523517_634812619873210_269422739_nTo all our Volunteers,

Welcome to Grand Haven ArtWalk 2015! Without you, we would not be able to create and execute this event. We are proud to have you as a representative of ArtWalk and would like you to be a well-informed representative of our organization.  Please take a few minutes to carefully review this ArtWalk information in order to ensure your safety and comfort. This material will answer many of your questions and will help you get the most of your volunteer experience.

Again, thank you for your commitment and enthusiasm for ArtWalk 2015.


Checking in for a shift

Please arrive 15 minutes before the beginning of each shift. You will sign in at the ArtWalk Headquarters (Firebarn Gallery 18 N. 5th Street), there you will be given your assignment and any extra training needed.

Shift Location

We cannot guarantee that you will be placed in the volunteer position of your choice.


You will receive maps and resources so that you feel comfortable in the role of Ambassador.

Dress Code

We recommend wearing comfortable clothing and shoes, and being prepared with weather specific items. ArtWalk will be open rain or shine. We encourage you to be prepared for your shift and eat before you come. You may carry water and snacks in a backpack or other carrying option.

Children on shifts

Unfortunately, we are unable to have children come along with parents for volunteer shifts. If your child is 14 years or older, they may volunteer as well.


The use of all tobacco products while on duty and the consumption of alcohol before/during your shifts is also prohibited.


Volunteers who are approached by the media of any kind should not speak on behalf of ArtWalk for any reason. Instead, volunteers should refer all media contacts to the staff at ArtWalk Headquarters (Firebarn Gallery 18 N. 5th Steet).


ArtWalk does not provide you a locked space for your valuables. We advise that you leave your valuables in your car or at home. There will be a lost and found at HQ. ArtWalk is not responsible for any lost, stolen or unattended belongings.


All laws pertaining to harassment apply to your volunteer participation with ArtWalk.


While we appreciate your generous spirit in sharing your time as a volunteer, your volunteer service is considered at-will and may be terminated by ArtWalk as a result of missed shifts or unacceptable behavior. ArtWalk reserves the right to end a volunteers association at any time for any reason. Likewise, volunteers may end their association at any time.

Perks of being a volunteer

Invitations to two private Friends of ArtWalk parties where food and beverages are provided.


We would love your feedback about your experiences as a volunteer. Please let us know what we can do to make this a great experience!


Volunteer Disclaimer:

I will conduct all volunteer activities with high standards, professionalism, and good taste, and will do nothing to damage the reputation or goodwill of ArtWalk.  I acknowledge that I shall in no way be considered an employee or agent of ArtWalk.  I acknowledge that in no instance will ArtWalk or its affiliates, agents or employees be liable to me for, and I fully release ArtWalk from, any claim, suit, action, loss, expense or liability relating to or arising  from ArtWalk, or my participation in ArtWalk.   The information provided in my Volunteer Application is true, correct and complete.  I will follow all guidelines provided to me by ArtWalk.


Thank you! We look forward to working with you during ArtWalk 2015!



Special Thanks to our Sponsors