VOLUNTEER

In the last decade, 3,000+ volunteers have helped make Treefort happen. We’re looking for new and familiar faces to help out before, during, and after the festival. Schedule your shifts around your lineup favorites, work with your friends, and join our community.

Volunteers pay a non-refundable $30 registration fee and receive a 5-Day GA wristband and t-shirt – you’ll pick those up at our Volunteer Rally on the week of the fest. 

Volunteers are required to work at least 15 hours (estimated 3 shifts) throughout the festival. At least one shift of your 3 shifts is required to be on Friday, Saturday, or Sunday evening/night. Know that by volunteering, you may miss some programming, but you select your shifts and can plan accordingly with your top choices. 

Under 21? You’re required to work at least 10 hours (typically 2 shifts). 

Want to help out more? Priority shift selection is available for volunteers who work 20 hours (estimated 4 shifts). 

An $150 deposit to cover the cost of the wristband, refunded after volunteers complete the minimum number of shifts, is required before you can pick up your pass. Volunteers can request to waive this deposit on their volunteer application. Eligibility for a deposit waiver includes current status as a continuing student, previous volunteer experience at Treefort, or demonstrated financial need. 

Volunteers sign up for shifts in early March, 2022.

  • Must be at least 14 years of age (volunteers under 18 must join an additional training and submit parental consent) 
  • We welcome volunteers from Idaho and beyond (30+ states since 2012). We are unable to provide transportation or accommodations, so be sure to plan your logistics accordingly. 

 

We encourage folks of all backgrounds and abilities to apply to the Treefort Volunteer Program. There are a wide range of volunteer shifts during the fest that require different abilities, under the volunteer team description tab, you’ll find physical requirements listed with each team. These requirements are in place to ensure your safety, and the safety of the staff, artists, and festival-goers. If you do not meet the eligibility requirements, but still want to participate in volunteering, please contact our team and we can work with you to select shifts that match your needs.

On your application, you’ll indicate your top 3 volunteer team choices. These choices won’t guarantee a spot on your desired team, but we do our best to find the team you want. You’ll be assigned to your volunteer team within about a week of submitting your application. 

 

Music Venues Be an assistant for the venue manager, manage lines, check wristbands, or be on call for shifts. Volunteers must be able to stand or walk without assistance for an extended period (i.e. up to 5 hours) of time and be able to walk up and down flights of stairs in case of emergency. Venue assistant positions may require ability to lift 25-30 pounds. 

Green Team Keep Treefort green! Help manage trash, recycling, and composting at the Main Stage. Volunteers must be able to stand or walk without assistance for an extended period (i.e. up to 5 hours) of time, and be able to lift 25 – 50 pounds. 

Hospitality Assist in managing hospitality in the artist lounge by making sure snacks and beverages are stocked. Volunteers must be able to stand or walk without assistance for an extended period (i.e. up to 5 hours) of time, and be able to lift 25 – 50 pounds. 

Merch Assist the Merch team with inventory, customer service, set up, and tear down. Volunteers must be able to stand or walk without assistance for an extended period (i.e. up to 5 hours) of time, and be able to lift 25 – 50 pounds. 

Artist + Press Relations Assist the Artist Relations and Press Relations team with checking in guests, customer service, set up and tear down, and additional duties as requested. Volunteers must be able to stand or walk without assistance for an extended period (i.e. up to 5 hours) of time, and be able to walk up and down flights of stairs in case of emergency. 

Alefort For the beer lovers. Pour beer, sell tokens, help handle the crowds, sell Alefort merch. Volunteers must be at least 21 years of age. Volunteers must be able to stand or walk without assistance for an extended period (i.e. up to 5 hours) of time. 

NEW! Food And Beverage: The FAB Team is made up of current, local front and back-of-house industry employees. You must be 19 years or older for Kitchen placement, 18 years or older for service. FAB Volunteers will work 2 shifts for a total of 8-12 hours. More info can be found here.

Wine/Cider: For the wine and the cider lovers. Pour wine and cider. Volunteers must be at least 21 years of age. Volunteers must be able to stand or walk without assistance for an extended period (i.e. up to 5 hours) of time. 

Decorfort You’ll participate in the set up and take down of our bigger venue spaces. Volunteers must be able to stand or walk without assistance for an extended period (i.e. up to 5 hours) of time, and be able to lift 25 – 50 pounds. 

+Other Forts Assist at Storyfort, Filmfort, Comedyfort, Foodfort, Kidfort, Dragfort, Hackfort, Yogafort & Artfort! Help with set up and tear down, checking wristbands, selling merch, and general help for the teams. Physical requirements dependent on shift selection. 

Put Me Anywhere Anywhere, any team – wherever Treefort needs your help most! Physical requirements dependent on shift selection.

Are you an artist, attendee, or a Treefort enthusiast that wants to be more involved in the fest? Complete the above volunteer application and select Passholder Program. Passholders have the opportunity to work 1+ shift anywhere in the fest. No $30 application fee is required.