TUCSON FOLK FESTIVAL VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES
Thank you for visiting our festival volunteer opportunities page! It takes well over two-hundred volunteers (most working as little as a 2-hour shift) to keep the Folk Festival running smoothly. It’s a fact . . . the Tucson Folk Festival could not happen each year without volunteer support! It’s such fun to be a part of this event!
We use the SignUpGenius online program for our festival volunteers; listing all the positions available along with the shifts scheduled. Volunteers just click on the Sign Up Genius button to be a festival volunteer, or may email the coordinators listed. The Coordinators will follow up with you regarding any training, if required, as well as, answer any questions you may have!
It is our incredible volunteers that truly enable the Tucson Folk Festival to remain FREE to the public! 32 years and counting!
Sign Ups for the 33rd Annual Tucson Folk Festival – May 5-6, 2018, will be open Saturday, March 17, 2018.
Listed below is information on the various volunteer areas at the Festival:
EMCEE, STAGE MANAGER, ASST. STAGE MANAGER
Stage specific responsibilities at each stage (5 stages).
FESTIVAL KITCHEN STORE
Sell TKMA Items, such a Festival T-Shirts, Hats, etc., Musicians’ CDs. Festival Performer Check-in here.
FESTIVAL MONITOR – TKMA BEER GARDEN, LA COCINA & PRESIDIO MUSEUM
Located at all entrances of either Beer Garden, La Cocina and Presidio Museum to ensure no alcohol containers are taken outside of the area.
Assistant needed to help guard musicians equipment, oversee hospitality to musicians.
Hand out festival programs and other information.
Assist in loading TKMA items from storage and unloading items at Festival grounds and after Festival. Volunteers can elect to just load, unload or both!
Go through Festival grounds and replace trash bag receptacles located by each stage area. (Plus, with this job, you get to hear lots of great music as you move around!)
Sell raffle tickets for raffle items
Operate CD recording machine to record individual musician’s performances for individual performers. Click on this: Recorder Training Video
SET UP/TAKE DOWN
Once items are unloaded, we need volunteers to take them to specific areas as directed. We will take all the volunteers we can get to help! This is one of the most important volunteer positions to assist with. During the Festival, before each Headliner show, we need help transporting chairs from other areas to the Plaza Stage area, too. Monday morning after the Festival, we then will need help taking down items and loading them onto the truck. BIG JOBS!
SIGNS – CREATION & DISTRIBUTION
Creating various signs needed throughout festival grounds. Posting signs Saturday morning of festival. Taking down signs Monday morning.
Set up booth. Keep water and soda iced. Organize water coolers for stage venues. Sell water and soda! Pack up water and soda Sunday night after festival.
TICKETS/POURERS – BEER GARDEN
Sell tickets, check ID / Pour beer.
TKMA TABLE near Stages
Sell Festival/TKMA items. I-Phone or I-Pad a plus, as we utilize the Square for credit card purchases
Escort volunteers to locations, if needed. Check on volunteers throughout the Festival periodically. Assist in Volunteer Tent.
Check in volunteers. Assist with Hospitality in Volunteer Tent.