Volunteer at the Festival!

Volunteers are an essential part of the Northwest Folklife Festival! Every year, nearly 800 volunteers staff our entrances, information booths, registration and more to make sure we have the most welcoming community arts festival in the city. Northwest Folklife depends on volunteers to make the Festival happen. Need community service hours? Certificates can be issued to document service.

Fill out a Volunteer Application TODAY!

Want to take your volunteering a bit further? Check out these Volunteer Committees!

Volunteer Benefits

As a thank you for volunteering your valuable time, volunteers receive:

  • A volunteer’s only commemorative button
  • Access to our hospitality area
  • 10% discount on merchandise and beer
  • An invitation to the Saturday Night Participants Party on May 26th (more information to come!)
  • A chance to win amazing prizes as part of our Volunteer Appreciation Program!
  • And most importantly, this gives you a great chance to give back to your community and meet some amazing people and artists in the process!


Volunteer Training

Check back soon to view our 2012 Northwest Folklife Festival Volunteer Training Videos!


Volunteer FAQs

Click HERE to view our Northwest Folklife Festival Volunteer FAQs! If you have further questions, please email our Volunteer Department at volunteers@nwfolklife.org!