Volunteer

Please help us celebrate the 37th annual Show and continue the tradition of San Francisco being home to the most prestigious art and antiques show on the West Coast. The Show benefits Enterprise for Youth, a nonprofit that empowers young people to prepare for and discover career opportunities. The success of the Show is due largely to the commitment of our knowledgeable and gracious volunteers.  

As a thank you for your volunteer service, you will receive:

  • 2 General Admission tickets for Show days
  • An invitation to the always-fun Volunteer Cocktail Party to honor your hard work following the Show

To receive an email notification when volunteer shifts have been released, please complete our Contact form.

 

2018 Volunteer Opportunities

Gala invitations mailing: Sunday, September 9

Show Days: Thursday, October 11 to Saturday, October 13, 10 am to 7 pm

Sunday, October 14, 10:00 am to 5 pm

 

Box Office Volunteers: sell General Admission and Lecture Series tickets using the Eventbrite app on iPads. Volunteers must be comfortable using electronic devices, swiping credit cards, printing receipts and handling cash. We will have a training for this, but rest assured it is quite easy.

 

Floor Volunteers:  circulate the floor at the Show, providing guidance for guests and helping exhibitors who need to leave their booths for a short period of time.

 

Lecture Series Volunteers:  scan and sell electronic tickets using a handheld device before each lecture. Tickets may be presented on a smartphone or a printed ticket. Volunteers should be comfortable using simple electronics and smartphone applications. Volunteers also assist guests in finding seats and help set up the Lecture Theatre by placing literature on the chairs. Volunteers may also be asked to assist with setting up and assisting during for the Book Signings that take place after most lectures.

 

Welcome Volunteers:  make sure every guest’s entry into the Show is simple and pleasant. There are two roles:

Greeters will welcome guests, ensure they are in the correct line, hand out Show Catalogues and tote bags, and offer re-entry stamps to guests exiting the Show. During the early morning shifts, volunteers will need to escort guests back to special areas where breakfasts and talks are taking place.
Ticket Scanners will use a hand-held device to scan guests' tickets at the front door. Tickets may be presented on a smartphone or a printed ticket. Volunteers should be comfortable using simple electronics and smartphone applications. We will offer a short training for this, but rest assured it is quite easy.

 

Invitations Volunteers:  stuff, stamp, and seal on Sunday, September 9th: preparing Preview Gala Invitations and letters from our beneficiary, Enterprise for Youth, at the Junior League’s office at 2226A Fillmore St., San Francisco. Lunch will be provided.

 

Office Volunteers: work with the staff in miscellaneous office tasks using spreadsheets, databases, and word documents, stuffing, stamping, and mailing or as needed based on the project. Hours are flexible and set based on availability and project deadlines. Contact Margan Mulvihill at mmulvihill@enterpriseforyouth.org

 

Special Events Volunteers: work with the office staff in managing special events before the show, such as checking in guests, setting up the venue, and assisting the host.