Volunteers from Portland, Oregon
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
⦁ Festival Planners create volunteer schedules and training plans
⦁ Airport Drivers pick up musicians at Boise Airport and transport to Sun Valley
⦁ Site Managers and Shift Captains oversee the music venues
⦁ Site Door Greeters check badges and clean up between music sets
⦁ Sales and Will Call sell badges and tickets
⦁ Communications Office records venue counts and provides a hub for communications
⦁ Lobby Greeters do just that!
How much time during the Jazz & Music Festival does a volunteer work?
Volunteers who want a 5-day general admission pass serve a minimum of 12 hours. 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 the Communications Center
Sales · Lobby Greeters · 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 new 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)
4. 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.
Applicants needing assistance with the on-line application may email email@example.com and someone will call you to apply over the phone. You may also call the Jazz Office and apply over the phone after Memorial Day. 1-877-478-5277
Why do I have to apply each year?
With today’s active lifestyles, people move and change cell 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.
Volunteers at Satchmos
Volunteers at River Run
"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 (or phone call if they do not have email) once they have been assigned.
When will I get 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 10 before the festival.
⦁ All other volunteers must arrive Wednesday Oct. 12 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.
Order Volunteer Shirts by calling 1-877-478-5277
Short sleeve polo= $27.50 (incl tax) or Long Sleeves = $30.80 (incl tax).
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.
While I'm new to the Volunteer Coordinator position, I'm not new to the Festival. I worked for the Jazz Festival in 2015-2016 in an administrative role and am very blessed to be back on the scene. I have many years of administrative and office management experience and I love connecting with people. I have 2 teenage daughters that are the joy of my life. In my spare time, I love spending time with my girls, hiking, reading, and meeting up with friends.
I look forward to talking to you and finally meeting you at the Festival this year, Oct. 12-16, 2022!
P.S. Please add me to your contacts so my emails don’t end up in your SPAM folder. Volunteer@sunvalleyjazz.org