Join Our Volunteer Team!
Why should you volunteer?
Oakland First Fridays volunteers will receive a free OFF T-Shirt after their first shift, free food whenever they volunteer, community hours, and resume building skills.
How Do You Get Started?
2. Look out for reminders!
Once you've chosen a time to volunteer, you’ll receive emails reminding you about your Spot! Our Volunteer Coordinator will email you about updates and upcoming opportunities to volunteer!
3. Come to Volunteer Orientation!
Join our entire team for a brief orientation on how you will help create another fantastic event. If you can’t make it to the orientation, don’t worry! Our Volunteer Coordinator will be emailing orientation papers the week of the event.
4. Volunteering On The Day Of Oakland First Fridays
Come ready to support our festival team in producing one of the most amazing events in Oakland!
Positions Available as a Volunteer:
Day of Event:
Pre-event Set Up 11am - 2pm:
We're looking someone friendly and cooperative to help with last minute volunteer and lead packets.
Photographer 2pm - 5pm & 5pm - 9pm:
We're looking for someone with a great artistic eye! We will provide credit for the photographer wherever we place the images. We can provide the camera, or you can bring your own.
Vendor Check-in 2:30pm - 5:15pm:
Volunteers will make sure the vendors are in their correct spaces and keep track of who has arrived. We're looking for someone friendly, outgoing, and cooperative!
Stage Hand 4pm - 9pm:
*Must be able to lift 50lbs*
Volunteers will assist with the assembling, disassembling, and maintenance of stages during event performances. We're looking for someone strong, friendly, and able to work in a team!
Performance Area Coordinator 4:30pm - 9:30pm:
*Must have some management experience*
Volunteers will manage performance lineup & troubleshoot informal performances. We're looking for someone with great people skills!
Bar Cashier 5pm - 9pm
*Must be at least 21 years old*
A volunteer will take orders at the Soju Garden and handle credit/debit transactions.
Collecting Gate Donations 5pm - 8pm & 7pm - 9:30pm
Volunteers will greet guests as they enter the festival and ask for donations. Looking for friendly, outgoing participants!
Runner 5pm - 9:30pm
Volunteers will provide support wherever needed during the festival. We're looking for someone friendly, cooperative, and able to work in a team!
Bar Support 5:30pm - 8pm & 7pm - 9:30pm
Volunteers will support bartender & maintain clean drinking areas. We're looking for someone upbeat, friendly, and outgoing!