It takes community spirit to put on a World Class Arts Festival

We invite you to join the Virginia Arts Festival through volunteering to give back to our community and assist us in fulfilling our mission to bring world-class performing arts to our citizens and visitors, and impact the lives of students through outstanding educational programs. We have a wide variety of volunteer opportunities available during the Festival that are filled by hundreds of supportive Hampton Roads community members who provide countless hours of their time during the Festival. We’d love to have you join us!

All volunteers enjoy an array of benefits that come with giving to the Virginia Arts Festival. Regardless of why and how you decide to give, please know that you are making a meaningful difference in our community. Spend time behind the scenes helping deliver arts and education opportunities for thousands of people each year by volunteering.

There are a variety of volunteer positions that will accommodate the busiest of schedules and also provide opportunities for the young to the young-at-heart. Groups and families can volunteer together. Most of our positions are for 18 years of age and older; however, we have a few positions for families and those who are 13 years of age and older.

Interested in learning more about volunteer opportunities? Contact Sandy Miller at smiller@vafest.org or call 757-282-2800.

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Volunteer Perks!

Making wonderful memories is just the beginning. Volunteer Perks! may include;

  • Listing in playbills and Social Media
  • Parking Passes
  • Letters of appreciation
  • Food and Drink
  • Volunteer Only Special Events
  • T-Shirts
  • Rewards for recruiting your friends and family

Donate your skills or try something new...

Front of House at Performances – Enjoy interacting with people? During the Festival season volunteers assist with ushering, ticket taking, and selling merchandise before, during and after performances. Indoor and Outdoor opportunities available.

Publicity – Have time to canvas the neighborhood with friends? Street teams of volunteers post advertising at local business, museums, restaurants, and medical facilities.

Festival Office Support –  Have a few hours during the week to volunteer? Year round weekday volunteers are welcome to assemble packets and mailings. If you are organized and detail oriented data entry and filing opportunities are available.

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