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Still looking for volunteers!

Volunteers look on as visitors select images for Deborah Miller's MURMUR, Northern Spark, 2011. Photo: Patrick Kelley.

Volunteers look on as visitors select images for Deborah Miller’s MURMUR, Northern Spark, 2011. Photo: Patrick Kelley.

The festival is officially two weeks away, and we are still seeking volunteers!

Consider making a non-financial donation to the festival by volunteering 3 (or more!) hours of your time to one of these jobs:

Information Desk

Volunteers stationed at these locations around the festival are rock stars of information. The primary task of Information Desk volunteers is to give information about Northern Spark art and events to festival goers.
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Survey Seekers

Love talking to people and getting their opinions? Survey Seekers talk with the public and collect feedback about the festival experience.
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Roving Info Guide

Info Guides are stationed throughout Lowertown to help with the flow of festival foot traffic. Info Guides are present and available to deliver on-site information about schedules and area events, give directions, and distribute programs to festival goers.
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Roving Kazoo Band

Perform with us at Northern Spark 2013! From sundown on June 8th to late into the night, our intrepid Kazoo Band will parade through Lowertown, waving artist-made banners and entertaining the public, all while encouraging them to support Northern Spark with donations.  We’ll learn a few pop songs that relate to money and giving, and you do not need to be able to read music to participate.

Kazoo Band performance during Northern Spark is organized into two sets: First set is from 9pm to midnight, second set is from 1am- 3am. You can participate in one or both sets.

If you’re interested, contact Molly Balcom Raleigh at mbalcomraleigh@gmail.com. Volunteers are required to participate in 2 practice sessions between May 20- June 5. Participation will be collaborative and fun– bring your ideas!

But wait, there’s more!

To show our appreciation for your time and commitment to making this the best Northern Spark yet, each volunteer who commits to one three-hour shift will receive a T-shirt designed by Matthew Rezac. You’ll have access to Volunteer Central (at Saint Paul Union Depot) where you can grab a snack before, after, or in between shifts, as well as food truck tickets. And last but not least, by volunteering you become eligible for fabulous prizes – including gift cards, passes, and memberships to local businesses, museums, and art institutions. Our volunteer coordinator has done an amazing job of crafting the ultimate volunteer experience.