Become a Volunteer

Volunteering at CHF

The Chicago Humanities Festival would not be possible without dedicated volunteers who work to create an organized and pleasant atmosphere at every program. We invite you to work alongside leading thinkers and performers, share your passion for the humanities, and help bring outstanding cultural programming to your community by volunteering. 

Each year the Festival needs over 200 volunteers to greet and usher patrons, manage crowds, and sell tickets at Festival events. Help support the Chicago Humanities Festival by volunteering and receive free Festival tickets (2 tickets for shifts with one program and 4 tickets for shifts with 2 programs).

Currently we are recurring volunteer for our spring festival, Stages, Sights & Sounds. This year we celebrate our 16th year of presenting fresh, original performances from around the world with dozens of performances May 7–20, 2015. Stages, Sights & Sounds brims with possibilities, offering lively theatrical and hands-on experiences for every age. You can see performers from faraway countries and also discover Chicago gems. You can find inspiration in stories classic and new told through puppetry, theater, words, and pictures.

Register: Online NOW to become a CHF volunteer


Download: 2015 Stages, Sights and Sounds  volunteer registration form

For more information visit or contact Saloni Dar at 312-661-1019 or