25, 26, 27 October


Volunteer applications for the 22nd Dorrigo Folk & Bluegrass Festival are now open and close on the 31st May 2024.

Volunteers have made the Dorrigo Folk & Bluegrass Festival possible for 22 years now. The generosity and hard work of volunteers contributes to year after year of a successful friendly and safe festival environment. 

Why volunteer at the Dorrigo Folk & Bluegrass Festival?

  • Receive a full weekend pass in exchange for 12 hrs of volunteer work. 
  • Receive a volunteer t-shirt.
  • Meet and work with like-minded people who are enthusiastic and passionate about participating in a community event and contributing to the smooth running of a music festival.
  • We can write you a reference upon request once you have volunteered with us.


Our volunteers bring a variety of skills and experience to the festival, with and without formal qualifications.

All volunteers must:

  • Display a respectful, friendly and approachable manner;
  • Show respect and acceptance to all, ensuring everyone an enjoyable and safe experience by embracing diversity regardless of race, age, religion, appearance, gender or sexuality;
  • Contribute to a positive working environment free of intimidation, bullying, ridicule, harassment and abuse;
  • Support and promote a sense of community where every contribution helps create the friendly festival environment we aim to continue fostering;
  • Communicate clearly and kindly;
  • Comply at all times with our policies;
  • Comply with current NSW Government regulations;
  • Show up on time to enthusiastically carry out allocated tasks.

Please remember that:

  • Individuals are accountable for their own actions and must act in accordance with the Human Rights Act 2004 and our Code of Conduct;
  • Volunteers should be mindful of, and responsive to, situations/issues that require attention and use sound judgment and critical thinking to recognise and resolve issues that can be resolved, or reporting any issues necessary to the Volunteer Team Leaders.  
  • Volunteers with previous festival volunteering experience and suitable availability will be given priority during the selection process. 
  • In keeping with our family friendly festival & safety regulations, we do not permit consumption of alcohol, drugs or smoking on the festival site. 
What roles are available?
  • Camping Hub Team – Registrations & Marshalls.
  • Kids Area – help decorate the Kids Area and assist workshops and activities throughout the weekend.
  • Festival Hub – Scanning and sales of Tickets / Merchandise- setting up displays and sales.
  • Festival Gate Welcome Team – Welcoming patrons through gates and checking wristbands.
  • Green Team – Minimise waste to landfill.
  • MC and Venue Managers – MC’ing and Operation of venues.
  • Performer Hub – Welcome, Check-In & assist Performers.
  • Pre-Festival Admin – Computer or management skills required.
  • Festival Set Up/Pull Down Team – site works.
  • Venue Decoration – Artistic flare welcomed.
  • Volunteer Hub Team – Registering & directing volunteers.
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