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All Volunteer positions are currently full. If you decide to attend and would like to volunteer, please stop in at the information table and put your name on our waitlist. We will offer you a position if possible.

Note: Descriptions of Volunteer Crews that may be available are listed further down this page.

(To view open positions on the Festival Planning Committee, visit

Documentation of Covid vaccination (including booster) and a negative test on the day of entry are required to volunteer.
Please review the full Winter Roots Covid Policy for details.

In order to volunteer, you will need to provide advance documentation of Covid vaccination, including an initial shot/series, and a booster if your initial vaccination was in 2021. To submit documentation, go to

In addition, we will require when you check in that you show a photograph, which is dated the same day of arrival, of a negative rapid antigen test placed next to your photo ID. Alternatively, you may test when you arrive. Tests are available for purchase at the door for $20.


Covid Test Screening — Assist attendees with Covid test and/or vaccination screening. Duties to include: check and confirm test/vax documentation, sell Covid test kits, supervise self administered testing, check status of completed tests. Masks must be worn in testing area.

Advance Tickets: Pickup (At Festival) — After reviewing ID and/or proof of age, releases ticket Wristband to purchaser at ticket pick-up table. Assists with putting wristband on ticket purchaser. A minimum shift of 2 hours on Friday evening is required.

Festival Sales — Positions are: a) Pre-festival Set-up/post-festival Break-down of sales area; b) Pre- and post-festival merchandise count; c) Check-in/Check-out of performer mdse; d) Sales (register); e) customer assistance/mdse management at Festival Sales table. Presently needing people for Friday (4-11pm), Saturday (8:30am-11pm) and Sunday (8:30am-8pm)! Shifts are generally in 2 to 3 hour increments for a total of 6 hrs during the festival; 8 hrs before/after the festival..

Flooring — Very physical work: Laying and securing wood dance floor systems before festival, and removing floors immediately after. Strong emphasis as a team effort. Familiarity with using power screwdriver desired.

Information/Volunteer & Performer Check-In — People-friendly. Help answer attendee questions. Check in Volunteers or Performers during festival weekend. .

Instrument Check — Some physical work; Tag and store instruments for musicians/performers in safe area. Last shift is often late at night (12:30am).

Lost & Found — Maintain Lost & Found bins during Flurry. Collect leftover items after festival, sort and box up. Must be available for a few hours Sunday night after 6pm.

On-Site Tickets — Help sell tickets on-site during Festival. Sales register use helpful, will train.

Raffles — Sell Room and Quilt Raffle tickets on-site during festival weekend. Volunteers work three shifts of two hours each over the course of the weekend.

Runner — Assist performers and staff during festival weekend, running errands, etc.

Setup/Cleanup — Physical work. Primarily pre- and post-festival set-up and tear-down. There will be some specific tasks to be done during the festival. Physical work. (8 hrs total)

Shadow: Program Director — Director’s personal aide; take notes, run errands

Shadow: Admin. Director — Director’s personal aide; take notes, run errands

Signs — Create and place signs in/around festival venues, during festival weekend.

Site Services — Check wristbands at event room doors, provide information and directions to Flurry participants, assist with crowd control and any other lawful request made by Flurry staff, Site Services Shift Leaders or Venue Management and Staff.

Stage/Sound — Help with sound setup on stages/rooms. Experience running sound boards at events a plus. Experience setting up, and breaking down bands. Must be able to move heavy objects.

Stage Announcers — Make public announcements from various stages during Festival weekend, as requested by Festival Administrative Director.

Workshop Rooms — Physical work: help set up workshop rooms for events: move chairs, tables, etc; Event “time-keepers.”

Wait List — The “Stand-by” list of potential volunteers. Must be willing to work where needed. No placement guarantee. Please list cell number for “at Flurry” calls.

Questions? Contact the Volunteer Coordinator at: or call (518) 441-3667

To view vacancies on the Festival Planning Committee, visit