Volunteer at the Festival!

WheatonArts needs your help at our upcoming Festival of Fine Craft!

By volunteering for a morning or afternoon shift at our two-day Festival of Fine Craft, you will be making a difference at our largest event of the year. The Festival features more than 150 artists & exhibitors, craft demonstrations, hands-on family activities, a glass pumpkin fundraiser, musical entertainment, wonderful regional food, and much more!

3 women volunteering

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.

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. 110