Volunteer Information


The 2017 Volunteer application is now open!

Apply here to work in exchange for your ticket to What The Festival: http://wtf.festivol.net/wtf2017

Please read below for some helpful links and information regarding your participation at the festival…


Your exact volunteer shifts will be scheduled closer to the event. You can expect to receive your schedule at least 1 week prior to WTF!


You will be receiving an e-ticket from Eventbrite 1 week prior to the festival. It will be sent to the email address associated with your festiVOL account, so please ensure the information is correct! General Admission (tent-only) camping is included with your weekend pass, but you will need to provide your own camping gear!


If you carpool with 3 or more people in your vehicle, parking will be FREE! (This applies to volunteers only).
If you travel alone, you will need to be prepared to pay a reduced parking fee of $50 per vehicle.
If you would like to purchase a Car Camping upgrade, you can do so on the WTF Ticketing site.


You will be allowed to check-in 1 day prior to your first volunteer shift. You will ONLY be allowed to check in to the event during Box Office hours, so plan your travel accordingly.

Check back later for 2017 Box Office hours!


Check out the volunteer facebook group to connect about rides, potlucks, & more. Go here & request to join:


For shuttles & other carpooling options:



  • Closed-toed shoes are REQUIRED while working
  • Your volunteer t-shirt
  • Sunscreen
  • Hat
  • Jacket (it gets chilly at night)
  • Bandana or Dust Mask
  • Any necessary medications
  • Refillable Water Bottle (water is FREE!!)
  • Snacks
  • A folding chair & book (some parking shifts can be a bit slow)


You will check in & out of every volunteer shift at Volunteer HQ (next to the FYI Booth). This is the only way you will get credit for the hours you are putting in. From there, you will either be picked up or we will take you in a golf cart where you need to be.


Crew showers will be open to volunteers ONLY during pre & post event days. During the event, Oasis showers are available for purchase.


Meals are not provided to general volunteers (unless noted below). There will be food vendors on site Wednesday-Monday. Please come prepared with enough food to last the duration of your stay!

*PRE-FEST VOLUNTEERS – you will be provided 1 meal each day on Tuesday & Wednesday of pre-fest.

*POST-FEST – Meals will be provided Monday-Wednesday due to the lack of vendor availability! Be sure to pick up your post-fest wristband from Kathryn on Monday morning. Hooray!


If you have any questions at all, please don’t hesitate to be in touch – volunteers@whatthefestival.com


Thank you!