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.

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 a free Weekend Ticket, meals, and discounts on RPM merch.


  • 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

  • Security

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

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

  • Backstage/Hospitality:

    • 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


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.

If you have any questions, please email