Volunteer at the DIY Fest

What is the Annual DIY Fest?

The Annual Craft Lake City DIY Festival is Utah’s largest local-centric art, music, science and technology festival. The DIY Fest features hundreds of local artisans, vintage vendors, foodies, youth entrepreneurs, performers, & STEM exhibitors over three days the second weekend of August.


When & Where? 

The 16th Annual Craft Lake City DIY Festival Presented By Harmons will take place at the Utah State Fairpark:

155 1000 W, Salt Lake City, UT 84116

Friday, August 9, 2024

Saturday, August 10, 2024

Sunday, August 11, 2024

Frequently Asked Questions:

Are volunteers needed for the 16th Annual Craft Lake City DIY Festival®?

Yes! We’re always in need of volunteers for the Festival. As our Festival grows each passing year, so does the number of volunteers needed. Contact us to join our team today!

When do I need to be available to volunteer?

Volunteers can choose from a variety of shifts that best fit their schedule. The DIY Festival runs from August 9-11th, but we have open positions the whole week leading up to the festival, and the day after.  If you are not available the days of the festival, you can ask about our year-round volunteer opportunities by emailing volunteer@craftlakecity.com

How do I apply to be a volunteer at the 16th Annual Craft Lake City DIY Festival?

We’d love to receive a volunteer application from you! To join our volunteer team, please complete this short volunteer application. We will be launching our application shift online sign up form in May 2024.

After submitting your volunteer application form you’ll be contacted by one of our Volunteer Coordinators. You may also call us at 801.906.8521 or email us at volunteer@craftlakecity.com.

What does a volunteer actually do?

We have a variety of positions available to fit everyone’s interests, personality and skills. Our volunteers help with things like artisan load in/out, our kids craft area, Harmons VIP Lounge, Green Team, and the Google Fiber STEM building.

Why should I volunteer with Craft Lake City?

Utah has the highest annual volunteer service hours in the country, and this amazing event would not happen without your support! By donating your time, you’re helping to support Utah’s local artisans and connect them with our community. We couldn’t do this without you!

Craft Lake City volunteers receive fun and exciting benefits based on the number of shifts they work. Benefits include free soft drinks, meal vouchers, a commemorative Craft Lake City t-shirt, and admission tickets to the DIY Fest. Volunteers are also eligible to win handcrafted items donated by our talented pool of Craft Lake City exhibitors!

Are there any meetings or training involved?

Yes. You will be asked to attend at least one training session two weeks before the DIY Fest. 

Returning volunteers are also encouraged to attend training each year, as elements of our festival planning change from year to year. Yearly training is key for all of the information you’ll need to prepare yourself for the big event. Training sessions are generally one hour and transpire two weeks before the DIY Fest.

What is the minimum number of hours required to volunteer?

We ask volunteers to sign up for a minimum of one 3-hour shift, but you are welcome to go above and beyond! There are numerous perks to signing up for two or more shifts.

What if I’m interested in more than one position or shift?

We highly encourage our volunteers to sign up for multiple shifts and explore what the DIY Fest has to offer by trying out different positions. We offer a variety of perks to show our appreciation for volunteers that help for multiple shifts or for more than one day.

I represent a company and am interested in finding out how my employees can volunteer for the Craft Lake City DIY Festival. Whom do I contact?

We love integrating businesses into our volunteer process! Contact us at volunteer@craftlakecity.com to learn how your organization can help support the largest local-centric arts, science & technology festival in Utah!

I need to complete community service hours. Can volunteering with Craft Lake City work towards accomplishing those community service hours?

Yes. We are a 501(c)(3) charitable organization. For every hour of volunteer service donated to us, we may sign off towards one’s community service. However, it is the volunteer’s responsibility to get this approved in advance by Craft Lake City and the entity requesting community service hours. A government issued ID will be required for verification purposes at the time of signing off hours.

More FAQ’s

Volunteer Parking:

Parking is available in lots adjacent to the DIY Fest. Limited street parking will be available around the Utah State Fairpark, but do keep an eye on any pertinent signage when choosing your spot. A lot of street parking in that area has an enforced 2-hour time limit, and parking within 10ft of a driveway is not allowed in the Fairpark neighborhood (and will be subject to a ticket). The Utah State Fairpark also manages a paid parking lot on their grounds (costing $7 per vehicle per day). Due to the huge volume of participants at this event, Craft Lake City unfortunately does NOT receive free parking passes to provide to volunteers, exhibitors, or staff. We encourage our volunteers to carpool and/or utilize public transit. 

We encourage you to take advantage of Salt Lake City’s public transit via TRAX or the bus and walk, bike or even carpool to the DIY Fest.

Craft Lake City has partnered with the Salt Lake City Bicycle Collective to provide complimentary bike valet services. Tipping the bike valet is encouraged!

Age Restrictions:

Volunteers must be at least 12 years or older. Those aged 12-16 must volunteer alongside a supervising adult.

Volunteering with Friends:

Volunteering is more fun with friends, so please help us by inviting your friends and family.

What if I still have more questions?

We have answers! Please send us an email to volunteer@craftlakecity.com

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