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Help to Support the Richmond Folk Festival by becoming a Volunteer

A message from the good folks at the Richmond Folk Festival.




Have you ever wondered what makes the Richmond Folk Festival so great? Sure, it’s the music, food, crafts, and culture, but what makes it even better are the volunteers who show up and support it! From beverage sales to safety escorts to the bucket brigade, each volunteer makes the festival better. It’s also a great opportunity for groups who are looking for fun ways to contribute to the community.

This is how you can help support Richmond’s amazing arts and music community – sign up to volunteer for a 3–4 hour shift

Benefits of volunteering for the Richmond Folk Festival:

  • A FREE Volunteer T-shirt
  • FREE close-in parking during your shift
  • A discount at the merchandise tent
  • A very special chance to join the after-party where you can rub elbows with some of the festival performers!
  • Advanced notice on artists and news from the festival
We rely on more than 800 awesome folks to help collect donations, sell sodas, pour beer, and more! And it’s easy, just sign up to volunteer today!

We especially need to fill these positions:

Bucket Brigade
We need energetic, smiling folks roaming the site with our signature orange buckets looking for “drops in the bucket.” These donations to the festival will help with the production of the next festival, so here is your chance to keep this wonderful event going!

Soda and Water Sales
While enjoying the music from the nearby stage, sell ice-cold bottles of water and soft drinks; a great way to interact with many festival attendees! (Suitable for youths 14 and older, or as young as 10 if accompanied by an adult volunteer for the full shift.)

Safety Escorts
Walk alongside the artists’ vans clearing pedestrian traffic with a whistle (and a smile). Wear comfortable shoes, you’ll be doing a lot of walking. This is a great assignment for groups or organizations to work together.

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Richard Hayes is the co-founder of RVAHub. When he isn't rounding up neighborhood news, he's likely watching soccer or chasing down the latest and greatest board game.