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Most festival volunteer shifts last about 3 hours. Wear comfortable clothes. We’ll provide an Artsplosure Festival T-shirt to wear on duty and to keep! Volunteer check-in will be located at the corner of Hargett and Fayetteville Street..

Saturday, May 19: 6:00 am – 10:00 pm
Sunday, May 20: 10:00 am – 10:00 pm

Volunteer today! Fill out our online form to be a volunteer at Artsplosure – The Raleigh Arts Festival!

If you have questions you may reach our Volunteer Coordinator by sending a message via the “Volunteer” tab below.

Job Descriptions

Art Market Set-Up Crew

Approximately 180 artists will arrive to set-up the Art Market on Saturday, May 19, and we need volunteers to help from 6-11 AM. Set-up assistants will help artists find their spaces, locate the artist hospitality center, and communicate as necessary with Artsplosure staff members. Set-up crew members may be asked to attend a pre-festival meeting.

Booth Sitter

During the festival, “sitters” occupy and look after exhibitors’ booths so that artists may take short breaks.

Festival Set-Up Crew

If you can work in the early morning hours, the production crew needs help with miscellaneous tasks Saturday morning, 6:00 AM to 11:00 AM. Most of this work is of a physical nature (climbing ladders and trees, lifting and moving sound equipment, placing signage, etc).

Festival Breakdown Crew

We also need assistance breaking down Sunday night between 6:00 PM and 11:00 PM. Again, most of this work is of a physical nature.

Kidsplosure Activities Helper

Lots of enthusiastic volunteers who love working with children are needed to supervise fun craft activities on Fayetteville street.

Survey Assistant

Survey assistants roam the entire event interviewing attendees about our festival. If you’re not afraid to strike up a conversation with a stranger, why not ask a few questions for us?

General Help

We’ll put you where you can contribute the most. Duties can include hanging signs, running supplies or merchandise to various event sites, transporting equipment or artists, or filling in last-minute on any of the above jobs when we find gaps.

Office Assistant

Starting in early May right up through the event, our office gets busy and we need support preparing materials and putting together mailings. If you have a few hours between 9:00 AM and 5:00 PM during the week, we’d love to schedule you.

Student Art Exhibition Monitor

We need one volunteer per shift to “Monitor” the student art exhibition. This is a great job for someone who needs to be indoors.

Student Art Exhibition Breakdown

Student Art Exhibition Breakdown volunteers will assist in breaking down the Student Art Gallery late Sunday afternoon.

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