The festival programme launches in March. We’ll begin to make arrangements for the volunteer rota in April and May. You’ll receive more information in the run up to the festival.
As a charity we’re unable to provide travel and accommodation, including getting you to where you’re volunteering at. Please see our accommodation and travel FAQs to help plan your visit.
An Orkney Folk Festival representative will be present to run each event. You’re generally there to support them and won’t alone or in charge of a task you’re uncomfortable with.
You’ll often get to enjoy parts of performances, but you’ll be needed front of house for most of the event. If there are events you’re excited to see we recommend that you buy tickets rather than volunteering. We can’t guarantee how much of the event you’ll have to time to watch.
Volunteer tasks can vary. Most shifts involve front of house duties such as checking tickets and showing people to their seats. Other roles include working in our shop, driving artists and helping set up and clear venues.
Let us know you’re interested by emailing email@example.com. If you volunteered with us before, we’ll have your email address on record. We’ll be in touch when we begin to make arrangements for our next festival.