Volunteer for MayDay

HOBT puppet wranglersOn the first Sunday of May, tens of thousands of folks will celebrate a day of community and festivity together. All this takes place because – and only because – hundreds of volunteers pitch in to make it happen.

Volunteer positions are filled in March & April.

We offer group volunteer opportunities for churches, civic organizations, and businesses! Contact our Volunteer Coordinator at volunteer@hobt.org for details on how your organization can partner with In the Heart of the Beast Theatre and help make MayDay happen.

For information about volunteering, contact our Volunteer Coordinator at volunteer@hobt.org or call 612-721-2535.

Mayday Volunteer Opportunities Include:

Saturday –

Load-In Crew – 10 positions

  • Load storage areas and trucks, so that everything is “ready to roll” on MayDay. Tables, tents, T-shirts – we load them all. Lots of free jokes and camaraderie.
  • Ideal for physically active people who enjoy good team-work.
  • 9:30am – Noon

Sunday –

Park Set-Up Team – 20 positions

  • Unload trucks, set up canopies, and distribute equipment throughout Powderhorn Park. Make the Park festive!
  • Ideal for “morning people” who enjoy a little heavy lifting with their coffee.
  • 6:30–9:30am — OR — 8:30–11:30am

Parade Marshal – 30 positions

  • Be a Very Important Person in this year’s Parade. Walk with a section of the MayDay Parade, helping the performers steer their way down the street. Smile a lot!
  • Ideal for people who love interacting with the public on Parade Day.
  • 10:15am–2:00pm

MayDay Booth Assistant – 24 positions

  • Sell MayDay merchandise to eager customers while enjoying the sights in Powderhorn Park. Volunteers on the last shift of the day also take down canopies and carry equipment to a designated pick-up location.
  • 10:00am–1:00pm — OR — 1:00–4:00pm — OR — 4:00–7:00pm

Park Stage Crew – 6 positions

  • Help community performers set up their acts on one of the performance stages at the Park. Watch some really fun gigs!
  • Ideal for individuals or small groups who enjoy working behind-the-scenes with community artists. Technical knowledge is helpful but not required.
  • 3:00–6:00pm (some breaks provided)

Tear-Down Team – 25 positions

  • Be part of a crew that dismantles stage platforms, loads trucks, and transports materials back to our Theatre building. We will be very tired – we so appreciate your help. Ideal for energetic people who enjoy the camaraderie of lifting, hauling and singing in the rain. (It WOULDN’T!)
  • 7:30–10:30pm (but earlier if it rains)

Park Clean-Up Crew – 6 positions

  • Make Powderhorn Park clean and festive. We will head out with bags and gloves to restore our wonderful trash bins to order. Ideal for physically active folks who appreciate doing good deeds.
  • 4:00–8:00pm

MayDay Festival Green Team – 60 positions

  • Help keep MayDay low waste! Volunteers will be monitoring waste stations (recycling, organics, trash) to make sure materials are in the proper cart. Gloves, litter grabbers, and other tools will be provided. During the parade, some volunteers will be walking along with the parade pushing recycling carts to collect materials from visitors. School groups are encouraged to volunteer together!

Many other fun volunteer opportunities available!

For information about volunteering, contact our Volunteer Coordinator at volunteer@hobt.org or call 612-721-2535.