What does a Sun Valley Jazz & Music Festival volunteer do?
Traditionally volunteers have filled the following positions:
⦁ Pre-festival Office Workers provide administrative support before the festival (A limited number of hours will be available)
⦁ Airport Drivers pick up musicians at Boise Airport and transport to Sun Valley
⦁ Shift Captains oversee the music venues with their team of Volunteers, greet guests and thank our Sponsors
⦁ Venue Color Team Volunteers oversee the music venues, greet guests and thank our Sponsors
⦁ Sales and Will Call Volunteers sell badges and tickets
⦁ Volunteer Room / Communications Office Attendants. This year we will be combining the Volunteer Room and the Communications Office. Attendants will be busy answering the phone, taking messages, recording venue counts as they are called in, stocking snacks and making coffee for our Volunteers and Jazz Festival staff as they pass through on their way to and from their assignments. Duties also include keeping the room neat and tidy at all times and standing by to fill volunteer assignments, as needed, if someone can't make it.
How much time during the Jazz & Music Festival does a volunteer work?
Volunteers who work a minimum of 12 hours are qualified to receive a 5-day General Admission pass to the Festival. Paying patrons are welcome to volunteer for as little as one shift. Volunteers earning an admission pass will get scheduling priority over paying patrons or employee badges.
Volunteers in Sales & Will Call
How do I become a Volunteer?
All volunteers must apply using the on-line form each year. Follow these 4 easy steps:
1. Read the Commitment Form HERE. You must initial that you have read and agree to it on the application.
2. Read the Hold Harmless Waiver HERE You must initial that you have read and agree to it on the application.
3. Read Volunteer Job Descriptions HERE Volunteer Job Descriptions are defined and refined each year.
4. After you've read the important information above, submit an application HERE
Please submit an application for EACH PERSON. You may indicate a spouse or partner in the application comments section if you wish to volunteer together, but please fill out an application for each person. We will do our best to fulfill those requests.
If you need assistance with the on-line application, please call the Sun Valley Jazz Office after April 1st, 2023 and apply over the phone.
Do I have to apply each year?
Yes, with today’s active lifestyles, people move and change phone numbers, email and addresses. The application ensures we get your updated contact information, confirm your intentions to participate this year, and capture your first and second choices for the upcoming festival. We build our volunteer database from your applications each year.
Volunteering in the Limelight Ballroom
"Volunteer in Training"
When do I find out if I have been accepted?
The form will give you a Thank You message once the application is complete. Applicants receive an email and a link to the volunteer-only website once their application has been accepted.
When will I receive my assignment?
Final positions and schedules will be posted by October 1 on the volunteer-only web site. Positions are subject to change due to cancellations and changes in music sets. Please be clear on your application of your availability.
When would I have to be in Sun Valley?
⦁ Pre-festival workers start Monday October 16 before the festival.
⦁ All other volunteers must arrive Wednesday Oct. 18 at 10 am for job specific or site-specific training unless otherwise approved by the Volunteer Coordinator.
What expenses would I have?
New volunteers must purchase the official teal-colored SV Jazz & Music Festival volunteer shirt that is worn with appropriate slacks, trousers or a skirt. Shirts may be picked up in the Volunteer Office when you pick up your volunteer packet.
When Volunteer Applications open on April 1st, we will provide a link to ordering a shirt if you don't already have one.
Short sleeve polo= $27.50 (incl tax) or Long Sleeves = $30.80 (incl tax). If you have extra shirts that you would like to sell or donate, please contact me.
Each volunteer who is scheduled for 12 hours receives one 5-Day General Admission Pass. Failure to complete your work hours will require payment for the badge.
Volunteers reserve and pay for their own lodging arrangements and travel, as well as meals and other expenses.
Didn't we have a BLAST last year? Are you ready to do it again? Me neither but that's what the months between now and then are for. Haha. Remember to fill out your Volunteer Application!
A bit about me. I have 2 teenage daughters that are the joy of my life. I love spending as much time as possible with them. I also love hiking, reading and connecting with new and old friends.
I look forward to seeing you at the Festival this year, Oct. 18-22, 2023!
P.S. Please add me to your contacts so my emails don’t end up in your SPAM folder. Volunteer@sunvalleyjazz.org