It takes a village to build a festival, powered by its volunteers. A love of great music and a passion for service brings together a community of volunteers dedicated to planning and producing our world-class event. Volunteering with the Mission Folk Music Festival is a rewarding experience and a great way to support the Festival! Each year we welcome 250 plus volunteers and we would love to have you join us in July 2023.
Volunteer applications are now open.
Join our fun and energetic team as we provide hospitality to the festival community through beer and wine sales. Volunteers must be of legal age, and a background in hospitality or restaurant services is always helpful
Be a part of the excitement by selling and distributing tickets and passes to the event. You’ll also help manage the financial systems for ticket sales and coordinate the distribution of guest, community, and media passes while working alongside the Front Gate team.
Welcome festival-goers, artists, and volunteers as part of our Camping team. You’ll assist with registration, manage festival showers, ensure smooth internal entrances, and provide support for security throughout the weekend.
Help us make the festival grounds more sustainable by joining the Environment team. Coordinate waste, recycling, and compost services on-site, and collaborate with off-site waste management and recycling services specifically for the Bistro area.
Make a difference by providing first aid support and assistance to patrons, artists, and volunteers during the festival. As a first responder in case of emergencies, your up-to-date First Aid qualifications will be valuable.
Welcome festival-goers and guests by joining the Front Gate Team. Redeem tickets and passes, provide bag checks upon entrance, and work alongside the Box Office team to ensure a smooth and pleasant experience for all.
Join our team that nourishes the hardworking volunteers at the festival. Create a welcoming space for volunteers to gather and make it a home base for all.
As part of the Information Booth Crew, you’ll be the friendly face that attendees turn to for assistance. You’ll provide crucial information about schedule changes, event services, and help families find essential supplies. Additionally, you’ll coordinate lost and found items and ensure lost parents are reunited with their loved ones. Your attentive and caring nature will truly make a difference in creating a welcoming atmosphere for everyone.
As a member of the Merchandise Crew, you’ll have the opportunity to support the festival and artists by assisting with the intake and sale of their unique merchandise. Whether it’s helping customers find their favorite artist’s products or organizing the merchandise displays, you’ll play a vital role in promoting their work. Your dedication and enthusiasm will contribute to creating a vibrant marketplace experience.
Support the promotion and publicity of the Festival by joining the Outreach team. Engage with the community at various events and activities outside of the festival weekend.
Be the first point of welcome for event attendees as you direct them to the appropriate parking areas. Manage parking donations, provide information and wayfinding, and assist with special passes, making sure everyone arrives safely.
Support artists and their teams during the festival weekend. Coordinate performer registration, ground transportation, site hospitality, and performer accommodations. This team ensures a smooth experience for artists, working under the guidance of the Artist Relations Manager.
Capture the festival’s memorable moments in various formats for promotional, archival, and community activities. Assigned to different portfolios, such as audiences, stages, volunteers, and infrastructure, photographers are responsible for uploading photographs and videos daily.
Help manage all aspects of staging and technical production. Collaborate with volunteers and contractors to provide the necessary technical gear for musical performances, coordinate day stages, and assist in the construction and staffing of the Main Stage.
If you have a knack for sales and enjoy engaging with people, the Raffle Crew is the perfect fit for you. Join this team and become an integral part of the thrilling 50/50 raffle. You’ll sell tickets to eager participants and oversee the exciting draws throughout the weekend. Your contribution will directly impact the festival’s success while adding an element of fun and anticipation for all involved.
Site Build & Tear Down
Join the crew responsible for building and developing the festival site before the event and tearing it down afterward. Use your construction, electrical, plumbing, or mechanical experience to contribute to building stages, tents, fences, and more. Help restore the park to its original condition after the festival.
Support the registration, check-in, and assignment of volunteers over the event weekend. Coordinate volunteer check-in, assist with the Festival Shrine and massage team, and work with Area Coordinators to ensure the smooth running of festival activities.
Coordinate and manage activities for children and their caregivers during the festival. Enhance the experience for families by providing engaging activities adjacent to each day stage, allowing caregivers to enjoy performances while participating with their children.
For more information, please contact our Volunteer Manager, Merlyn Horton, via email at email@example.com
See you at the festival!