Volunteer at River Festival

We need YOUR HELP to make this one-of-a-kind arts and culture event a success. Valuable volunteers like you make entertaining 200,000 festival-goers possible! No experience is necessary for many jobs, and all are welcome! Please contact the Volunteer Coordinator: crf_volunteers@cambridgema.gov.

dancing at River Festival

Volunteer Information:


Saturday, June 1, 2019, from 11AM to 6PM, with volunteer shifts starting at 8AM and going until 8PM. Shifts are broken into 4-hour blocks: 8AM-12PM (set-up); 12PM-4PM; and 4PM-8PM (will include breakdown).

Rain or Shine!

The festival will take place rain or shine! Please make your commitment to be part of the fun regardless of weather conditions.


We strongly encourage you to take public transportation. The festival site is located at the Central Square station on the MBTA Red Line. 


We truly depend on the help of festival volunteers to put on this mammoth event, so we count on you to be there. Please arrive on time. If you must cancel, please call the Cambridge Arts at 617-349-4380 or email crf_volunteers@cambridgema.gov at least 2 days before the event to notify us of your change.


Please check in at the Main Information Booth 15 minutes before your shift starts. There will be a check in station at the Main Info Booth from 8AM until 5PM. There will be a volunteer stationed to check in arrivals. They will supply you with a name badge, meal voucher, branded T-shirt for the shift, and supplemental job instructions, if needed.

Questions? Please email crf_volunteers@cambridgema.gov, or call 617-349-4380.