Volunteer for the 2017 FunFest 

WGBH is expecting 3,000+ attendees and we need your help to ensure kids of all ages have FUN at FunFest. FunFest volunteer position descriptions will be listed soon. In the meantime, if you know you already want to be a part of this event, email Jaime at jaime_reese@wgbh.org.

Examples of Volunteer Positions from Last Year's Event:

Admission Volunteer: Sell FunFest tickets, check names off RSVP list; collect email ticket receipts and groupons; and help with line management. Distribute ice cream and water to guests waiting in line and assist with line management. 9am-1pm - ONE opening, 12:30-5pm, or 9am-5pm

Concession Stand: Make and distribute popcorn or cotton candy to event guests. 12:30-5pm – ONE opening

Costume Character: Wear a costume (see below) and interact with guests. (WGBH prefers one volunteer wear the costume throughout the 9am-4pm shift. Character volunteers will be provided with many air-conditioned breaks during their shift).

  • Curious George (5'1"-5'3", average build)
  • Chirp (5'3"-5'7", average build)

Costume Handler: Assist with character preparation backstage; escort costume character around the venue; and speak on behalf of the character. 9am-1pm

Costume Line Manager: Oversee line for photographs with costume characters. 9am-1pm, 12:30-5pm, or 9am-5pm

Exit Volunteer: Stand by North Beacon Street exit to ensure no one enters and let guests know about exit behind the stage area. 9am-1pm, 12:30-5pm, or 9am-5pm

Face Painter: Design simple color images on kids' faces. **Sample drawings will be provided as examples. 9am-1pm – ONE opening, 12:30-5pm, or 9am-5pm

Food Truck Line Manager: Help manage food truck lines. 9am-1pm, 12:30-5pm, or 9am-5pm

Freezer Truck Runner: Make sure ice cream is going to the correct vendor table. **Volunteers should be able to comfortably lift 30-40 pounds if necessary. 9am-1pm, 12:30-5pm, or 9am-5pm

Ice Cream Scoopers: Serve delicious ice cream (provided by our generous vendors) to hungry guests in the mood for a refreshing sweet treat on a hot summer day. 9am-1pm – ONE opening, 12:30-5pm, or 9am-5pm

Merchandise Assistant: Provide excellent customer service to our guests as they shop for event keepsakes. 12:30-5pm

Moonbounce Patrol: Help maintain moonbounce order; group kids by age to ensure safety; manage line; and keep track of jump time to keep line moving. 9am-1pm

Parking Volunteer: Wave to traffic on One Guest Street; direct cars inside garage for event parking. 9am-1pm, 12:30-5pm, or 9am-5pm

Photographer: Take pictures of Main Stage performances, guests posing with costume characters or rove around event venue to capture various FunFest activities.
**Photographers, please send samples of your work to be considered. 12:30-5pm – ONE opening

Photographer Assistant: Walk with photographers during the event, record names of people in pictures and ask guests in photos to fill out appearance release forms as needed. 9am-1pm, 12:30-5pm, or 9am-5pm

Entrance Volunteer: Stand at gate directing guests to enter through main entrance; answer questions. 9am-1pm, 12:30-5pm, or 9am-5pm

Food & Beverage Volunteer: Help distribute food samples to guests. 9am-1pm, 12:30-5pm, or 9am-5pm

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Contact Us

For information on participating as an exhibitor, sponsor, or contributing to the WGBH FunFest, please contact Jen Hartin at jennifer_hartin@wgbh.org.

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