Support Spacetaker by Volunteering at the Bayou City Art Festival Downtown!

Submitted by FreshArts on Fri, Aug 26th at 5:48 pm


Hello, Spacetaker fans!


Traditionally we have only had two big volunteer opportunities per year – WHAM and our Gala – where we really count on our fans and supporters to lend a hand.


We’re excited to announce that we now have one more annual volunteer opportunity and this one is SUPER FUN!


We are HONORED to be a BRAND NEW NON-PROFIT PARTNER of the Bayou City Art Festival (BCAF) Downtown taking place October 8 & 9, 2011 in the streets of Downtown Houston!


What does it mean to be a Non-Profit Partner?

Put simply, as a participating Non-Profit Partner, Spacetaker is asked to provide volunteers to help staff the festival and in return, we are awarded with money from the Festival after it's over. Pretty neat, huh? Therefore, your volunteer hours help raise money for Spacetaker


Volunteers will receive a free t-shirt and free admission to the festival for the entire day of their shift. Dates, times and opportunity descriptions are listed below.




Make sure to select “Spacetaker” as your organization!



Shift Schedule


The Festival runs Saturday, October 8th and Sunday October 9th, 2011. Each day is divided into the following shifts:


Saturday, October 8, 2011

Shift 1 - 9:00AM-1:00PM

Shift 2 - 12:00PM-4:00PM

Shift 3 - 2:30PM-6:30PM


Sunday, October 9, 2011

Shift 1 - 8:30AM-1:00PM (shift begins half-hour earlier due to accessibility hour

Shift 2 - 12:00PM-4:00PM

Shift 3 - 2:30PM-6:30PM


*Anyone wishing to volunteer for more than one shift is welcome to do so. However, you MUST remember to sign-in for each shift that you work.  We ask that volunteers report 15 minutes early for their scheduled shift(s).


Volunteer Activities


(Spacetaker volunteers are not assigned to any specific shift so you are welcome to sign up for any Volunteer Activity below that you want! HOWEVER, the activities with an * by them are highly recommended!)


Ticket Taker*

Take admission tickets from patrons at the entrance gate. You will be given pocketed smocks and a box to place collected tickets. This position has direct exposure to sunlight. Please remember to bring a hat and sunscreen!


Coupon Booth*

You will be selling food and drink coupons to patrons. This is fun and fast-paced!



Volunteers greet and hand out festival maps as patrons enter the gate. This position has direct exposure to sunlight. Please remember to bring a hat and sunscreen!


Artist Relief*

Provide relief to artists, eg- hand out beverages, snacks, booth sit (when applicable).


Festival Market Booth

You will be selling festival t-shirts, posters, and hats. Some basic training will be given at beginning of shift.


Patron Art Pick-Up

Volunteers will monitor artwork being held after purchase and assist with loading artwork into patron's vehicle. You must be 21 years old to work this position.


VIP Lounge

Monitor VIP area, check guest wristbands, assist with food and drink service.


Stage Runner

Assist with performances and performers at the Houston Arts Alliance Stage


Volunteer Relief

Monitor volunteers throughout the festival and ensure they have relief, water, etc. as needed.


Feel free to email or call us if you have any trouble signing up for your volunteer shifts or if you have any questions about volunteering at the festival.! You can also check out the Bayou City Art Festival website and their Volunteering FAQs page as well!


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