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We want you!

Volunteer for the World Rhythm Festival!

The World Rhythm Festival is entirely run by a team of dedicated, fun-loving volunteers.  

Put yourself in the middle of the action or behind the scenes at the World Rhythm Festival.  

Please stay tuned for additional info on how to schedule your volunteer shift!

Here is the description of 2017 volunteer positions:

Load in & Set up - Friday morning only!

  • Before the Festival begins, help carry in supplies and equipment from vehicles to Armory.  
  • Set up of Dance Floor. Must be able to stand for 4+ hour and lift 25lbs.

Retail Table:  

  • Perform retail services during the festival:  handle money, sell t-shirts and raffle tickets, festival schedules.  Prefer retail experience, sales experience but not mandatory.

Artist/Volunteer Check in Table:  

  • Before and during the festival, sit at one location to check in artists, volunteers and answer any questions.  
  • This position is great for people with limited mobility.    
  • Should have Customer Service experience.

Info Services:  

  • At the Armory HUB, answer questions about the Festival including amenities, programs, class locations, schedule changes.  
  • Back up retail sales as needed.  
  • Should have Customer Service experience. 


  • During the Festival, be on call to run errands, make change, give breaks, check on presenters and assist where assisting is needed.  
  • Assist artists with equipment load in and out from the Main Stage area.  
  • Must be able to be on your feet for 2+ hours.

Load Out:  Sunday Evening Only! 

  • Help pack up supplies and equipment.  
  • Load out dance floor. 
  • Load out all equipment including drums from Armory into vehicles.  
  • Remove all signage from Festival locations
  • And duties as assigned.
  • Must be able to stand for 4+ hour and lift 25lbs. 

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The World Rhythm Festival is presented by:
World Rhythm Festival Art by Don Baker
Building Community Through Rhythm

Festival Art by Don Baker
Website and hosting by Zorin
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