Volunteers

Volunteers

Volunteers

Volunteers

Please check back for information regarding volunteer applications for 2020 Telluride Bluegrass. After carefully reading through this page, proceed to the online volunteer application via the “Volunteer Sign-Up” button below. Thank you for your interest! Volunteers are the BEST!

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!

For 2019, we’re excited to introduce a new online volunteer application process which will allow you to access all your volunteer information online, including the status of your application and your shift schedule. To help us insure a full volunteer team, this year we’re also requiring everyone to buy a reimbursable ticket in order to volunteer. (This ticket will be reimbursed after you fulfill your volunteer duties.) We appreciate your understanding of this new requirement, and as always, we welcome your feedback on the new volunteer process.

Volunteer Positions

Parking

Direct vehicles, maintain smooth traffic flow, and direct Festivarians to shuttle busses while being able to tolerate the elements (sun, snow, rain, wind, dust, heat). Requires two 6-hour shifts for a total of 12 hours (instead of 16 for other positions). Parking shifts begin the Monday before the festival and go through Sunday.

Pedestrian Gate

Check that Festivarians have on the appropriate wristbands and direct them to the festival grounds. These shifts are four hours each and occur Thursday-Sunday of the festival.

Customs

Greet Festivarians, check for proper wristbands, and check 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 Thursday-Sunday of the festival.

Camp Gates

Greet Festivarians, exchange camping tickets for wristbands, check wristbands, educate campers on rules and regulations, and have fun. Volunteers will be placed at one of the four campgrounds: Town Park, Warner Field, Lawson Hill, or Mary E. Ilium. We highly recommend that you select the campground where you are staying. These shifts are four hours each, begin as early as the Monday before the festival, and go through the Monday after the festival.

Vehicle Gate

Greet Festivarians to make sure that they have parking passes/wristbands, direct vehicles, maintain proper traffic flow, and check that folks park properly. We are looking for volunteers 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, begin as early as the Saturday before the festival, and go through Sunday of the festival.

Town Park Camp Hosts

Assist campers, keep traffic flowing smoothly, sell ice, and answer camper-related questions. These shifts are four hours each, begin as early as the Monday before the festival and go through Monday after the festival.

Family Tent

Assist children and their families with face painting, juggling, hula hooping, 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 four hour shifts that occur during daytime hours Thursday through Sunday of the festival.

Box Office

Greet Festivarians, exchange tickets for wristbands, sell festival tickets, and answer questions. We are looking for organized and friendly folks who are willing to work in a fast-paced environment. Box Office experience is preferred. Shifts are usually four hours each and begin as early as the Tuesday before the festival through Sunday.

Country Store

Work at a cash register, straighten or fold merchandise, and assist customers. Some retail experience preferred. There are many return volunteers for this position, so it fills up quickly. Shifts for the Country Store are four hours each and occur Thursday-Sunday of the festival.

Compost Crew

Direct and educate Festivarians as to where to place compost, recycle, and trash items. This is a critical role for our waste reduction (compromised recyclables and compostables end up in the landfill). Please only request Compost if you are serious about helping the environment. Shifts are four hours each and begin Wednesday before the festival through Monday after the festival.

Concessions

Check that food vendors have on the appropriate wristbands and direct them to the water station. Assist vendors with composting/recycling guidelines and ensure that food safety guidelines are followed at the dishwashing station. Shifts are four hours each and occur Thursday-Sunday of the festival.

Exit Team

This special team helps make sure Telluride is left the way we found it - beautiful and with no trace a festival even happened. Bikes are recommended. Please bring work gloves, food and water. Shifts are 4 hours each from Thursday until the Tuesday after the festival. For those of you looking to volunteer after the festival, we have shifts available Monday and Tuesday. If you are scheduled the Monday or Tuesday after the festival, you are welcome to bring a vehicle as the team will be working at Mary E. Ilium campground.

Beer Booth/Libation Station

You must be 21 by June 18, 2020 to volunteer at the beer booth. Check ID’s, pour/sell beer, and have fun. Beer Booth is a very popular volunteer location and fills up quickly. This position requires three 6-hour shifts Thursday-Sunday of the festival. Please note in the comments if you have any bartending experience and mark if you are TIPS certified.

Eligibility & Requirements

Frequently Asked Questions