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Become a Volunteer

We love our volunteers!

We are so grateful for your interest in becoming a volunteer for Texas SandFest! Our success would not be possible without the time and support of our volunteers.

If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to our Volunteer Coordinator at Thank you!


Volunteer registration is open now!

General Volunteer Information

  • The minimum age to volunteer for all positions is 13.
  • This event is OUTSIDE, and almost all jobs will be in the sun and elements, including but not limited to heat, wind, and rain.
  • The majority of jobs require standing and/or walking for most of the shift.
  • Most shifts are approximately 5.5 hours.
  • Some jobs have a minimum age requirement and/or require a valid driver's license.
  • Need assistance? Find one of these helpful Texas SandFest contacts for volunteer assistance:
    • Tim Parke: Board Member, Volunteer Coordinator & Director of Sanitation
    • Associate Members: Dave Chapa, Transportation & Golf Carts; Phil LaFara, Team Lead Supervisor; Michelle Garrett, Guest Relations; and Rhonie Stuart, Volunteer Welcome


Thank You, Volunteer Sponsors!

  • See below for commonly asked questions about volunteering at Texas SandFest!

  • No.

  • Due to the size and logistics, we do not allow sign ups after the online registration closes. 

  • Generally, one week before the event, which will be around April 13, 2024.

  • Yes, if we have availability. You must have already completed your frist shift. You will most likely not be assigned to the same job.

  • No.

  • This will be determined closer to the event.

  • No, it is good all weekend (Friday, Saturday, and Sunday) from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the volunteer care tent food truck. 

  • No.

  • No more than 30 minutes before your scheduled start time.

  • No, the earliest you can pick it up is 30 minutes before your scheduled shift.

  • Only service animals are allowed while volunteering.

  • 7:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.

  • 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

  • Yes.

  • Yes, we have a limited number of shirts/sizes available. They are $10 each, cash and exact change only. Please see Rhonie in the Volunteer Welcome office.

  • You can only get a replacement wristband if you have the original wristband with you. Lost wristbands will not be replaced.

  • Only if they have a volunteer wristband and a volunteer food voucher. 

  • No.

  • No.

  • Only registered volunteers and board members. 

  • Only registered volunteers and board members. 

  • Yes, they are $15 each, cash only and exact change. Please remember only people with volunteer wristbands may use the food vouchers. Please see Rhonie in the Volunteer Welcome office. 

  • Yes, you will get a shirt as long as you signed in when you volunteered. You may pick up your shirt at the Volunteer Welcome tent once SandFest opens. No food vouchers are provided for volunteers during set up. 

  • Please send an email to as soon as you know you will not be able to work. 

  • No, and that includes other registered volunteers.

  • No, only authorized golf carts are allowed to be used inside and/or for SandFest.

  • There is a Vendor/Volunteer parking lot located at the north end of SandFest and it is marked as such. This parking lot may only be used on the day or days you volunteer.