Get Involved

WHIDC offers a variety of sponsorship and volunteer opportunities throughout the year from supporting our programs and events to handing out festival programs to assisting production staff to helping around the office.

Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer at the Festival

Volunteers make the festival possible with the generous donation of their time. Lots of fun volunteer placements are available the day of the festival.

Volunteer Placements Include

  • Information booth: Distributing programs and answering questions.
  • Costume Tent: Distributing costumes to volunteers and performers, making repairs as needed.
  • Vendor Assistance: Working with vendors to welcome them, direct them to their assigned spots, and general assistance.
  • Decorating Team: Supplying vendors with decorations for their tents and booths.
  • Staff Hospitality Area: Checking staff passes and serving lunches.

In addition to a shift during the festival, all volunteers are asked to help with either set up or clean up on the day of the festival.

Please let us know which you would prefer.

Apply to Volunteer with WHIDC


Contact Information

Washington Heights & Inwood
Development Corporation

611 W 177th Street
New York, NY 10033

Phone: (212) 795-1600
Volunteer: [email protected]
Sponsorship: [email protected]

Supporters and Sponsors

The office of the Manhattan Borough President, David Rockefeller, The Lila Acheson Wallace Foundation, The Samuel I. Newhouse Foundation, major New York City banks, The New York State Council on the Arts, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, and The New York City Department of Cultural Affairs and The New York City Council.

Additional support comes from craft and food vendor fees and individual donations by festival visitors.