Volunteers

Join the team! Each year, nearly 1,000 ArtPrize Volunteers step forward to welcome hundreds of thousands of visitors to Grand Rapids

Anyone ages 18 and older can volunteer. Just apply online, attend Orientation, and come prepared to have fun. We could use someone like you.

How to be an ArtPrize Volunteer

  • Apply Online

    <p>Anyone over 18 can volunteer for ArtPrize! Just apply online using a valid e-mail address before the end of Orientation. APPLY BEFORE SEPTEMBER 13.</p>

  • Choose Your Shifts

    Orientation is required for all volunteers. Pick a time and schedule your shifts through your Volunteer Account. SHIFTS OPEN AUGUST 21 @ 9:00 a.m. ET.

  • Show Up & Have Fun!

    Check in for your shifts and bring your happy face—you’re a part of something awesome! ArtPrize Seven runs September 23 – October 11, 2015.

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.

Already a Volunteer?

Great! You don’t need to reapply. However, all our volunteers are required to attend Orientation each year. Shifts will open up following the Volunteer Kick-off Party in August.

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.

Either way, see you at the Kick-off Party!

Important Dates

  • Group Volunteer Sign Up Starts
  • We are here
  • Group Volunteer Sign Up Ends
  • Volunteer Kick-off Party
  • Volunteer Schedules go Live
  • Volunteer Lead Training Starts
  • Volunteer Lead Training Ends
  • Volunteer Orientation Starts
  • Volunteer Orientation Ends
  • ArtPrize Begins
  • ArtPrize Closing Day