On-site volunteers are indispensable to the success of INSITU Site-Specific Dance Festival. The Festival comes to life through the support and cooperation of our small organizing team, community and parks partners, advisory board and corps of more than 100 on-site volunteers. Energetic, friendly volunteers are needed to help with a variety of important tasks, including flyer distribution throughout NYC, festival greeters, artist support, audience leaders, park cleanup, production assistants, and more. 

INSITU Site-Specific Dance Festival volunteers represent our beautiful community to a talented group of artists and more than 10,000 festival patrons. As a volunteer with the Festival you will be the face of Long Island City to these community members and visitors. Your commitment helps spread the vibrancy of the arts, supports our community and raises the level of cultural awareness in Queens.

Working and volunteering as a group or with friends helps many people have a more positive volunteer experience. We encourage volunteers to invite their friends and family, associations or other groups to volunteer as a team at the Festival.

All volunteerS receive:

  • INSITU 2018 T-SHIRT designed by Cstudio

  • Festival TOTE BAG designed by Cstudio


  • Our eternal GRATITUDE!





The Marketing Volunteers work in advance of the Festival to distribute 5,000 postcards to dance studios, performing arts venues throughout Manhattan, Brooklyn and Queens, and local businesses in Long Island City. This work begins the week of July 9th and continues to August 3rd.


Information Team

The Information Volunteers are located at the Information Tents in each park. They are responsible for interfacing with curious passersby and festival patrons about the performance schedule, artists, INSITU mission, getting around LIC and from park to park, and of course location of closest public restroom. We need enthusiastic, outgoing people on this team.


Audience Leaders

Audience Leaders are the movers of the Festival, guiding people from one performance to the next through each sequence. These lucky volunteers experience each performance in their assigned park. The ability to project your voice to crowds is a plus!


Production Team

The Production Team supports our production director in managing the pickup, installation, removal and return of all festival equipment including small speakers, generators, tents, tables and signs. If you’re interested in gaining experience in the industry, this is a crucial position within the festival.


Park Cleanup Team

The Cleanup Team is responsible for removing light trash, plant material, and sand from all performance locations. Volunteers on this team are given a wonderful opportunity to really serve the community by helping to beautify our parks and support the artists in the performance of their works.


Artist Green Space Team

The Green Space Team is responsible for picking up all in-kind donations, anything from bread, peanut butter and jam to bottled water and bananas, from local businesses, delivering to the artists’ holding spaces, and setting up and managing those spaces each day of the festival.