• If you haven't already please complete and submit the Volunteer Confirmation Form to confirm your involvement as a volunteer for RPM Fest 2018.
  • Please join the RPM Volunteers Facebook Group (and make sure Notifications are turned on for all posts) so we can stay in touch and coordinate.
  • The Production/Staff/Volunteer schedule lists when most everyone (except security) is expected to do things plus many of the setup tasks and times. Tabs along the bottom let you switch days. Find your name - it might be in multiple places on multiple days. 



  • 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


    • ALL VOLUNTEERS WORKING THAT DAY MUST BE ON SITE FOR A MANDATORY COORDINATION MEETING AT 11 AM! (On Friday the 24th there will also be a quick meeting at 3PM before the gates open).
  • 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 


  • 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 ticket after the completion of their shift.



  • 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


  • Thurs, August 23rd 10AM - Gates Open for Volunteers / Bands / Vendors
  • Thurs, August 23rd, 11 AM - Volunteer Coordination Meeting
  • Thurs, August 23rd, 10 AM to 8 PM - Setup
  • Thurs, August 23rd, 8PM - Staff / Volunteer / Band Banquet
  • Fri, August 24th, 10 AM - Gates Open for Volunteers / Bands / Vendors
  • Fri, August 24th, 11 AM - Volunteer Coordination Meeting
  • Fri, August 24th, 11 AM to 4 PM - Setup
  • Fri, August 24th, 3PM - Volunteer Coordination Meeting
  • Fri, August 24th, 4PM - Gates Open
  • Fri, August 24th, 4 PM to 11 PM - RPM Fest Day 1
  • Sat, August 25th, 10 AM - Gates Open for Volunteers / Bands / Vendors
  • Sat, August 25th, 11 AM - Volunteer Coordination Meeting
  • Sat, August 25th, 12PM - Gates Open
  • Sat, August 25th, 12PM to 11 PM - RPM Fest Day 2
  • Sun, August 26th, 10 AM - Gates Open for Volunteers / Bands / Vendors
  • Sun, August 26th, 11 AM - Volunteer Coordination Meeting
  • Sun, August 26th, 12PM - Gates Open
  • Sun, August 26th, 12PM to 9 PM - RPM Fest Day 3
  • Sun, August 27th, 9 PM to 11 PM - Cleanup
  • Mon, August 27th, 9 AM to 5 PM - Cleanup


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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!

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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. 

    • Greenfield / Montague
    • Deerfield / Sunderland
    • Northfield / Gill / Bernardston
    • Amherst / Belchertown / Hadley
    • Northampton/Easthampton
    • Shelburne / Shelburne Falls / Charlemont
    • Holyoke / South Hadley / Chicopee
    • Springfield / Agawam / Longmeadow
    • Westfield
    • Ludlow / Monson / Palmer
    • Erving / Orange / Athol
    • Gardner / Fitchburg / Leominster
    • Worcester
    • Boston
    • Framingham
    • Lowell
    • Williamstown / North Adams
    • Pittsfield
    • Brattleboro
    • Rutland
    • Bennington
    • Burlington
    • Keene
    • Peterborough
    • Manchester
    • Hudson
    • Salem
    • Nashua
    • Enfield
    • Hartford
    • New Haven
    • Providence
    • Albany