Volunteering Overview

If you’ve volunteered previously, welcome back!

We look forward to seeing old friends again at the 2025 Illawarra Folk Festival.

If you are a first time volunteer, you are about to discover a wonderful, rewarding experience!

You’ll make new friends, learn new skills and obtain great satisfaction from ensuring everyone has an enjoyable and memorable time at the Illawarra Folk Festival.

On top of all this, we will also give you a free season ticket if you volunteer more than 12 hours, as well as a festival pack if you sign up as a senior volunteer and become a team leader!

If you want to join The Green Folk, our waste and recycling management team, with extra benefits, then please select “Green Folk” Volunteer when applying.

General Volunteer Benefits

  • A Season Pass to the Festival.
  • Reduced camping site cost
  • 2 free drinks from the Festival Bar.
  • Light refreshments from the Volunteer Kitchen.
  • Attendance at pre and post festival concerts.
  • Purchase Illawarra Folk Club CDs at 50% discount from the Festival Shop.
  • Learn new skills.
  • References available.
  • Support a great and unique community event.
  • Attend one Folk Music School Session of your choice for free.
  • The satisfaction of being involved in the success of one of Australia’s largest volunteer organised folk festival.

Green Folk extra benefits:

  • A special issue Illawarra Folk Festival Green Folk T-Shirt.
  • An Illawarra Folk Festival Green Folk sun-hat.
  • 6 free drinks from the Festival Bar. General volunteers get 2.