Volunteer group

Volunteering at the Waterfront Blues Festival 

In 2015, more than 1,500 volunteers gave over 6,500 hours of their time at the Waterfront Blues Festival!

Volunteers handle everything from greeting blues fans and collecting donations to packing donated food and working at various booths.

Volunteer Registration begins Wednesday, June 1. Please check back then to sign up for a volunteer shift!‚Äč

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What volunteers are saying ...

"I always ended up with a role that allowed me to feel like I was making a difference, even though some positions were slow or minor.”

“From application to leaving my shifts, everything was extremely laid-back and casual, yet I could tell the level of organization behind the scenes was very strong.”

“It was clear that you think very highly of your pool of volunteers, as the level of trust and confidence in our work was exceptionally high compared to many volunteer jobs.” 

"The merchandise tent was terrific. The OFB staff there REALLY made me feel appreciated. She was so helpful, supportive, friendly and fun.” 

"Thanks so much for allowing me to be a part of such a wonderful event and help out in a way that can really make a difference for people.”