Thank you for your interest in the Richmond Folk Festival! After completing the application form below, click the "continue" button. You will receive an email acknowledgement of your application. Assignments will be emailed later this summer. We appreciate your support of the RFF.

Jamie Thomas

Volunteer Coordinator


The Richmond Folk Festival will follow all current OHSA, CDC, state and local guidelines as well as additional measures determined by the event producers to ensure public safety. All staff, volunteers, vendors, crew, artist and guests entering controlled spaces will be required to adhere to these guidelines and requirements while present in the festival footprint. This may include wearing a face-covering or mask, maintaining social distance of 6-ft when possible, not reporting to work if experiencing symptoms related to COVID-19 or following a recent exposure to a positive COVID-19 person, and providing contact information for contact tracing. These guidelines will be materially updated and published by September 1, 2021.

Name and address

Demographic Information

At check-in, you will receive an official Richmond Folk Festival Volunteer tee-shirt to be worn during your shift. Please indicate your gender and tee-shirt size so that we can order the correct number of shirts.

Emergency Contact Information

Please enter the name and telephone number of an emergency contact.


Listed below are currently open volunteer shifts for the Richmond Folk Festival. You may select up to 3 assignment preferences for each day. This will allow us, based on the number of shifts you indicate you are willing to serve, to place you in multiple shifts on one or more days. Each shift is typically 4 hours. Please note, assignment times are subject to change as we approach the Festival date. We will try to place you in your preferred assignment and appreciate your flexibility with your time and talent as this may not always be possible as openings are filled.

Volunteer Service Section

Please indicate the number of Richmond Folk Festivals (including National 2005-2007) that you have served as a volunteer.

Volunteer Waiver Form

I do hereby for myself, my successors, heirs, and assigns, fully and completely RELEASE and HOLD HARMLESS the City of Richmond, Venture Richmond, the National Council for Traditional Arts, all producing partners, sponsors and affiliates for the Richmond Folk Festival dba National Folk Festival and their officers, servants, agents and employees from any and all claims demands and actions that I may have, or that my successors, heirs, or assigns may have, on account of loss, damage, or injury, including personal injury or death that I may sustain while volunteering for the Richmond Folk Festival. I do hereby voluntarily assume all risks, known and unknown, from volunteering for the Richmond Folk Festival. I understand that the Richmond Folk Festival partners do not provide compensation, except as otherwise provided by law and that a volunteer does not have the status of benefits of an employee. I understand the position that I will perform.

I agree to volunteer according to this waiver for the Richmond Folk Festival beginning October 8, 2021 and ending October 10, 2021 with set up as early as October 1, 2021 and break down as late as October 14, 2021. If under 18, please have an adult guardian sign as well. If serving alcoholic beverages, I certify I am 21 years of age or older.