The festival programme will be released in March 2023. After this, we’ll begin to make arrangements and the volunteer rota will be drawn up during April and May 2023. We’ll provide further updates nearer the time.
As a charity we’re unable to provide any travel and accommodation for volunteers, including getting you to the venue(s) you’re volunteering at. Please see the accommodation and travel FAQ section above for more information to help you plan your visit.
An Orkney Folk Festival committee representative will be present to run each event. As a volunteer you’re generally there to support them and won’t be left alone or in charge of a task you’re uncomfortable with.
As a volunteer you’ll often get to enjoy parts of performances, but you’ll be required to be front of house for most of the event. Therefore, if there are events you’re really excited to see we recommend that you buy tickets rather than volunteering, as we can’t guarantee how much of the event you’ll have… Read more »
Volunteer tasks can vary. Typically, the majority of shifts will involve front of house duties such as stewarding, checking tickets on the door, showing audience members to their seats and letting them know where the toilets are etc. However, we also require volunteers to staff our festival shop, drive artists to venues and help with… Read more »
Please let us know if you’re interested in volunteering for Orkney Folk Festival 2023 by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. If you volunteered in 2022, we’ll have your email address on record and will be in touch when we begin to make arrangements for this year’s festival.