Online Volunteer Registration Opens for the 2018 NC Folk Festival



Over 1000 volunteers needed for 2018 inaugural Festival, running in downtown Greensboro from September 7 – 9, 2018


Online Volunteer Registration is now open for the North Carolina Folk Festival, a FREE, three-day event, running in downtown Greensboro from September 7 – 9, 2018.


As event organizers learned during the National’s three-year residency in Greensboro—volunteers are key to a successful event. Building on the success of last year’s Festival, and based on projected audience growth to 175,000 or more if the weather holds as in the past, organizers hope to secure approximately 1,800 volunteers slots for the 2018 event.

Led by NC Folk Festival Director Amy Grossmann, the Festival Volunteer team has updated the online volunteer registration process for 2018. “Our new system will allow volunteers to schedule themselves for exact time slots and specific roles.”


Volunteers may sign up individually or with groups of friends or colleagues at For more info on registering your civic group to volunteer together, please contact our volunteer coordinators Marcia Woodward and Susan Sassman at Average volunteer shifts are three hours; volunteers may sign up for more than one shift before, during and after the three-day Festival. There will also be opportunities for volunteers to promote the Festival at other events throughout the summer with the Festival Street Team.


All volunteers will be asked to attend an orientation session; depending on their role, some volunteers will also participate in training sessions. Each volunteer will receive a North Carolina Folk Festival t-shirt and create lasting memories.


To learn about volunteer roles and to register, prospective volunteers should visit For more information on the Festival, visit and the Festival’s Facebook page (, and engage with the Festival via social media: