Thank you for your interest in volunteering at ARToberFEST, Galveston 2020! Volunteers are essential to the success of our award-winning art festival, and we simply couldn’t do it without you! There are plenty of volunteer roles to fit all interests!


Best of all, as a volunteer you get to attend the festival before and after your shift for free! Your volunteer efforts help us support the arts and non-profit community in Galveston – Thank you for helping us make this event a GRAND Success!


What do you get out of volunteering?

  • Free admission to the festival.

  • A sense of community. Have fun and make new friends!

  • Love and admiration from our staff, artists and patrons!


Sign up to volunteer (Sign up link to be posted this summer)

Be Informed

As a volunteer, you are representing ARToberFEST, and people will come to you with questions. Prepare yourself by reading through our website and be sure to read emailed communications from our volunteer coordinator leading up to the festival. We want you to be prepared so you have the best experience possible! www.artoberfest.com


Dress for the weather

You will be provided with a volunteer t-shirt, and you should come prepared with comfortable shoes (there will be a lot of walking), a hat and sunscreen, and a poncho in case it rains.


Stay hydrated

We will have water at the Check in booth, so please stop in often to grab a drink.


Be Flexible

Because this event has many moving parts, it’s possible that we may make minute-by-minute changes. If you’re signed up for a specific duty and we ask to reassign you, please be open-minded! Please know that things can change and we love volunteers that are flexible.


Age Policy

We welcome students that are age 13 and above to volunteer in our Kids Creative Zone. Here you will assist our younger patrons with various craft projects. There will be at least on adult volunteers at this location at all times. The hours for the Kids Creative Zone is 12am to 3pm Saturday and Sunday! Come join the FUN!


If you have questions or concerns, tell us.

This goes for both before the festival and during. If you need help with anything or have questions, we are here for you! We are committed to providing you the best experience possible, and we love feedback. 


For Frequently Asked Questions, Click here.


For additional information or questions, contact Festival Director Sarah Piel spiel@thegrand.com or 409-457-9780.