Our annual festival pays tribute to the area's rich German heritage and supports scholarships for exchange students to Hagerstown's Sister City—Wesel, Germany. This exciting event is run by the nonprofit organization, the Augustoberfest Charitable Foundation.

We’re Looking for Volunteers!

March 07, 2018

We’re looking for volunteers!

For 23 years, the Augustoberfest Charitable Foundation has put on this amazing landmark festival in downtown Hagerstown. Augustoberfest celebrates German culture through food, music, dance, and more! In doing so, we raise funds that help support many worthwhile organizations in our community, including The Sister City Foundation where we give out thousands of dollars in scholarships to students who visit Wesel, our sister city and on the opposite years for the students visiting the United States.

The event has continued to grow in size and so has the need for additional volunteers.  Volunteer roles include food servers, order takers, volunteer check-in, assisting with merchandise, and other cooking related needs. Volunteers receive an event t-shirt and a meal voucher in exchange for their hours of service – not to mention a lot of fun working with great people!

We are also looking to recruit several new volunteers that may be interested in becoming board members to help shepherd our organization, or just joining one of several committees. Requirements of board members include attending monthly board meetings, possibly heading up committees, and joining forces with current board members to continue enhancing this wonderful festival, while participating wherever needed throughout the weekend.  If schedules do not allow that much time commitment, serving as a committee member may be better suited for you!  Committee members also participate throughout the weekend where needed.

If you’re interested in joining us, please contact Kitty Clark, Community Events Coordinator, City of Hagerstown; 301-739-8577, x. 116; kclark@hagerstownmd.org. Or fill out our online volunteer form here.

Meanwhile – SAVE THE DATES for the 23rd Annual Augustoberfest – August 18-19, 2018!!