Texas Folklife Festival volunteers

Volunteers are needed for Texas Folklife Festival

By James Benavides
Public Affairs Specialist

(May 24, 2007)--UTSA's Institute of Texan Cultures is preparing to celebrate its 36th annual Texas Folklife Festival. ITC is offering to UTSA students, faculty and staff an opportunity for volunteer service and free admission to the June 8-10 celebration of diverse Texas cultures.

It takes more than 1,300 volunteers to make Folklife a success. By working a minimum 4-hour shift, a volunteer earns a wristband good for admission to all three days of the festival.

Volunteers are needed for various areas, including the booths staffed by the UTSA Alumni Association, which will host the Beers Around the World and the Taste Texas Wines booths. For more information about the UTSA Alumni Association booths, contact Anne Englert at (210) 458-7228. For information on TFF discounted tickets for UTSA alumni, visit the UTSA Alumni Association Web site.

Download the Folklife volunteer application and e-mail to Denise Villarreal or call the Volunteer Hotline at (210) 458-2216. Volunteers also must contact Villarreal to arrange an orientation session before the festival. The application deadline is Wednesday, May 30.

Participants are encouraged to use the VIA Park and Ride service to get to the festival. The three-day cultural extravaganza runs 5-11 p.m., Friday, June 8; 10 a.m.-11 p.m., Saturday, June 9 and noon-7 p.m., Sunday, June 10.

Texas Folklife Festival volunteer hours can be applied toward the UT Service and Civic Participation Program. Remember to sign up and log your hours. Read more about the civic participation program.

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