Important Dates 2017
Becoming a Blissfest Volunteer is almost painless!
Volunteers 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! 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!
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.
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.
First-come, first-served camping is included with your weekend volunteer ticket. At this time, member reserved camp sites 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 email@example.com
The Blissfest Music Festival literally could not happen without our loyal and hard working volunteers. When we say “Volunteers Make Blissfest Happen,” we mean it. We really appreciate our 600+ volunteers who help make the Blissfest Music Organization the success it is. 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.
Volunteers frequently tell us that they can’t imagine coming to the festival and not volunteering. It is an integral and fun part of their weekend. There is a fitting place for anyone who would like to volunteer.
This July 87th-9th, 2017 is our 37th Annual Blissfest folk and roots music festival and we are planning another great weekend of music, dance, and community. Please note that volunteer positions will be determined by staff according to festival needs with consideration for seniority, experience, and skill set.
The Blissfest Music festival is proud to say that we have 600+ volunteers and coordinators who help make the Blissfest Music Festival a reality. Because of a large amount of volunteers 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 volunteers and coordinators review their job descriptions before arriving at the festival. 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 volunteers, and we look forward to seeing you all this July!
All Blissfest volunteers are subject to the policies, procedures & guidelines for their level of participation as embodied in this Volunteer Training Manual.