Volunteers help keep the legacy of the Bread & Roses Heritage Festival alive! Whatever your interests may be or whatever level of experience you may have, we have a role for you! We have two volunteer trainings before the Festival as well as a list of potential roles below.

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Early Set Up

Stages, tents, seats, tables, etc.

Lawrence History Live

Assist in set up of speakers' tent, materials, seating, ask for donations, provide water

Master of Ceremony

Public speaking experience required.
Welcome audience, introduce performers, ask for donations, announce special events, etc.


Collect donations from the audience at each stage

Stage Manager

Work with MC, keep performances on time, help performers with set-up and transition to next act, provide water, etc.

Assisting Portrait Artist, Ed Bray (Ushers)

Assist portrait artist with line of people to be drawn, keep space open for artist to work

Volunteer Coordinator Assitant

Assist in tracking volunteers and materials

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Information Tent

Giving out maps, programs, sell merchandise


Hand out programs throughout the audience at each stage

Environmental Team

Assist Environmental Team Chair in park maintenance, emptying recycling bins, notifying DPW of trash levels, clearing grass and pathways of trash

Vendor Chair Assistant

Assist in checking on vendors, ensuring placement in assigned space, etc.

Security at Main Stage

Security or relevant experience required.
Guard artist belonging and changing tent at main stage.

Break Down

Assist in take down of stages, tents, tables, chairs, etc.

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