Become a part of the CFA volunteer family
The Festival can’t happen without the help of volunteers. We rely volunteers to help with all aspects of the Festival, from office tasks to ushering to on-site support during events. The commitment can be as little as 4 hours and you choose your volunteer task based on your availability and interests.
It’s an opportunity to have fun through helping to make the arts available to all. Volunteers who help at Festival events receive a free t-shirt, free stand-by seating to ticketed events, invitation to the volunteer picnic in July or August, and other free gifts.
How to Volunteer
Complete volunteer survey
Wait for contact
Attend volunteer training
Volunteers are required to attend our online volunteer training session which discusses procedures, guidelines, and the roles for the specific event.
Volunteer Virtual Recruitment Event
Join Us Online!
Saturday, April 22nd 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Register in advance:
2023 Volunteer Opportunities
Fundraiser at HorseSpirt Arts Gallery: May 12
LakeFest, Downtown Columbia Lakefront: June 16-18
The Moth Project, Howard County Conservancy The Moth Project, Howard County Conservancy: June 20
Stoop Storytelling Series: June 23
Columbia Film Festival: June 24
Donor/Sponsor Events, Raffle Support, Check-in, Food Set-up/Refresh/Serving
Folding T-shirts, Distributing Flyers, Printing/Cutting/Folding Materials