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Volunteer at
BAMS Festival 2022


Ready for BAMS Festival at Franklin Park Playstead Field on June 11, 2022?


Join in on the fun with your family, friends and neighbors  while  volunteering at BAMS Festival 2022. We are looking for folks who have a passion for customer service, volunteer experience, and are able to roll-up their sleeves and get dirty!


Applications will be accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis as positions become filled.

We hope to see you there!

Got Questions? Email us at

2022 Application Dates
Opens: 5/9
Extended deadline: 6/10 (5:00PM EST)


About the organization: 

Founded in 2015, BAMS Fest is a 501(c)(3) organization that breaks down racial and social barriers to arts, music, and culture for communities of color across Greater Boston. We celebrate and support both artists and audiences, with an emphasis on Black and Brown voices, perspectives, and artistry. Our vision is to create a vibrant and inclusive arts and culture sector for the City of Boston and beyond, a sector that celebrates all artistic talents, challenges societal perceptions, and empowers and engages audiences.

Values of the organization: 


BAMS Fest emphasizes with care and compassion that our staff and leadership relinquish white-heteronormative workplace culture, norms and behavior (also known as “code switching”), in order to fully embrace, actively practice and become confident in themselves, their intelligence, creativity, and abilities to bring about social change, racial and spatial justice and economic empowerment for communities and artists of color.


Our values:


Inclusion: Engage with our constituents in a way that embraces our differences, explores the barriers we face, and leads to ideas, and tactics that fosters a more inclusive arts and culture ecosystem for Greater Boston. 


Artist Centric: Support artists, particularly artists of color, both professionally and holistically. We believe in supporting the artist as a person, taking into account their mental and physical wellbeing, financial health, and professional development. 


Authenticity: Continue to build an organization that is representative of the voices of the community we seek to serve, while also carving out a place for Black and Brown voices in the larger arts and culture non-profit sector. 

Volunteers enjoy:
  • An official volunteer BAMS Festival t-shirt

  • Volunteer HQ ACCESS including snacks, and water service during your shift

  • The opportunity to become a special part of an unforgettable day working on one of Boston’s most valuable events.  

  • All volunteers are required to attend a training session prior to the start of the Festival. 

Volunteer Skills & Qualifications: 
  • Love, passion and appreciation of arts + culture in the community

  • A “can do” attitude and desire to learn with a sense of humor

  • Strong verbal communication skills and sensitivity to customer needs

  • Ensures a safe, clean and friendly environment

  • Provides a good impression to guests and enthusiastically answers any questions about the Festival

  • The ability to work with little supervision; able to take direction and execute on assigned tasks

  • Ability to exercise good judgment

  • Comfortable and able to ask for clarity, if something does not make sense.

  • A high level of emotional and cultural intelligence and sensitivity

  • A creative thinker and thoughtful listener, who combines compassion, and the sensibility necessary to  address the practicalities of customer issues 

  • Previous volunteer experience (preferred but not required)

​Working Environment Conditions:
  • Outdoors (rain or shine)

  • Mainly grassy fields; dirt grounds; some concrete areas

  • Long times of standing and walking

  • Able to lift/move up to 50lbs

Requirements of BAMS Festival Volunteers:
  • Available for a one (1) hour Festival Volunteer Training (Location(s) to be determined) - SIGN UP HERE
    • Monday, June 6 (virtual)  | 6:15 - 8pm
    • Saturday, June 11 (day of) | 8:45 - 9:30am
  • Must be 18+ years old to volunteer (mature 16-17 year olds can volunteer with legal guardian/parental consent)

  • Work at least one 3 - 5 hour shift(s) 
  • Arrive to shift completely sober (strict no alcohol/drug policy before and during shift)

  • Wear your Volunteer T-shirt while on shift (and only wear when on shift)

  • Wear closed-toe shoes during shift(s)

  • Check and respond to periodic BAMS Festival Volunteer emails and text messages to ensure that your volunteer spot is confirmed

  • Follow all BAMS Festival rules and policies

  • Pick up credentials (wristband and t-shirt pass) BEFORE the festival at Franklin Park, Playstead Field. Times TBD.

  • Be available on Festival Day: June 11, 2022 (Rain date June 12, 2022).

Additional Volunteer Information:

 This is a rain or shine event 

  • Breaks for food will not be provided since shifts are between 3 and 5 hours

  • Photo ID required for credential pickup on June 11; you may only pick up your own credentials.

  • There will NOT be a storage area for volunteer belongings

  • Arrive on time (at least 30-45 minutes early) to Volunteer HQ (inside tennis court gates) - plan for Boston traffic, Festival traffic, graduation traffic

  • We recommend bringing the following items to your volunteer shift: sunscreen, hat, rain gear, and pocket snack.

Click below on the "Sign-up Genius" button to register 

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