SolarFest is made possible by the generous gift of time and expertise from our Volunteers and Workshop Presenters. We are all extremely grateful to the individuals and businesses who contribute to SolarFest’s success. Their continued support helps maintain the financial health of the organization and makes it possible for us to provide our unique blend of music, arts and hands on learning.
Learn how you join this unique group of organizations that share our passion for renewable energy, sustainable living, thriving communities and caring for our planet. Much of what makes SolarFest unique stems from our community of volunteers – veterans and new – who come together each summer to prepare the site, run the festival and break it down after it is over. The production of a fun, stress-free and smoothly run festival depends entirely on the hundreds of you who join us every July. We are so grateful for your attentive commitment to SolarFest!
WHAT YOU GIVE TO SOLARFEST
- A few hours of your time, generally one three-hour shift per day
- $15.00 for a SolarFest Volunteer T-shirt — You MUST wear a SolarFest Volunteer T-shirt while volunteering
- Show up to your designated shift ten minutes before time, wearing your t-shirt and ready to work
- Orientation: All volunteers are must join us for one of our two volunteer orientations
WHAT SOLARFEST GIVES TO YOU
- Admission to the entire event
- Camping in the Volunteer Camping Area
- The opportunity to experience this amazing event from the inside – to help us put on a great and kind festival and give a gift of SolarFest to others through your efforts
- A place to make new friends and contacts, and to be a part of the solution
SolarFest requires volunteers in many areas of the festival. Click here to download the SolarFest Volunteer Job Descriptions. These descriptions should help you decide which job is best suited to your interests, experience and skills. We appreciate your thoughtfulness in requesting a job that you believe is a good match for you!
While all jobs require your enthusiasm and positive representation of SolarFest, there are some jobs (noted in the job description on the list) that need certain skills and some training. For these jobs there is an additional step to make sure that you fully understand and can commit to the job requirements. Expect a follow-up email from that Department Head, who reserves the right of approval. Although we do our best to match you to your preference, we cannot guarantee that you will get your first choice. Your early registration gives you the best chance for that!
All volunteer applicants must complete a registration form, one per applicant. Do not include other members of your household on your form. Please answer all questions completely. In order to volunteer for SolarFest, you MUST register. If you do not own or have access to a computer and are not able to access or print out our on-line form, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll get you set up.
For those under the age of 18: Official SolarFest volunteers must be 12 years of age or older. All volunteers between the ages of 12 and 17 will be contacted by the volunteer coordinator to complete the Parental Permission process. For minors, registration cannot be confirmed without the signed paper form.
If you have questions about volunteering, contact us by email at email@example.com