Music. Moments. Memories.

Volunteer at the greatest music festival on the planet, earn a free ticket for the day, and share the MerleFest love.

Volunteer as a photographer
Lee K Cornet
MerleFest Volunteers
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MerleFest Volunteers posing for the camera
Volunteers taking in the Hillside Stage performance
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Volunteer At MerleFest

Below are some FAQs that folks usually have about volunteering.  As a volunteer you will receive free entry to the festival for the entire day of your shift. More importantly, you will be supporting a major fundraiser for Wilkes Community College. The benefits from this festival to our students and community are too many to list! In other words…you ROCK!

First, you will want to check out the different kinds of “Volunteer Opportunities” we offer. After you’ve read all the fun things you can do, you should fill out the online volunteer application. We can mail one to you if you prefer…just give our volunteer coordinator a call at 336-838-6262 or email



How does volunteering work?
May I send cash, money order, or use a credit card for my volunteer deposit?
Is camping included in the volunteer benefits?
Where do volunteers park?
How do you sign up?
What if I can't make it to the Volunteer Kick-Off Party and Training Event?
What are the requirements to volunteer?
What if I don't have a checking account?
What if I need to be scheduled with a friend or family member?
What if I need to cancel after April 14, 2017?
Further Questions?
Flatop entertains MerleFest Volunteers

Volunteer Opportunities

Click to read about the many different areas for our volunteers. You have the ability to list your top 3 choices in the volunteer application, so be sure to read up on each area!

Volunteers enjoying the day

Volunteer Application

As a volunteer you will receive free entry to the festival for the entire day of your shift. Call or email if you have any questions. 336-838-6262 or