It takes a village to run the Sausalito Art Festival, and every year more than 1,800 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

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 Marcia for volunteer captain inquiries:

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 invited to attend one volunteer orientation. Orientation will be August 23th at 6pm at the Cafeteria at 2320 Marinship Way (Site Core Building) and again on Saturday August 25th at 10am at the Cafeteria at 2320 Marinship Way (Site Core Building). Please choose one of these meeting dates that fits your schedule. Remember you only need to attend one meeting. We look forward to seeing you!