Volunteer In Chief

18 Sept 2019 By Metoya Scott

             

Installing art for new exhibits, sound checks for A Dickens Holiday, and securing your favorite food vendors at the International Folk Festival are a few of Antonio Renteria’s responsibilities. However, Antonio’s overall favorite activity is managing an army of eager volunteers for each of the Arts Council's popular festivities. Antonio believes volunteering is important because it is the best way to get involved in a community. This is evident as Antonio currently undertakes a seat on the inaugural Millennial Advisory Committee. On this board, Antonio is directing efforts to make our community better for not only Millennials but for all in Fayetteville.

Antonio has served as the Assistant Director of Operations for almost two years. “The International Folk Festival calls for 100 volunteers on its own,” said Antonio. “We require region managers for each of our major areas at Festival Park; to include all 7 stages, the children’s area, handing out maps and surveys, posting signage, and most importantly, setting up for the 2-day affair.” Under each region manager, multiple teams are assigned to a shift so that volunteers can contribute to the festival and have time available to partake in the fun. Antonio believes volunteering is important because it is the best way to get involved in a community. Commenting, “From the street performers to the park attendants, I’m immensely grateful for each person that gives their time to The Arts Council. If there were no volunteers, there would be no festival.”

If you’re interested in becoming a volunteer for the Arts Council, have a question, or would simply like to remind Antonio of the awful season the Broncos had last year ( 6-10, ouch) then CLICK HERE to download a volunteer application.

Interested in Volunteering with The Arts Council? Reach out to Antonio Renteria at volunteers@theartscouncil.com