Music and Art Festivals

We know that volunteers are critical to the success of your festival, fair or parade. That's why we've integrated event-centric features into our platform to address the unique needs of customers like you across the world. Whether your volunteers are serving beer or painting faces, our system helps everyone claim the volunteer job and shift they want, while providing you the key tools you need to manage the masses and make your event a success.


With VolunteerLocal, you can relay critical information to volunteers in a timely manner using our broadcast communication tool. Send or schedule messages to your volunteers by job, shift or event-wide. Increase volunteer retention with free festival tickets to those who give four hours or more, and collect credit card deposits from volunteers in the amount of the ticket they'll earn at the completion of their shift.


For high priority jobs and shifts, use our tiered recruitment methodology to pick which jobs should be displayed on the live registration page first. Want to give early-bird access to last year's volunteers? No problem. Password protect one or multiple jobs for specialized groups to access privately.

Read about a few of our happy festival customers:

Specific features for music, art and other types of festivals
  1. Collect Credit Card Deposits
  2. Shift-Swapping
  3. Printable Volunteer Nametags
  4. Wrap the registration page to match your website
  5. Password protect to reserve opportunities for special groups
 
Before VolunteerLocal, OFOAMs Volunteer Coordinator relied on back and forth emails, phone calls and handwritten spreadsheets to organize volunteers for the annual Ogden Music Festival (weekend after Memorial Day). Also before VolunteerLocal, our volunteers didn't have as much choice about where and when their shifts were and the communication they received about their shifts was sometimes confusing. We had an unhappy Volunteer Coordinator and unhappy volunteers! When our Volunteer Coordinator quit this year (no surprise), with no replacement in the wings, we thought we'd be lost without her. We spoke with other local non-profits about our dilemma and the GOAL Foundation highly recommended your service. In desperation, I signed us up for the free version and began creating jobs and shifts. I found the set up to be very user friendly and our friends at GOAL helped me with some of the finer points along the way. Our biggest challenge was getting our volunteers to use the online sign up, since they had been used to the old way of doing business. Since VolunteerLocal, our communication with volunteers has been clearer, the job descriptions helped them know what to expect and the confirmation email gave them their schedule without me having to lift a finger! Happy (but still looking for a replacement) "Volunteer Coordinator" and happy volunteers... thanks VolunteerLocal!
- Reba Nissen, Director, Ogden Friends of Acoustic Music (OFOAM)

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