Important Dates 2017
March 15th –Camping Reservation & Online Coordinator Check-In Due
March 18th– Volunteer applications available, taken until we reach capacity
June 1st-Coordinator Guest Registration Due
May 20th – Coordinator Picnic @ Blissfest Festival Farm
May 21st- Work Exchange Volunteer Blissformation Day @ Blissfest Festival Farm with Special Guest Seth Bernard, Earthwork Music
July 6th- Coordinators and Early Entry Volunteers Arrive
July 6th– Coordinator and Early Entry Volunteer Meeting – 7pm @ Second Stage
*Only authorized staff, services, and early entry volunteers are allowed on the Blissfest grounds prior to 9am on Friday, July 7th*
*Otherwise, volunteers may arrive sometime on Friday, July 7th after the main gate opens at 9am to be received at the new Volunteer Check-In Tent*
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.
Have questions? please don’t hesitate to contact the Blissfest Office 231-348-7047 or email@example.com
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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 participants work 8 hours total, generally split into two 4-hour shifts. In return, we provide you with a weekend wristband to the festival.
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, but more effective.
Thank you, thank you, for joining the Bliss Crew!
2016 Job Descriptions
The volunteer manager and your area coordinator will provide you with 2017 training material electronically. Be prepared to check your email and read!
All Blissfest work exchange participants are subject to the policies, procedures & guidelines for their level of participation as embodied in this Volunteer Training Manual.
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!
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!