For Volunteers

For VolunteersFor Volunteers

Thank you for your interest in being a part of the Girls Inc. Arts & Crafts Show!

Sign Up to Volunteer

If you are interested in joining our events committee and helping to plan our Show, please contact our Show Director at acshow@girlsincofsantafe.org or 505-982-2042.

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Join our team of volunteers who come together to help Girls Inc. host this exciting community event. This year we have over 220 positions that need to be filled!

Why Volunteer?

  • long-running, well-organized event  
  • fun & festive outdoor environment 
  • refreshments provided 
  • meet lots of new friends!

 

Important Information

Who Can Volunteer?

Everyone is welcome to volunteer.  There are many opportunities to include the whole family.  Individual volunteers must be at least 18 years of age unless accompanied by a parent or guardian.

What Jobs are Available?

There are many volunteer jobs and shifts available before and during the show. Click  Girls Inc. A&C Show Volunteer Descriptions for a detailed list of opportunities OR SCROLL DOWN. Volunteer shifts are filled on a first-come, first-served basis. Sign up early to get the time that works best for you.  Feel free to sign up for more than one job or more than one shift. Variety is the spice of life.   It’s also a great way to spend time at the Plaza.

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Parking Click Here

There are several municipal parking lots within walking distance to the plaza.  The lot at the Santa Fe Community Convention Center even offers underground parking, which is great when it’s hot and sunny outside! RVs and other large vehicles should be parked at the Archdiocese lots.

What to Wear

The entire festival takes place outside in the wonderful August sun.  We recommend t-shirts and comfortable shorts/pants/dresses.  Choose footwear that allows you to stand and/or walk during your shift(s).  We strongly recommend wearing sunscreen, sunglasses, and a hat.  You may also want to be prepared for rain as it has been known to rain on occasion.  Girls Inc. supplies you with their one-of-a-kind red smock while on duty.   Wear it proudly!

Snacks and Beverages

 The information booth has a supply of free snacks and beverages for all volunteers.  You may also purchase food from the food vendors and local plaza businesses.

 

 Arts and Crafts Show Volunteer Job Descriptions and Time Slots

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PRE-SHOW ADMINISTRATIVE SUPPORT

(Contact  us  directly at acshow@girlsincofsantafe.org or 505-982-2042 to sign up for pre-show shifts!)

August 4th – 6th; miscellaneous shifts

JOB DESCRIPTION
Haulers (Friday and/or Sunday) Haulers help load, deliver, and unload items. On Friday you will meet at our Hillside Center and bring items to the Plaza. On Sunday you will meet downtown and deliver items back to the Hillside Center.  Requires ability to lift heavy items while climbing stairs.
Barricade Monitor

 

Barricade Monitors have two major roles:

1. Prevent vehicles from entering the Plaza

2. Greet visitors, answer questions and hand out information fliers.

Requires patience, diplomacy and the ability to work in the sun.

Artist Check-In Welcome artists/vendors as they arrive.  Help with all aspects of check-in—answering questions, handing out packets, and directing traffic.  Requires patience, diplomacy and the ability to work in the sun.
Volunteer Check-In This is a highly interactive positions at the Show.  You will check-in volunteers, hand out and collect aprons, clarify duties, and ensure all positions are covered.  This fun position requires a very happy, helpful and resourceful personality.
Traffic Liaisons (Friday/Saturday   Set Up) Traffic Liaisons work on one block, communicating with artists and making sure they are parked in a way that does not impede other artists from loading/unloading, that they do not park in the fire lane at all, and that they stick to their assigned check-in times (check-in only).  Requires patience, diplomacy and the ability to work in the sun. Each block will have a captain who will be responsible for overall traffic flow.
Traffic Liaisons (Sunday Break Down) Your main functions are to 1) communicate closing procedures to artists as show comes to a close; and 2) to work on one block, communicating with artists and making sure they are parked in a way that does not impede other artists from loading/unloading and that they do not park in the fire lane at all.  Requires patience, diplomacy and the ability to work in the sun. Each block will have a captain who will be responsible for overall traffic flow.
Artist Helpers Earn cash: work with specific artists helping them carry items from their car to their assigned space, set up their tent and assist wherever needed. Artists have been asked to offer you a tip for your help.
Information Booth (Board Members Only) This is a highly interactive positions at the Show.  You will be required to answer all kinds of questions from the general public about Girls Inc. This fun position requires a very happy, helpful and resourceful personality.
Kids’ Pavilion This is a highly interactive positions at the Show. You will work directly with children managing the sand art table. This fun position requires a very happy, helpful, patient and resourceful personality.
Merchandise/Water Tent: Ensure that visitors do not damage or contaminate the water dispenser.  You will also refill the cooler with ice on a regular basis. Sell Girls Inc. Merchandise. This fun position requires a very happy, helpful and resourceful personality.  Must be able to lift 20+ lbs. and stand for long periods of time.
Artist Ambassadors You will be assigned to a quadrant of the plaza. Your main function will be to walk around and give breaks to artists. Sit or Stand in their booth while they are away.