Volunteers

VOLUNTEER APPLICATIONS ARE NOW CLOSED FOR 2022.

 

Thank you for your interest in Volunteering!  Please review all information below and fill out the electronic application at the bottom of this page. 

 If you are a past volunteer looking to volunteer again, please email us directly at  bluegrass@thomaspointbeach.com.

The people that work the Thomas Point Beach Bluegrass Festival are the ones who make the magic happen!  We are still very new to the volunteer system; for the most part, long time festival go-ers simply help because they want to and the next thing you know, they are part of the team!  The majority of the paid staff at Thomas Point Beach have been part of the story since near the beginning and they are the heart and soul of the event.   They are also the best resource for information throughout the weekend.  Over the past two years we have been implementing a new volunteer application and system.  It is a work in process for us and we appreciate those who have rode out the bumps.  We feel we have learned and will continue this process another year.  Please read below carefully before applying. Please note: priority to volunteer positions will ALWAYS be given to return volunteers and to those who have attended the festival in the past.  It is important for us to have volunteers who already feel invested in the culture and spirit of the TPB Festival.

Eligibility + Requirements

  • Only volunteers over the age of 18 may apply.
  • Ability to work each day of the festival. You will be assigned shifts totaling approximately 16‐20 hours depending on the task in exchange for a 4‐Day Festival Pass. There are a few positions Monday‐Wednesday before the festival and Monday‐Wednesday after the festival. Please see location descriptions below for more details.
  • Only applications filled out in their entirety will be considered.
  • FOR NEW VOLUNTEERS, upon acceptance, you will provide a credit card or a check for the purchase a 4‐day ticket at the Early Bird Ticket price. Once you have completed all assigned shifts, you will be refunded the cost of your ticket.
  • Attend the mandatory Volunteer Meeting before the festival- Times TBD. You must attend a meeting prior to your first shift if you are a new volunteer.
  • After your application has been reviewed, you will receive an Acceptance or Wait List email.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Can I see my favorite band?
    • We will make every effort to schedule you around your favorite band (if there is one), but we can’t guarantee it. There is a section on the application to note your favorite band.
  • Can I volunteer with my friend?
    • We will make every effort to make sure you volunteer with your
      friends. There is a section on the application where you can put the person’s name(s).
  • Can my children accompany me while volunteering?
    • Because we need your full attention during your scheduled volunteer shifts, children may NOT accompany you during your volunteer shifts. Though of course, they are welcome at the festival and in the campgrounds.
  • What if I cannot make the volunteer meeting?
    • We have determined that the volunteer meeting is an important and necessary aspect to ensure a successful volunteer experience. If you are unable to attend one of the two meetings, we ask that you wait and volunteer another year.
  • Does Thomas Point Beach supply food & drink for volunteers?
    • Like most other jobs, we ask that you come to volunteer well rested, fed, and hydrated. You are welcome to bring a water bottle or other non-alcoholic beverage to your shift with you. We prefer you not to eat during your shift if it is not necessary. We do not supply food and beverages.

Festival Volunteer Positions

These are just a few specific areas we will be using volunteers. The Thomas Point Beach Gate, Merchandise Areas, and Food Outlets are operated by our own Staff/ Special Events Team.

  • Parking‐ Direct vehicles and maintain smooth traffic flow, direct festival goers to the shuttle. Volunteers should be prepared to stand and come dressed for the weather.
  • Band and Handicap Parking Assistance‐ Assist with band and handicap parking. This position is located in the center circle. Because you are able to hear and sometimes see the stage show from where you are volunteering, these shifts are typically longer.
  • Information Table‐ Answer questions, provide minor first aid, and serve as the communication center for requests, complaints, and compliments. This position is the “face of the festival” and is only open to long-time staff and volunteers who are knowledgeable about the festival.
  • Family Activities Tent‐ Help children and their families with face painting, juggling, hula hooping, and arts and crafts. Face painting experience and patience is a must. There are many return volunteers for this position, so it fills up quickly. These are all 4 hour shifts that occur during daytime hours Thursday–Sunday of the festival.
  • Workshop Tent Hosts‐ Arrive to the workshops early to meet and greet the workshop facilitator and act as an emcee for the event.
  • “Movers & Shakers”‐ Assist with band equipment as well as moving picnic tables and other park equipment as needed. Volunteers must be strong and willing to get a little dirty. In some cases, this may be an on-call position.
  • “Like It Never Happened” Team‐ Help make sure Thomas Point Beach is restored to its true beautiful condition! This special team of folks help make the park look as good as new. Please bring work gloves and water. Shifts are 2 hours each morning Thursday‐Sunday of the festival. For those of you looking to volunteer after the festival, we also have shifts available the Monday after the festival as well.
  • Shuttle Driver‐ Drive festival goers via shuttle from the parking lot to the music and back again. This person will need to provide proof of a clean and safe driving record and must be over 21 years of age. This person should be friendly, conscientious and patient. (Our speed limit is 5MPH in the park)

Information Summary