Thank you for your interest in becoming an Arts in the Heart Volunteer! This award-winning festival wouldn’t be possible without the efforts of our volunteer team. We are so grateful to our hardworking, dedicated arts supporters and look forward to working with you at the 40th Annual Arts in the Heart Festival. If you are interested in signing up to volunteer at this year’s festival, or are already a volunteer and wish to log into your volunteer profile follow the links below.
How long are volunteer shifts?
Volunteer shifts range from 3 – 5 hours, depending on the zone you are volunteering in.
How old do I have to be to volunteer?
Volunteer ages depend on the zones. Volunteers as young as 12, when working with a parent or guardian, are eligible to volunteer in Family Area zones. Volunteers in most other zones must be a minimum of 16 years or older. Volunteers in the Beer Tents must be 21 or older. The Greater Augusta Arts Council, nor any of its partners or sponsors will not be held responsible for unattended children.
When do shifts begin and end?
Volunteer shifts start as early as Thursday, September 15th for the set-up of the Festival. Shifts end on Sunday, September 18th. Shift times are as early as 8:30 AM and end as late as 9:00 PM
What time should I arrive for my shift?
Volunteers are encouraged to arrive 15 minutes early for their shift to get their T-shirt, assignment and to get settled in.
Where do I park?
There is no designated parking for Arts in the Heart Volunteers. Street parking in and around Broad St. in downtown Augusta, GA, the parking deck on 9th and Ellis St., are most accessible. We encourage Volunteers to arrive downtown at least 30 minutes early to find parking, carpool, or utilize a ride service such as Uber or Lyft.
Can my group/organization volunteer together?
Yes! We love to have groups volunteer. Each individual will need to fill out their own application, to account for T-shirt sizes and gather emergency contact information. Under each application, there is a section for “group” name input as well as additional comments. We recommend looking to see which zones have the number of shifts needed and all members applying for that zone. Any questions about volunteering as a group can be directed to Volunteer Coordinator, Heather Dunaway, at firstname.lastname@example.org or call the Arts Council office at 706-826-4702.
After I volunteer, how do I get into the festival?
You can bring or wear your volunteer shirt for entry.
Do I get a badge?
Unfortunately, volunteers do not receive badges. If you would like a badge, we recommend buying them in our pre-festival sale from a local location, listed on our home page, or by visiting https://bit.ly/ArtsInTheHeartTickets .
What should I wear?
The Greater Augusta Arts Council is a rain or shine event. We ask our volunteers to dress for working outside in Georgia weather.. Please check the weather prior to the festival. You will be provided an Arts in the Heart Volunteer T-Shirt.
Where do I check in?
The volunteer check-in booth is on 9th Street between Broad St. and Reynolds St. near the Augusta Convention Center Parking Deck.
I need a report of my volunteer hours, how do I receive them?
Your volunteer hours will be listed under your service history in your volunteer profile on the Volgistics’ VicNet site. You will need to sign-in and out at volunteer check-in for your shift to clock your time. If you need further documentation, the Greater Augusta Arts Council can provide a signed form verifying your hours via email or USPS.
How will I know if I am qualified for a zone?
Zone’s qualification requirements are listed under the zone’s link on the application, which is next to each available shift for that zone. Any questions can be directed to our Volunteer Coordinator, Heather Dunaway, at email@example.com or 706-826-4702
Should I bring anything?
We suggest bringing a snack or beverage. The Arts Council will have waters available for all volunteers. There are multiple areas for food purchases before or after your volunteer shift. We also suggest a shaded hat or light jacket to account for Georgia’s weather.
Will there be an orientation?
Yes! Orientation information will be sent, via email, to all volunteers by September 1st.