Volunteers Are Our Greatest Asset!

The 2019 Philadelphia Junteenth Festival wants you! We have a wonderful program planned but we can’t do it all without volunteers. The Philadelphia Juneteenth Festival committee and staff at the Johnson House Historic Site work tirelessly during the year planning the festival on a limited budget and are committed to making the event enjoyable to all who attend.

Help showcase this very special event – Philadelphia Juneteenth Festival – a celebration in Germantown – known as the site of the First Public Protest Against Slavery written in 1688

2019 is historically significant – it represents the 400th anniversary – 1619 – 2019 of when enslaved Africans arrived in Hampton, Virginia, aboard a Dutch ship. They were the first Africans on record to be forcibly settled as involuntary laborers in the North American British Colonies. It also represents the 154th Anniversary of Juneteenth which celebrates freedom and commemorates the end of slavery in the United States.

The event is Saturday, June 15, 2019. We need your help with set up and break down, staff our information tables and more!

Set up is from 8: 30 AM – 10:30 AM; festival shifts are: 11:45 AM – 3:00 PM; 2:45 PM – 6:00 PM; 5:45 PM – 7:45 PM.

Volunteers will be provided a t-shirt. All volunteers are encouraged to attend a pre-festival meeting on Thursday, June 6th at 6:00 pm. Dinner will be provided!

The Festival is presented by Johnson House Historic Site and will be held at 6300 Germantown Avenue (along the 6300 block of Germantown Avenue between Washington Lane and Johnson Street) on June 15th from 12 PM – 7 PM.

For additional information call 215-438-1768 or email us at info@johnsonhouse.org



Event Set-up (10 volunteers)

  • Set up tables and chairs
  • Direct vendor vehicle entrance into festival site
  • Post/remove event signage

Event Take-down (10 volunteers)

  • Break down tables and chairs for provider pick up
  • Direct vendor vehicle exit departure out of festival site

Stage Management (2 volunteers)

  • Assist Master of Ceremonies to manage line up of speakers and performers
  • Lead speakers and performers from Johnson House to main stage

Media Management (1 volunteer)

  • Assist Media Manager to identify and direct media representatives
  • Collect media contact information

Panel Discussion (3 volunteers)

  • Greet panel registrants
  • Assist with facilities logistics (restrooms, parking, etc.)
  • Assist panel facilitator and panelists

Assist Photographer (1 volunteer)

  • Assist photographer to secure Photo Release signatures

Parking (3 volunteers)

  • Post/hang directional signage for parking lots
  • Direct festival attendees to event parking lots and street parking

“Kids Korner Activities” (3 volunteers)

  • Maintain safe orderly environment in the Moon Bounce, Philly Baby Goat corrals
  • Maintain safe orderly environment onto/off of SEPTA Bus and Fire Truck

Man Festival Information Tables (8 volunteers at two hour shifts)

  • Direct vendors to Vendor Coordinator
  • Distribute event programs (vendor tables, festival attendees)
  • Direct festival attendees to bathrooms
  • Count number of festival attendees (tool provided)

For additional information call 215-438-1768 or email us at info@johnsonhouse.org