It takes a village to run the Sausalito Art Festival, and every year more than 1,600 dedicated, engaged, community-minded and fun volunteers step up to make the three-day event happen!

Volunteers enjoy the satisfaction of being part of a community that makes this world-class event a reality in their own backyard. Friendships are often developed that last well beyond the Festival and many times volunteers participate as families, friends, or work/school-related groups. Working at the Festival gives participants an exclusive, behind-the-scenes appreciation of the artists and art that make the Festival so enticing and fun.

Volunteers are needed in all areas of Festival operations, including security, artist relations, guest services, general operations, beverage sales, hospitality and the most popular Mayor’s Select team to pick up garbage! Volunteers receive free admission to the Festival on the day they work, a commemorative T-shirt and are invited to attend the annual volunteer appreciation party. Volunteers must be at least 16 years old to volunteer (Bay Model and children's area excepted) and over 21 years of age to participate in alcoholic beverage sales. Please remember no open toed shoes are allowed while you are working. All volunteers are invited to attend one volunteer orientation. Orientation will be August 24th at 6pm at the Bay Model and again on Saturday August 26th at 10am at the Bay Model.  Please choose one of these meeting dates that fits your schedule. We look forward to seeing you!