Are you passionate about Oktoberfest and eager to be part of our incredible celebration? We're looking for enthusiastic volunteers to join our team and help us make this event unforgettable.

Walnut Creek Downtown Association's events would not happen without the help of our wonderful and dedicated volunteers. If you're ready to lend a hand and be a part of the Oktoberfest magic, we'd love to have you sign up and join our team!

21 and older volunteers will receive an Oktoberfest glass and drink ticket. Under 21 will receive a ticket for a brat sandwich on-site.

*Please note that all volunteers must be at least 15 years old or be accompanied by an adult and can commit to a two-hour shift. Walnut Creek Downtown will host a Volunteer Orientation prior to Oktoberfest including a brat dinner and introduction to German beers. All volunteers will receive a Proud Source reusable water bottle and be entered to win local gift certificates.

Interested in volunteering as a group?

We are looking for groups of volunteers to take over specific areas & booths at the event. Whether you are a group of friends, family members, a sports team, from an organization, coworkers, etc. we would love to have your group volunteer together. Please email services@walnutcreekdowntown.com to get in touch with a WCD staff member to find out more about our group volunteering spots.

Volunteer Orientation

October 11th, 6:30-9:00pm

All volunteers are invited and encouraged to attached the Oktoberfest Volunteer Orientation on October 11th, 2023 from 6:30-9:00pm.

Location: Walnut Creek Downtown Association, 1666 N. Main Street, Walnut Creek, CA 94596

VOLUNTEER POSITION DUTIES: During the orientation we will provide a comprehensive overview of the volunteer responsibilities. Your tasks may include include assisting with event setup and breakdown, ticketing, crowd management, and various other essential roles to ensure the festival runs smoothly. Please come prepared with any questions you may have about your specific duties.

BRAT DINNER: To kick off the orientation, we will host a delicious Bratwurst dinner with all the traditional fixings. This will be an excellent opportunity to meet fellow volunteers and get to know your team. If you have any dietary restrictions or preferences, please let us know in advance so we can accommodate your needs.

GERMAN BIER INTRODUCTION: No Oktoberfest celebration is complete without the taste of authentic German beer. We will have a knowledgeable beer enthusiast on hand to introduce you to the different types of German beer that will be featured at the event. You'll learn about their unique flavors, styles, and how to serve them properly.

• A notepad and pen for taking notes during the orientation.
• Enthusiasm and a positive attitude!

Please RSVP by 10/11/23 @ 10am to confirm your attendance at the orientation and let us know if you have any dietary restrictions or special requests.

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If you have any questions about volunteering at Oktoberfest, please contact Kelsey Wendt, kelsey@walnutcreekdowntown.com.