21, 22, 23, October


Volunteer applications for the 20th Festival are now open!  We welcome back past Volunteers and new. Please  Apply here!

We will get back to you as with a reply as soon as possible.

Together with the Festival Committee we aim to run another smooth and enjoyable festival for all. To help us, we ask that as volunteers, you be helpful and friendly to all including ticket holders, performers, stage crew and your fellow volunteers.

Volunteer Information

Please ensure that you understand what we expect of you as a Festival Volunteer.

  • A  minimum of 10 Volunteer hours is required to receive a weekend Festival Pass.
  • You will need to book and pay for Festival Camping tickets if camping at the Showgrounds.
  • We encourage local Volunteers to apply to help us over the Festival Weekend.
  • Please register at the Volunteer Hub as soon as you arrive at the festival to receive your Volunteer Wristband (there are no Volunteer Wristbands located at the Main Ticket Office). Ensure that your registration is completed with one of the Volunteer Hub Team, and that you have received your wristband. Check for any last minute changes to the roster.
  • Before each shift you must sign-on at the Volunteer Hub. Allow yourself 10-15 minutes to sign on and arrive at your volunteer shift location for swap-over. You will receive either a high-vis vest or a lanyard (depending on your role) for the duration of your shift.  Sign-off at the Volunteer Hub after each shift has concluded and hand in your lanyard or high-vis vest.
  • Please wear your Volunteer Wristband at all times as this allows you access to all festival venues.
  • Familiarise yourself with the layout of the showgrounds prior to the commencement of the festival and your shifts-venues, food, toilets, Ticket Office etc. so that you are able to offer friendly and accurate directions to festival goers.
  • Volunteers who do not show up on time, cooperate or act responsibly will not be invited back to the festival as a volunteer and will be asked to pay for their ticket.
  • There is to be no smoking or consumption of alcohol or drugs while on duty. We ask that you eat before your shift and please have a drink bottle on you to keep hydrated!
  • Please note that after submitting this online form you will be included on our eligibility list but not guaranteed a volunteer position until you have been contacted at a later date by one of the Festivals Volunteer Co-ordinators. This process takes some time so we ask for your patience. Once it has been submitted you will receive an email confirming that we have received your application.
  • When selecting volunteers we consider your previous festival volunteering experience, your connection with the Dorrigo Community and your availability. However we do accept new volunteers.
  • You will receive detailed information about your Volunteer Position and Shifts when you have been selected as a volunteer.
  • We ask that no last minute changes to the roster are asked for as this complicates the entire system. Dire circumstances will be considered.

The roles

  • Festival Hub Team – Welcome / Tickets / Merchandise / Admin.
  • Festival Site Team – Rubbish rooms / Cleaning / Venue Marshalls / Information..
  • Festival Set up (Wed, Thurs, Fri) / Pull down (Sun-Mon) Team Includes physical work and logical thinking.
  • MC and Stage Managers: Experience required
  • Camping Hub Team: Directing campers as they arrive and checking tickets.
  • Volunteer Hub Team To be on duty at the Volunteer Hub registering Volunteers as they arrive and giving them the correct Volunteer Pack and information.

Thank you for your participation! The DF&BF Inc. relies on our cheerful and responsive volunteer crew, and we hope you have a fun-filled festival!

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