It's people like you volunteering their time that make Budafest a successful event. Volunteers create memorable experiences for visitors and participants alike. This is a great opportunity for you or your organization to be a part of something big in your community while still enjoying the holiday season.  Check out the information regarding positions and volunteer schedules below, then fill out a volunteer form by clicking the "Help Budafest" button at the top of the page. Thank you for your interest in volunteering!

POSITIONS


NOTE: Coordinators and managers will lead a small team and be the go to person for all operations under your section. Don't worry, we'll prepare you with a pre-event meeting. You will be an expert the day of the event! Some positions will require up to 6 hours of volunteer time. Leadership positions will require information of experience and are denoted with an asterisk (*).

All positions will serve a minimum 3 hour shift. 


Market

Set up/Check-in
8:00AM - 11:00AM

Event Shifts
11:00AM - 2:00PM
2:00PM - 5:00PM
5:00PM - 8:00PM*
(*Saturday only)

Market Coordinator* (1 per shift)

  • Vendor check-in
  • Point of contact for all food and craft vendors
  • Back-up to volunteer coordinator
    (Volunteer coordinator is a staff position)

Market Assistant (1 Per Shift)

  • Attends to food and craft vendors
  • Assists market coordinator

Santa's ARTISAN Workshop Helper (2 per shift)

  • Attending to workshop vendors
  • Assisting the workshop coordinator
    (Workshop coordinator is a staff position)

Kid's Area

Set up/Check-in
8:00AM - 11:00AM

Event Shifts
11:00AM - 2:00PM
2:00PM - 5:00PM
5:00PM - 8:00PM*
(*Saturday only)

Kid's Area Coordinator* (1 per shift)

  • Designating and managing activities and guide area volunteer
  • Maintaining lines and a clean area
  • Designated communicator between volunteer coordinator and attendees

Kid's Activity Guide (3 per shift)

  • Assisting kids with their craft/activity
  • Maintaining orderly conduct at booths

Stage

Event Shifts
11:00AM - 2:00PM
2:00PM - 5:00PM
5:00PM - 8:00PM*
(*Saturday only)

Stage Manager* (1 per shift)

  • Keep performances on schedule
  • Line up acts
  • Communicator between sound technician and acts
  • Any other communication necessary

Backstage Attendant (1 per shift)

  • Attending to performers
  • Assistant to the Stage Manager

MC (1 Per Shift)

  • Announce upcoming performers


Parade

Schedule:
5:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
Saturday only

Parade Coordinator * (1)

  • Participant check-in
  • Parade line-up
  • Point of contact for parade participants

Mascot 

  • Wearing holiday costume provided
  • Taking photos and engaging with festival attendees
  • Joining the parade

Light Operator

  • Watching count down and turning on lights for Lighting Ceremony

VIP Attendant (2)

  • Serving cocoa during VIP reception
  • Clearing seats for VIP seating
  • Ensuring timely travel from reception to Parade reception

Snow slide Attendant (4 per shift)

  • Assisting sledders
  • Collecting sleds at end of slide and returning to them to the top
  • Maintaining orderly lines and conduct

Snow Slide

Event Shifts
11:00AM - 2:00PM
2:00PM - 5:00PM
5:00PM - 8:00PM*
(*Saturday only)


Surveyor (2 per shift)

  • Interviewing festival attendees with pre-determined prompts
  • Recording information to turn into volunteer coordinator at the end of the volunteer shift

Surveys

Event Shifts
11:00AM - 2:00PM
2:00PM - 5:00PM
5:00PM - 8:00PM*
(*Saturday only)


Clean up and tear down crew (4 per shift)

  • Clean up festival grounds at the close of each day
  • Assisting in break down of any activities, booths, etc.

Clean up/Tear down


Saturday
7:00PM - 9:00PM
Sunday
4:00PM - 6:00PM