Volunteer at the National Folk Festival!

Festival Volunteering

The National Folk Festival needs the support of more than 1,200 volunteers to work with Festival organizers to pull together an event that will make Greensboro—and North Carolina—proud!

All National Folk Festival volunteers will make great memories and enjoy more than a few pleasant surprises. At the end of the day, volunteers will go home with a free T-shirt and the undying gratitude of Festival attendees and organizers. Average volunteer shifts are two to three hours, and many volunteers sign up for multiple shifts throughout the Festival.

Returning Volunteers

If you served as a volunteer at the 2016 National Folk Festival, you will be submitting your volunteer job preferences and availability through an individualized link that we emailed to you.  Search your inbox for a “volunteer” email from “National Folk Festival” – emails were sent around May 24, June 5, June 26, and July 31.

If you are not able to locate the email with your individualized link, please email volunteer@nationalfolkfestival.com and we will reply within 24 hours with your link so you can confirm your details for volunteering in 2017!

Register Today!

There is still time to sign up to volunteer at the 77th National Folk Festival, sign up by clicking on the button below:

Volunteer Questions? Email volunteer@nationalfolkfestival.com

Note for Student and Youth Volunteers

If you are at least 16 years old, most of the assignment preferences are open to you, and we look forward to having you! (If you’re under 18, you’ll need a parental waiver, and will not be eligible to serve in Transportation or Site Set-up; our Beer and Wine Areas are restricted to age 21 and up.) If you’re logging service hours, let your team captain know, and he or she will note it at the end of your shift.

Age 12 – 15? You are welcome to join our Bucket Brigade! Just be sure to have a parent or other adult register to serve with you. Again, service hours will be noted at the end of your service.

(Sorry, no volunteers under age 12, with or without an adult.)