The Flint Hills International Children’s Festival is an annual highlight for thousands of children and families as the Ordway and surrounding areas transform with music, dance, art activities, and public art installations. The entire festival is made possible by the generous help of our volunteers! We could not make the Flint Hills International Children’s Festival happen without the many people that donate their time. Volunteering at the Festival is a fun way to give back to the community and meet artists of all kinds. We hope you consider volunteering this year!

The Ordway is currently looking for a variety of volunteers for the following positions:


School Week Festival Host

Crossing Guards

School Walking Path Escorts

Story Time Garden

Set-up and Take down

Festival Runner

And Many More!


Each volunteer shift runs between 3 and 4 hours, and volunteers receive free tickets to shows as available. Volunteers also receive a free t-shirt, free parking, and free food in the hospitality area.  Even if you volunteer for just one shift, any and all participation is much appreciated.

All volunteers must pass a background check. You will receive an email from the Ordway Human Resources Department with further information on background checks. Learn more about how the Ordway reviews background checks

Volunteer signup will close on May 23rd

Festival Volunteer Application

Name: *
Address: *
Home Phone: *
Work or Cell Phone:
E-mail: *

Ordway uses a system of background verification checks to reduce the risk of making an inappropriate hire or being unaware of important job-relevant information for those hired in staff or volunteer positions. Ordway may request a background report which may include criminal conviction records, public court records, and when applicable, Department of Motor Vehicle records, or credit reports. Please be aware that you will be required to complete this background consent process during our hiring process and that your acceptance as a volunteer may be contingent on successful completion of a background check.

Do you give your consent to Ordway to perform a background check?

Yes, I consent to a background check. *

All Applicants and parents or guardians please read, sign, and date: 

I certify, to the best of my knowledge, that all information given by me/applicant in this application and in any other forms I/applicant complete during the application process is true and correct without consequential omissions of any kind whatsoever. I understand that false or misleading statements made by me/applicant or consequential omissions of any kind in the application process are sufficient cause for my/applicant not being accepted as a volunteer or for my/applicant being dismissed if I/applicant am already a volunteer no matter when discovered. I agree that the Ordway shall not be liable in any respect if my volunteer employment is terminated because of falsity of statements, answers, or omissions made by me in this application.

I authorize the Ordway to investigate all of the information in this application. Any persons or organizations named are authorized to provide information regarding my/applicant’s employment, school, volunteer history, character, and qualification and work, and they are hereby released from all liability for providing such information.
I understand that there will be an interview prior to my/applicant’s being accepted as a volunteer and I/applicant will be expected to complete the required orientation for volunteers. I understand that youth volunteers must be at least 14 years of age to be accepted. I understand that any volunteer under the age of 18 must have their parent/guardian accompany them to Volunteer Orientation.

Signed Name: *
Date: *

Direct all immediate questions to Shira Naharit:

Email: snaharit@ordway.org
Phone: 651.282.3052
Fax: 651.215.2052