Join our Volunteer team!
“I never thought volunteering at the Portland Winter Light Festival would be so much fun. Not only did I get to see the beautiful displays and meet new friends, but I also got to work alongside them to set everything up. From climbing ladders to hanging lights to organizing the food tent, we all worked together and had a blast. The best part was seeing the joy on everyone’s faces as they walked through the festival. It was an experience I’ll never forget.” ~volunteer Phil G.
Thank you so much for your interest in helping with this volunteer-powered tradition!
The 2023 festival needs volunteers for our three locations at Portland’s Pioneer Courthouse Square, World Trade Center, and the Electric Blocks building at SE 2nd and Clay.
We have the following positions open:
- Merchandise Sales
- Merchandise Leads
- Information Booth
- Crowd Counters
- Art setup/strike
- Crowd direction & Wayfinding
- Donations Team
Group shifts are available! Does your organization want to sign up as a team? Email [email protected] to coordinate or with any other questions.
View the complete information packet here!
Lumens Giving Circle
It takes many lumens to light up Portland. We invite community-minded individuals to join the Lumens Giving Circle and help the Portland Winter Light Festival shine!
Do you value art, technology, and equitable access to art for all?
The Lumens Giving Circle is for you.
Members of the Lumens Giving Circle will:
- Receive an invitation to attend the VIP party to kick off the Portland Winter Light Festival with a guest
- Recognition on the PDXWLF sponsorship page; up to 100k views
- Know that they are coming together with other like-minded individuals who support, enjoy, and want to see the arts in Portland glow brightly at the annual Portland Winter Light Festival
Individuals are encouraged to become a member of the Lumens Giving Circle. Make an annual one-time gift of $500 or more. Or make an ongoing monthly donation of $42 to support the Portland Winter Light Festival.
Join the Lumens Giving Circle and make your gift today!
Join us in creating community and providing accessible art to everyone FREE of charge. For more information, don’t hesitate to get in touch with Alisha Sullivan- Executive Director, at [email protected].
Sponsoring the Portland Winter Light Festival enables us to create a world-class light festival that energizes Portland in the winter. Light festivals have proven to be cultural and economic catalysts for host cities. In its eighth year, the Portland Winter Light Festival experienced remarkable growth, attracting 208,000 attendees in 2023.
The festival spans two weekends in February, featuring pop-up art across Portland with focal points in the central city. This event stimulates community involvement downtown and in neighborhood business districts, driving tourism and exploration throughout Portland. By encouraging businesses, organizations, and communities to participate, we ensure equitable access to free art for families and visitors.
Join us in building a vibrant community and providing accessible art for all, free of charge. For more information, don’t hesitate to get in touch with Executive Director Alisha Sullivan at [email protected].