Volunteering is a great way to contribute to our festival community, meet new friends and be a part of the festival environment. Part of our mandate as an organization is to encourage civic responsibility, capacity building, and sustainability. That is how we came to our unconventional volunteering model.We ask that our volunteers contribute 8 hours of time (typically 2 x 4 hour shifts) and a fee of $40. For this you receive a full festival pass, free camping, a ticket to our legendary Sunday night volunteer party and the warm, fuzzy feeling associated with helping to create an amazing event. It truly takes a community to raise a festival.
What? I have to pay to volunteer?
Yes. Let us explain our model. We ask for less volunteer hours than other festivals which means that you have more time to enjoy Tiny Lights. You are also given access to not only all venues but also all workshops. It is our hope that you are able to see great music, learn new skills and have lots of spare time to wander around our magical town discovering new artists and experiences.
We are a tiny festival and we are limited in our capacity by our model. We will never be a 10,000 person festival and we love it that way! Like most festivals we are dependent on our gate sales and with limited capacity and so many volunteers it is important for us to find a financial model that will keep Tiny Lights sustainable too.
Thank you so much again. We can’t wait to see what kind of festival that we can build together.
** If you truly cannot afford the $40 fee and you really want to be involved with the festival we do have some creative solutions. You can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org **
Volunteer Roles - 2018
We have many volunteer positions at Tiny Lights. The following are brief descriptions so that you see where you can best contribute.
Greeting people at the gate/venue door, checking wristbands, answering questions. Moving around chairs etc. if needed. Being friendly is a must - you can normally check out the bands that are playing too!
Assisting/taking direction from the sound tech, sound experience an advantage!
Keeping the festival clean and tidy! We use a bokashi system and part of the volunteer role is to educate festival go-ers on which bins to use.
Early Morning Cleanup
Cleanup of the two main venues starting 8am Saturday/Sunday - only solid, reliable, awesome workers need apply for this one!
Greeting people at the main gate, checking tickets, issuing wristbands - this can be fast paced and requires admin skills and attention to detail. Big, happy excited smiles and a calm demeanor are needed here too!
Display and sales of festival and artist merchandise - must be responsible and stoked on customer service! Retail skills/cash handling an advantage.
Serving drinks to partying festival folk responsibly. A fun job with some late night hours at a busy venue. Serving it Right required.
Working with the other venue staff if any security issues arise (support is available to keep the peace) - mainly an observation role - some late night hours.
Greeting people and directing them to the correct camping/parking area.
Helping with food prep/cleaning - ie.artist kitchen/volunteer party.
Running around checking on festival staff, volunteers - this job is fluid, flexible and ever-changing. You may find yourself helping out in all kinds of random ways.
Being on call and available for first aid duties. Please provide your first aid experience/qualifications with your application.
Helping with setup of signs, fencing, tables, toilets etc. Great if you are handy and like helping out wherever needed to get the job done!
Tear Down Crew
Helping tear down and tidy up the town after all the weekend fun is over for another year. Responsible, reliable volunteers are needed for this role - one of the most important jobs requiring total commitment - no flaking allowed!