How to Volunteer
1 – Read the Rules
Be sure to read all volunteer rules, requirements, and descriptions.
2 – Fill out the application
Fill out the volunteer application and agree to the rules and requirements.
Applications are available now!
Applications are due no later than July 1st.
3 – Pay your deposit
All volunteers must pay a $45 deposit (first tier ticket price) in order to pick volunteer jobs and shifts.
Your deposit is 100% refundable upon completion of all shifts after the festival. Feral Fest volunteers are an essential part of the festival. Without each and every volunteer, Feral Fest is not possible. Therefore, we need some level of assurance that you will show up on time and do the job you’ve selected. While we’d love to trust everyone that signs up, unfortunately there are some that will take advantage of the system, or who will just not show up. We do not want your money. We need your participation and help! The deposit will help ensure volunteers show up, perform tasks, and do not break any rules. Provided that all this has been done, your full deposit will be refunded to you once the festival is over.
All deposits must be paid in order to select volunteer positions.
If something comes up and you have to cancel, you may do so before July 1st in order to get your deposit back minus a 50% cancellation fee. Any cancellations after After July 1st will forfeit your full deposit.
4 – Choose your shifts
After completing the volunteer application and paying your deposit, you will receive an email from our staff which will include a link to SignUp.com where you will be able to select the positions and shifts you wish to work. All shifts and positions are first-come, first-served. So, do not wait to sign up in order to get the positions you want!
5 – Get your schedule
Schedules with volunteer positions and shifts will be released no later than three weeks prior to when you are required to be on site. This will allow you to know when you are working and give you an idea of what your free time at Feral Fest will look like as well as which bands you will be free to see.
6 – Check in at Feral Fest
All volunteers will check in at the volunteer check-in tent upon arrival. There you will your receive volunteer wristband and T-shirt. You will then be directed to the volunteer campsites to set up tents and get settled in. Only volunteers will be permitted to camp in the volunteer campsites so if you want to come and camp with friends, convince them to join our team.
7 – Work your shifts
Be sure to check in 15 minutes early to each of your shifts at the volunteer check-in tent.
All volunteers are expected to be on time, sober, wearing comfortable shoes and to conduct themselves in an professional manner. Volunteer T-shirts must be worn at all times during your shift only. If it is worn when you are not scheduled to work you will be put to work.
Be sure to stay at your assigned location and task until you are either taken to another work area or have been dismissed from your shift. This way, you can be sure it gets noted that you have completed your shift in order to receive your refund on the deposit.
Meal tickets will be given to each volunteer at the end of each shift.
Volunteer Shift Types
Pre festival volunteers are needed to help us build up the festival grounds. We will be building structures, decorating, landscaping, and everything we need to have ready by festival time. Our teams will be going up three times and volunteers can pick their weekend of choice to come up and help for two six hour shifts.
*To Join our Pre Festival team please email us at email@example.com
Pre Festival Rewards
Free weekend pass
Free entry to official pre festival events
During Festival Volunteers
These volunteers will work one 5 hour shift per day, three days total. They will work all over the festival in different positions. If they wish to work with a friend they must sign up at the same time and select the same position and shifts. All shifts are first-come, first-served.
During Festival Rewards
Free weekend pass
One free meal ticket
One drink ticket
Pre + During Festival
These volunteers are required to work 12 hours as a Pre Festival Volunteer and sign up and work one shift each day during the festival as well.
Pre + During Festival Rewards
Free weekend pass
Free entry to official Feral Fest pre festival events
Festival care basket
1 meal and 1 drink ticket each day
Available Volunteer Positions
Vendor set-up: Helps our vendors find their area and help deliver their supplies (Pre Festival Thursday July 27th only)
Entry: Sell/take tickets, give out wristbands, find will-call names
Greeter: Greet festival goers. Smile! “Welcome to Feral Fest”
Artist: Help artists load/unload equipment
Runners: Positioned at the volunteer tent awaiting specific jobs needed to run the festival
Green team: Helps maintain a green site to keep the festival grounds clean, collects bags of separated trash and move to the collection site.
Volunteer Rules and Requirements
Feral Fest volunteers must be at least 18 years old, with valid picture ID. Volunteers must have photo ID with them to check in to volunteer.
Volunteers will not receive any monetary compensation.
Volunteers will refrain from consuming any alcohol or drugs while on duty or prior to shift. You will be expected to work and need to remain safe while performing your duties.
Volunteers will be expected to behave in a professional and respectful manner, show up on time, and wear the provided volunteer attire during their shifts. Failure to comply with these guidelines and requirements will result in forfeiture of your volunteer deposit and removal from the festival. To regain entry, you must purchase a general admission wristband (at $60), no exceptions.
11am – 12am (most positions will be in this time frame)
All shifts will be a minimum of 5 hours within the following schedule: 11am – 4pm, 3pm – 8pm, and 7pm – 12am
You must select one shift per day (three shifts in total).
*Shift times and days vary depending on your position.
You will receive a shift schedule prior to the festival.
*By submitting an application, you are agreeing to the above guidelines.