Support Adventurous Art: Become a Volunteer!
Volunteering for the 2021 Minnesota Fringe Festival will look a bit different than it has in the past since the 130+ shows in our Festival will primarily be virtual -- but we are excited for this evolution of our program!
The first step to volunteering is to register through our volunteer portal below. If you volunteered with us in 2019, you already have an account, but will need to update your information -- you'll login on the right side of the page. Reach out if you need help remembering your username (firstname.lastname@example.org). We will need to approve your application before you are able to see and sign up for shifts.
Fringe Volunteers are at the heart of what makes this festival tick. You’ll gain valuable experiences, practice new skills, make tons of friends, and contribute to making our festival one of the best in the world. In addition to our undying gratitude, Festival volunteers have the opportunity to earn a Fringe button and discount codes to see shows for free.
Whether you are a first-timer or a ten-year veteran, we can't wait to work with you! While we only have a few dozen volunteer opportunities this year, volunteers will be able to work both remotely and in-person at our office (with safety protocols in place, of course!) during the Festival season. Volunteers will assist patrons in navigating our new and improved website, organize and mail out buttons, run the in-person button pick up station at our office, and be ready to provide customer service and information about the how-to's of the Festival. As we get closer to Festival season, we will develop more jobs and tasks.
If you have a skill or a talent you'd like to put to use at Fringe, Volunteer Services Director Kaitlen would absolutely love to hear about it. You can reach her at email@example.com.
Fringe welcomes anyone 12 years of age and up as part of our volunteer team.
12-15 years old: You may volunteer as an usher at any of our age-appropriate shows. You will need to volunteer with a parent, guardian and/or other responsible adult. Both of you will need to submit separate volunteer registration forms--ensure you list each other on the form. Finally, you and your parent/guardian will need to sign a festival waiver form for you to participate.
16-17 years old: You may volunteer at any of our age-appropriate shows. You and your parent/guardian will need to sign a festival waiver form for you to participate.
18 years old & up: You may volunteer in any of our front-of-house positions. You will need to sign a festival waiver form to participate.
Together is better — and volunteering at Fringe is no exception. If you are looking to sign up your group of friends, artists, neighbors, co-workers, or book club members for a day of volunteering together, just email Volunteer Services at firstname.lastname@example.org.