2018 Volunteer Application Now Closed!

The 2018 online application is now closed, for questions or to add a volunteer shift please contact volunteer@cacraftbeersummit.com

The CA Craft Beer Summit & Beer Festival could not exist without its volunteer support.
Remember, volunteers represent the CA Craft Beer Summit to hundreds of beer enthusiasts. We want responsible, knowledgeable and dedicated volunteers only. Thank you for your interest and attention to our rules!

Location & Dates

  • Summit Expo: Sacramento Convention Center- Thursday Sept. 6 & Friday Sept. 7 
  • Beer Festival: at Capitol Mall in downtown Sacramento-Saturday, September 8 from 12-4pm

Minimum Age Requirements

All volunteers must be a minimum of 21 years of age before the event to volunteer. Photo ID will be checked upon arrival.


Your volunteer t-shirt is your uniform. You must wear it at all times when you are working. You will receive an event t-shirt when you check in at the beginning of your first shift. Your pants, skirt and the rest of your clothing must be appropriate for the position you are in.


You will need to check in at least 30 minutes prior to your shift start time. The location of the volunteer check-in area will be identified closer to the event


Your main responsibility as a volunteer is to offer assistance and information to our guests and brewers in your assigned area. Please be courteous and helpful to all participants and offer any assistance to those with special needs.

On-Duty Rules

Volunteers may not drink during their scheduled shifts, after your shift is complete you are free to enjoy the weekend festivities!


We count on your presence and your prompt arrival for your scheduled shift. If your schedule changes, please contact us immediately! Volunteers that do not contact their team captain with schedule changes will be removed from the volunteer team and no longer allowed to participate.

Arrival & Breaks

Please allow adequate time to allow for parking (to be discussed at a later time) and check-in at least 30 minutes prior to your scheduled shift time. Your breaks will be coordinated by your volunteer lead.

Volunteer Training

Once you have been selected to volunteer for a particular shift we will send you details the volunteer training. 

Volunteer Benefits

There are a wide variety of volunteer opportunities at the CA Craft Beer Summit & Beer Festival and many benefits to becoming a volunteer!

1 volunteer shift @ the Convention Center during the Summit:

  • Full access pass to the Summit Expo hall and educational sessions Thursday (9/6) and Friday (9/7)
  • 2018 Volunteer T-shirt

2 or more shifts @ the Convention Center:

  • All the 1 shift benefits but you get a FREE Summit Beer Festival ticket

1 volunteer shift @ the Summit Beer Festival on Capitol Mall – Sat. 9/8:

  • FREE Summit Beer Festival Ticket
  • 2018 Volunteer T-shirt

Important Dates

  • May 14, 2019
    CA Craft Beer Summit Tickets on Sale
  • September 12-13, 2019
    California Craft Beer Summit Expo Hall at the Long Beach Convention Center
  • September 14, 2019
    CA Summit Beer Festival at Marina Green Park in Long Beach

2019 Sponsors