celebrating 67 years of community support

It takes a village to run the Sausalito Art Festival, and every year more than 1,200 dedicated, engaged, community-minded and fun volunteers step up to make the three-day event happen!

Volunteers enjoy the satisfaction of being part of a community that makes this world-class event a reality in their own backyard. Friendships are often developed that last well beyond the Festival and many times volunteers participate as families, friends, or work/school-related groups. Working at the Festival gives participants an exclusive, behind-the-scenes appreciation of the artists and art that make the Festival so enticing and fun


Get into the Sausalito Art Festival free.Work a shift and spend the rest of the day enjoying the Festival.

Ready to join the team? Choose your job and shift through Volunteer Local.

Volunteer Captains Wanted

If you are seeking great leadership experience, then sign up to be a volunteer captain! We need people to lead and manage cohorts of volunteers across our festival. Our ideal volunteer captain is enthusiastic, accountable, responsible, and has customer service experience. Please contact Marilyn for volunteer captain inquiries: marilyn@sausalitoartfestival.org

Regular volunteers are also needed in all areas of operations, including security, artist relations, guest services, general operations, beverage sales, artists hospitality and the most popular Mayor’s Select team to pick up garbage!

Volunteers receive free admission to the Festival on the day they work, a commemorative T-shirt and are invited to attend the annual volunteer appreciation party.

  • Volunteers must be at least 14 years old to volunteer and over 21 years of age to participate in alcoholic beverage sales.

  • Please remember no open toed shoes are allowed while you are working.

  • All volunteers are required to attend one volunteer orientation.

  • Volunteers are required to have fun.