Volunteer at the North Carolina Folk Festival!

The North Carolina Folk Festival needs the support of more than 1,000 volunteers to work with Festival organizers to pull together an event that will make Greensboro—and North Carolina—proud! At the end of the day, volunteers will go home with a free T-shirt and the undying gratitude of Festival attendees and organizers. Average volunteer shifts are on average three hours, and many volunteers sign up for multiple shifts throughout the Festival.

Volunteer Questions? Email volunteer@ncfolkfestival.com.
Note for Student and Youth Volunteers
  • Age 12 – 15? You are welcome to join our Bucket Brigade! Just be sure to have a parent or other adult register to serve with you. Service hours will be noted at the end of your service.
  • If you are at least 16 years old, most of the assignment preferences are open to you, but First Aid, Transportation, Set-up/Strike-down, Ice and Water, and Response Team are restricted to age 18 and up. Please check the descriptions of each area before registering.
  • If you are under 18, you’ll need a parental waiver, and will not be eligible to serve in Transportation or Site Set-up.
  • Our Beer and Wine Areas are restricted to age 21 and up.

If you’re logging service hours, let your team captain know, and he or she will note it at the end of your shift.

(Sorry, no volunteers under age 12, with or without an adult.)


Our on-line registration is closed.

However, we still have lots of volunteer needs! Please come by our volunteer check-in area in the Cultural Arts Center (200 N. Davie Street, Room 203) any time between 8 am and 8 pm on Friday and Saturday, or 8 am and 4 pm on Sunday.


Questions? Write to Volunteer@ncfolkfestival.com.


Click Here to Download the Minor Waiver if you are under 18