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Want to join the fun? It’s easy! Shifts are usually three hours and for each hour donated, you'll receive three Creates Cash – good toward show tickets, merch and special offers during the festival.
Email the Volunteer Coordinators at

KC Fringe Festival wouldn't run without the help from our amazing volunteers. With 10 full days of amazing shows and several additional special events, it takes multiple teams to help organize, set up, break down and run the show for our festival here in Kansas City.

See below if you are interested in learning more about the various volunteer roles. If you already know what roles you'd like to fill, be sure to keep an eye out for training dates coming up in June & July. Go ahead and click the 'sign in' link above to update your contact information. If you have not yet joined our volunteer team but would like to, click the 'sign up' link above.

By signing up to be a volunteer, you will have the opportunity to not only lend a hand with KC Fringe, but the multiple other productions run by our organization, including: Waterfire KC, Inspire KC, and more to come! Our volunteers earn Creates Cash for working any of our productions and can use it to gain admission to various events as well as at our silent auction at our season end volunteer appreciation party!


Venue Ambassador: Helps keep the venue running smoothly, assisting ushers as needed and taking a head count for shows.

Usher: Collects & scans tickets using iPod touch, checks that every attendee has a Fringe button.

Ambassador Usher: Combined position of the two previous roles, generally used in smaller venues.

Runner: Helps in Operations, delivers programs or other materials to venues. *Must have own transportation.

Rapid Response: Fills in for any shift where needed (including ticketing)*Must have own transportation.

Gallery Guide: Watch over art in one of our galleries and answer questions about art or artist. (information is included in a reference binder)

411 Boutique: Sells tickets, passes, buttons & KC Fringe Merch at our 411.

Gate Keeper: Assists at venue entrances and parking lots. Guides Fringe goers through venue locations.

Hospitality: Staff food tables & bartending. *liquor license not required

First Friday Table & Street Team: Staff table during First Fridays & other various events to talk to and engage the public about upcoming festivals & events. You also assist in signing up prospective volunteers.

The health and safety of our volunteers and our public audience is our top priority. While we want to make sure everyone is enjoying their time with us, we need to be mindful of our operations and keep an eye out for each other. If you see something that you feel could become a potential problem or hazard, please let your team lead know so we can handle the situation appropriately.


Stay tuned for upcoming volunteer training dates to be announced in early June/July 2020.

We will make training materials available to view here at a later date for your reference.

Questions? Contact the Fringe KC Volunteer Coordination Team 


We're looking for sponsors as dynamic as we are! Fringe is the perfect opportunity to engage with the progressive people we draw out. Let us build a sponsorship package tailored specifically to your needs.

Cheryl Kimmi | Executive Producer


It takes a village to raise an arts organization dedicated to emerging and experimental art! To make an easy, general donation of any amount, please use our secure Donate Link.

KC Fringe Festival, Inc is a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit corporation. For more info, email or call our Executive Producer at (816) 533-5890.


P.O. Box 415001
Kansas City, MO 64141-5001
(816) 359-9195