THANK YOU for your interest in becoming a Live Oak volunteer! We appreciate your enthusiasm for helping to make this the best festival ever, and for supporting KCBX Public Radio!
At any one moment, there may be anywhere from 500 to 700 volunteers onsite during the Live Oak Music Festival. This very talented group is responsible for everything you see from selecting main stage acts to aKORN radio operations to making sure that the campgrounds are clean and well maintained. It’s hard to put down in words, but there is a very special bond between this unique volunteer community of friends and neighbors that starts the first moment the stage crew arrives on Tuesday morning through the last person to leave and lock the gate to Live Oak Camp on Monday afternoon.
A typical volunteer position requires a minimum of 15 hours of work in exchange for a full festival pass, even though many positions require more hours and many folks don't hesitate to work more. Pre-festival positions typically require 30 hours of work.
Volunteers less than 18 yrs old must have a signed waiver on file from their parent or legal guardian (who is also in attendance at the festival), and be approved for that position by the coordinator. Please review ALL of the volunteer areas before applying.
PLEASE NOTE: If you are selected to be a Live Oak Volunteer, we will ask you to review our Live Oak Volunteer Guidelines, and sign a Volunteer Agreement indicating your willingness to follow these guidelines
Volunteer Application Process
If you would like to volunteer, please complete the following on-line volunteer application. Please remember that many of the same people volunteer year after year for Live Oak and that returning volunteers have precedence for available jobs. Your application will be routed between Live Oak committee heads needing new volunteers and, depending on the committee's needs; you may get a call from one of our committee chairs. If you have questions about your application, contact our Volunteer Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you volunteered last year
If you have not heard from your Live Oak supervisor by May 1st, please contact that person directly. Please do NOT complete another volunteer application. It won't help you and it confuses us!
If you already purchased your Live Oak festival ticket
If you are contacted to fill a volunteer position, but you have already purchased a ticket to the festival, you will be refunded the full price of the ticket after the festival. Please contact your committee head to request your refund.
Tell us about yourself!
It is very important that you tell us about your talents and experience so that we can send your application to the right committee chair. Please use the space under “Area of expertise” to describe any experience you have and your specific areas of interest.
PLEASE NOTE: Due to the large number of volunteer submissions and the extremely limited number of volunteer positions available, please do not count on being contacted or obtaining a volunteer position this year.