Dear Alki Art Fair friends and volunteers,
As the fair approaches it is time to sign up for your volunteer shifts. The fair this year will be on July 22nd and 23rd and volunteers are needed from 7am – 8pm both days we hope you will come back this year.
Volunteer shifts usually run about 3-4 hours long and you can pick from the below areas that might interest you. This year we are trying a new way to sign up. Please see the link under each volunteer position to sign up.If you have questions or need an adjusted schedule, please let me know & we’ll try to accommodate your needs.
Music/Stage and entertainment volunteers: Be able to lift heavy equipment and bring ear plugs, also looking for someone who knows how to work the sound system and sound balancing. Sign up
Parking and traffic assistance: You should be able to stand and walk up and down the promenade – either assisting musicians in and out of the musician parking area or helping vendors to get in and out to their booths at the beginning and end of the day. Sign up
Silent Auction: Located inside the Bathhouse – you will answer questions, keep an eye on auction items and help close the auction when they are ending. Sign up
Compost and Recycling assistance: You should be able to stand and walk up and down the promenade while checking compost and recycling bins and assisting patrons to find the correct bins. Sign up
Information Booth: Located outside the Bathhouse – you will be in charge of answering questions and selling merchandise. Sign up
Setup & Takedown: Show up at Friday night (6 – 9) to help get the tents set up and/or Sunday afternoon(5 – 7) to help take down & clean up after the fair. Sign up
Children’s booth: Located outside the alki bathhouse under a tent the children’s art booth is completely free and offers a variety of children’s art projects for the fair visitors. As a volunteer you will assist children and families in completing their art projects, keep the area organized and fully stocked and answer general fair questions. Sign up
If you will be able to help this year, please sign up for the times you are available. If you know of anyone else who would enjoy volunteering for the fair please share this e-mail with them or have them contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you need to adjust times, also contact us.
Thank you so much and we look forward to seeing you at the fair.
Gayle and Giovannina
Planning Committee Volunteer Opportunities
Volunteer to be part of West Seattle’s premier summer event on Alki Beach! If you are interested in helping out please contact email@example.com and indicate in the subject line: Volunteering.
The Alki Art Fair volunteers are dedicated to ensuring that the fair continues for public enjoyment.
The Planning Committee consists of the Art Fair Director and volunteer chairs. Chairs will need additional volunteers.
The Planning Committee meets on the second Wednesday of each month from 6:30 to 7:30 pm at the Fauntleroy Schoolhouse, 9131 California Ave. SW. Meetings are open to the public.
Fair Weekend Volunteer Opportunities
– Typical jobs include
- Set up Saturday morning and tear down Sunday night (Logistics)
- Stow Music Stage equipment in bathhouse Saturday night (Performance)
- Staff the auction in the Bathhouse (Silent Auction)
- Direct musicians and vendors and keep parking spaces on Alki Ave clear for loading and offloading (Traffic Control)
- Staff the information booth and sell T-shirts (Volunteer, Publicity)
- Assist art vendor setup and tear down
- Assist director as “runner” for vendors
- Assist at the Children’s Art booth
If you are interested in volunteering, contact Gayle at firstname.lastname@example.org.