Volunteer with Orlando Fringe
Posted: Mar 10, 2022
The growing success of Orlando Fringe is sustained by our dedicated volunteers. Each year the Fringe relies on the help of hundreds of volunteers who assist with all aspects of the festival. Volunteers are needed before, during, and after the main 14-day event held in May and the Winter Mini-Fest held every January.
What are the requirements to be a volunteer?
An awesome attitude and flexibility are always a great asset to the festival! We have so many volunteer opportunities in many areas, there’s going to be something you really enjoy!
As a volunteer, you are expected to arrive for your shifts on time, dressed appropriately, ready to work, with a great attitude. We expect volunteers to treat each other, Orlando Fringe patrons, and staff in the same manner that they would want to be treated: with a smile and courteous attitude at all times. Volunteers should plan on pitching in when needed and working hard. We hope that you plan on taking time to enjoy what the festival has to offer. We ask for 4 shift commitments for the main event in May and 2 shift minimum commitment for the Winter Mini Festival. We ask volunteers to only sign up for what they can comfortably handle. It is easier to pick up additional shifts than to replace a canceled shift.
Volunteers must be 16 years or older to work independently. Anyone under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian and work as a team.
Orientation and Training
We will hold orientation and training sessions before each event. Training may be available digitally and in person. It is a great opportunity to learn the layout of the festival, see the venues, learn about the roles needed, receive important training from the staff, and meet other volunteers before the show.
What You Can Expect as a Volunteer
As a volunteer, you can expect to be a valuable part of the Orlando Fringe team. You can expect to be treated with courtesy and respect. We want this to be a positive experience for everyone involved; you should expect to work hard and have fun. While there is a great deal to do, there is also time to make new friends and enjoy the festival. Shift lengths run 3.5- 4.5 hours. Flexibility and a sense of humor are always great assets to have!
Have a question, an idea, or want to know more about volunteering with us at Orlando Fringe? Email us! firstname.lastname@example.org