JOIN THE RPM CREW

RPM Fest wouldn’t be possible without the help of our volunteers.  We’re looking for dedicated and self-driven individuals that want to help us put on the best heavy music and camping festival in the Northeast.

We have a number of volunteer opportunities available both during the festival weekend, as well as in the months leading up to the fests.  Volunteer shifts during the festival are approximately 4 hours each, while pre-festival volunteer tasks are more loosely structured and can sometimes be scheduled at your convenience.  All volunteers can earn rewards (RPM Fest Tickets, T-Shirts, meals, drink tickets, or RPM merch credit) based on the number of shifts or tasks for which they volunteer.

If you are interested in volunteering, please fill out our Volunteer Application Form linked at the bottom of this page.  If you are selected to volunteer, we will reply with a Confirmation Form for you to provide your full information and scheduling availability.

If you have any questions, please email volunteers@rpmfest.org.

 

VOLUNTEER POSITIONS

PRE-FESTIVAL

  • Work Days
    • Typically scheduled once per month from April to July
    • Landscaping, clearing and burning brush, delineating campsites
    • Construction and maintenance on the stage, showers, and other structures
  • Street Team
    • Posting flyers on bulletin boards and in local businesses (record stores, music instrument shops, food take-out, etc.) starting June 5th
    • Distributing handbills at nationally touring rock / punk / metal concerts starting June 5th
    • Assisting at RPM Fundraising events, typically scheduled once or twice per month from May to July

FESTIVAL WEEKEND

  • Info/First Aid
    • Assisting attendees with questions and directions
    • Tending to basic medical needs
    • Assisting with volunteer check-ins and coordination
  • Gate:
    • Checking photo IDs and distributing wristbands and parking passes
    • Distributing programs to attendees
    • Selling day-of tickets and parking passes
  • Merch:
    • Selling RPM Fest merchandise
    • Keeping track of inventory, items sold, and pre-orders distributed
    • Handling money and making change
  • Parking:
    • Directing traffic flow
    • Directing cars to and from their parking spots
    • Checking that all cars have parking passes displayed
  • Photographers:
    • Taking photos of bands, attendees, vendors, and activities
  • 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
  • Sound:
    • Assisting bands with loading and hooking up gear on stage
    • Assisting audio engineers with band changeovers
    • Setting up projector screen
  • Backstage:
    • Helping bands unload their gear into the band tent or behind stage
    • Distributing drink tickets to band members
    • Assisting bands with their merch setup
  • Video:
    • Assisting video director with video needs
    • Swapping out memory cards and batteries
    • Manning cameras
 

SCHEDULE

PRE-FESTIVAL

  • Once per month April to July - RPM Work Days
  • Once per month May to July - RPM Fundraiser Shows
  • June to August - Distributing handbills at national rock/punk/metal tours
  • June 5th - Band and Volunteer Promo Packs Mailed
  • June 26th - First Round of Flyering Done
  • July 24th - Second Round of Flyering Done
  • August 7th - Third Round of Flyering Done

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 - Volunteer Check-In and Meeting (alternate)
  • 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
 

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 Work Day
    • Assisting at an RPM Fundraiser Show
    • Distributing RPM Fest 2018 handbills at a nationally touring rock/punk/metal show
    • Posting RPM Fest 2018 flyers in a designated town, city, or region
    • Volunteering for a 4-hour shift at RPM Fest 2018
  • All volunteers that complete at least three tasks will receive a free RPM Fest 2018 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.