CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS – Diwali Fest 2017

Volunteer Form

Celebrated across the world, Diwali is the biggest, brightest and most popular event in the Indian calendar. The word Diwali means “row of lighted lamps”, with light symbolizing the of light over darkness, knowledge over ignorance, good over evil and hope over despair. It’s a time for lighting diyas, laying out colorful rangolis, setting off fireworks, exchanging gifts of sweets and celebrating with dance, music and storytelling.

Diwali Fest is an annual South Asian arts & culture festival celebrating the universal light that exists in everyone. This growing event has shown increasing interest from the general public; we are proud to have had a total audience of over 15,000 people.  Each year’s festival engages dozens of artists in events across the city, the majority of which are open and free to the general public, by suggested donation, or at very affordable ticketed prices.

Diwali Fest is currently seeking community-minded volunteers to support our upcoming South Asian arts & culture festival, with several events including pre-events taking place in October 2017

We have many exciting positions to be filled. We require volunteers to set up events, as well as to fill event assistance and audience services during the event. Some of the events are creative (like helping with diya painting and rangoli creations), some require manual labor (like helping us to set up tables and chairs), and some require great people skills (like greeters, collecting donations, information desk). All of the positions require a great sense of community spirit and willingness to have fun!


At the event orientation on the day of the event, you will receive your festival information package and Diwali Fest T-shirt for event day at our signature event. We’ll introduce you to your position managers, meet with your co-workers, overview of the festival and events, and discuss your position(s) in greater detail. We’ll also have some snacks to share!

Each shift will last approximately 4 – 6 hours. All volunteers receive snacks on all day events, a letter of appreciation, and a pre-event orientation.

We’ll do our best to offer you a position that interests you!

If you have any questions please contact our – Volunteer Coordinator for Diwali Fest: