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
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MerleFest Volunteers
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MerleFest Volunteers posing for the camera
Volunteers taking in the Hillside Stage performance
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April 25-28, 2019

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, free parking and shuttle, and/or 10% off camping at River’s Edge Campground. 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, fill out the online volunteer application. We have two applications – our Individual Application and our Stage Crew Only Application. Do not fill out both applications. Choose from one or the other. If you have any questions or need assistance filling out the application, please 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 15?
Volunteer Guidelines
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 working

Volunteer Guidelines

What should I pack? Where do I park? Where do I store my stuff during my shift? Click below and download our Volunteer Guidelines.

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