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Northwest Folklife Fest


  • Seattle Center 305 Harrison Street Seattle, WA, 98109 United States (map)
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Event Type = Volunteer + Social: You have the option to either attend the event in a social capacity or volunteer at the event to help make it happen.

Join us a Northwest Folklife Festival for a celebration of musical and artistic traditions at The Seattle Center. This event is the nation’s largest community-powered arts festival and you’re needed in the beer gardens! This year’s event will host four beer gardens and will be introducing the first PNW Craft Beer Festival highlighting the best beer the northwest has to offer.

During your volunteer shift, you will be pouring beer and helping with other event related tasks in the beer garden areas.

The Nonprofit Partner that this event supports: The Benevolent Guild Seattle

Why you are needed: Since 1999 the Benevolent Guild Seattle has been hosting drinking based events to raise money for boutique King County Children’s Charities. The Benevolent Guild believes that focusing on boutique King County Children’s Charities the donated dollar goes further and has a higher impact.

Age Requirement: 21+

Who can sign up for this event? Anyone is welcome to volunteer for our events. There’s no long-term commitment and you’re welcome to sign up for just one event, or multiple events that fit your style. Once signed up, you’ll be kept in the loop on all event details and what to expect via email and text communication from our team. 

Can I sign up my group? If you are interested in signing up 4 or more people for a volunteer event, we ask that you contact us instead of registering here.

What is the cancellation policy? Space for our events is limited and we often have a waiting list of people that would like to attend. Once you register for the event we will hold a space just for you so we ask that if, for any reason, you cannot attend your scheduled shift, please make sure to cancel your registration so someone else can take your spot! You can cancel online or by reaching out to our volunteer coordination team.

Do you offer documentation? Upon request, we will gladly supply you with documentation for your volunteer hours for work or school purposes. We do NOT, however, provide court documentation. We do not believe that volunteering is a punishment and under no circumstances will we provide documentation for court-ordered community service.

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