Iowa. They’ve earned the prestigious Center of Excellence Award for nine consecutive years (2007-2015) and have been named a Top 100 Call Center by BenchMark Portal for five consecutive years (2011-2015), continuing their track record of industry-leading customer service. ARAG team members voted ARAG a Best Place to Work in Insurance (2009-2014).

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VolunteerLocal has hosted the Festival's volunteer registration system since its inception. It's fast, effective and online. We wouldn't use anything else. Check it out today!