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Volunteer at the 2022 Festival

Volunteers are the lifeblood of the organization. Without you we could not enjoy the success we do. The Volunteer Program is proudly presented by the Polk County Board of Supervisors.

Questions about volunteering at the Festival? Connect with Stacey, our Volunteer Coordinator at volunteer@desmoinesartsfestival.org.

Friday, June 24, 11 a.m.- 10 p.m.
Saturday, June 25, 11 a.m.- 10 p.m.
Sunday, June 26, 11 a.m.- 5 p.m.
Approximate address: 1200 Grand Ave., Western Gateway Park

Wednesday, June 22, 12:00 p.m. - 10:15 p.m.
Thursday, June 23, 7:30 a.m. - 10:15 p.m.
Friday, June 24, 7:30 a.m. - 10:15 p.m.
Saturday, June 25, 8 a.m. - 10:15 p.m.
Sunday, June 26, 8 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Located inside the Pappajohn Building at 12th & Grand

  • Plan to arrive 10 - 15 minutes prior to your registered shift in order to get from your vehicle to the Volunteer Headquarters.
  • Volunteers will check-in at Volunteer Headquarters Tent located on the east side of 13th St., just South of Grand Ave. prior to your shift.
  • Prior to your shift you will have a short informational training and will be instructed to your volunteer area.
  • Dress comfortably and appropriately for your work area and pending weather conditions.
  • Do not wear caps or other items with logos that advertise any companies other than our sponsors.
  • Drink plenty of water - it can get hot out there! There is a water cooler station at Volunteer Headquarters to fill your water bottle. Water bottles are also available at the two Arts Festival Shops.
  • Remember, whatever you bring with you must be carried with you during your shift.
  • No drinking alcohol or smoking while working your volunteer shift or while wearing a volunteer t-shirt.
  • Each volunteer will receive a free t-shirt along with light snacks from Natural Grocers, water and soda, and a free drink coupon from Exile Brewing Company to use after the Festival.

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