Volunteer At The Festival
Without its volunteers, The Festival would not be able to provide the high level of cultural and food programming that is currently offered at the three-day event. With a variety of different jobs to choose from, you can volunteer by yourself or with a group of foodie friends. Whatever you choose, there is a spot for you. You will receive a free Festival t-shirt to wear during your shift(s) and food tickets to use at The Festival.
The World Food & Music Festival will return to its location in Downtown Des Moines (DSM)'s Western Gateway Park for its 17th year on Sept. 17 – 19, 2021.
The World Food & Music Festival volunteer program is sponsored by Bankers Trust.
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Volunteer opportunities include:
- Information Booth
- Event Clean-Up
- Cooking Demonstrations
- Cultural Activities
- Festival Set-Up/Tear-Down
Important Volunteer Information
- All volunteers need to be at least 16 years old when they report for their shift.
- If you are unable to fulfill your shift, please let us know as soon as possible so that we can give another volunteer the opportunity to help.
- Make sure you wear comfortable clothing and keep in mind that we will be outside. The event is rain or shine, so it is important that you come prepared for anything.
- You are responsible for all personal items. Please make sure items are carried with you during your shift.
Event Management Team
Looking for a leadership role at The Festival? Join the Event Management Team!
By becoming a Festival Event Management Team Member, you will have the opportunity to take lead throughout The Festival and work closely with the staff. Team members will be responsible for managing specific programs during The Festival including, Information Booth, Cooking Demonstrations, Adventure Tents and the Cultural Discovery Experience.
To learn more about volunteering for the World Food & Music Festival, contact Josie Burgett at jburgett@downtownDSMUSA.com or (515) 286-4946.