Grey Fox Festival Volunteer Crew Descriptions
Please choose a first, second and third choice of crews if you decide to apply. Only Veteran Volunteers who are positive their Crew Chief expects them should choose only one crew. New applicants who choose only one crew won’t be placed elsewhere if there are no openings on the crew of choice.
If you don’t see one of the choices on the application here under crew descriptions, it’s because that crew is not open. Do not choose it unless you are pre-approved.
Should you be accepted, you will receive e-mails with contact information for your Crew Chief and you can begin planning your Volunteer experience.
Artist Transportation Crew
Emergency Medical Services Crew
Family Stage Crew
Gate Ticketing Crew
Ticket sales, ticket/wristband exchange, and vehicle identification at main Festival entrance. Other duties include greeting and providing helpful information the public. Volunteers should possess an attention to detail and retail experience is a plus for handling cashier duties. Front gate shifts begin 7 AM Wednesday Festival week through Saturday night at 11pm. ALL volunteers must be able to do a shift on Wednesday.
Front of Stage Crew
This crew provides meals for all volunteers beginning on Wednesday 7/13 through Sunday 7/17 and runs 3 shifts/day, breakfast, lunch and dinner. Be advised that even if you are on site early, you will not be able to take advantage of your food benefit unless your Crew Chief lists you as working a full shift on Wednesday.
Most Hospitality Crew volunteers will work one of the following shifts for the entire festival:
Breakfast: 6:00 – 10:30 Thurs – Sun
Lunch: 10:30 – 3:30 Thurs – Sun
Dinner: 3:30 – 8:30 Wed – Sat
ALL volunteers, new and returning, must check in with Chris either at the Farmhouse or under the Hospitality Tent upon arrival and settling in on site. New volunteers will be oriented to Hospitality during their first shift. Traditionally, many new volunteers are assigned to the dinner shift.
Hospitality Pre-Fest Crew
This crew provides meals for Site Crew volunteers before the festival from Saturday 7/9 through Tuesday 7/12 and runs 3 shifts/day: breakfast, lunch and dinner. Shift assignments are made based on seniority. We will need several people to work Sunday-Wednesday (instead of Saturday-Tuesday) so please indicate if you would prefer this option.
Information Booth Crew
Prior volunteer service and/or knowledge of the local area is preferred. Information Booth Volunteers answer questions, provide information about the site and surrounding community, and oversee Lost & Found. This team facilitates other services to the Festival and gathers customer suggestions and concerns. You must be resourceful, patient, friendly, have a “can-do” attitude and be a good communicator. Crew duties begin Wednesday morning Festival week through Sunday afternoon. Shifts run from early morning until one hour past the end of the last performance of the day. Everyone works either Wednesday or Sunday.
Stage Crews & Green Room
Traffic & Safety Crew
VIP Check In Crew
This crew checks in volunteers, artists, festival guests, and media at the main festival entrance. Skills and experience required include: prior volunteer service, clear communication skills, substantial knowledge of the event, familiarity with bluegrass artists, patience, and a welcoming nature. Shifts: Noon Tuesday through Noon Sunday. This crew has limited openings each year. During the event volunteers must work a morning (8-noon), afternoon (noon-4pm), early evening (4-8pm) and late evening (8-midnight) shift. Please use the notes section to describe your experience and skills.