Volunteers

Volunteers

Volunteers

Volunteers

Volunteer applications for the 2020 Folks Festival will be available January 10th, 2020. After carefully reading through this page, proceed to the online volunteer application via the “Volunteer Sign-Up” button below. Thank you for your interest! We have the BEST volunteers on the Planet!

Volunteers represent Planet Bluegrass to thousands of Festivarians. If the thought of remaining sober during your shifts bums you out, volunteering is not for you. If greeting and helping Festivarians does seem like something you want to do, then we would love to have you be a part of our team!

We’re excited to continue using festiVOL, the online volunteer application tool which allows you to access all of your volunteer information online including the status of your application and your shift schedule. To help us ensure a full volunteer team, we’re requiring a reimbursable ticket deposit in order to volunteer. (This deposit will be refunded after you fulfill your volunteer duties.) We appreciate your understanding of this requirement, and as always, we welcome your feedback on the volunteer process.

Volunteer Positions

Box Office

Meet and greet Festivarians, exchange tickets for wristbands, sell festival tickets, and answer questions. We are looking for organized and friendly folks who are willing to help out in a fast-paced environment. Box Office experience is preferred. Shifts are typically four hours each and occur Thursday - Sunday.

Customs

Greet Festivarians, check that they have proper wristbands, and gently search backpacks for glass & alcohol. This is the main entrance to the festival and sets the tone of friendly Festivarianism. This position is for people who can work quickly with a smile. These shifts are four hours each and occur Friday-Sunday of the festival.

VIP Parking

Greet Festivarians to make sure that they have parking passes/wristbands, direct vehicles, maintain proper traffic flow, and assure that folks park properly. We are looking for people who pay attention to detail, can direct traffic confidently, and can work in the elements of sun, rain, wind, and dust. These shifts are four hours each and occur Thursday-Sunday.

West Gate Festival Entrance

Greet Festivarians, check for wristbands, educate campers on rules/regulations, and gently search backpacks for glass & alcohol. This is one of the entrances to the festival and sets the tone of friendly Festivarianism. This position is for people who can work quickly with a smile. These shifts are four hours each and occur Friday-Sunday of the festival.

Libation Station

Pour coffee and beer while having a BLAST! You must be 21 years of age to volunteer for this position. We are looking for folks who are outgoing and willing to have fun with every Festivarian. Smiling and laughing are highly encouraged while an ability to work quickly with money is a must. There are many return volunteers for this position so it fills up quickly. These shifts are four hours each and occur Friday-Sunday of the festival.

Lavern Johnson (Meadow) Park

Greet Festivarians, exchange camping tickets for wristbands, check wristbands, educate campers on rules/regulations, help guide parking and/or assist at crosswalks. Shifts are typically four hours each and occur Thursday - Sunday.

Front Gate

Greet Festivarians and direct them to the Box Office. Direct traffic and check vehicle stickers, tickets, and wristbands. These shifts are four hours each and occur Thursday-Sunday.

Family Tent

Assist children and their families with face painting, and arts & crafts. Face painting experience and patience is a must. There are many return volunteers for this position so it fills up quickly. These are all four hour shifts that occur during daytime hours Friday through Sunday of the festival.

Catering

This highly sought after volunteer position is only for those who have volunteered for Planet Bluegrass a minimum of three times and have restaurant experience. Shifts are five hours each (total of 15 hrs) with a few shifts available the Thursday before the festival and the Monday after the festival.

Eligibility & Requirements

Frequently Asked Questions