DO I NEED A FESTIVAL TICKET?
No, working your shifts if your volunteer ticket. You will need to pay a $75 deposit that will be refunded after you complete your shifts. We do not refund tickets if you buy the before you find out that you have been confirmed for the program. We cannot refund tickets once purchased so please do not buy with the intention of exchanging it for Frendly Crew credentials.
I ALREADY BOUGHT A TICKET, BUT I’D LIKE TO HELP OUT FOR A FEW HOURS, CAN I DO THAT?
Sorry, we need all volunteers to commit to working at least 16 hours throughout the weekend.
HOW OLD DO YOU HAVE TO BE?
Minimum Frendly Crew age requirement is 18 years old.
WHAT IF I’M NOT FROM THE UNITED STATES, CAN I STILL VOLUNTEER?
Yes! You’ll want to check with your country’s specific laws on travel to the US, but we’d love to have you.
IF I FILL OUT AN APPLICATION, HOW LIKELY IS IT THAT I’LL BE CHOSEN?
Unless you have volunteered in the past and done something wrong, you can pretty much guarantee that you application will be accepted. The only way to lock in your spot on the Frendly Crew is to pay your deposit once you’ve been accepted.
CAN I WORK WITH MY FRENDS?
We will do everything we can to assign you with your frends, however, it may not be completely possible. The more flexible you with positions you choose, the more likely you’ll be able to work with your Frends.
CAN I CAMP WITH MY FRENDS?
Yes, you can camp with your Frends!
WHEN DO I HAVE TO BE ON SITE?
You will need to be on site either on Wednesday June 25th or Friday June 27th at the designated time for that day.
WHAT PERKS ARE INCLUDED FOR VOLUNTEERS?
All Frendly Crew members are guaranteed a free ticket to The Frendly Gathering whenever they are not working, a Frendly Crew T-shirt, a free meal ticket that can be redeemed at any food vendor for every shift you work as well as many other perks.
DO VOLUNTEERS GET TO SEE THE SHOWS?
Yes, you are welcome to do whatever you wish with your free time while you are not working your shift. Many Frendly Crew shifts will allow you to also see shows while you work!
WHY DO WE HAVE TO PAY A DEPOSIT?
The Frendly Crew is an essential part of The Frendly Gathering and without each and every volunteer, the festival would not be possible. We need some level of assurance that you’re going to show up and do the job you have agreed to do. While we would love to trust everyone that signs up, there are unfortunately some people that try to take advantage of the system. We don’t want your money. We would much rather give it back to you and as long as you show up on time, stay on task and don’t break any rules, you will get your money back.
I AM A REGISTERED NURSE OR TRAINED EMT, CAN I VOLUNTEER TO WORK IN THE MEDICAL TENT?
While a medical background is always appreciated on site, the Frendly Crew does not outfit the medical staff with any volunteers.
I HAVE A TECHNICAL AND/ OR PRODUCTION BACKGROUND; CAN I VOLUNTEER WITH THE FRENDLY TECH CREWS?
The Frendly Crew does not staff any of the technical staff with volunteers.
I’M NOT SURE I CAN HANDLE ANY REAL PHYSICAL LABOR, DOES THAT DISQUALIFY ME FROM JOINING THE CREW.
Absolutely not. The Frendly Crew is open to anyone and everyone. Just be sure to read the Frendly Crew descriptions and choose a Frendly Crew that you can physically handle. Some positions do require heavy lifting, but it will be noted in the description. If you get on site and don’t think you can handle a specific job, speak up and we’ll find something else for you to do.