BOSTON JULY 13-21, 2013


Outside The Box is a non-profit (501 c3) revolutionary performing arts festival showcasing the best of Boston and Massachusetts. Taking place on the Boston Common and City Hall Plaza, Outside The Box will shine a spotlight on Boston’s artistic talents over the course of nine days, from July 13-21, 2013.

Join the team of over 700 volunteers who will help make the inaugural Outside The Box Festival a rousing success! More than 200 performing arts groups will entertain audiences over the nine-day festival, and volunteer support is crucial.

We NEED YOUR HELP, so sign up today to join the FIRST team for this pioneering event.

All volunteers will receive an exclusive t-shirt, a special gift, and upon completion of scheduled shifts, an invitation to a private party held after the Festival.

It’s easy to volunteer! All you have do is:

Apply Here

Or download our volunteer application

You must be at least 16 years of age to volunteer.


Stage Area Services

Information Stations

Festival Ambassadors

Support Services Crew

On-Call Volunteer


Volunteer Check-In

Sponsor Assistance

Activities Assistant


How can I sign up to volunteer?

How old do you have to be to volunteer?

Can I sign up to volunteer with a friend, or as part of a team?

How many shifts do I need to sign up for?

When will I get my schedule?

Is there training involved?

What is the best way to get to the Festival?

When should I arrive?

Where do go when I first arrive for my shift?

What if I’m unable to make it to my shift?

Can I take a break during my shift?

Where do I direct people who have a question that I can’t answer?

Do I have a uniform?

What should I bring with me to my shift?

What happens when my shift is done?

How can I share feedback about my volunteer experience?

Did someone mention a Party??


Contact Debbi Melnikas, Volunteer Coordinator at 617-456-8105 or dmelnikas@outsidetheboxboston.org.