Volunteer At Cambridge Arts River Festival 6/15

5/9/20242 weeks ago

Jazz performers at 2019 Cambridge Arts River Festival.

Volunteer At Cambridge Arts River Festival 6/15

We need volunteers to help with various activities throughout the 2024 Cambridge Arts River Festival on Saturday, June 15. Meet and work collaboratively with other local creatives as you help put on one of the region's premiere annual festivals.

Celebrate 2024, the Year of the Dragon, at Cambridge's FREE festival along the banks of the Charles River, featuring:
• A wild parade kicking off the festival
• Local and nationally renowned jazz, folk, roots, and world music performers on multiple stages
• Interactive dance, theater, storytelling, and poetry performances and demonstrations
• Family entertainment and art-making activities
• More than 100 specialty food purveyors and craftspeople
• Public art installations designed for the festival

If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Sarah Leon, Volunteer Coordinator sleon@cambridgema.gov or artofsarahleon@gmail.com.

WHEN: Cambridge Arts River Festival is Saturday, June 15, 2024, 11 a.m to 6 p.m., rain or shine

WHERE: Along a mile-long stretch of Memorial Drive on the banks of the Charles River between JFK St. and Western Ave. Nearest MBTA station: Harvard Square on the Red Line. Wheelchair accessible.

ATTENDANCE: 175,000 annually


INFORMATION: cambridgeartscouncil.org/riverfestival or 617-349-4380

VOLUNTEER INFORMATION: We need volunteers to help with various activities throughout the festival. The breakdown of shifts is:

8am-12pm – this will include setting up for the day. Hanging signs, delivering festival materials to the various stages, assisting vendors with questions, setting up pop-up tents, mermaid procession, etc.

12pm-4pm – during this time the festival will be in full swing. Volunteers may be stationed at one of the many entertainment stages, they may assist the Volunteer Coordinator with running around and checking in on other volunteers or staff, assist with children’s activities, etc.

4pm-8pm – this shift will include assignments from the 12-4pm shift but will also include clean up and break down of the festival. The festival ends at 6pm sharp and we all do our part to gather the stage signs and materials and bring them back to one central location, fold up tents and tables and assist in clean up of the festival grounds.

Volunteers are requested to arrive 15 mins before their shift begins. Volunteer check-in is at the Main Information Tent, which will be located on the corner of Memorial Drive and DeWolfe Street, directly across from the Weeks Foot Bridge. Parking will be limited and therefore taking public transportation is highly recommended. The nearest T is the Red Line, Harvard Square.

All volunteers are given a food voucher that can be used at many of the delicious vendors.

If you are interested in volunteering or if you have already signed up to volunteer and have questions before the big day, please contact Sarah Leon, Volunteer Coordinator sleon@cambridgema.gov or artofsarahleon@gmail.com