Hardly Strictly Bluegrass would not be possible without the help of our dedicated and talented volunteers. Our volunteer program provides us with a core group of operations and logistics staff that help facilitate the on-site activities during the event, in a variety of positions.

Here is a quick breakdown of our typical positions:

Decor: Volunteers in our decor department help to both set up and beautify our many stages. This position is most critical during our setup and take down periods, but work continues throughout the weekend. These positions are typically stationary, with volunteers keeping primarily to one or two stages.

Recycling: Our recycling department helps to keep Golden Gate Park beautiful, by helping to manage our waste facilities and keeping an eye on the condition of the festival as a whole. This position is typically mobile and semi-autonomous, allowing our volunteers to go where they are needed and to see music while they work.

Bike Valet: Bike valet department needs active, enthusiastic individuals to keep the festival running when people arrive and when it comes time for them to leave. This position is highly active, as volunteers will assist patrons as they check their bikes into and out of our valet section. Speed is of the essence, but it is an energizing and fun experience.

Parking: Parking volunteers will assist with helping vehicles find their respective parking zones, and is a stationary position that relies on our volunteers being able to provide information in an accurate and friendly way.

Museum & Penny Press: Volunteers in our museum will enjoy a stationary and air-conditioned position, as they answer questions about the museum and ensure its smooth operation. Our souvenir penny press is a stationary outdoor position that has our volunteers using a simple crank to turn pennies into souvenir coins. Both are social and engaging positions, and need people with friendly dispositions.

Hospitality: Hospitality volunteers will help our managers to keep the festival staff and our artists fed and happy. This position requires capable, competent volunteers who are not shy about delivering water and snacks across the festival. This is an active but rewarding post, and affords a great perspective on the inner workings of the festival.

Other positions arise if need be as the festival progresses. Competent volunteers may be asked to help out with our Friends and Family section, our Info Booths, or our Merchandise, but these positions are not typically staffed before the event starts.

  • While volunteering at Hardly Strictly Bluegrass is a fun and enjoyable experience, we do have a few regulations to keep our program running smoothly.
  • Drinking is prohibited while volunteering
  • Smoking is prohibited while volunteering
  • Dogs are not allowed while volunteering
  • Please be respectful of our backstage environment (i.e. please don’t harass artists or staff)
  • Lost shirts/passes will not be replaced
  • Bring a water bottle! We will have a water station to use but will NOT provide bottled water
  • Meals will be provided, but they are first come, first serve so please take breaks to eat

If you would like to join us in making this the best Hardly Strictly Bluegrass festival to date, then please take a look at our volunteer sign-up form and register.

Fill out the sign-up form at http://tinyurl.com/hsbvolunteer

We will be in contact shortly with your approved shifts.

For questions or comments, please email: volunteer@hardlystrictlybluegrass.com
We can’t wait to see you!