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Become a part of the festival crew

Help us create the best festival experience for everyone

Become a part of the Townsville folk festival family volunteer. Each year we call for enthusiastic, committed, volunteers to help us deliver the best festival possible

Our festival runs on volunteer power and in return, our volunteers get the best possible festival experience, making friends along the way.

Our volunteers learn skills in a festival set up and pack down.

Each volunteer must dedicate at least 12 hours of their time to the festival. Most hours will be done in 4-hour blocks or as organised with your Volunteer Team Leader. As a volunteer, you will receive a full-season (4 nights) camping pass to the festival.


Volunteer Orientation: In early May a number of orientation sessions will be arranged. These will be confirmed following receipt of your signed contract. It is important that all volunteers complete this session.

Festival Dates: 6-9 June 2024

Festival Set Up Dates: 1-6 June 2024

Festival Pack Down Dates: 10-12 June 2024

Volunteer Party: TBA

Directors of First Impressions

Being at the front gate, this is the first point of contact for our visitors, so suits friendly and outgoing people. Roles include greeting, collecting tickets from visitors, scanning tickets and wristbanding. When not busy, you do get to sit down!!

Traffic flow assistants

Pretty self explanatory, ensuring cars are going where they need to be to keep everyone safe. Bring your camp chair and rest when not needed!

Camping peacekeepers

Also suits friendly and outgoing people. This role is to assist the campground coordinator to ensure everyone is having a great time and ensuring camp fires have 2 buckets of water. This is not a confrontational position, if you see something not right, report to the Campground Coordinator and they will sort it with security.

Sustainability assistants

Perfect role for the under ager, this role entails educating our punters on how to recycle their waste. We are passionate about becoming a zero waste event, so if you’re passionate about this too, we want you! This will be a fun & engaging role.

The Townsville Folk Festival is organised by the Townsville Folk and Acoustic Music Club Inc

A group of local, hard-working, fun-loving volunteers.

Our vision is to give our local community (and visitors) an opportunity to spend a weekend camping with family & friends ‘for the love of music and humanity‘. Your assistance helps us turn our vision into a reality. We thank you for your time and dedication.

* 16 and 17-year-olds can volunteer provided they have parental permission and are accompanied by an adult, roles will be allocated to suit age.

Volunteer Townsville Folk Festival
Festival Set-up

Assist with building the festival site/community village. Possible jobs include erecting marquees, setting up temporary fencing, marking out temporary roads etc, good position for the fit & strong, and if you have a trade, we want to hear from you!!

Beautification set-up & pack down

Assist in erecting and dismantling the art deco & lighting needed for creating the festival atmosphere. There will be a need to be up and down ladders, so if  ladders dont bother you, please apply

Oasis Kitchen hands

Assisting in the performer kitchen area with meal prep and general cleaning of kitchen and bathroom area. Good spot to be if you like hanging out with the muso’s!

Performers experience assistants

This role will entail driving a buggy between the performer camp area and festival site for transport of performers and their instruments. Will need to be 25+ and sober to drive the buggy.

Stage Managers

Assist in the flow of the stages, ensuring bands are ready to go and key messages are delivered by MC’s.

Stage MC’s

Help introduce our performers on stage and deliver key messages in between band set-up. Suits those who are confident in speaking to large crowds.

Stage sound assistants

Assist the sound engineer with setting up bands etc.

Festival Merch shop

Retail experience helpful. Assist in selling festival and performer merchandise. Also a great spot for friendly and outgoing people..

What Drives Us


We hope to provide the best possible music festival experience for our supporters our musicians, our volunteers, stall holders and our festival-goers. Help us keep it a vibrant magical festival