BlissCrew Volunteer Information

2019 BlissCrew Volunteer Applicaitons Coming January 2019

**If you are going to join the BlissCrew DO NOT BUY A WRISTBAND**


Volunteering Questions? Check this out. 

FAQs ONLY for volunteers who have already applied and have been accepted. 



1) Can I just go to the festival now and not volunteer? 


*If you are planning on attending Blissfest, we need you to choose the 2 four hour shifts. Blissfest will not sell you a wristband. 


*There is no other way to attend at this point, unless you purchase a ticket outside of our organization. Beware of false wristbands. If you buy a false or deactivated wristband from a 3rd party and it does not work at the gate you will not gain entry. 


2) What if I’m not going anymore? 


*If you are no longer attending or volunteering, let us know. You can complete a refund request form that is reviewed after festival. We are generally non-refundable. 


3) Are there any good shifts left? 


There are still shifts available, but space is running out and you may have to work a time frame that is not your favorite, but it’s always fun AND helpful. We need you!


4) What about my wristband? 


Once you have chosen your shifts after approval, you pick up your wristband on site at the Main Gate Volunteer Check – In Booth. 

 Apply to Join the BlissCrew Work Exchange Program by Clicking the Picture Button Below that Applies to YOU!

  • Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until we reach capacity.
  • Please note that work exchange shift choices may be altered by staff according to festival needs with consideration for seniority, experience, and skill set. 
  • As an applicant, we need you to be willing to communicate with a valid email address as only major details will be communicated via regular mail. We need to keep in touch with you regularly! Please inform us if this is a hurdle.
  • Work Exchange participants work 8 hours total, generally split into two 4-hour shifts. In return, we provide you with a weekend wristband to the festival. 


Important BlissCrew Dates

  • January | Online Coordinator Check-In Begins
  • January |Veteran and Rookie BlissCrew Volunteer Applications Open
  • March 15| Camping Reservation & Online Coordinator Check-In Deadline
  • May 19 | Coordinator Picnic @ Blissfest Festival Farm
  • May 20| 1st BlissCrew Blissformation Day
  • June 1 | Coordinator Guest Registration Due
  • June 16 | 2nd BlissCrew Blissformation Day
  • June 29 | **Deadline** BlissCrew Volunteer Applications Close
  • July 11 | Coordinators and Selected Early Entry Volunteers Arrive
  • July 12 | Coordinators and Early Entry BlissCrew Arrive Meeting – 7pm @ Second Stage
  • July 13 | Blissfest Festival Starts
  • July 16 | BlissCrew Post Fest Clean Up

The BlissCrew Make it happen!

Here at the Blissfest, we love our team! Our work exchange program allows you to work in exchange for a weekend wristband to the festival, or another arranged perk package. Beyond that arrangement, or in place of, your work is then considered volunteer. It takes around 700 people working pre-fest, during festival, and post-fest to bring it all together!The Blissfest Music Festival literally could not happen without our loyal and hard working work exchange participants.

 The festival is our organization’s main program service and a fundraiser for our outreach programs throughout the year as well as the Blissfest Arts Recreation Center Project. Without this fundraiser, we would not be able to continue to support programs like Ukes for Youth, the Elyce Fishman Scholarship fund, Fall and Winter Concert Series, country dances, songwriting seminars, programs for schools, the forthcoming Blissfest Arts Recreation Center (BARC) and much, much, more.

Folks frequently tell us that they can’t imagine coming to the festival and not working. It is an integral and fun part of their weekend. There is a fitting place for anyone who would like to do the work exchange program.

Work Exchange Training
Mission Statement

 To provide skills, promote community awareness and empowerment, provide safety for all that participate, ensure protection for the organization and its surroundings, and foster a positive environment through necessary and effective risk management techniques.


     All BlissCrew work exchange participants are subject to the policies, procedures & guidelines for their level of participation as embodied in this Volunteer Training Manual.




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