Explore How to Volunteer at River Days!

The 35th Annual River Days Festival invites teens and adults to volunteer!

volunteer400This year’s Renton River Days is set for July 24-26, 2020, and will be jam packed with events, entertainment, recreation, arts, and food. Volunteer during festival week by helping in the Information Booth, at recreational events, line control for the children’s inflatables and activity booths, set-up for the fine arts show, or monitoring intersections for safety during the Saturday parade. Most tasks are outdoors and require physical ability. Festival volunteers should be friendly, responsible and people-oriented. Most tasks require volunteers be 16 years of age or older. Volunteering during the summer may be a way for youth to work towards accredited volunteer hours for the following school year.

Download the 2019 RRDs Volunteer Application.  You can save/email a pdf to the festival’s Assistant Volunteer Coordinator  Sharon Murphy,  fax it to 425-430-6603, or mail to Renton River Days, 1055 S. Grady Way, Renton, WA 98057.  Interested volunteers can also call Sharon at 206-455-0721 or email Sharon Murphy, for more information.  Sharon Murphy or the appropriate Festival Committee Chair will contact interested volunteers with additional information.

Volunteer Opportunities

  • Help distribute event posters and Festival Schedules to Renton area businesses from mid-June to mid-July
  • River Days Parade
    July 25, 8:30am-12pm
    Help with Parade-related activities such as staging entries on side streets and serving as a banner carrier. Meet Parade Chair Nancy at the registration area for instruction on the north side of McLendon’s on 3rd Place (the road in between McLendon’s and Freddie’s Club.)
  • The Art Market at Big Liberty
    Thursday, July 23, from 2pm-8pm, and Friday through Sunday, July 24-26, from 10am-8pm.
    Provide assistance and customer service to our Art Market Vendors (hand-crafted arts and crafts vendors) and the visiting public.  Shifts are 3-4 hours helping with booth sitting, water delivery, light security and answering general FAQs.
  • Kids’ Activities During Festival Weekend
    July 24 – July 26, 11am-6pm, in Liberty Park
    Help young children partake in a variety of activities. Volunteers are needed at educational and interactive activity booths such as Board Games of the World and Toymaker’s Workshop.
  • Entertainment Stage During Festival Weekend
    July 24 – July 26, 12pm-8pm, in Liberty Park
    Assist long-time festival volunteer Jeff Lukins who serves as our Master Emcee & Stage Manager with artist changeovers in between bands and performers on the entertainment stage.  Lifting and physical abilities required.
  • Join the “Sparkle Team” and Help Keep Liberty Park “Litter Free!”
    July 24 – July 26, 10am-7pm, in Liberty Park
    Join the team that rolls up their sleeves and gets busy – picking up litter and keeping our festival grounds free of debris.
  • Breakdown for Renton Annual Art Show (Juried Fine Arts Show)
    July 26, 5pm-6:30pm at the Renton Community Center
    Volunteer tasks include lifting and moving art easels after the fine art show has ended and closed to the public.

Thank you for your interest in volunteering for Renton River Days.  We hope to hear from you VERY soon!