Thank you for considering a volunteer position at the inaugural Green Mountain Bluegrass & Roots Festival! We are the new kid on the block but have benefited over the years from the volunteer experience and are looking to create a spirit and culture that we all will love and cherish for years to come. Volunteers are such an integral part of the festival experience. They are the GIVERS. Greeting, organizing, directing, informing, cleaning, preparing, building. Please join us in creating this GMBR world. BE THE GOOD.
Registration and Application is an easy few step process! If you have questions at any time please contact our wonderful volunteer coordinator, Caroline Isachsen at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (518) 368-8495.
Volunteers must pay the non-refundable $25 registration fee before filling out the sign-up form so the confirmation number can be entered for submission to be completed.
*Purchase your $25 registration fee here.
- Submit the non-refundable registration fee of $25
- 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
- CANCELLATIONS: Volunteers understand that if they need to cancel completely, if done so on or before July 15th, the $25 registration fee will be refunded, but no refunds will be made after that time regardless of the reason for the cancellation.
VOLUNTEER PERK PACKAGE FROM GMBR:
- Full-festival ticket
- Camping and Parking in festival campground
- T-shirt to be worn during your volunteer shifts
- One meal in the Staff Commissary per shift, 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 meals are for them alone and other family members cannot accompany them to the Staff Commissary
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 meal 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 $25 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:
The Volunteer Coordinator, Caroline Isachsen, 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. If you have questions, contact the Volunteer Coordinator: