Oakland First Fridays Volunteer Sign Up
Thank you so much for signing up to volunteer with Oakland First Fridays!
How did you find this application?
Social Media (FB, Twitter, Instagram, etc.)
Heard from a friend
Recruited from another festival
Recruited at Oakland First Fridays Festival
Best way of contacting you?
Please Include Your Emergency Contact Info (Name and Phone Number)
Would you be interested in volunteering in the office outside of the festival?
Maybe; please email me about volunteer opportunities outside of the event.
Which Positions are you interested in volunteering?
Pre-Event Support 11am-2pm. We are looking for someone friendly and cooperative to help with last minute volunteer tasks and lead packets.
Photographer: 2pm - 5pm. We're looking for someone with a great artistic eye! We will provide credit for the photographer wherever we place the images. Must have some photography experience! Ability to photograph action, low lighting and outdoors. You'll need to provide your own equipment, edit and post final photos to our shared Google drive within 7 days after the event.
Vendor Check-In: 2:30pm - 5:15pm. NEEDED. Volunteers will make sure the vendors are in their correct spaces and keep track of who has arrived. We're looking for someone friendly, outgoing, and cooperative!
Stage Hand: 4pm - 8pm. *Must be able to lift at least 20lbs* Volunteers will assist with the assembling, disassembling, and maintenance of stages during event performances. We're looking for someone strong, friendly, and able to work in a team!
Performance Area Coordinator: 4:30pm - 9:30pm. Volunteers will manage performance line up & troubleshoot informal performances. We're looking for someone with great people skills!
Gate Greeter: 4.30pm - 9pm. Nonprofit Organizations: Volunteers will greet guests as they enter the festival and ask for donations. Looking for friendly, outgoing participants!
Booth Coordination: 2pm - 6pm. Volunteers will work the Oakland First Fridays booth by setting up, answering questions, passing out flyers, processing payments.
Photographer/Videographer: 4.30pm - 9:30pm. We're looking for someone with a great artistic eye! We will provide credit for the photographer wherever we place the images. Must have some photography experience! Must have some photography experience! Ability to photograph action, low lighting and outdoors. You'll need to provide your own equipment, edit and post final photos to our shared Google drive within 7 days after the event.
Runner: 5pm - 9:30pm. Volunteers will provide support wherever needed during the festival. We're looking for somoene friendly, cooperative, and able to work in a team!
Bar Support: 1.30pm - 4pm. *Must be at least 21 years old* Volunteers will assist the KONO garden with setting up the bar. We're looking for someone friendly, upbeat, and outgoing!
Bar Support: 8.30pm - 11pm. *Must be at least 21 years old* Volunteers will assist the KONO garden and breaking down the bar. We're looking for someone friendly and cooperative!
Social Media Volunteer: 4:30pm - 9pm. Cover the first friday event on our Instagram, Facebook and Twitter. You’ll use your personality and social media knowledge to speak to the audience while promoting the event. You’ll capture and promote the variety of performances happening on the different stages throughout the festival. You’ll also capture the diversity of people and engage attendees in the story you create online. You will work directly with the marketing director.
Recycling and Sorting Volunteer: 6pm-9pm. Oakland First Fridays are looking for volunteers to help sort and recycle on First Fridays from 6pm – 9pm and on Saturday from 9am – pm. We are also looking for volunteers who can volunteer during the event at any 3-bin station as a monitor, to advise our patrons how to properly separate and place their discards into the correct receptacles.
Which Events are you interested in Volunteering at?
May 3rd - Culture Fest
June 7th - Art of Innovation
July 5th - Art is Woman
August 2nd - #WeAreOakland
September 6th - Oakland Rainbow
October 4th - Gen YOUth
November 1st - Native Art
December 6th - Celebrate Oakland
How will you be commuting to the festival?
Bus / Public Transportation
Uber / Lyft
What size shirt do you wear?
Can you attend a pre-event orientation?
Yes, please send me the dates of orientation.
No, please send an e-document of the orientation to me.
Have you attended or volunteered with First Fridays in the past?
Yes, I've attended and volunteered.
I've attended, but I've never volunteered.
I've volunteered, but I've never attended.
No, I've never attended or volunteered before.
Can you stand for 3 or more hours?
Do you have any dietary restrictions? (Check all that apply)
Yes; I do not eat red meat.
Yes;I do not eat pork.
Yes, I am a vegetarian.
Yes, I am a vegan.
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