City of Mesa

2019 Arizona Celebration of Freedom Event!

Volunteers are needed for the 2019 Arizona Celebration of Freedom, the state's "coolest independence festival," held this year on Thursday, July 4.  This is our 10th year and we plan to make it the biggest and best yet!!

Volunteers are needed for a variety of shifts and activities including entertainment stages, family fun zone and more. Volunteers must be at least 16 years of age or 14 if accompanied by a parent or guardian.

All volunteers will be given a commemorative t-shirt (while supplies last), snacks and plenty of cool drinks during their volunteer shifts. As always, all volunteers will have a chance to win gift cards, goodies or a GRAND PRIZE!

The Arizona Celebration of Freedom will be full of entertainment, live music, patriotic displays, family fun, fireworks and much more! More than 50,000 are expected to attend this fun event for people of all ages. It will be held July 4 from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. at the Mesa Amphitheatre and Mesa Convention Center, 263 N. Center St., and along Center Street between Second Street and University Drive. For more information, log onto

If you have any questions please contact Bethany Freeland, at 480-644-5432 or [email protected].

***Please register each person separately by first name, last name and t-shirt size. ***


Please note volunteer duties may vary on the event day based on current event needs and volunteers may be reassigned to other areas if needed. Your flexibility is greatly appreciated.

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Kids Zones

Volunteers may assist with managing bounce houses, carnival games, maintenance of the area and various other tasks as needed.

07/04/2019 (Thu)
5:30pm - 8:00pm (30)  
7:30pm - 10:30pm (30)  

Splash Zone

Volunteers may assist with managing water activities, water slide lines, maintenance of the area and various other tasks as needed.

07/04/2019 (Thu)
5:30pm - 8:00pm (30)  
4 of 30 slots filled
7:30pm - 10:30pm (30)  
1 of 30 slots filled

Event Entry

Volunteers may assist with tagging bags that have been checked, providing wrist bands, managing lines, and providing directions. Volunteer for this area must be 18 years of age or older.

07/04/2019 (Thu)
5:30pm - 7:30pm (20)  
1 of 20 slots filled

Information Booths

Volunteers will answer questions from the public, pass out programs, and provide child ID wrist bands.

07/04/2019 (Thu)
5:30pm - 8:00pm (10)  
4 of 10 slots filled
7:30pm - 10:30pm (10)  
2 of 10 slots filled

Volunteer Registration and Check In

Volunteers will manage check-in table and provide direction and information to other volunteers as required.

07/04/2019 (Thu)
4:00pm - 8:30pm (12)  
6 of 12 slots filled


Volunteers may assist with loading and unloading band supplies, making sure green room is stocked and other duties as needed. All volunteers for this area must be 18 years of age or older.

07/04/2019 (Thu)
4:30pm - 7:30pm (8)  
2 of 8 slots filled
7:00pm - 10:30pm (8)  
2 of 8 slots filled

Event Promotion

Volunteers may assist with distributing giveaways and festival programs to patrons waiting in the entry lines.

07/04/2019 (Thu)
5:30pm - 7:30pm (15)  
3 of 15 slots filled


Volunteers may assist with keeping the event clean and supporting other volunteer areas (family zones, guest services, entertainment stages, etc) as needed if there is a volunteer shortage.

07/04/2019 (Thu)
6:00pm - 8:30pm (20)  
2 of 20 slots filled
8:00pm - 10:30pm (20)  
1 of 20 slots filled

Veteran's and Diversity programs booth

Volunteers will help hand out print material, manage sign up sheets, and provide basic information on programs (volunteer will be briefed) coordinated by the Diversity office.

07/04/2019 (Thu)
4:30pm - 7:30pm (4)  
7:00pm - 10:30pm (4)  

Mini Golf

Volunteers may assist with handing out and collecting golf clubs and golf balls, general maintenance of the area, and other duties as assigned.

07/04/2019 (Thu)
5:30pm - 8:00pm (8)  
7:30pm - 10:30pm (8)  

Post Event Clean-Up

Volunteers may assist with helping event staff gather festival materials (games, tables, chairs, etc), collecting trash, and other duties as assigned. **Requires walking and lifting

07/04/2019 (Thu)
9:00pm - 2:00am (8)  
1 of 8 slots filled

Following Day- Event Tear Down

Volunteers may assist event and City staff to collect and clean-up festival materials and other duties as needed. **Requires walking and lifting

07/05/2019 (Fri)
9:00am - 12:00pm (6)  

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