More information coming in March! Contact Leah DeLuzio at firstname.lastname@example.org for immediate questions.
Why Do We Have To Pay A Deposit To Be A Volunteer?
We recognize and appreciate how essential our volunteers are to the overall success of FloydFest. Our volunteers rock and FloydFest wouldn’t be possible without you! We would love to trust that everyone who signs up to volunteer will hold up their end of the bargain, but unfortunately that is not always the case.
The deposit is required because we need some level of assurance that all volunteers will show up and follow through with the duties assigned to them. As long as you show up on time, complete your shifts and don’t break any rules, the deposit will be refunded to you after the festival. Nothing would make us happier than to refund every volunteer’s deposit, so just fulfill your commitment and you will receive a refund in the amount of $280 ($300 less the non-refundable $20 application fee). The refund will be in the form of a check and mailed within 2 weeks after the festival
What is a Festival Volunteer?
A Festival Volunteer is someone who enjoys being an active participant in the actual staging of the ‘Revolution’! Festival Volunteers are asked to work one 4 hour shift each day (Wednesday July 23-Sunday July 27) of the festival in exchange for a 5 day General Admission ticket.
Please note: All Festival Volunteers are required to be present and working their scheduled shift all 5 days.
What are some of the perks of being a Festival Volunteer?
Truly the labor is its own reward; there is no feeling quite like helping to set the stage for a Revolutionary get-down! You’ll make new friends and have new, exciting experiences-guaranteed!
You will receive a FloydFest Volunteer T-shirt for volunteering during the festival.
***New This Year: You will have the option of a complementary park-and-camp space at our offsite Delta Lot in the wooded ‘Volunteer Park-and-Camp Village’. However, if you decided to camp onsite, you will need to purchase a General Admission Tent Tag. We ask that all volunteers who purchase a General Admission Tent Tag, camp in our Volunteer Camping in the Global Village area. Please call the FloydFest office (888-823-3787 Ext 1) to purchase your GA Tent Tag.***
How do I apply to volunteer?
There is a $20, non-refundable application-processing fee in order to apply to be a FloydFest Volunteer.
We require a $300 deposit for every accepted application via credit card (Visa or Mastercard). If you fulfill all of your requirements, you will receive a refund by check, within two weeks, in the amount of $280 (Initial deposit minus $20 non-refundable application fee). It will be sent to the name and address you provide so, please, make sure all information is current and accurate. In the event any information changes, email Leah at email@example.com.
Please note: If you do not show up at the festival, or for any one of your scheduled shifts, you will forfeit the entire $300 deposit.
How will I know if I’m accepted?
If your credit card payment is accepted then your application has been accepted. After you click “submit” an email will be sent to the address you’ve provided with pertinent information and your schedule.
If you do not receive this email within 1 hour of signing up please email the Volunteer Coordinator, Leah at firstname.lastname@example.org.
How will I receive my refund of $280?
If you fulfill all of your requirements, you will receive a refund by check, within two weeks, in the amount of $280 (Initial deposit minus $20 non-refundable application fee). It will be sent to the name and address you provide so, please, make sure all information is current and accurate. In the event any information changes, email Leah at email@example.com.
What if my situation changes and I’m no longer able to volunteer?
Please only apply if you are committed to working all 5 days of the festival (Wednesday, July 23-Sunday July 27) and can meet all the requirements explained on the signup form. While we do take true emergencies into consideration, all other cancellations must be made no later than June 1, 2014 to avoid forfeiting the entire $300 deposit. If you cancel before June 1st you will be issued a refund of $280 ($20 app fee is non-refundable) in the form of a check with in 2 weeks after cancellation. Send cancellations to Leah at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Do Festival Volunteers get meals?
No. You are responsible for your own snacks, meals and beverages during FloydFest.
Cold water is available to festival volunteers throughout the weekend at the Volunteer Tent and in your specific volunteer areas. There are free festival water stations throughout the site so please, bring your reusable cups.
Where do I Check-In & park?
All Festival & Site Build volunteers must check-in & park at the offsite Delta Lot.
Please note: Our parking guidelines are dictated by the constrictions of our beautiful site, Federal parkway regulations, and local law enforcement. Please respect this to avoid having your vehicle towed.
When do Festival & Site Build volunteers need to check in?
Check-In for all Festival and Site Breakdown volunteers is no later than 9 pm on Tuesday July 22. If you are unable to make this deadline, please do not apply. There will be a mandatory orientation at the Delta Lot at 9 am Wednesday, July 23.
Will there be designated Volunteer shuttles if I camp offsite at the Volunteer Park-and-Camp Village?
If you decide to camp offsite, in the complementary Delta Lot Volunteer Park-and Camp Village, we will have a designated shuttle that will run from 7:00-8:30am.
It seems there’s plenty of parking along the service road and other side roads off the parkway – can I park there?
NO, your vehicle will be towed. Our service roads must be kept clear for performer vehicles and festival deliveries.
Parking is prohibited along the Blue Ridge Parkway and/or any State Maintained Right of Way (travel surface, shoulders or any other areas) because it is designated as State or Federal land.
Where can I camp?
Volunteers that choose to take advantage of the free camping option, will park-and-camp at the offsite Delta Lot Volunteer Park-and-Camp Village.
If you decided to camp onsite, you will need to purchase a General Admission Tent Tag. We ask that all volunteers camp in our Volunteer Camping in the Global Village area. Please call the FloydFest office (888-823-3787 Ext 1) to purchase your GA Tent Tag.
**Please note that on-site camping (for those volunteers that purchase the General Admission tent tag) will NOT be available for Tuesday evening. Please plan to camp in the Volunteer Park and Camp Village located in the Delta Lot. Volunteers that purchase a General Admission Tent Tag will be able to set up camp onsite starting noon Wednesday, July 23rd! **
Can I bring my dog?
No. We love dogs – but FloydFest is not the place for your pooch. Only registered service animals with official licenses are permitted.
I’m a morning person, can I work all morning shifts?
No, every person must select at least one morning shift and one late shift. This keeps things fair for all.
Please note: We will do our best to accommodate the schedule that you pick; however schedule is subject to change.
My friend/sweetheart/family member and I would like to work our shifts together. Is this possible?
Completing your sign-up form at the same time gives you the best odds of having similar schedules; however, we cannot make any guarantees.
My child is under 18, can they work with me?
No, all volunteers must be over 18 years of age.
Email Leah at email@example.com.
***Please note: FloydFest has a strict NO OUTSIDE ALCOHOL policy. BAGS AND COOLERS WILL BE CHECKED! If you have it, leave it! If you show up for any work shift intoxicated or under the influence of anything…you will be asked to leave and forfeit the entire $300 deposit.***
Can I bring an RV?
RV spots in the offsite Delta Lot are available for purchase. Click: Purchase an RV ticket to secure an RV spot at Delta Lot.