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Become a Brat Fest Charity!

Become a Brat Fest Charity!

Volunteers and their supporting organizations are the most integral part of the World’s Largest Brat Fest!   They set up, they grill, they cashier, they wrap, they stock condiments, they make sure the event grounds are clean, they tear down – you get it – they pretty much do it all!

Each year, Brat Fest depends on nearly 5,000 volunteers of all ages* with over 16,446 volunteer hours to play a special part in our continued success and our quest for the WORLD RECORD all in the spirit of community giving!  Without them, Brat Fest would not be the same.

Here’s a list of the 2023 organizations whose volunteers helped Brat Fest run smoothly – and which, in return, share in our community’s generosity. It’s a win-win partnership!

How to get involved?

  • Approved organizations and volunteers have the opportunity to return year after year.
  • All organizations must complete the Charity Application NOW ALL ONLINE -> Applications are officially closed for 2024. However, if you'd like your organization to still be considered, please email Annie at [email protected]
  • Individuals looking to volunteer, please visit our VOLUNTEER page! 

Requirements to be a Brat Fest organization?

  • 501(c)(3) non-profit local Wisconsin organizations and School Districts (Clubs & Organizations)
  • A copy of the organizations 501(c)(3) approval letter
  • Organizations must be based within the state of Wisconsin
  • Fund collected must be strictly for fund-raising purposes
  • ALL charities will be required to fill in a minimum of 20 completed hours. This also includes hours involved during set up and tear down hours to receive any payout after the festival. 

How are organizations paid?

  • All organizations are paid $10.00 per hour each volunteer works.

NOTE:  Positions are limited and are assigned on a first-come, first-serve basis.  Confirmations will be sent within 48-72 hours of applying.  All volunteers working at Brat Fest are NOT covered under the liability insurance policy; all volunteers are required to sign a waiver releasing Brat Fest and its subsidiaries from all liability for injuries or damages incurred.