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2017 International Festival Volunteer Sign Up

We thank you on behalf of the festival crew for your help and support. Click the link below to sign up to volunteer for the 32nd Annual International Festival of Raleigh.

Important Changes

  • All volunteers must be at least 18 years old.
  • All volunteers are required to bring an ID.
  • All volunteers will receive an IF shirt and a free ticket to the festival.
  • Only volunteers receive a free pass to the festival - not family and friends.
  • Only Wednesday/Thursday/Friday volunteers on the set up crew volunteering the full 6-hour shift will receive free pass for a family of four, or a weekend ticket to the festival.
  • No walk in volunteers or group registrations.

The available volunteers positions are as follows

  • COOKING LIVE!: Assist Cooking Demonstrations Coordinator as needed, set-up for performers, help keep areas clean. 
  • EXIT POLLS: Survey and interview attendees; hand out questionnaires; answer questions.
  • GENERAL ASSIGNMENTS: Help wherever needed; volunteers will be assigned duties as needed to help festival staff. 
  • GREEN TEAM: Help us make this Festival the most sustainable one in Raleigh! Green Team volunteers help guide guests in sorting the waste material into three categories:  Compostable, Recyclable, and Waste to Landfill.  Learn and teach about sustainability. See Training Packet GreenVolunteerGuide.pdf
  • KID'S CORNER: Assist in children's area by helping the kids create crafts and play games, running the Passport activity (handing out passports/explaining directions, giving out prizes), reading aloud, preparation/clean-up, and general supervision.
  • MAIN STAGE: Replenish drinking water for announcers, clean stage if needed, assist Main Stage Directors / announcers / dancers as needed. 
  • SOUVENIR BOOTH: Sell souvenirs and items for the Festival and answer questions. 
  • TABLE BUSSERS: Work in conjunction with the Green Team and perform general clean-up of the dining tables and area. Assist Green Team in sorting waste as described above. 
  • TRAFFIC CONTROL: Greet attendees and direct them to cash or credit lines. Control the exits and make sure that Exhibit C is exit only. 
  • VENDOR ASSISTANCE: Assist International Focus booth with preparing treats, taking money, and answering questions during the festival.
  • WELCOME CREW: Welcome guests, pass out Festival programs, give directions to exit, and answer questions using the festival program.
  • WILL CALL: Looking for friendly, personable volunteers to assist with verifying tickets, distributing wrist bands, stamping hands for re-entry and answering question about the festival and entry costs.

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