SUPPORT YOUR COMMUNITY

VOLUNTEER AT QUARTERFEST

Not only is Quarterfest Ballston's biggest party, but it's also a charitable event designed to give back to the community. Proceeds from Quarterfest will benefit BallstonGives, a nonprofit that donates funding to other Arlington charities, Arlington Food Assistance Center and Arlington Street Peoples Assistance Network. Since 2012, BallstonGives has raised over $200,000 for local charities, including Animal Welfare League of Arlington, AFAC, A-SPAN, and more! 

 

Nearly 20,000 visitors will rock the block at Quarterfest. Such a big event requires an army of volunteers to set-up and run the best festival in Arlington. Volunteers are needed to help set-up the event, guide visitors, bartend at the street pub, and assist with clean up. We think you have what it takes, and we invite you to join us and give back!

 

Your hard work will not go unrewarded. As a volunteer for Quarterfest, you will receive a volunteer t-shirt to wear on the day of the festival and a free Quarterfest Crawl Passport to enjoy free tastes around the neighborhood. We need volunteers to help in each section of the festival in 4-hour shifts, starting Thursday evening through Saturday evening.

 

Join us for this fun and fulfilling day that helps make our community an even better place to live, work and PLAY!

 

 

Available Volunteer Shifts

Thursday, May 14th, 10 AM - 4 PM

  • Volunteer Headquarters Set-up

    • Duties include moving supplies and setting up Volunteer HQ at Ballston Exchange. Volunteers should have the ability to lift and carry 30 lbs, and be able to stand for an extended period of time.

Friday, May 15th, 7 PM - 11 PM

  • Festival Footprint Set-Up

    • ​Duties for this shift include hanging signage/banners, placing cones, distributing materials throughout the festival footprint. Volunteers must be able to lift 30 lbs and be on their feet for an extended period of time.

Saturday, May 16th, All shifts

  • Volunteer Headquarters

    • Duties include ​assisting other volunteers with check-in, moving event supplies, and ensuring volunteers locate their stations at the festival. Volunteers in this role must be patient and have excellent communication skills.

  • Bartending

    • ​Duties for this shift include pouring beer, wine & cocktails, assisting the sommeliers/beverage companies, keeping the bar areas tidy, and assisting festival guests. Volunteers in this area must be able to lift 30 pounds, enjoy a fast-paced environment, be able to stand for an extended period of time, be customer-service friendly, and must be 21+.

  • Ticketing Area

    • Duties for this role include assisting guests with will call and purchasing tickets, making change, explaining each aspect of the festival, providing directions to guests, etc. Volunteers must be technology savvy, have excellent communication skills, pass a background check, enjoy a fast-paced environment, be able to stand for extended periods of time, and have great customer service skills.​

  • Culinary Discovery Pavilion

    • ​Duties for this area of the festival include helping to clear the stage after each cooking demo, keeping the tables and area tidy, redistributing supplies, etc. Restaurant experience preferred. Volunteers must be able to lift 30 pounds, work in a fast-paced environment, stand/walk for an extended period of time, and have great customer service skills.

  • Music Stage

    • ​Duties for this area include assisting bands with check-in, set-up/tear-down of equipment, checking/providing passes, etc. Volunteers must be able to tolerate loud music, lift 40 lbs, and stand for an extended period of time.

  • VIP Reception, 1 PM - 6 PM

    • ​Duties for this area include serving food/drinks, keeping the bars and tables tidy, etc. Volunteers must be able to lift 30 pounds, work in a fast-paced environment, stand/walk for an extended period of time, be customer service-oriented, and be 21+. Restaurant experience preferred.

  • Festival Tear-down/Clean-Up, 7 PM - 10 PM

    • ​Duties include removing banners/signage throughout the festival footprint, picking up trash, and moving supplies to the volunteer headquarters. Volunteers must be able to lift 30 lbs and be able to stand/walk for an extended period of time.

 

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