The Scottsdale League for the Arts invites you to volunteer for the 38th Annual Scottsdale Culinary Festival on April 16 & 17.

Our signature event, the Scottsdale Culinary Festival weekend, provides memorable opportunities for volunteering and tasting the Valley’s finest culinary delights. Our success depends on 450 dedicated community volunteers to staff more than 40 positions on the Festival grounds. Since proceeds benefit the arts in Arizona, volunteering for the Festival is a great way to contribute to the arts as well as host a great party. Join us for what we hope will be your best volunteer experience ever!

All volunteers must attend our Volunteer Rally to register, get oriented and pick up volunteer materials.
If you are interested in volunteering, read the volunteer descriptions below and complete our short volunteer application.


Volunteers will receive $15 worth of Festival currency


Receive a ticket to enjoy the Scottsdale Culinary Festival for the day you are not volunteering


Volunteers will receive a commemorative Festival T-shirt to wear during work shifts.


Reserved parking near the Volunteer Registration Tent.


All volunteers, new and experienced, are required to attend our Volunteer Rally to register, talk with our happy volunteer team, pick up volunteer gear, check out mock-ups of your work positions, meet fellow volunteers and win fabulous prizes every half hour. 


Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts Atrium
7380 E 2nd St
Scottsdale, AZ 85251

Please allow approximately 30 minutes to complete the registration and orientation process.



Be the first to greet Festival guests. Volunteers need a friendly attitude and the ability to work on their feet to collect admission fees, take tickets, answer questions, make guests feel welcome and thank them for attending. Gates can get busy, so extroverts and multi-taskers fit nicely in this position.


Guests use tickets to purchase food, beverages and special venue admission at the Festival. Volunteers in our 10 Ticket Booths need a friendly attitude, the confidence to handle payment transactions, efficient manual dexterity and good customer service skills to sell tickets and answer guest questions. Ticket volunteers are seated at tables for most of their shift.


Six to eight volunteers are needed to staff each of our beverage booths. Volunteers will sell beer, wine, soft drinks and water to thirsty guests. Volunteers must be at least 19 years old and check 21-wristbands before serving alcoholic beverages to guests. Each booth will contain a paid staff bartender who serves as booth manager. Volunteers must be energetic, people-oriented and be able to work on their feet for an entire shift.