volunteer central

Access to everything you need to volunteer with Orlando Fringe

Thank you for your interest in volunteering for Fringe!

The growing success of Orlando Fringe is sustained by our dedicated volunteers. Each year the Fringe relies on the help of hundreds of volunteers who assist with all aspects of the festival. Volunteers are needed before, during, and after the main 14-day event held in May and the Winter Mini-Fest held every January.

 

Are you new to the world of Orlando Fringe? Check out this video that explains what we do! 

 

In addition to the May and January events, we have opportunities year-round for volunteers. From cross-promotions, fundraisers and special events, there’s always ways to get involved!




 

A volunteer helping a patron at the outdoor merchandise tent

What are the requirements to be a volunteer?

An awesome attitude and flexibility are always a great asset to the festival! We have so many volunteer opportunities in many areas, there’s going to be something you really enjoy!

As a volunteer, you are expected to arrive for your shifts on time, dressed appropriately, ready to work, with a great attitude. We expect volunteers to treat each other, Orlando Fringe patrons, and staff in the same manner that they would want to be treated: with a smile and courteous attitude at all times. Volunteers should plan on pitching in when needed and working hard. We hope that you plan on taking time to enjoy what the festival has to offer. We ask for 4 shift commitments for the main event in May and 2 shift minimum commitment for the Winter Mini Festival. We ask volunteers to only sign up for what they can comfortably handle. It is easier to pick up additional shifts than to replace a canceled shift. 

Volunteers must be 16 years or older to work independently. Anyone under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian and work as a team.




Photo of a volunteer scanning a ticket on a patrons phone

Orientation and Training

We will hold orientation and training sessions before each event. Training may be available digitally and in person. It is a great opportunity to learn the layout of the festival, see the venues, learn about the roles needed, receive important training from the staff, and meet other volunteers before the show.




What You Can Expect as a Volunteer

As a volunteer, you can expect to be a valuable part of the Orlando Fringe team. You can expect to be treated with courtesy and respect. We want this to be a positive experience for everyone involved; you should expect to work hard and have fun. While there is a great deal to do, there is also time to make new friends and enjoy the festival. Shift lengths run 3.5- 4.5 hours. Flexibility and a sense of humor are always great assets to have!




Orientation and Training

We will hold orientation and training sessions before each event. Training may be available digitally and in person. It is a great opportunity to learn the layout of the festival, see the venues, learn about the roles needed, receive important training from the staff, and meet other volunteers before the show.




What You Can Expect as a Volunteer

As a volunteer, you can expect to be a valuable part of the Orlando Fringe team. You can expect to be treated with courtesy and respect. We want this to be a positive experience for everyone involved; you should expect to work hard and have fun. While there is a great deal to do, there is also time to make new friends and enjoy the festival. Shift lengths run 3.5- 4.5 hours. Flexibility and a sense of humor are always great assets to have!




Photo of a volunteer scanning a ticket on a patrons phone
Volunteers working a performing venue.

Are there any benefits?

Besides meeting new people and being a part of one of the largest and longest-running Fringe festivals in the US, there’s more!

Orlando Fringe Winter Mini-Fest: Volunteers who do 2 shifts minimum will get their volunteer lanyard which serves as the “Fringe button” and volunteers will be able to “rush” any shows that have open seats for free!  Rush = FREE SHOWS!

Orlando International Fringe Theatre Festival: Each volunteer gets a free T-shirt & Orlando Fringe lanyard. (The Volunteer lanyard serves as your “button” for the festival.) For each shift you volunteer for, you receive Fringe Bucks – Fringe Bucks = FREE SHOWS! Volunteers get access to see shows for free based on show availability.

Other volunteer opportunities: Rewards will vary for other volunteer activities from banking Fringe Bucks to attending the show event. Details will be shared as needs arise.

Have a question, an idea, or want to know more about volunteering with us at Orlando Fringe? Email us! [email protected]

 

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