Volunteer Registration for the 2023 NC Folk Fest is Open!

Each year hundreds of our friends, fans, and neighbors contribute their time, skills, and knowledge to making the annual NC Folk Fest happen!

It’s an exciting time for downtown Greensboro – with new real estate and infrastructure projects, and with new businesses!  With these developments to the downtown landscape come changes to the way we position and time NC Folk Fest activities – from set-up through the festival to break down.

Online Volunteer Registration Closed - But you can still help!

We are so thankful for the over 800 community member who have already signed up to volunteer for the 2023 Folk Festival.  Our Volunteer Local registration site is now closed.  

Are you still looking for a volunteer spot at the festival?  Be assured, we still have a location just for you!!  Check in with the good folks at Volunteer Check-In and they’ll send you to the job where you are needed. We look forward to seeing you at the Greensboro Cultural Center, 200 N. Davie Street, room 203!!

Thank you!!

NC Folk Fest Values: Volunteers Are Partners

Our volunteers are critical partners who bring the annual NC Folk Fest to life each September. 

The North Carolina Folk Festival is the 501c3 nonprofit organization that produces the annual NC Folk Fest, a 3-day, multi-stage, free-admission cultural celebration of folk and traditional arts in downtown Greensboro.  Each year we recruit 500+ volunteers, serving in roughly 20 roles, to make sure the NC Folk Fest runs smoothly and efficiently.

Volunteers Are Donors

Our volunteers are donors who maintain and sustain us with their time, skills, and knowledge.
In collaboration with our year-round administrative staff and dozens of seasonal professional contractors, our volunteers donate just over 2,000 hours of their  time, skill, and knowledge to our organization.  In today’s valuation, that’s an equivalent of at least $55,260 dollars we would otherwise have to fundraise in order to maintain the scale and quality of service, hospitality, and barrier-free admission we provide to our artists, vendors, and audiences every year!

Volunteers Grow Capacity

Our volunteers grow our capacity to nurture a sense of belonging and community through the arts.

Our volunteers enhance our purpose and ability to contribute to community vibrancy and inclusivity.