Welcome! We have a variety of roles available for festival volunteers. If you’re interested in helping out, we’d love to have you on board.
The festival relies on wonderful volunteers like you who dedicate their time to make it a success. We value friendliness in all positions, as it helps create a warm and welcoming atmosphere for everyone involved. Shift placement is based on a first-come, first-served basis, but we do give priority to returning volunteers who have helped us in the past. This is a fun opportunity to meet new people, gain valuable work experience, or contribute to a musical community.
Before being assigned shifts, volunteers must submit an application AND purchase a 3-day pass. After completing all assigned shifts, a full refund of the 3-day pass will be given.
Notification of acceptance and shift assignments will be sent at least two weeks prior to the event. Those who are not accepted may request a ticket refund or enjoy the event as an attendee.
Volunteers must be 18 or older and physically fit for certain positions.
VOLUNTEER ROLE DESCRIPTIONS
- Parking/Greeter – You will direct all vehicles entering the venue to the box office, artist or staff check-in. You may also be placed to support vehicles arriving in parking/camping areas.
- Greening (Trash and recycling) – This is a busy job that requires some lifting. You will empty full trash cans and replace can liners as required in areas in and around the venue and campgrounds. If you like to move and stay busy, this is the job for you.
- Security – You will work four more hours than most (total of 16, 2 X 8 hr shifts) than the standard volunteer, but it’s definitely worth it for the camaraderie, free meal after each shift, and a festival t-shirt, plus free festival admission of course! You will check for wristbands and help with car and foot traffic on the bridge. Space on the security crew is limited.
- Hospitality – You will work four more hours than most (total of 16 hours, 2 X 8-hour shifts). You will assist our catering team in the backstage area, keeping dressings rooms in order and drinks and meals flowing.
- Operations – You will work with the operations team, putting up tents, pulling cables, and getting dirty. This role is for stronger individuals who like to work with a motivated team of get-it-done kind of humans.
- Administration – Support staff for the production office. Running items and checking in staff and volunteers this is a role for an organized people person. Computer experience is helpful.
- Box office – You will meet and greet the public, scan tickets and exchange them for wristbands, sell tickets, check-in volunteers, answer questions, etc. Basic computer skills are a plus in this fast-paced area.
- Build/setup – You will help build the festival site, including stringing lights, hanging signs, spreading wood chips, fencing, and many other tasks. Physically demanding may involve working on a ladder, raking, shoveling, etc.
- Strike/Teardown – You will help Strike the festival site, take down signs, remove fencing, and do many other tasks. Physically demanding may involve working on a ladder, raking, shoveling, etc.
- Gate monitors – You will greet entrants, check them for valid wristbands, and inspect backpacks and coolers for glass and alcohol. Setting a positive, friendly tone at this point of entry while working quickly and with a smile is critical.
- Merchandise tent – You will organize (straighten, fold, and display) merchandise, assist customers with selections, and make sales via cash and credit card terminals. Retail experience is a plus.
- First Aid – Our all-volunteer first aid station is staffed by currently licensed RNs, EMTs, and physicians. Pls be as detailed as possible about your experience level if interested in this role.
Q: I can not afford a ticket, but I I have been a trusted volunteer in the past. What do I do?
A: Fill in the application and explain in as much detail as possible what you have done with the event(s) in the past.
Q: What do I do when I arrive?
A: Arrive like all other attendees, then check in at the volunteer booth to confirm your presence and to ask any questions.
Q: Should I arrive at my shifts 10 minutes before my start time?
A: Yes, check in 10 minutes before your start time prepared to work.
Q: What if I am no longer available or no longer wish to volunteer?
A: If your availability changes at any time, contact the volunteer coordinator ASAP! As we will be counting on you.
Q: How do I know if I have been accepted?
A: You will receive a confirmation email, text, or phone call from teh volunteer coordinator no later than two weeks before the event.
Q: How many hours do I have to work for my pass?
A: For most positions, you will be required to work three 4-hour shifts in exchange for a 3-day festival pass.
Q: I’m a returning volunteer. Will I get to work the same job at the same time as last year?
A: We consider seniority and experience when scheduling shifts. Provide detailed comments in the application for optimal placement.
Q: Can my children accompany me in volunteering?
A: No. Your full attention is required during your scheduled volunteer shifts. They are welcome at the festival and in the campgrounds with proper supervision.
Q: Do you have any volunteer positions for kids under the age of 18?
A: No. Volunteers must be at least 18 years of age.