We invite you to apply to help us this July 7th-8th-9th, 2017 for another great weekend of music, dance, and community. Please note that work exchange positions will be determined 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 (one per individual) 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.
When we receive your application and fees we will schedule you and email your work assignment. It may take a few weeks for your application to be processed.
We try to meet your requests for time, area and co-worker preferences. Please be specific on your application. The earlier you apply, the more likely you are to receive your requested preferences. You will be notified asap if your application has been denied.
First-come, first-served camping is included with your weekend work exchange wristband. At this time, member reserved campsites are no longer available. See FAQ’s for more info.
Have questions? please don’t hesitate to contact the Blissfest Office 231-348-7047 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Please continue reading for more in-depth details.
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Becoming a Blissfest Volunteer is almost painless!
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.
Our Coordinators work 16 hours total over the course of the weekend, plus additional hours pre-fest and post-fest to organize their areas. They are the backbone of the festival and the leaders of every area. If you are a passionate and bliss-loving volunteer, talk to your current area coordinator about training with them and becoming one!
Pre-fest setup and Post-fest cleanup volunteers are required to provide 12 hours total. Note: There are so many folks who want to work pre-fest that these coveted positions are by invitation only. We really need your help during the festival!
Because of the large amount of work exchange participants on duty at any one time, it is important that everyone have a general understanding of their job and duties before arriving at the festival. This not only helps to make the volunteer shift more enjoyable for all involved but also gives you a chance to know if you’re being scheduled in an area that you feel you will be able to handle and enjoy.
We ask that all work exchange participants and coordinators review their job descriptions before arriving to the festival. The volunteer manager and your area coordinator will provide you with training material electronically. Be prepared to check your email and read!
If you have any questions upon arrival to the Festival, these job descriptions are available at the Info Booth.
We can’t say thank you enough to all of our incredible work exchange folks, and we look forward to seeing you all this July!
All Blissfest work exchange participants are subject to the policies, procedures & guidelines for their level of participation as embodied in this Volunteer Training Manual.