The heart and soul of the Sisters Folk Festival organization is the dedicated army of volunteers who make everything we do possible. Thank you for your interest in volunteering!

SFF is looking for folks willing to stay up past ‘bedtime’ to volunteer during the Festival! Volunteer for two shifts (aka at least 10 hours) and receive a Festival wristband so you can continue enjoying the music and good energy outside of your volunteer opportunities.

Some volunteer job highlights:

  • Door monitors check wristbands, assist with seating, answer general Festival questions all while being enjoying the music
  • Bartenders are pouring beer and wine and promoting SFF’s sustainability movement. (Bring your own 16 oz. steel cups! Or purchase a snazzy SFF branded cup. Stay tuned for more info.)  *OLCC permit not required as volunteers are supervised by hired bar managers & sign OLCC’s volunteer server agreement.
  • Bike valet keep an eye on patrons bikes at 3 cool venues-Sisters Art Works, FivePine Lodge & Conference Center, and Melvin’s by Newport Avenue Market.
  • Artist Merchandise Sales sling CD’s, band tee’s, and other cool swag. Sometimes they even get to meet the musicians!
  • Access Ambassadors go above and beyond toassist patrons with accessibility needs by offering seating assistance at all our venues. You’re asked to wear a blue vest to patrons can easily find you.

Steps to becoming a Volunteer: 

  1. Create an account through Volunteer Impact if you don’t already have one (this account is permanent for current and future volunteer opportunities)
    Did you sign up to volunteer last year?  If so, then you already have an account, username and password.
    – If you’re a couple, each person needs his/her own account, so please create a separate account with a unique email for each of you.
  2. Review job descriptions, expectations and important dates.
  3. In June, sign up for your Festival shifts!
    (Don’t worry- we notify you by email when jobs are ready and provide instructions!)
    – When signing up for shifts, keep in mind that volunteers who give at least 10 hours towards the Festival get an All-Event Pass to the Festival for use when not volunteering.
    – Shift lengths vary (4-7 hours long). Some people may work up to a total of 13 hours, depending on shifts selected. Breaks are provided.
    – Not all jobs will be available for self-scheduling.
    – Shifts are first-come, first-scheduled.
    – Our volunteer pool exceeds the number of shifts available, so please schedule early and check back for vacancies if you can’t find an ideal shift.
    – We can’t guarantee that all registered volunteers will be able to secure shifts by August 1st.
  4. August 9 is the last day to cancel or change your shifts.
    – Volunteers can add shifts and new volunteers can sign up for shifts but no changes to schedules can be made after this date.

Other information:

  • We recommend you book lodging early and offer a list of resources here.
  • SFF is unable to provide volunteer accommodations.

Youth Volunteers:

  • Prospective volunteers who are minors are subject to additional screening. a conversation with parents/guardians prior to Festival may be required.
  • Generally, all volunteers are at least 14 years-old at time of volunteering.
  • Minor volunteers may need to work a shift with their parent/guardian.

If you have questions or wish to be involved in other opportunities, please contact the Volunteer Coordinator at [email protected] 


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