Become a Festival of Fine Craft Volunteer

Festival Volunteers Needed

By volunteering for a morning or afternoon shift at WheatonArts two-day Festival of Fine Craft, you will be making a difference at our largest event of the year. The Festival features more than 125 artists & exhibitors, craft demonstrations, hands-on family activities, a glass pumpkin fundraiser, musical entertainment, specialty food trucks, and much more!

In return for 4 hours of donated time, each volunteer will receive a Festival admission ticket (valid for both days) AND two additional complimentary festival passes. Bring a friend or two with you and enjoy the show as our thank you! Volunteer for more than 4 hours and your time counts towards a free Make-Your-Own-Experience, offered when 100 hours of Volunteer Time at WheatonArts is reached!

Volunteer Opportunities Include:

Information and Door Prize Tent Monitor – Assist with door prizes and Festival visitor information.

Members Gate Assistant – Assist staff at the complimentary admissions gate.

Greeters – Offer visitors information in the Museum, Folklife Center, Event Center, and at the Front Gate. 

Crafts Activity Assistant – Monitor supplies and assist families with scarecrows and other family art projects.

Breakfast/Lunch Coordinator– Serve & clean up complimentary breakfast for artists & staff. Early morning, 8 a.m. to 11 a.m., and 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Artist Support – Give the artists a break! Booth sit for artists as needed in their tent outdoors. Afternoons only, 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Glass Pumpkin Fundraiser Packers & Sales Associates – Wrap and bag pumpkins at checkout, replenish the patch with more pumpkins, and/or offer visitors assistance with their glass pumpkin selections.

Beer/Wine Garden  – The Garden is back!  Hand out wristbands, sell drink tickets, pour drinks. Volunteers in this area MUST be 21.

Surveyors – Help us in collecting feedback about visitor & artist experiences during the Festival. Afternoons only, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

A picture of two volunteers at the Festival of Fine Craft in front of all the volunteer refreshments. Both are wearing masks and blue gloves. The young woman on the left is wearing a pink, white, and maroon layer pattern sweater. She is also wearing ripped jeans and a necklace. The older woman on the right is wearing sunglass on her head and is wearing regular glasses. She also has a nametag around her neck and is wearing a green shirt with a darker green vest over top it.
Two volunteers in the Beer and Wine Garden at the Festival of Fine Craft smiling and having fun before visitors arrive. They are standing behind a white table with a red sign on the left, two ipads set-up on either side for payment, and a box in the middle. Both volunteers are wearing nametags and the woman on the left has dark hair and is wearing a blue flowery dress. She is smiling at the man with a light blue hat, sunglass, and is smiling goofingly at her with his hands in the air. He is wearing a blue long-sleeve shirt over a white shirt and has blue jeans on. There is a blue building in the back and three people walking on the left side of the background.
Three volunteers and a police officer at the Glass Pumpkin Patch during the Festival of Fine Craft at WheatonArts
Realty Professionals volunteering at WheatonArts for the Festival of Fine Craft.

We Need You!

Every year, the success of the Festival depends on the support of over 120 volunteers. Your enthusiasm and generosity help to make this exciting event run smoothly. There are positions for nearly every interest and ability, whether behind the scenes or on the front lines interacting with our visitors and participating artists. If you would like to help this year, please click here to register online.

You will receive confirmation of your assignment and your complimentary passes within 2 weeks after we receive your registration. Final information will be sent to you two to three weeks before the festival.

For more information, contact our Volunteer Coordinator:
856.825.6800, ext. 109