On 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 for MayDay 2017 will be filled in March & April 2017.
We offer group volunteer opportunities for churches, civic organizations, and businesses! Contact our Volunteer Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org for details on how your organization can partner with In the Heart of the Beast Theatre and help make MayDay happen.
Questions? Contact our Volunteer Coordinator at email@example.com or call 612-721-2535.
Mayday Volunteer Opportunities Include:
Load-In Crew – 15 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
Park Set-Up Team – 15 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
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. Ideal for individuals who like selling stuff! 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 are ready to get up and go at the end of a long day of fun. 7:30–10:30pm (but earlier if it rains)
Park Clean-Up Crew – 15 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. Ideal for groups or individuals interested in sustainability and the environment. Feel free to wear t-shirts from your organization. School groups are encouraged to volunteer together! 8:00-10:00am (set-up) or 10:00am-1:00pm or 1:00-4:00pm or 4:00-7:00pm.