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September 22, 2018 - WaterFire Event Volunteers Needed!
Each WaterFire Providence lighting needs the support of 150+ volunteers to bring the art to life. Our incredible team of volunteers accomplish an enormous variety of tasks from morning through evening, showcasing the Providence community’s tenacity. Some opportunities involve being on the water keeping fire’s brightly lit, some involve greeting visitors, and some revolve more around lifting, pulling, pushing and heaving WaterFire’s physical setup into readiness. Our event days are exciting and fast-paced, with an ever-present helping hand from staff and experience volunteers alike. VOLUNTEER ROLES Opportunities are available morning, afternoon and evening! -Lend a hand to staff in setting up tents, audio, electrical and stations as well as constructing special projects. -Hop aboard a boat to help build the bonfires in preparation for lighting. -Help beautify the rivers and Waterplace Park. -Engage with visitors as the hosts of WaterFire -Help visitors add their light to the night with dedicated luminaria candle lanterns and luminous blue wishing stars throughout the park. -Be a part of a torch procession or special performance helping with directing guests, fire safety, and crowd control. -Become a part of the overall performance as a fire tender, feeding the bonfires throughout the evening. FOR MORE INFORMATION OR TO REGISTER: Visit Volunteer.WaterFire.Org to view all available opportunities and to register. Questions? Contact Us! [masked]

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Creating Community Through Art | Become a WaterFire Providence Volunteer

Each WaterFire Providence lighting needs the support of 150+ volunteers to bring the art to life. Our incredible team of volunteers accomplish an enormous variety of tasks from morning through evening, showcasing the Providence community’s tenacity. Some opportunities involve being on the water keeping fire’s brightly lit, some involve greeting visitors, and some revolve more around lifting, pulling, pushing and heaving WaterFire’s physical setup into readiness. Our event days are exciting and fast-paced, with an ever-present helping hand from staff and experience volunteers alike.

WaterFire Providence volunteers represent “everyman”, the traditional Greek Chorus and our communal spirit. Dressed in all black at nightfall, the volunteers create an unobtrusive and ceremonial communal presence, and partake in creating WaterFire. Black attire helps us be a part of the night, but faces are not masked so that we can celebrate the individuals who come together to build community.

Between lightings, there are more fun activities for volunteers. Potluck dinners, parties, outings, and projects go on throughout the year. On the off-season, volunteers help with boat building and repairs, mechanical tasks, fundraising, preparations for the next season, and the occasional special project like sewing or online research.

We welcome you to join us and discover just how much excitement and fun there is in producing such a unique and exciting event! Whether you are a “behind the scenes” kind of person, want to shine in a larger role, or you simply want to experience WaterFire from a new perspective, we would love for you to join us.

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