Volunteering at the Festival

The Free Folk Festival is run completely by volunteers. With almost 150 volunteer shifts to fill, we need your help. Get involved by taking a shift in one of the many areas described below.

To sign up directly, go to our volunteer sign-up site.

Most shifts are two hours. Sign up for as many or as few as you like. You will receive a confirmation email from the volunteer coordinator within a couple of weeks of the festival.

To make an inquiry, please .

Volunteer Job Descriptions

Festival Setup: Help set up the school for the festival: map & label tables & chairs, move furniture, put up signs, & assist sound crew.

Parking: Greet festival attendees, take money, hand out parking passes, assist in finding parking spaces in the lot.

Greeters: Greet people at the door, hand them a program, let them know where they can make a donation, inform them of the location of the information table where they can ask questions throughout the festival.

Instrument Check: Check musical instruments and other valuables in and out & keep them safe. (open 11:45 AM to 7 PM)

Folk Club Tables: (information and product sales). Hand out literature, sell t-shirts, books, SFFMC memberships, and CDs. Provide information on the club as well as the festival itself (locations of bathrooms, workshops, etc).

Craft Table: Help with craft activities at a drop-in arts & crafts table for children and their parents in the Malvina Reynolds Family Room. (Open noon to 6 PM)

Raffle Ticket Sales: Encourage festival attendees to purchase raffle tickets and/or make general donations. Sitting and roving positions available (noon - 6 PM).

Volunteer Check-in: Greet volunteers as they arrive, send them to the appropriate work area. Recruit walk-in volunteers to fill shift vacancies.

Festival Takedown: Saturday evening -- tidy up the classrooms after the workshops, and change signage to prepare for next day. Sunday evening -- volunteers put the workshop rooms back into classroom formation, take down signs, and do a general clean-up after the festival closes.

Sound Engineers:

Trained sound technicians are needed to control sound boards for music and dance performances, dance workshops, and evening dances. Please if you have experience in this area and want to help.