Come volunteer with a friend. Volunteers help with every aspect of the festival including registration, exhibitor load-in and –out, seminar area prep, working at the charity booth, coat check and exhibitor services.

Benefits of Being a Volunteer:
All volunteers receive a free festival t-shirt!

• Friday (11AM-5PM) volunteers receive a ticket to attend the Coffee & Tea Festival.

• Shift 1 (Saturday, 9AM-2PM), Shift 2 (Saturday, 11AM-4PM), Shift 4 (Sunday, 9AM-2PM) and Shift 5 (Sunday, 11AM-4PM) volunteers will receive access to the festival after their shift is over.

• Saturday Shift 3 (1PM-6PM) volunteers will receive a ticket to the Coffee & Tea Festival on Sunday.

• Sunday Shift 6 (1PM-6PM) volunteers will receive a ticket to a future Starfish Junction Production event.

Street Team:
We need to spread the word about the Coffee & Tea Festival NYC and need volunteers who are able to distribute promotional cards and posters about the festival in new neighborhoods. If you sign up to be a “Street Team” volunteer we will send you materials to distribute around your community – your workplace, cafes, churches, libraries, restaurants, convenience stores, etc. (anywhere that people will see them). There is no time requirement and distribution activities can be completed whenever and wherever is convenient to you. However, “Street Team” volunteers can earn tickets for their efforts based on the number of locations materials are distributed at. Please note that we focus on dispersing our "street team" materials within a 5 mile radius of the Brooklyn Expo Center. Therefore, we only confirm street team volunteers that either work or live within the five mile radius of the Brooklyn Expo Center to ensure we reach areas relatively easier to travel to and from the event.

Sometimes the best pictures and stories are caught by our volunteers and attendees at the festival. Therefore, we need some volunteer photographers to help us capture great festival moments. If you sign up to be a “volunteer photographer,” we ask that you arrive and stay throughout the day to photograph the event. We’re looking for photographers with a different view that will capture our attendees, volunteers, exhibitors, programs, products, etc. Volunteer photographers will be able to enjoy the festival, within reason, during their volunteer shift as long as the listed photos to capture are obtained since we know this shift is longer than others.  All volunteer photographers must bring their own DSLR camera or similar for use. This is necessary since we need high-resolution photos. Starfish Junction cannot provide cameras. Further, we ask that all photographers send us a link to the photos taken during the event via Dropbox within a week of the event taking place. If photos are not provided or a limited number of photos are taken, volunteer may risk future volunteer eligibility with Starfish Junction.

Pick the shift that works best for you!

Street Team
Any Day/Time

Volunteer Photographer
Saturday Photo: 9:30AM-5:30PM
Sunday Photo: 9:30AM-4:30PM

Friday, March 20, 2020
Friday Shift: 11:00AM-5:00PM

Saturday, March 21, 2020
Shift 1: 9:00AM-2:00PM
Shift 2: 11:00AM-4:00PM
Shift 3: 1:00PM-6:00PM

Sunday, March 22, 2020
Shift 4: 9:00AM-2:00PM
Shift 5: 11:00AM-4:00PM
Shift 6: 1:00PM-6:00PM

Volunteers must be 18 years of age or older to volunteer. Those who are under the age of 18, may volunteer but must be accompanied by a parent/guardian throughout their entire volunteer shift. A parent or guardian accompanying a minor to volunteer, must also be a volunteer of the event or a ticket holder.