Thank you for your interest in volunteering with SHIFT Festival!

This event runs on our volunteer spirit. We love our volliez and this event could not happen without YOU! Please read this whole page to understand how our volunteer program works. 

Read about Available Departments Here!

**Please Note: All Volunteers must purchase a ticket**


Here is how it works:

  • Purchase a ticket once they go on sale.
  • Fill out the Volunteer Interest Survey. As departments fill up, they will no longer be available to sign up for, so sign up soon for your first choice! 
  • Once you have been sorted into your departments by our Volunteer Coordinator, individual departments will contact you with information on how to sign up for shifts for that crew in the Volcor system. Filling out the Volunteer Interest Survey does not sign you up for shifts. You must sign up for shifts in Volcor after you hear from your department lead or vollie coordinator.
  • You can work for multiple departments and share credits across teams. You can sign up for as few or as many shifts as you would like. 
  • After signing up and working a certain number of credits (see below), you receive perks at the event and a partial reimbursement after the event


Rockstar Vollies:

To ensure all our volunteer shifts, from pre-festival work parties to post-event LNT, are completely staffed, we have implemented a Rockstar Vollie Policy. This entitles Rockstar Vollies to many perks, including partial ticket reimbursement and meals from Plates (our staff commissary). 

  • Do everything listed above, and… 
  • Sign Up for 16 (or more!) volunteer credits in Volcor. 
    • # of hours per shift X shift weight = credits
    • Not all shifts have the same weight (For example, while most shifts are 1 hour = 1 credit, others may be 1 hour = 2 credits or 0.5 credits). 
    • Credits can be shared across departments. You may wish to work for Buildz pre-event, do a Grass Guardians shift during the event, and work for LNT post event– and that’s okay!
    • Any combination of departments works, as long as you reach 16 or more credits. 
    • Please ask your department leads to clarify the weight of shifts you are signing up for if it is unclear. For further questions, please contact [email protected]
  • If you are signed up for 16+ credits before the event, you will be given a special wristband at Gate which allows access to two meals a day and snacks at the Plates kitchen. Please bring your own plate and utensils. More details about this will be sent to Rockstar Volliez when it gets closer to the event.
  • You may pick up a SHIFT staff shirt at the Info Booth during the event (not required to wear during your shifts). How cool is that?!
  • After SHIFT, Department Leads will verify that volunteers completed all of their shifts. Once this verification process is complete, all volunteers who completed their assigned 16+ credits will be eligible for a Partial Ticket Reimbursement of $190. This is a flat rate regardless of what ticket phase you purchased. 
  • Feel a swell of amazing energy because YOU helped put this festival on!

**Please Note Again: All Volunteers Must Purchase a Ticket**

The Volunteer Interest Survey is open!

Volunteer Interest Survey

Questions? Please contact [email protected]