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The Greatest Gift You Can Give is Your Time!

Volunteers are critical to the success of Spring Daze. We have a variety of volunteer needs, including helping artists load in and out, welcoming participants and the public, providing information, assisting with transportation, booth sitting and many more. Whether you want to volunteer all day or for a few hours, there are options to fit every schedule.

Volunteer at the 26th Spring Daze Arts & Crafts Festival (April 26 & 27, 2019)

The sign-up to volunteer for Spring Daze will go live at 9 a.m. on Monday, March 11, 2019. Nearly 150 volunteers are needed to make Spring Daze a success. Click the button below to sign-up!

Link to General Volunteer Sign-Up

Volunteers must be at least 16 years old unless otherwise noted. Volunteers younger than 16 can volunteer with a parent or guardian in certain positions. Please refer to the signup for more details.

Volunteer training will be held on Wednesday, April 17, 2019 at 6 p.m. at the Bond Park Community Center. First-time volunteers are required to attend and all other volunteers are highly encouraged. This is the only training session being offered.

Have questions? Contact Deirdre Lewis, Spring Daze Volunteer Coordinator, at (919) 462-3847 or by email.

Job Descriptions

Booth Sitter - Give artists a break during the day by staying in their booth and informing festival guests the artist has stepped away for a moment. Booth sitters are not allowed to sell merchandise for artists. Booth sitters are required to have a cell phone with text messaging capabilities, be comfortable walking for extended periods of time, and be comfortable speaking to festival guests. Must be 16+ to sign-up for this position.

Booth Sitter Dispatch - Dispatch Booth Sitters to artist booths as requests are received and correspond with artists alerting them of wait times. Must be comfortable using an iPad and have proficient typing skills. Must be 16+ to sign-up for this position.

Chick-fil-A Booth Assistant - Assist the staff at the Chick-fil-A concessions booth by serving food and handing out information. This position will require standing for extended periods of time and may require heavy lifting. Must be 16+ to sign-up for this position.

Festival Greeter - Greet guests at the entrance of the festival by handing out maps and answering questions. This position will require standing for extended periods of time. Those 15 and under must volunteer with an adult 18+ during the same time slot.

Information Booth Assistant - Help festival staff at the information booths by assisting with children's security armbands, running errands, helping visitors with questions, and giving directions. This position will require occasional standing with the possibility of moderate lifting. Must be comfortable speaking in public. Must be 16+ to sign-up for this position.

Load-In Assistant - Assist vendors in unloading and setting-up booth spaces. This position will require standing for extended periods of time, heavy lifting, and walking long distances. Those 15 and under must volunteer with an adult 18+ during the same time slot.

Load-Out Assistant - Assist vendors in loading cars and breaking down booth spaces. This position will require standing for extended periods of time, heavy lifting, and walking long distances. Those 15 and under must volunteer with an adult 18+ during the same time slot.

Lunch Detail Assistant - Help sort and distribute lunches for artists. This position will require standing for extended periods of time, walking long distances, and possible heavy lifting. Must be 16+ to sign-up for this position.

Merchandise Tent Assistant - Assist staff with running the merchandise tent by restocking, finding sizes, and interacting with guests. Volunteers in this position are not allowed to sell the merchandise. This position must be comfortable speaking in public. Must be 16+ to sign-up for this position.

Vendor Check-In Assistant - Work with Vendor Check-In Leads to check-in vendors at the festival entrance where the welcome packet is passed out. This position will require standing for extended periods of time. Must be 16+ to sign-up for this position.

Volunteer Check-In Assistant - Responsible for checking in and out festival volunteers. This includes having volunteers sign waivers, handing out t-shirts, and explaining assignments. Must be comfortable speaking to volunteers and answering questions. This position will require occasional standing with the possibility of heavy lifting and walking long distances. Must be 18+ to sign-up for this position.

Volunteer Incentives

  • Receive a 2019 Spring Daze volunteer t-shirt upon check-in
  • For every 30 minutes worked, volunteers will receive two entries into a raffle for fabulous prizes to be awarded the week after the festival
  • Earn community service hours for schools, clubs, or other organizations
  • Assist the Town of Cary in providing $40,000 in grants to local area non-profits by offsetting the costs of staff
  • Receive an invitation to the Volunteer Picnic, hosted annually each fall