Become a Volunteer


Texas SandFest would not be possible without the help of amazing and dedicated volunteers who donate their time, energy and creativity every year to produce this authentic and world-renowned event. Volunteers get a free t-shirt, free admission, and free food and beverages. If you have any questions, please contact the volunteer coordinator at

Volunteer Application Form

  • (some positions have age requirements)
  • Volunteer Assignment Preferences

    We will make every effort to schedule you for your 1st choice. Please scroll down to see job descriptions.
  • Availability During SandFest

    Please select the day(s) and shift(s) you are available to volunteer.
  • Availability for Site Setup and Take Down

    Please select the day(s) you are available to volunteer.
  • More Information

  • Please tell us about any special needs, abilities or skills we should consider when placing you in a volunteer position.

Volunteer Job Descriptions

Look over the descriptions to help you find the perfect assignment(s) for you.

Site Setup & Take Down

Advance Team

Before the gates open on Friday, hard-working people are needed to get everything set up and ready. Physical labor is required, as tasks include hauling wooden forms, setting trash cans in place, marking parking areas, assisting sculptors, and a variety of other tasks. Site setup volunteers work hard — and have a lot of fun.

Advance Team Teens

Volunteer after school and help the advanced team with their tasks, as well as put up signs and many other much-needed tasks. It’s a fun way to get your volunteer hours.

Site Take Down

Help remove SandFest items from the beach and get them ready for storage (signs, barrels, sculpting equipment, etc.). Clean VIP area.  Other tasks, as needed.

Volunteer Positions During SandFest

Sculptor Assistant

Sculptor assistants do whatever is needed to help the sculptors meet their deadlines. This includes anything from carrying water to getting them a cold drink. Could require heavy lifting. This is a great way to see how these incredible sculptures are created.

Amateur Sculptor Sign-in

Sign in the amateur sculptors. Times needed: Friday, April 27: 3 p.m – 6:30 p.m. (in the Volunteer Tent); and Saturday, April 28: 7:30 a.m – 8:00 a.m. (at the South Entrance). Help get these sculptors off to a great start.

Beer & Wine Service (Must be over 21)

Take orders and help fill ice chests with ice and drinks. Must be able to stand for long periods and keep orders straight. Are you looking for fast-paced, fun work? This could be it.

Beer Tent Assistant

Help keep this very popular tent clean, picked up and organized.

Dog Water Monitor (Must have valid driver’s license)

Grab a friend and volunteer to refill the dog bowls with water. Our 4-legged guests need some TLC. They will love you!

First Aid Tent (Medical background required)

Nurses and EMTs are needed. Everyone who works in the First Aid Tent goes home with smiles. All supplies are provided.


Handle those need-to-be-taken-care-of tasks that always come up during SandFest.


Check wristbands of people entering SandFest. We love and appreciate our Gatekeepers — so to help keep you comfortable, shade and stools will be provided. One Gatekeeper will be assigned to give you breaks.

Music Tent Assistant

Help keep the Music Tent clean, picked up and organized.

On-site Shuttle Driver (Must have valid driver’s license)

For people who need it, SandFest provides golf cart shuttle rides to see the exhibit area. A friendly manner is required.

Photo Op Attendant

If you can handle a camera or cell phone, we need you! Take photos of SandFest guests with their camera or cell phone. Sometimes requires keeping folks in line happy and laughing. Team leads should not be afraid to work the crowd.

Rides & Attractions Assistant

Help keep ride participants safe and happy. Work with the ride or attraction manager to manage lines of people ready for fun! Suitable for teens and adults.

Volunteer & Sculptor Tent

Keep the drinks cold and the tent picked up — and offer a friendly “hello” to sculptors and volunteers looking for shade and a seat.