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WaterFire KC wouldn't run without the help from our amazing volunteers. While the performance may only be for a few short hours, it takes multiple teams to help organize, set up, break down and run the show over a four day period.

See below if you are interested in learning more about the various volunteer roles. If you already know what shifts you'd like to sign up, go ahead and click the 'sign in' link above. If you have not yet joined our volunteer team but would like to, click the 'sign up' link above.

By signing up to be a volunteer, you will have the opportunity to not only lend a hand with WaterFire KC, but the multiple other productions including: KC Fringe Festival, Inspire KC, and more to come! Our volunteers earn Creates Cash for working any of our productions and can use it to gain admission to various events as well as at our silent auction at our season end volunteer appreciation party!


Bonfire Prep: Makes fuses and wicks, preps woodpile, prepares bonfires for lighting. 

Brazier Society & VIP Staff: Hosts our Brazier Society patrons in the on-site tent, providing information, food, & drink, and assisting with their boat ride.

Fire Feeder (16+): Helps to keep the bonfires lit all night. **Special requirements, review training below**

Information Team: Serve as ambassadors to our public audience, greeting visitors and providing information to better their WaterFire KC experience.

Parking Attendant: Verifies parking passes and directs patrons to event space.

Load-Out: Assists removing and breaking down braziers.

The health and safety of our volunteers and our public audience is our top priority. While we want to make sure everyone is enjoying their time with us, we need to be mindful of our operations and keep an eye out for each other. If you see something that you feel could become a potential problem or hazard, please let your team lead know so we can handle the situation appropriately.


If you were not able to attended a training meeting, please take your time to carefully review this information as it contains more details about shift specific requirements.

WaterFire 2019 Training PDF Download


All KC Creates volunteers must have a signed waiver on record. If you have not yet done so, please arrive 15 minutes early and let the volunteer coordinator know as forms will be available on site. 

Questions? Contact the KC Creates Volunteer Coordination Team


volunteers@kccreates.org | 816-516-4750