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Texas Folklife Festival 2009

Texas Folklife Festival recruiting volunteers

By James M. Benavides
Public Affairs Specialist

(May 5, 2009)--The 38th annual Texas Folklife Festival is recruiting volunteers to assist in the three-day celebration of Texas cultural heritage, June 12-14 at the Institute of Texan Cultures on the UTSA HemisFair Park Campus.

Volunteers can serve as festival guides, greeters, traffic control and in many other roles. It takes more than 1,000 volunteers to make the Texas Folklife Festival a success. By working a four-hour shift, a volunteer earns a wristband good for admission for all three days of the festival. So, join up and be a part of the fun. The festival will feature music, dance, ethnic foods, artisan demonstrations, family activities and more.

Job descriptions and individual or corporate/group applications are available at the Texas Folklife Festival Web site. (Select the "Volunteers" link.)

Volunteer applications and job descriptions for individuals and groups or businesses are available at the Texas Folklife Festival Web site. (Select the "Volunteers" link.) For more information, e-mail TFFvolunteer@utsa.edu or call the volunteer hot line at (210) 458-2216.

Volunteers are asked to attend one orientation session, 6-7 p.m. May 20 or May 21, in the auditorium at the Institute of Texan Cultures, 851 Durango Blvd. For volunteer training sessions, parking is available in the employee entrance off Durango Boulevard closest to Bowie Street.

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The Institute of Texan Cultures is an agency of the Vice President for Community Services at The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA). The mission of the Institute of Texan Cultures is to engage lifelong learners in the understanding and celebration of Texas cultural heritage. Established as the Texas State Exhibits Building for HemisFair in 1968 and later designated as a campus of UTSA, the museum seeks to entertain, inspire and educate those who seek a greater understanding of the influence of multiculturalism in the Lone Star State. Resources for multiple audiences are available at the museum's Web site, TexanCultures.com.

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