VOLUNTEER INFO

Confirmation

VOLUNTEER POSITIONS

PRE-FESTIVAL

  • Street Team
    • Posting flyers on bulletin boards and in local businesses (record stores, music instrument shops, food take-out, etc.)
    • Distributing handbills at nationally touring rock / punk / metal concerts in order to reach a wider audience
    • Assisting with promotion and production of fundraising events typically scheduled once per month from May to August

FESTIVAL WEEKEND

  • Setup/Teardown
    • Assisting with assembly and setup of stages, tents, booths, activities, campsites
    • Being on-call if any vendors or sponsors need assistance with setup
  • Gate:
    • Checking photo IDs and distributing wristbands
    • Distributing programs to attendees
    • Selling day-of tickets and parking passes
  • Info/First Aid
    • Assisting attendees with questions and directions
    • Tending to basic medical needs
    • Assisting with volunteer check-ins and coordination
  • Merch Tent:
    • Selling RPM Fest merchandise
    • Keeping track of inventory, items sold, and pre-orders distributed
    • Handling money and making change
    • Security/Groundskeeping:
      • Roaming the grounds and ensuring the safety of all attendees
      • Picking up trash and emptying trash/recycling barrels
      • Making sure all banners, signage, games, and activities are set up
    • Backstage/Hospitality:
      • Helping bands unload their gear into the band tent or behind stage
      • Distributing drink tickets to band members
      • Assisting bands with their merch setup
    • Sound:
      • Assisting bands with loading and hooking up gear on stage
      • Assisting audio engineers with band changeovers
      • Setting up projector screen
      • Video:
        • Assisting video director with video needs
        • Swapping out memory cards and batteries
        • Manning cameras
      • Photographers:
        • Taking photos of bands, attendees, vendors, and activities
        • Documenting all aspects of the festival 

      VOLUNTEER REWARDS

      • Volunteers will receive either a one-day RPM Fest 2018 ticket or $10 in RPM Merch credit for each of the following tasks:
        • Assisting at an RPM Fundraiser Show
        • Distributing RPM Fest handbills at a nationally touring rock/punk/metal show
        • Posting RPM Fest flyers in a designated town, city, or region
        • Volunteering for a 4-hour shift during RPM Fest setup, festival weekend, or teardown
      • To earn credit, volunteers must check in with RPM Staff at Fundraiser Shows, at the fest, or provide photo proof of them posting flyers or distributing handbills.
      • All volunteers that complete at least three tasks will receive a free RPM Fest Shirt.
      • All festival weekend volunteers will also receive a meal, two drink tickets, and $5 in RPM Merch credit after the completion of their shift.

      SCHEDULE

      PRE-FESTIVAL

      • Once per month May to August - RPM Fundraiser Shows
      • June to August - Distributing Handbills
      • June 5th - Band and Volunteer Promo Packs Mailed Out
      • June 25th - First Round of Flyering Complete
      • July 23rd - Second Round of Flyering Complete
      • August 6th - Third Round of Flyering Complete

      FESTIVAL WEEKEND

      • Thurs, August 23rd, 11 AM - Setup
      • Thurs, August 23rd, 7 PM - Band Gates Open, Volunteer Check-In and Meeting
      • Fri, August 24th, 11 AM to 5 PM - Setup
      • Fri, August 24th, 12 PM - Final Volunteer Check-In and Meeting
      • Fri, August 24th, 5 PM to 11 PM - RPM Fest Day 1
      • Sat, August 25th, 11 AM to 11 PM - RPM Fest Day 2
      • Sun, August 26th, 11 AM to 8 PM - RPM Fest Day 3
      • Sun, August 27th, 8 PM to 11 PM - Cleanup
      • Mon, August 27th, 9 AM to 5 PM - Cleanup

      Shows to Handbill

      If you are attending or live near any of these shows, please bring RPM Fest handbills with you and hand them out to people leaving the venue at the end of the night!

      • TBA

      Flyering Locations

      If you live or work near any of these towns, please hang up RPM Fest flyers in record stores, music instrument shops, food take out places, bulletin boards, and any other locations with high foot traffic.  Bring scotch tape and push pins, and always ask the person behind the counter before hanging a flyer. 

      • WESTERN MASSACHUSETTS
        • Greenfield / Montague
        • Deerfield / Sunderland
        • Northfield / Gill / Bernardston
        • Amherst / Belchertown / Hadley
        • Northampton/Easthampton
        • Shelburne / Shelburne Falls / Charlemont
        • Holyoke / South Hadley / Chicopee
        • Springfield / Agawam / Longmeadow
        • Westfield
      • CENTRAL MASSACHUSETTS
        • Ludlow / Monson / Palmer
        • Erving / Orange / Athol
        • Gardner / Fitchburg / Leominster
        • Worcester
      • EASTERN MASSACHUSETTS
        • Boston
        • Framingham
        • Lowell
      • BERKSHIRES (MA)
        • Williamstown / North Adams
        • Pittsfield
      • VERMONT
        • Brattleboro
        • Rutland
        • Bennington
        • Burlington
      • NEW HAMPSHIRE
        • Keene
        • Peterborough
        • Manchester
        • Hudson
        • Salem
        • Nashua
      • CONNECTICUT
        • Enfield
        • Hartford
        • New Haven
      • RHODE ISLAND
        • Providence
      • NEW YORK
        • Albany