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Festival Volunteer



About Festival Volunteers:

Volunteers directly contribute to the success of festivals and special events at the Institute of Texan Cultures. Whether you’re a student needing volunteer hours, a kind-hearted citizen who enjoys volunteering at events or a corporate neighbor who prides yourself on giving back to the community, we have a role for you!

Our volunteer opportunities include a variety of tasks that require outstanding customer service. We also have behind-the-scenes jobs including (but not limited to) door and hallway monitors, set up and take down, and exhibit monitors, to name a few! Benefits include free event admission, free parking, and discounted volunteer t-shirt.

We have several volunteer opportunities for small groups (companies, fraternities/sororities, clubs, church groups, etc.) who would like to work together in a team effort. Please contact us as soon as possible and we’ll try to accommodate your group. We also encourage group volunteers to wear company and/or organization t-shirts.

“There are so many rewards and joys from volunteering with the Institute of Texan Cultures. Talking to people and sharing our heritage so other children and adults can share our pride.”
- Nelda S., ITC docent for over 6 years


  • Volunteers receive a wristband that is valid for free admission.
  • Volunteers receive a parking pass and free shuttle to and from the festival grounds.
  • Discounts on volunteer t-shirts.


New volunteers must apply first! Note, you will be asked to set up a password and then select a job/shift time that you prefer. Applying does not confirm a schedule. You will be notified with an official confirmation once your application is approved. Get started by filling our New Volunteer Application! Should you wish to sign up via telephone, please call the volunteer hotline at 210-458-2216 for assistance.

Sign Up to Volunteer


Welcome Back! If you’ve volunteered with us before, please follow these steps below to get started.

Log into the Volunteer Information Center by clicking “Sign In” in the upper right hand corner of the page, then enter your email address as your ID and your volunteer password.

Note: If you forgot your password, click on “forgot password” to have your personal password emailed directly to you. Once you have received your password, simply log into the Volunteer Information Center. You will then be able to review and select the day/job/shift for which you would like to volunteer.

If you are still having any difficulties logging in, please email us at tffvolunteer@utsa.edu or call (210) 458-2216 and we can assist you.