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Alex Brinckerhoff 
WaterFire Providence 


Saturday September 15, 2012 at 8:00 AM EDT
Sunday September 15, 2012 at 3:00 AM EDT

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Volunteer and Help WaterFire Light up the Night on Saturday, September 15th!

WaterFire is once again back for its 2012 season and Brown University is teaming up with WaterFire to help make another magical night possible on September 15th..

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WaterFire's September 15 WaterFire lighting is shaping up to be quite a feastive and exciting event. The last Ballroom of 2012 brings Salsa back one more time. Rhode Island Rally for Recovery will be hosting a Ring of Fire in the Basin along with a massive Luminaria walk and display. Clear Currents, a beatiful parade of 100 canoe and kayak bound LED Koi Fish will be swimming through the rivers as WaterFire burns bright. All of this to go along with the last full lighting of the summer before we hit fall.

Volunteering is very much at the heart of the WaterFire experience. Not only do volunteers help create the art that people come from far and wide to see, they are also an integral part of the welcoming sense of community that has greeted visitors for years. Volunteers can do almost anything in helping to create that experience.

Volunteers assist the WaterFire staff in the production of the event from early morning all the way through to the end of the night. Extra hands and friendly faces aren't just needed during WaterFire itself, but throughout the day leading up to the event. WaterFire is a complex production that requires many hands at all times and we welcome you to assist behind the scenes during the day in addition to creating the magic at night. For a more detailed description of different WaterFire volunteer activities, please click here.

We hope you can join us for this event. WaterFire always brings something a bit different with each lighting event- in experience, in laughter, and in art. We are looking forward to seeing our friends from Brown University continue what they do best: create a better community and more vibrant Providence.

Thank you and we look forward to you helping

WaterFire light up the night!

Additional information

Volunteer Shifts

  • Morning Build 8am to 12pm 
  • Afternoon Production 2pm to 6pm
  • Event 6pm to 12:30am (shift depends on assignment)

Lighting: The event will begin around 7:15pm

Parking: Volunteers have access to free parking  at the 200 Dyer Street Lot down the street from the Volunteer Check In Area on Event Days. You will be provided a Volunteer Parking Pass to place on your dashboard prior to the event.

Dress Code: During the morning and afternoon, volunteers are encouraged to wear comfortable clothes that they don't mind getting a little dirty. During the event itself, WaterFire has a strict All Black Dress code as volunteers are seen as part of the art. Closed toe shoes please.

Schedule: Upon signing up for a shift, please look for more information on your assignment and the event itself on Thursday, September 13th