Volunteers are the life-blood of community festivals.

The organisers of  Kangaroo Valley Folk Festival are all volunteers and the festival itself could not operate without the wonderful people who give their time during the weekend of the festival each year.

Volunteering gives a different perspective of the festival, enhances enjoyment and gives free admission.  Many volunteers have such a good time that they volunteer year after year.

If you are a first time volunteer, you are about to discover a wonderful, rewarding experience!   By volunteering, you will make new friends and obtain great satisfaction from ensuring everyone has an enjoyable and memorable time at the festival. If you are a returning volunteer, welcome back. 


Some of the roles for our team of volunteers include:-

  • ticket office & entry,

  • venue managers

  • merchandise and raffle ticket sellers

  • working in the bar (if you have an RSA certificate)

  • assisting performers,

  • helping with recycling and keeping the site clean and safe. 

  • set up and decorate the site in the two days prior to the festival and to dismantle and clear up the site on the Monday following the festival. 

Please indicate your job preferences when applying.  Certain jobs are popular and the positions fill quickly, so we cannot guarantee that your preferred job will be available and we may offer you other tasks.  The sooner you get your application to volunteer to us the greater the chance of getting your preferred job and times.  Note that we give preference to applicants who are available for the whole festival


If you have experience with working with children, let us know in the message box as we may have special jobs associated with the children’s program. Also if you have any medical or other factor that may affect you doing particular jobs, please advise us in the message box.

What are the Benefits of Volunteering?

A minimum of 8 hours volunteer work entitles you to:

  • Free season pass

  • Free camping on the showground with limited showers.

  • The satisfaction in knowing that you have been an important part of the successful running of a significant event in the folk calendar.

  • Being part of a supportive group that loves the Kangaroo Valley Folk Festival.

The only thing we ask is that all volunteers abide by our volunteers Code of Conduct and agree to the Terms of Agreement as set out below:


Volunteers Code of Conduct

As a volunteer at the Kangaroo Valley Folk Festival, we contribute to the success of the Festival by:

  • Exhibiting at all times a positive and friendly approach with the purpose of ensuring Festival attendees and volunteers have an enjoyable and memorable experience.

  • Promoting the Festival at all times as a fun, interesting and diverse event.

  • Respecting and assisting each other to the best of our ability.

  • Respecting all people we come in contact with regardless of their race, religion, gender, disability, colour or age.

  • Treating all festival goers appropriately, refraining from any abusive, bullying or intimidating behaviour, sexual harassment including any unwanted or unwelcome behaviours

  • Following OH&S practices and policies.

  • Ensuring we are not under the effects of drugs or alcohol while volunteering.

Still want to volunteer? apply here


Applications close 10 October 2022 or when we have enough volunteers.


If you have any questions, send us an email