2015 Folklife Festival Volunteer
The 49th 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 24th through Sunday, June 28th and Wednesday, July 1st through Sunday, July 5th.
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 before Sunday, June 7th. Please try to have your availability up date to at this time.