Volunteer Information

Deadline: June 4, 2021

2021 Summerfest Volunteer Opportunities

Thank you for your interest in being a Summerfest Volunteer! We have the best crew in the valley, and we have a GREAT time during Summerfest Arts Faire! Listed below are the opportunities available this year. We are looking for individuals and groups to help us out.

General Information

Summerfest dates in 2021 are Thursday – Saturday, June 17 - 19. Setup day is Wednesday, June 16. Hours on Thursday and Friday are 11am – 10pm. Saturday hours are 10am – 9pm. Most shifts are a minimum of 2 hours. We hope you’ll consider signing up for more than one shift, either consecutive shifts, or one shift a day for two or three days. This helps us immensely!

Below you will find group and individual volunteer opportunities. Please note that individuals may volunteer to be part of any group project.

Most volunteers must be at least 16 years of age, or 14 years of age with adult supervision.

Group Projects (for Eagle Scout candidates, Girl Scouts, community groups, church groups, companies, families, etc.)

 

Set Up: Build the Arts Faire (2 or more groups)

Help us set up the Arts Faire and the artists’ booths. You need energy and strong hands and backs.

Jobs to be done: Help put booths together; set out chairs, tables, garbage cans, water stations, signage, etc.; help hang grid and art in the Plein Air tent.

Time(s) needed: Wednesday, June 16, 8am – 6-ish pm; Thursday, June 17, 7am – noon-ish. You will need more volunteers after about 11:30 on Wednesday through the rest of the day. You can select one or more 4-hour shifts, or the whole day and a half.

You provide: Lots of volunteers (at least 6 per shift, especially after 11:30 on Wednesday and for the whole time on Thursday), work gloves (remind your volunteers to bring their own), refreshments for your team, identifiers for your team (arm bands, name tags, t-shirts, hats, whatever makes your team members identifiable as working on your group project)

We provide: carts for hauling, directions

You decide: Who to assign to what (groups), or what shift to sign up for (individuals)

 

Logistics Helper (Different shifts available)

Jobs to be done: Picking up chairs, tables, carts, and other materials from the Summerfest storage unit and other locations and deliver them to the Summerfest grounds; place picnic tables on the grounds; set up bike racks and bike valet fencing; fencing for Creation Station; hang grid system in Plein Air area; etc. On Saturday night, your team will help take down and return all of these things.

Time(s) needed: Wednesday, June 16 8am – 3pm (2 shifts), and Saturday, June 19, 8pm - midnight (1 shift)

You provide: 10 strong and energetic volunteers per shift; a pickup truck with adult licensed driver, work gloves (remind your volunteers to bring their own); water and/or refreshments for your team, identifiers for your team (arm bands, name tags, t-shirts, hats, whatever makes your team members identifiable as working on your group project)

We provide: a second truck and trailer, directions

You decide: Who to assign to what (groups), or what shift to sign up for (individuals)

 

Parking Lot Management (1 group, 3 groups, or multiple shifts)

Access to the parking lot during Summerfest is restricted. We issue different colored parking passes to people who are allowed to park in the lot. You will provide volunteers to be at the parking lot entrances, checking passes, and allowing people in and out.

Time needed: Thursday, June 17, 8am – 10pm; Friday, June 18, 8am – 10pm; Saturday, June 19, 8am – 9pm.

You provide: 2 - 4 volunteers per shift

We provide: Safety vests, umbrellas for shade, guide to parking passes

You decide: Who to assign to what (groups), or what shift to sign up for (individuals)

 

Grounds Crew (3 days, multiple shifts)

Summerfest works hard to keep the grounds clean and green. Your team will manage recycling, waste disposal, maintain food areas, keep all of the water stations supplied with water and cups, and overall grounds beautification. You will empty garbage bins around the grounds, including the black beauties that Logan City provides as well as the stationary garbage receptacles on the grounds. You will also make sure the dining tents are kept clean and picked up.

Time needed: We need 1 group for each day of the event, or multiple individuals throughout the days. If you are a group leader, you take responsibility for having volunteers here for the whole day (in shifts). Thursday, June 17, 9am – 11pm; Friday, June 18, 9am – 11pm; and Saturday, June 19, 8am – 10pm.

You provide: Lots of volunteers (6 - 8 per shift), work gloves (remind your volunteers to bring their own), refreshments for your team, identifiers for your team (arm bands, name tags, t-shirts, hats, whatever makes your team members identifiable as working on your group project). It is suggested that you schedule more people during the busy times of day, which are mealtimes and throughout the evenings. You will need at least 6 people at the beginning of the day to help get the garbage cans placed throughout the grounds each morning (except Thursday, as they will already be in place.) and you will take all garbage cans out to the road at the end of the night to be emptied by Logan City.

We provide: All the tools and materials you will need.

You decide: How long shifts are (we suggest at least 2 hours), who to assign to what (groups), or what shift to sign up for (individuals)

 

Stage Setup Crew (6 volunteers per shift)

We need strong volunteers to help unload equipment and set up stages on Wednesday morning from 10am-1pm, and to take them down and load them on Saturday night 8pm to 11pm. You will work under the direction of the sound company manager.

Time needed: Wednesday, 10am-1pm; and Saturday, 8pm-11pm.

You provide: 6 strong volunteers, work gloves, refreshments for your team, identifiers for your team (arm bands, name tags, t-shirts, hats, whatever makes your team members identifiable as working on your group project).

We provide: Directions and hauling equipment

You decide: Who to assign to what (groups), or what shift to sign up for (individuals)

 

Tear Down (3 groups and/or multiple shifts)

Come help us take everything down and put it away for next year. This job involves 3-5 hours of physical labor and a cheerful attitude. You will be assigned to a section of the grounds where you will help the artists dismantle their booths and pack their goods to their vehicles. You will also help the Summerfest staff pack up their booths and take items to storage. You will take all the garbage and recycle bins out to the road for the city to pick up. We will clean up the grounds to as spotless condition as we can manage. Everything and everyone will be required to be off the grounds by, if not before, midnight. It is a lot of work in a short time.

Time needed: Saturday, June 19, 7 pm – midnight

You provide: Lots of strong volunteers—at least 25 per group; work gloves (remind your volunteers to bring their own); refreshments for your team, identifiers for your team (arm bands, name tags, t-shirts, hats, whatever makes your team members identifiable as working on your group project).

We provide: carts for hauling, directions.

You decide: Length of shifts (we suggest that most volunteers be there for the whole time, but if necessary, you can assign them to shorter shifts), who to assign to what, or what shift to sign up for (individuals).

 

Individual Volunteer Opportunities

Artist’s Booth Sitter (age 16+)

Enjoy meeting people? This is a great way to help out our visual artists by giving them a break in their long day to refill their water bottles or get a bite to eat. You don’t have to sell their art; you just hang out in their booth and tell the patrons the artist will be back in a few minutes. Walking, sitting. Sun and shade.

Time needed: All three festival days—minimum 2-hour shifts

You provide: Your cheerful attitude

We provide: Directions, a Summerfest yellow t-shirt

You decide: what shift to sign up for

 

Bike Valet (age 16+) 

A place for people to safely put their bikes and skateboards. We need people to tag the bike when people come, watch the area, and take their tag when they return. Sitting, standing. Sun and shade.

Time needed: All three festival days—minimum 2-hour shifts

You provide: Your cheerful attitude

We provide: Equipment needed

 

Creation Station (age 14+)

If you're a kid at heart this is where we need your talents! Come help teachers and visitors as they create art projects, participate in dance, theatre, and music activities, and more. Standing, walking, bending, some sitting. Shade.

Time needed: All three festival days—minimum 2-hour shifts

You provide: Your cheerful attitude and love of working with kids and adults

We provide: Directions, a Summerfest yellow t-shirt

 

Plein Air Tent Assistance (age 16+)

The Plein Air tent/room is a busy place during the Arts Faire. Inside, we house all the plein air contest art. These items are sold in our silent auction. Proceeds help fund our activities. What is "Plein Air?" It is artwork that is created in the open air in a short time period. Because we invite the public to come and bid on this artwork throughout the event, we need a few extra volunteers to answer questions and help customers fill out various bid forms. We also need a few individuals to help close-out the silent auction. If you enjoy interacting with the community, consider helping us out. Sitting, standing, calculating. Shade.

Time needed: All three festival days—minimum 2-hour shifts. Starting at noon on Wednesday, ending at 6pm on Saturday

You provide: Your cheerful attitude and love of working with kids and adults

We provide: Directions, a Summerfest yellow t-shirt

 

Hanging Posters (age 16+ or younger with a parent driving)

We need the entire valley covered in posters about Summerfest. If you have some time in the middle of May, we need you! Driving, reaching, talking to merchants, light carrying. Sun and shade all over the valley. Please contact elaine@logansummerfest.com.

 

Handyman or woman; general runner (age 17+)

We need someone to be on site all weekend to help us with things that come up like an electrical outlet blowing out, last-minute help with setting up tents or helping with tent issues, running errands, troubleshooting technical issues anywhere on the grounds, helping disseminate and collect People’s Choice Award ballots, etc. Walking, running, driving, tool use, lifting, carrying, etc. Sun and shade. (Often just sitting around waiting for a call!)

 

Volunteer “How-to’s”

Check In

Check in at the volunteer headquarters tent or office and our volunteer coordinator will direct you to your assignment. Please arrive 15 minutes before your scheduled shift time. Wear comfortable shoes and sunscreen. It’s usually hot in Utah in the summertime, but we have been known to get an occasional summer thunderstorm rolling through, so bring a light jacket if the forecast is for rain. Please leave your valuables in your car or at home as we do not have lockers and cannot be responsible for your valuables.

Parking

We encourage our volunteers to use the CVTD bus to get to Summerfest (except for those helping with set-up and strike). Please be aware of the bus schedules and know when the last bus runs if you are staying late. You can park at the transit center on 500 N and 100 E, and catch the bus, which will drop you off at Summerfest.

Amenities

All volunteers receive a Summerfest Volunteer T-shirt and an invitation to our Volunteer/Sponsor “Thank You” dinner the week following the event.

Individuals: If you are interested in volunteering for the 2021 Summerfest Arts Faire, please CLICK HERE to sign up.

Groups: If you wish to schedule a group (5 or more people) to volunteer, please email Joan Mahoney at joanmahone@gmail.com or call 435-770-1531. For an Scout or youth project, please email Doug Walker at dswlogan@gmail.com.

SIGN UP NOW to be a Volunteer! (link will be live after January 15, 2021)

Thank you for your interest in volunteering at Summerfest Arts Faire.

To sign up individually, go to www.logansummerfest.com and click on the “Get Involved” button, then click on “Volunteer” and fill out the registration form.

If you have any questions, please call the Summerfest office at 435-213-3858 or send an email to volunteers@logansummerfest.com.


 

 

Mission Statement

Summerfest Arts Faire, an annual juried event held on the grounds of the Logan Tabernacle, celebrates the arts in Cache Valley by bringing people together to enjoy a festival of high-quality art, music and food.

Contact Details

Mailing Address: 
69 East 100 North
Logan, UT 84321

Event Location:
Historic Downtown
50 North Main Street
Logan, UT 84321

Email: info@logansummerfest.com

Phone: 435-213-3858

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