Thank you for considering a volunteer position at The Green Mountain Bluegrass & Roots Festival! Volunteers are a key ingredient in creating a GMBR spirit and culture that we all will love and cherish for years to come. We hope you will join us in creating this GMBR world. BE THE GOOD.
**NOTE: TOTAL VOLUNTEER COMMITMENT WILL RANGE FROM 12 TO 20 HOURS**
Registration and Application is an easy few step process!
If you have questions at any time please contact us at email@example.com or 802-824-3575
Volunteers must pay a refundable $50 deposit before filling out the sign-up form so the confirmation number can be entered for submission to be completed. In order to get your deposit, you must complete ALL of your shifts. You will receive your deposit back at the end of the festival.
*Submit your deposit fee HERE .
Submit the refundable deposit/registration fee of $50
Complete the online volunteer application form
You must bring ID with you to registration
Volunteers commit to work three shifts for an average of 12-20 hours in exchange for a 4-day pass, though single-day options are available. For more information on single-day shifts please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
CANCELLATIONS: Volunteers understand that if they need to cancel completely, if done so on or before July 15th, the $50 deposit fee will be refunded, but no refunds will be made after that time regardless of the reason for the cancellation.
Once the festival is over and you have completed your shifts, you will get your deposit back before leaving festival grounds (or we can arrange to have it mailed to you).
VOLUNTEER PERK PACKAGE FROM GMBR:
Camping and Parking in festival campground
T-shirt to be worn during your volunteer shifts
Staff Commissary, drinks and snacks available all day.
VOLUNTEER TERMS & CONDITIONS:
Volunteers agree to be sober at all times while on duty
Volunteers agree to arrive at their shift 15 minutes early
Volunteers agree to be friendly and cooperative
Volunteers agree to adhere to GMBR Festival safety guidelines
Volunteer will wear shoes, their Festival t-shirt and bring a water bottle to shifts. Be prepared for sunshine, darkness and rain as appropriate.
Volunteers agree not to bring minor children with them to shift duty
Volunteers understand their Staff Commissary is for them alone and other family members cannot accompany them
Volunteers agree to complete all shifts assigned and confirmed
Volunteers agree to be sure their Crew Chief is notified should they be prevented from completing their shifts by unfortunate circumstances
Failure to comply with any of these requirements may result in revocation of volunteer status, admission, camping and privileges.
Requests will be considered on a first-come-first-served basis, and with consideration of applicant’s experience. All volunteer roles require some degree of physical stamina and the ability to stay on task during the entire shift.
Please choose at least three crews when you sign up on the volunteer form, and use the EXPERIENCE text box to briefly state what experience you have to offer in those areas. The Volunteer Coordinator will match you to a crew that best suits you and the Festival needs. Efforts will be made to honor your requests to “work with” friends and family, but sign up early for the best possible outcome.
Volunteers can begin arriving Wednesday at 3PM to be ready to help on Thursday (gates are Thurs at Noon).
PLEASE CONTACT THE VOLUNTEER COORDINATOR AND YOUR CREW CHIEF IF YOU CANNOT FULFILL YOUR VOLUNTEER COMMITMENT. No refunds will be made for the registration fee after July 15th.
Crew Choices + Descriptions
1. CAMPING + PARKING:
Assists campers settling in to keep area orderly and safe and help find campsites as needed. Parks cars efficiently to maintain open roads. In addition to your festival shirt, you will wear a safety vest. Flashlight, water bottle, sunscreen, raingear, and sturdy footwear are needed with some standing and mobility required for most duties. Some overnight shifts available.
Gate crew will check wristbands and coolers onsite with a friendly, helpful attitude. This crew starts early Thursday.
Sales experience helpful as volunteers will work with cash, credit cards and exchange pre-sold tickets for wristbands. This crew starts early Thursday.
4. GREEN TEAM:
Recycling and collection of trash in the Festival area and campground. Green Team members get one free shower per day!
Prepares and serves food in Staff Commissary. Experience in food services helpful but not required. Some degree of mobility required.
6. KIDS EXPERIENCE:
Work with young people of all ages during the day in the Dance Tent.
7. LOST + FOUND + INFORMATION:
Oversee the Lost + Found using a log, distribute programs, answer questions and take suggestions. Knowledge of the local surroundings extremely helpful.
8. MERCHANDISE SALES:
Sells festival and artist’s merchandise including CDs, t-shirts, ballcaps, etc. Retail experience and knowledge of and appreciation of the music helpful.
Licensed, mature drivers to assist with handicapped and other transportation needs.
10. SET UP PRE-FESTIVAL:
Wednesday and Thursday main days needed with limited Monday and Tuesday duties. Tasks including but not limited to: fencing, setting up interior roadways, signs and banners, dance floor buildout, and assisting stage crew (experience preferred for stage crew). Mobility and stamina required. Gates open Thursday at Noon
11. TAKE DOWN POST-FESTIVAL:
Sunday and Monday with music ending in the early part of Sunday. Take down tasks including but not limited to: fencing, trash removal, signs and banners, dance floor packing, and assisting stage crew (experience preferred for stage crew). Mobility and stamina required.
Thank you in advance for considering volunteering at Green Mountain Bluegrass + Roots Festival!
CONFIRMATION OF ASSIGNMENTS:
We will contact you via e-mail to confirm your acceptance and crew assignment, so please be sure to accept messages from email@example.com. You may be contacted prior to acceptance if there are any questions regarding your application. Do not hesitate to contact us as well.