Volunteers

Join the nearly 1,000 volunteers who step forward to welcome hundreds of thousands of visitors to ArtPrize each fall.

Anyone 18+ can volunteer. Simply register for a volunteer account, sign up for shifts, attend orientation, and come prepared to have fun! We could use someone like you.

How to be an ArtPrize Volunteer

  • Apply Online

    Anyone over 18 can volunteer for ArtPrize! Just apply online using a valid email address before the end of Orientation.

  • Choose Your Shifts

    Sign up for your shifts through your Volunteer Account. Be sure to also sign up for an orientation session—this is required to volunteer! ArtPrize Nine volunteer scheduling will open in August 2018.

  • Show Up & Have Fun!

    Check in for your shifts and bring your happy face—you’re a part of something awesome! ArtPrize 10 will run September 19 to October 7, 2018.

Three Cheers For You!

Become a Volunteer

Every year, nearly 1,000 people step forward as ArtPrize® Volunteers to welcome hundreds of thousands of visitors to Grand Rapids for this extraordinary community event.

Whether you find a spot behind the scenes or in the public eye, it’s people like you who breathe life into ArtPrize and make it the place to be every fall.

There are all sorts of opportunities—from helping people register to vote to helping people find their way around town. Click here to apply to be an ArtPrize volunteer and learn more about our volunteer opportunities here!

Already a Volunteer?

Great! You don’t need to reapply. Click here to access your Volunteer Account. Remember, all our volunteers are required to attend Orientation each year. ArtPrize Nine volunteer scheduling will open on August 11, 2017.

Also, every year we look for a few experienced volunteers who are interested in taking on extra responsibilities as a volunteer lead. Click here to learn more about leadership opportunities.

Important Dates

  • ArtPrize Preview Week Starts
  • ArtPrize Preview Week Ends
  • ArtPrize Opening Day
  • ArtPrize Closing Day
  • We are here