Join the Friends of Pete Team for PeteFest Music Festival and become a part of the festival!

Please read the volunteer requirements and information below, and the PeteFest Volunteer Waiver and Release of Liability before signing up. Volunteer positions will be assigned based on festival needs.

Volunteering at PeteFest is simple:

Ticket refunds are issued after the festival and are eligible upon the completion of your shift(s). You also have the option to donate your ticket refund directly to The Pete Foundation.

Why Volunteer?
Don’t just attend PeteFest; be a part of it! In exchange for becoming a PeteFest volunteer, you’ll receive a full refund on your ticket purchase. Plus, when you’re not working, you get to experience the festival.

What are the requirements to be a Volunteer at PeteFest Music Festival?

Volunteer FAQ

What are the shifts like?
All volunteer shifts are 3 hours. You get one free day for every shift you work, so if you want a free weekend pass, you’ll work 3 shifts.

Where will I be working? Can I choose where I will be placed?
Shifts in each department fill up on a first come, first serve basis. Additional shifts may open up closer to the festival if/when someone cancels.

What are the perks of being a PeteFest volunteer?

Why do I have to purchase a ticket before I can volunteer?
By buying a ticket, it shows us that you’re committed to being at the event. After you’ve checked in and completed your shift – all tickets will be refunded within 5 business days after the event.

My bestie is also volunteering. Can you coordinate my shift with his or hers?
You have the option in the sign-up form to indicate a friend you’d like to work with. You will each need to buy a ticket and fill out the form separately. Keep in mind that with so many volunteers and many varied needs, we cannot guarantee that you will share assignments with your friends, but we will certainly try!

When do I show up for my shift?
Please arrive 15 minutes before your assigned volunteer shift begins and be ready to work. As we get closer to the big weekend, additional details will be sent via email about checking in for your shift(s).

What if I have to cancel?
If you need to cancel, be sure to let us know AS SOON AS POSSIBLE via email at However, remember per ticketing guidelines, tickets are non-refundable.

I have a special skill set to offer, how can I best let you know?
If you have special skills that would make you a better fit for a certain crew area, please note that on the sign-up form.

Is transportation or accommodation provided?
No. All volunteers are responsible for their own transportation to and from the festival. Feel free to camp on site and spend the weekend with us!

I already bought a ticket, but I would still like to help out for a few hours. Can I do that?
Yes! You can sign up to volunteer any time after you purchase a ticket. Just be sure to use the ticket number when filling out the form.

When will I get my refund?
Refunds will be honored after PeteFest weekend and shifts have been checked in for up to 5 business days after the event. If you register to volunteer, but don’t show up for your shift: no refund. You may also consider donating all or a portion of our refund back to The Pete Foundation for a great non-profit cause (that’s also tax deductible!)

If your question is not answered in these FAQs, please email us at

Thank you for your interest in joining our team!