Volunteer & Donate to Make the Festival a Success
Fishers Freedom Festival is Seeking Good Samaritans

The 21st Annual Fishers Freedom Festival is less than four months away and volunteers are needed in various capacities.  Adults and children can work as little or as many shifts as you want for the various volunteer opportunities on Thursday, June 25 through Sunday, June 28.

Being a not-for-profit organization, volunteers are a crucial part to the festival’s success each year.  Sign up now online by going to www.fishersfreedomfestival.org/volunteer.  You may also contact the Festival Office at (317) 595-3195 or by email at freedomfestival@sbcglobal.net.

Here are the different opportunities:

5K Walk/Run – Time commitment is 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Thursday, June 25 and Friday, June 26.  Also 5:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. and 7:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, June 27.  Volunteers will help with registration, hand out T-shirts, crosswalk sentries, help at water stops, collect timing chips, hand out snacks and drinks, and clean up.
Arts & Crafts Area – Time commitments are various hours on Wednesday, June 24 through Saturday, June 27.  Volunteers help map out booths, check in vendors and assist the vendors to their booth location.  Some volunteers are also asked to judge vendor booths on appearance, quality, etc.
Business and Free Game Tent – Time commitments are Thursday, June 26 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.  Also Saturday, June 27 from 6:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m., 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., and 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.  Volunteers are needed to help layout booths, direct vendors to the entrance of the tent and parking area, help vendors unload their goods, take them to the vendor booths and repeat the process at the end of the day.   Volunteers will also help break down tables and chairs and stack them.
Children’s Parade – Time commitment is 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Sunday, June 28.  Volunteers are needed to help organize the participants and to hand out goodie bags at the end of the parade.   Volunteers are also needed to help judge decorated bikes, tricycles, wagons, and strollers.
Children’s Tent – Time commitments are three hour shifts from the hours of 9 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. on Saturday, June 27 and Sunday, June 28.  Volunteers will help children’s with hands on crafts at different stations, replenish craft supplies, set up, and clean up.   Adults are needed to help sign in children upon arrival and watch donation jar and raffle items.
Clean Up Crew – Time commitments are from 10 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. for various hours throughout the day on either Saturday, June 27 or Sunday, June 28.  Volunteers will be required to empty trash cans, replace trash bags and take the bags to the drop off locations marked in the park.  Volunteers are also required to walk their area and pick up trash off of the ground, check on and replenish the bathrooms and port-a-lets with needed supplies.  Children under the age of 12 must be paired with an adult volunteer.
Food Drive Tent – Time commitments are in three hour shifts 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, June 27 and from 12 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Sunday, June 28.  Volunteers will sort and box food and school supplies and carry them to the storage trailer.  Volunteers will also walk the park to collect items dropped off into the grocery carts placed around the park.
Food Vendor Booths – Time commitments are 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Thursday, June 25.  Also 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. and 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. on Friday, June 26.  Volunteers will mark booth spaces for Food Vendors and help with set up.
Free Game Tent – Time commitments are 6:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Sunday, June 28.  Volunteers are needed to help layout booths, direct vendors to the entrance of the tent and parking area.  Volunteers will also help vendors unload their goods, take them to the vendor booths, and repeat the process at the end of the day to help vendors out to their cars.   Lastly, volunteers will help break down and stack tables and chairs.
Information Tent – Time commitments are various hours on Wednesday, June 24 through Sunday, June 28.  The Information Tent is the place for Festival patrons to get information on the events, schedules, and maps.  T-Shirts are also sold at the tent.   Volunteers will assist with the above tasks, as well as help keep the drink coolers full, the large trailer organized, and help the Parade Division Leaders decorate their golf carts and get their items needed for the parade on Sunday.
Parking Crew – Time commitments are various times on Saturday, June 27 and Sunday, June 28.  Volunteers help with directing vehicles into the parking area and locating a parking spot as well as collecting the parking fee.  Children under the age of 12 will be paired with an adult.
Sound System – Time commitments are 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Thursday, June 25 and Friday, June 26.  Volunteers will be pulling underground speaker wire and hooking up the speaker system. Volunteers must be able to lift equipment (large speakers) and mount on 10′ posts.
T-Shirt & Light Up Necklace Sales – Time commitments are various times on Saturday, June 27and Sunday, June 28.  Volunteers are needed to sell festival shirts and light up necklaces.