Not only is our planning committee comprised of volunteers but the conducting of the day-long event with stage performers and speakers, vendors, and individuals who watch over our children and elders take many, many hands and hearts to accomplish all that is our ceremonial celebration. We also host other events we host throughout the year leading up to the event.

In other words, we need YOU, Newton residents! The more the merrier. It takes a village!

Will will soon upload a volunteer form for those interested in volunteering on Monday, October 9, 2023. Thanks for your interest!

volunteer application

This event is 100% volunteer run, from start to finish. Without our volunteers, this event and all the planning would not be possible. 

We're looking for the following in organizing IPD Ceremonial Celebration:

  • Outreach and Communications

  • Volunteer Coordinator

  • Nonprofit Solidarity

Day-of (set-up and clean-up)

  • CNA/RN for nurse station

  • guides (parking and on-site, people)

  • sound and stage

  • marshaling/de-escalation experts to keep order and provide sense of safety, grounding, and direction

  • vendors (Mother Earth-focused; Indigenous & non-Indigenous)

  • art workshop leaders; arts & crafts table (youth focused)

  • nonprofits and aligned businesses to table

  • distribution of takeaways (seedlings or seeds saved/kept by Indigenous folks )

If you feel called to volunteer or offer another skill that has not be listed, please, reach out, we'd love to hear from you. Fill out the form below, please.