Volunteers needed for annual Recycled Arts Festival
Vancouver, Wash. – The Clark County Recycled Arts Festival is looking for volunteers to serve during next month’s popular family event in Esther Short Park.
The eco-conscious event draws about 40,000 people to downtown Vancouver to see art and wares created by more than 130 different artists using at least 75 percent recycled materials. The two-day festival also features kids’ activities, live music, stilt walkers, jugglers, robots, a parade and much more.
Clark County Public Health and the Clark County Green Neighbors program count on volunteers to help make the festival a success. This year’s event is 9 am to 5 pm Saturday, June 29 and 9 am to 4 pm Sunday, June 30.
A variety of volunteer roles are available, including positions as greeters, picking up litter, providing breaks to vendors, surveying visitors about their experiences, and assisting with kids’ crafts.
Volunteers receive a free Recycled Arts Festival T-shirt, and those who volunteer three hours or more will receive a $10 voucher to use at a festival food vendor.
Youth volunteers are welcome but require a waiver signed by a parent or guardian. Those younger than 15 years must be volunteering with a parent or guardian. Contact the Green Neighbors program at 564.397.7352 for more information on youth volunteers.
To learn more about volunteer positions and to sign up, visit the Recycled Arts Festival website.
This year marks the 14th year of the Recycled Arts Festival. The festival aims to educate and excite Clark County residents about waste reduction, reuse and recycling, and to inspire everyone to see things they may consider as trash in a new way.