Volunteer

Join the Taste of Arlington Volunteer Team! Taste of Arlington has a long tradition of celebrating Arlington’s food scene.  Now in its 30th year, this massive street festival attracts nearly 50,000 people to Wilson Boulevard for one day of fun and food.  It takes a lot of people to put on an event of this magnitude and the Ballston BID needs your help!  Working in partnership with the Arlington Food Assistance Center (AFAC), the non-profit who manages Taste of Arlington's volunteers, the Ballston BID seeks your support to fulfill a variety of roles at the event.  Keep in mind that for every volunteer donating his or her time at Taste of Arlington, the Ballston BID makes a $50 donation to AFAC.  Since the inception of this partnership, the BID has donated over $60,000 to support AFAC.

Why Volunteer?  Here are the PERKS!

  • Free admission into Taste of Arlington
  • An awesome volunteer t-shirt 
  • Refreshments & snacks during your shift in HQ Pavilion
  • One complimentary drink ticket
  • Donation to AFAC thanks to your hard work!

Responsibilities may include:

  • Ticket collection
  • Crowd direction
  • Beverage sales
  • Set up and clean up
  • Bartending*

*Bartending is only available to volunteers over 21 years of age

We ask that when you sign up to volunteer with Taste of Arlington you come willing to give us your full attention and time for your assigned shift. Please do not bring any distractions with you during your shift (i.e. children, pets, etc). Thank you!

Questions? Email allie@ballstonbid.com

Volunteer Sign-Up Form

Please note all volunteers are asked to arrive 30 minutes prior to their shift time for a short debriefing.
*Your preference is subject to change based on availability. **You must be over 21 to volunteer in this zone.
i.e. prefer not to be around alcohol, kids, dogs; returning volunteer; etc.

You will receive a confirmation email indicating area of responsibility and that your shifts are confirmed. Please read all of the details of that email.