Be a Volunteer!
We are now accepting Watermelon Park Fest 2017 Volunteer applications. Sign up for the Newsletter to know first. Help us for six hours in exchange for a three day festival pass. Don’t wait till all the positions are filled to sign up.
If you have volunteered at Watermelon Park Fest for us before then you know this is the funnest and most affordable way to see the festival. Sign up now!
18 years of age or older, conscientious, energetic, courteous and polite.
How To Apply You may apply by clicking the button at the bottom of the page and filling out the Volunteer Survey. If you have any trouble with the survey try contacting the volunteer coordinator by email firstname.lastname@example.org. Volunteer applications will be taken through September 1st. Volunteers will receive their volunteer schedule no later than September 18th. If you notice a scheduling conflict, please notify us as soon possible.
All volunteers who work a six hour shift get a weekend pass. Watermelon Park Fest volunteers can enjoy the festival before and after working assigned shifts.
Please let the Gate staff know when you arrive. There you will receive your entry wristband. Volunteer Check-In is located at the Artist check-in. All volunteers are directed to check in for their volunteer shift 30 minutes prior to their shift beginning. The Volunteer Coordinator will provide you with information/training needed to perform your volunteer duties.
What A Volunteer Needs
Comfortable shoes, warm clothing for cool nights, rain gear insect repellent, sun block/sunscreen lotion, flashlight (if on duty at night), a friendly smile.
Work with one or two other volunteers to help folks enter the festival.
Backstage Gate and Hospitality
Check wristbands backstage for entry and exit, and for meals.
Performance Area Gates
Performance Area Gate Guards: River Gate and Walk-through Gate are staffed by 1-2 volunteers during Main Stage performance hours. Security guards will also be on duty during some of the high-traffic times.
Artist Parking Gate
Artist Parking Gate Guard: the artist gate, at the drive-in entrance to backstage, is usually staffed by 2 volunteers each day. Artists and others with backstage access may park and camp in the backstage area.
The Store is open from 11am-10:30pm. Help sell artists and festival merchandise. Retail experience is useful.
Artist/Guest/Vendor check in-
Artist/Guest/Vendor Check-in tent open 8am – 10pm. Usually manned by 2 volunteers, this position requires friendly and detail orientated people. Prior experience is preferred, but not required.
Before and after the festival. Help load in the sound gear, set up tents, tear down tents ect.
After and during the festival. 2 volunteers will drive around in vehicle provided and pick up recycling from campsites and designated spots. A good way to meet folks and do good for the planet. Must be serious and responsible.
Are you ready?
Then click the button below and fill out the Volunteer sign up form.