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Support Adventurous Art: Become a Volunteer!

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Fringe Volunteers are at the heart of what makes this festival tick. You’ll gain valuable experiences, practice new skills, make tons of friends, and contribute to making our festival one of the best in the world. In addition to our undying gratitude, Festival volunteers get their own swanky t-shirt , and have the opportunity to earn comps to see shows for free.

Each year during our summer programming, more than 300 volunteers step up to cover over 3,000 shifts (that’s over 4,200 hours!). These volunteers ensure performances run on schedule while keeping our patrons happy. Yeah, it’s pretty incredible.

Simply put, we couldn’t do what we do without volunteers. 

Whether you are a first-timer or a ten-year veteran, we can't wait to work with you! What sorts of jobs do Fringe Volunteers do? Well, we have something for everyone: check out our volunteer opportunities!

Earning ticket vouchers to see shows

After the first three volunteer hours (for which you earn your awesome t-shirt!), volunteers start accruing one ticket voucher for every performance they work. Box Officer shifts are 90 minutes long and cover one performance. Usher shifts are 3 hours long and cover two performances. Maverick shifts are 3 hours long and cover 2 performances.

Volunteers wear their cool t-shirts during shifts, and have the opportunity to earn more swag and perks the more they help out (like buttons, coffee, and tickets, oh my!).

Questions? Email us at volunteer@fringefestival.org or give us a call at 612-260-6466

2019 Volunteer Registration is Open

We are excited to announce brand new year-round volunteer opportunities here at Minnesota Fringe! Register below to see what's coming up. What sorts of jobs do volunteers do?

Yes! I want to help!

Ushers need to complete online training (available in mid-July) and stop by our Volunteer Open House on July 28th from 2-4 to grab their t-shirt and vouchers. Box Officers and Mavericks need to attend an in-person training session. Check under the "Opportunities" tab when you log in.

If you need help registering, check out this How-To Guide, or send us an email: volunteer@fringefestival.org

Once you've registered this year, follow this link to access to your volunteer portal.


Fundraising Opportunities for Teen Youth Groups, Teams, and High School Booster Clubs

If you are looking for a group fundraising opportunity for your after school activity, booster club, sport team, or youth group, look no further! 

Youth Volunteer Fundraising Opportunity Youth Volunteer Fundraising Opportunity

Group volunteering

Together is better — and volunteering at Fringe is no exception. If you are looking to sign up your group of friends, artists, neighbors, co-workers, or book club members for a day of volunteering together, just email Volunteer Services at volunteer@fringefestival.org.

Volunteer requirements

Fringe welcomes anyone 12 years of age and up as part of our volunteer team.

12-15 years old: You may volunteer as an usher at any of our age-appropriate shows. You will need to volunteer with a parent, guardian and/or other responsible adult. Both of you will need to submit separate volunteer registration forms--ensure you list each other on the form. Finally, you and your parent/guardian will need to sign a festival waiver form for you to participate.

16-17 years old: You may volunteer at any of our age-appropriate shows. You and your parent/guardian will need to sign a festival waiver form for you to participate.

18 years old & up: You may volunteer in any of our front-of-house positions. You will need to sign a festival waiver form to participate.

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