Volunteer Program Outline

We use an online interactive portal to manage our volunteer program. This userfriendly hub is where volunteers will learn about the festival and our volunteer program, self-schedule when the time comes, and prepare for service. We will send clear and easy instructions at each step of the process. Computer access is required to participate.

Volunteer Frequently Asked Questions

What dates are volunteers needed for Rockin River Music Fest?

We look for volunteer support for setup starting a week prior to the festival and need some assistance on the Monday after, however the majority of support is required from July 29 – August 1.

How old do I have to be in order to volunteer?

18 years or older as of July 29, 2021. We do allow minors (16 or 17 years old) however only when accompanied by a legal parent or guardian working the same volunteer shifts.

What is required of volunteers?

Volunteers are required to work 20 hours (18 minimum) and attend an orientation and preparation meeting.

What do I get in return for volunteering?

Aside from being an integral part of an incredible event, meeting lots of people, making new friends and creating life-long memories, we also offer the following rewards:

18-20 hours:

  • Volunteer t-shirt
  • Daily festival wristband each day you volunteer
  • One tent or RV campsite in volunteer camping (*2-4 person occupancy –
    volunteers only, power not provided)
  • Complimentary onsite parking

More than 20 hours:

  • Two volunteer t-shirts
  • Daily festival wristband each day you volunteer
  • Additional access when not working
  • One tent or RV campsite in volunteer camping (*2-4 person occupancy – volunteers only, power not provided)
  • Complimentary onsite parking
Where will volunteers be assigned?

Primary assignments include but are not limited to:

  • Camping / Parking – assisting checking in vehicles
  • Lost & Found – itemizing found items, documenting lost items, assisting with reuniting the two
  • General Store / Showers – assisting onsite management
  • Guest Services – assisting guests with directions and information
  • Site setup – helping build and setup the festival structure
  • Shuttles
Is food included?

Food is an integral part of Rockin River Music Fest. We encourage checking out our vendors and purchasing some tasty bites before or after your shift. We will provide a modest bagged lunch for any shifts lasting 5 hours or longer on festival days. Volunteers are also welcome to bring their own snacks to enjoy (no glass containers please). We highly recommend bringing a refillable water bottle to stay hydrated.

Is parking and/or camping included?

Yes! See volunteer rewards listed above

How does scheduling work?

The best part is that volunteers will be able to self-schedule, choosing your own shifts and assignments based on skillset and availability at the time of scheduling. Once we finalize deployment needs closer to the festival, an online schedule will be posted for all accepted volunteers.

What if there’s an artist I have to see?

We totally get it, but this means that volunteering is not for you. Grab some friends, purchase your tickets, and have a fantastic time. Although volunteers will get to see some music and enjoy the festival when not working, we can’t guarantee that it will be your band of choice. If you can’t miss out, opt out.

Have a question we haven’t answered above? This page will be updated with details as they confirm. You can also email us at volunteers@rockinriver.com.

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