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 put on and promote the best heavy music and camping festival in New England. Volunteer opportunities include a variety of positions the week of the festival, as well as our Street Team to assist with promotion in the months leading up to the fest.  All volunteers receive rewards based on hours volunteered, including discounts on tickets, free merchandise, and meal tickets.

If you are interested in volunteering, please fill out our Volunteer Application Form below.  If you are selected to volunteer, we will reply with a Confirmation Form for you to provide your full information and scheduling availability. Selected volunteers will be notified 30 days before the festival at the latest.

If you applied in previous years, please submit a new application this year so we can keep your info up to date.

General volunteer inquiries:


  • Street Team

    • Assist with physical and digital promotion from February to August leading up to fest

    • Hang up posters in businesses, on bulletin boards, in high foot traffic areas

    • Hand out flyers at rock, punk, and metal shows at big venues

    • Repost RPM content on social media pages and groups

  • Setup/Teardown

    • Assist with setup of site and gear Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday before fest

    • Assist with teardown of site and gear Sunday night and Monday after fest

  • Gate:

    • Check IDs or email receipts and mark off check-in lists

    • Take cash/credit for day of show ticket sales

    • Put on correct wristbands for weekend, single day, bands, volunteers

    • Distribute programs to all attendees, bands, volunteers

  • Info/First Aid

    • Answer questions, give directions, provide information to attendees

    • Assist with first aid and medical needs

    • Refer to emergency action plan if needed

  • Merch Tent:

    • Selling RPM Fest merchandise

    • Keeping track of inventory, items sold, and pre-orders distributed

    • Handling money and making change

  • Activities:

    • Setting up and running games, movies, karaoke, and other activities

    • Organizing and overseeing tournaments and competitions

    • Giving out prizes to winners of games

  • Security

    • Observe and protect crowd, mosh pit, and stage areas

    • Roam the grounds to ensure safety of all people and report any incidents

  • Maintenance:

    • Make sure all equipment, tables, chairs, signage, banners, etc. are in place

    • Be on call to fix things, solve problems, move gear, or sort out any issues

  • Backstage:

    • Provide bands with drink tickets, waters, sodas at check-in

    • Provide headlining and touring bands with meal tickets and snacks at check-in

    • Verify that only bands, staff, and volunteers are in backstage area

  • Sound:

    • Assist bands with loading and hooking up gear on stage

    • Assist with band changeovers and mic placements

    • Watch the set to watch for and fix issues with gear

  • Video:

    • Operate cameras during band performances

    • Copy video files to hard drives and clear memory cards

    • Swap out camera memory cards and batteries

  • Photographers:

    • Take photos of band performances

    • Take candids of bands, crowds, campers

    • Document all aspects of the festival

    • Photographers get free entry in exchange for non-exclusive photo rights to RPM Fest to use for fest promotional purposes