Get a T-shirt, free food and volunteer/charity hours! Be sure to include your shirt size preference.

There are many ways to participate! When filling out the online application, please indicate your shift preference and the area where you would like volunteer.

We will do our best to place you in the area you request. 


Please arrive at scheduled time and check in with the Volunteer Coordinator to receive your assignment and t-shirt.

 Complete the volunteer release form. Return by uploading, emailing or mailing. If you are under 18 years old, please have a parent or guardian sign this form as well. In order to volunteer, this form must be submitted to ARC Oakland. 


Greeter — Greet festival guests and take tickets at entrance gates. Answer general questions and hand out programs.

  • Shifts: 11:00A-2:00P & 2:00P-6:00P 


First Aid — Need qualified health professionals to run the first aid tent

  • Various shifts available


Check In for Artists — Register artists, present packets, field questions and direct to the Load-in area.

  • Shift: 9:00A-1:00P & 1:00P-6:00P


Sponsors Lounge —VIP Check-in, field questions, monitor area, deliver refreshments, help with cleanup during the event and after.

  • Shift: 9:00A-12:00P; 12:00P-3:00P; 3:00P-7:00P

Artist Ambassador — Meet artists, booth sit during breaks, field questions, deliver snacks or drinks, and communicate information regarding the festival as needed.

  • Shifts: Various Times

Artist at Work — Setup tables, assists artists, load and unload artists' supplies, run messages, deliver snacks, drinks.

  • Shifts: Various times

Teardown/Load Out — Work with AYF Directors to assist artists and all vendors with logistics on timely and organized exiting of the festival grounds. Requires great people and radio communication skills. 

  • Shift: 5:00P-7:00P

Not sure what you want to do? Just let us know the shift you would like to volunteer, and we'll find an opportunity for you! Thank you and spread the news to your friends and family. 

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