Special Event Volunteer
Upcoming Volunteer Opportunities:
Texas Folklife Festival
June 7-9, 2013
Volunteers directly contribute to the success of festivals and special events at the Institute of Texan Cultures. Whether you're a student needing volunteer hours, a kind-hearted citizen who enjoys volunteering at events or a corporate neighbor who prides yourself on giving back to the community, we have a role for you!
Our volunteer opportunities include a variety of tasks that require outstanding customer service. We also have behind-the-scenes jobs including (but not limited to) freight elevator operators, set up and take down, special museum promotions, to name a few! Benefits include free event admission, free parking, and discounted volunteer t-shirts.
New volunteers must apply first! Note, you will be asked to set up a password and then select a job/shift time that you prefer. Applying does not confirm a schedule. You will be notified with an official confirmation once your application is approved. Get started! (New Volunteer Application
Welcome Back! If you currently have an e-mail address on file with our office, please follow these steps below to get started. If you do not currently have an e-mail address on file with our office, please contact us at (210) 458-2216. We will set up an ID and password. You also can e-mail email@example.com
Access the Volunteer Information Center
. Log into the Volunteer Information Center using your e-mail address as your ID and your volunteer password (pin number). (If you do not have an e-mail address on file with our office, please call (210) 458-2216.)
Note! If you forgot your password (volunteer pin number), click on "forgot password" to have your personal password e-mailed directly to you. Your password will be e-mailed to the address on file with our office. Once you have received your password, simply log into the Volunteer Information Center again using your e-mail and assigned password. You will then be able to review and select the day/job/shift for which you would like to volunteer. You will also have the option to change your password.
Volunteer Opportunities for small groups or teams:
We still have several volunteer openings for the Texas Folklife Festival. Our Gate Teams are ideal positions for small groups who want to work together in a team effort. Gate Teams are made up of 8 people and are responsible for greeting our visitors, taking tickets, checking wristbands, assisting parents with "tag-a-tot" for their children, and stamping visitor’s hands.
- Volunteers receive a wristband that is valid for free admission June 7-9, 2013.
- Volunteers receive a parking pass and free shuttle to and from the festival grounds.
- Volunteers receive a discount on t-shirt purchase. (*applies to 42nd annual volunteer t-shirt)
- We also encourage group volunteers to wear company and/or organization t-shirts.
So if this sounds like a great way for you to have fun with your coworkers, family members, or club members while supporting your community, please contact the Texas Folklife Festival Volunteer Office at (210) 458-2216. Volunteers must be 16 years of age or older and those under 18 must volunteer with a parent or guardian.
Should you wish to sign up via telephone, please call the volunteer hotline at 210-458-2216 for assistance.