An event of this scope would not be possible without a legion of talented community minded Volunteers who are truly are the backbone of the event. To that end La Quinta Art Celebration has enlisted the services of Volunteer Manager Debby Nelson, who previously served 14 years in the same capacity for La Quinta Arts Festival.

Volunteers are required in all areas including ambassadors, ticket sales, artist hospitality, retail, finance support – and so much more. For information on how to join the dynamic 2020 Volunteer Team, please contact Debby at

Volunteer Positions

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Walk a designated area of the site to assist artists with Booth Sitting when they need a break or retrieving additional receipt books, if requested. Also responsible to patrons asking questions of the event.

Support for a restaurant (or two) who donate and serve food for the invitation-only Artist Reception held in the Amphitheater at 5:30 p.m., Thursday evening. This assignment is from 2:30-7:00 March 5. No food serving is involved.

Recalculation of artist receipts. Requires attention to detail. Skill in using a 10-key machine a plus.

Keep purchased art for the patron who would like to store it until a later time to pick it up, probably when they are ready to leave the site.

Collect receipts for art purchases as patrons leave. This position requires much standing.

Manage receipt books and alphabetize files for Calculations group.

Welcome Patrons and offer Event Programs

Respond to calls to Helpline when the roving Ambassadors cannot be located. Most requests are for booth sitters, additional receipt books, delivering messages to artists from staff, etc. This position is inside the Wellness Center until a call to Helpline requires an Ambassador.

Sell event memorabilia.

Scan tickets or receipts on electronic devices as patrons enter the site. This position requires much standing.

Sell tickets for cash or credit cards using a tablet application specific to this event. Simple training required.

Volunteers receive free admission (with their badge) to the event all four days, a commemorative t-shirt and are invited to attend the annual volunteer appreciation party.