Volunteer at the Folklife Festival!
We are accepting volunteer applications for the 2012 Folklife Festival, which runs from June 27 through July 1 and July 4 through July 8.
This year’s programs are:
- Citified: Arts and Creativity East of the Anacostia River focuses on creativity, identity, and community in neighborhoods east of the Anacostia River, and features the role of arts and culture in strengthening neighborhood life.
- Creativity and Crisis: Unfolding The AIDS Memorial Quilt marks the 25th anniversary of The AIDS Memorial Quilt, and explores how communities have endeavored to educate people and to cope with one of the most complex epidemics in modern history.
- Campus and Community: Land-grant and Public Universities and the USDA at 150 celebrates the 150th anniversary of the founding of the USDA and public and land-grant universities, and highlights more than twenty innovative projects that have put research into action to improve community life in the areas of agriculture and food, health care, sustainable living, urban and rural revitalization, and education.
During the Festival, volunteers may assist stage managers, help with the audiovisual recording of performances, and provide general administrative support. Volunteers may also assist with participants’ arrivals and departures in the few days before and after the Festival as well. These are only a few of the opportunities available to volunteers.
Click here to submit an application online. Paper applications are available upon request. Applications must be submitted by June 18. If you have any questions, please email CFCH-Volunteer@si.edu, or contact Volunteer Coordinator Soyini George at 202-633-7477.