Help Ignite WaterFire
Saturday, September 21!
Volunteering is very much at the heart of the WaterFire experience. Not only do volunteers help create the art that people come from far and wide to see, they are also an integral part of the welcoming sense of community that has greeted visitors for years.
Volunteers assist in every aspect of event production, from early morning build all the way through to break down at the end of the night. Extra hands and friendly faces are not just needed during the WaterFire event itself, but throughout the day leading up to the first spark of flame. WaterFire is a complex production that requires many hands at all times. We welcome you to assist behind the scenes during the day, in addition to creating the magic at night. For a more detailed description of various WaterFire volunteer activities, please click here.
With each lighting, WaterFire brings something slightly different- in experience, in laughter, and in art. We look forward to working with you to revitalize the city of Providence and bring the magic of WaterFire to our visitors and the community. We hope you can join us!
Volunteer Event Information
- Morning Build: 8am to 12pm
- Afternoon Production: 1pm to 5pm
- Event: 6pm to 12:30am (shift depends on assignment)
Lighting: The event will begin around 6:46 pm
Parking: Volunteers have access to free parking at the 200 Dyer Street Lot down the street from the Volunteer Check In Area on Event Days. You will be provided a Volunteer Parking Pass to print out and place on your dashboard prior to the event.
Dress Code: During the morning and afternoon, volunteers are encouraged to wear comfortable clothes that they don't mind getting a little dirty. During the event itself, WaterFire has a strict all black dress code, as volunteers are seen as part of the art. Closed- toe shoes at all times please.
Schedule: Upon signing up for a shift, please look for more information on your assignment and the event itself on Thursday, September 19.
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