Volunteers sought for 2023 Arts Festival

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The Des Moines Arts Festival® presented by Nationwide is recruiting volunteers to fill 800 volunteer shifts at the 2023 Festival – June 23-25. The volunteer program, sponsored by the Polk County Board of Supervisors, has been awarded Best Volunteer Program by the International Festivals and Events Association (IFEA) and will utilize volunteers starting Wednesday, June 21 through Sunday, June 25.   

Volunteers are needed for set-up, tear-down and a variety of activities to keep the Festival operating smoothly. These roles include supporting artists, festival greeters, student art exhibition, selling merchandise, sharing information at the sustainability stations, and VIP Club management. Volunteers can sign-up individually or as a group. The Festival highly encourages corporations to consider group volunteering.  

Each volunteer will receive a free t-shirt along with snacks, beverages and a free drink coupon from Exile Brewing Company to use after the Festival.  

“The Des Moines Arts Festival wouldn’t be possible without the hundreds of individuals that volunteer their time each year,” said Stephen King, Executive Director of the Des Moines Arts Festival. “They are a crucial part of the team.”

Interested individuals and group representatives should visit www.desmoinesartsfestival.org/volunteer to sign-up through a VolunteerLocal hosted site. Questions can be directed to the Festival’s Volunteer Coordinator, Stacey Nay atvolunteer@desmoinesartsfestival.org.