2014 Folklife Festival Volunteer
The 48th annual Smithsonian Folklife Festival, produced by the Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage, is a living exhibition of traditional culture that enables the public to learn from and interact with exemplary bearers of diverse traditions.
Volunteers are critical to the success of the Festival and work closely with the Festival staff and participants. Volunteers contribute to a variety of duties, which include conducting surveys, assisting stage managers, audiovisual documentation of performances, and general administrative and production support. These are just a few of the opportunities available. Year after year, volunteers return to the Festival because it offers great fun, great people and lots to learn.
Volunteers are needed before, during and after the annual Smithsonian Folklife Festival, which will be held on the National Mall Wednesday, June 25th through Sunday, June 29th and Wednesday, July 2nd through Sunday, July 6th.
Volunteers who work for an 8 hour shift are eligible to receive a meal voucher to redeem during their shift.
PLEASE NOTE: We will give priority to applications submitted by Sunday, June 8th. Make sure to have all of your availability up date to at this time so we can create your official volunteer schedule.