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Volunteer: Without You, It Wouldn't Be A Festival!
Lowell National Historical Park and partners are producing the 28th Annual Folk Festival in Lowell on July 25-27, 2014. For this grand festival to continue as the largest free folk festival in the country, we are recruiting more than a thousand volunteers. You could be one of them!

We are inviting volunteers, businesses, and organizations to donate their time and energy. Individual volunteers will continue to be the event backbone, and we are also recruiting teams of volunteers sponsored by businesses and organizations to:

assist in set-up and take-down of stages and seating areas
help with recycling and collection of trash and recyclables
perform other individual tasks, ranging from the logging of performer music and the escorting and transportation of musicians to helping festival visitors to find their way around the downtown festival sites
collect donations at festival stages and throughout the festival grounds

Apply Online

2014 Online Application

Job Descriptions (PDF)

For more information and/or to receive a volunteer application packet, please

• call the Lowell National Historical Park Volunteer Office at 978-275-1740
• fill out the volunteer application form (see below) to email to Lowell_VIPS@nps.gov
• mail application to: Lowell NHP Volunteer Office, 67 Kirk St. Lowell, MA 01852
• stop in at the Lowell National Historical Park Visitor Center at 246 Market Street, Lowell and fill out an application

Application

2014 Download Application


Job Descriptions (PDF)

Individuals and groups are encouraged to volunteer.

Please mark a few choices of jobs so that we may place you where you will be needed.

There will be a volunteer orientation meeting prior to the festival. All Volunteers are strongly encouraged to attend.

All those who commit to at least 4 hours of volunteering (with the exception of Bucket Brigade Groups as above) will be given a Festival Volunteer shirt that we ask you to wear during your assignment for identification purposes.

Bucket Brigade Teams are a backbone of our fundraising efforts, collecting donations from our generous, happy festival attendees. We rely on our Bucket Brigade donations to keep our event free!

Your company or group can form your own Bucket Brigade Team.

Each team must make a commitment to at least a three-hour shift once during the weekend. (July 25, 26 & 27)

Your team will:

• Be listed on our website
• Given our official Bucket Brigade T-Shirts
• Be recognized from stages during Festival
• Feel special for your community service!
• Have fun, fun, fun!

To set up your Bucket Brigade Team, contact the Lowell National Historical Park Volunteer Office at 978-275-1740.

How did this all start?

The Lowell Folk Festival came out of a festival tradition that started in 1973 with a series of community ethnic festivals completely organized by volunteers. Many of the folks who work year 'round on the event have been involved with festivals here for 30 years. Newer members often come through family generational growth. There is no question that the loyalty of this group keeps this event humming and it is critical to the on-going success the event has enjoyed. The festival continues to recruit volunteers from Lowell and the entire region.

Volunteer: Without You, It Wouldn't Be A Festival!

 

 
 
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