How to Become a Volunteer
Volunteers are an integral part of the Wheatland Music Festival and each year hundreds of people donate their time, and many talents, towards making the Festival an amazing experience for so many people. There are many areas where one can donate their time during Festival Weekend. They include, but are not limited to: Campgrounds, Day Parking, Trash Consciousness, Hospitality Carts, Medical/Fire Fighters, Kids Hill and Middle Ground.
- Volunteers are required to work two shifts throughout the weekend. In return, we will provide you with a weekend ticket to the Festival, a volunteer t-shirt and some food coupons.
- First time volunteers must purchase their Festival ticket, but will be refunded its cost upon successful completion of their volunteer shifts.
- Returning volunteers in good standing will NOT need to purchase a festival ticket. A ticket will be mailed to you shortly before Festival weekend.
- Each volunteer is required to have a completed Background Check Form on file in the WMO Office.
- Volunteers who are a “No Show” for their shifts may relinquish their ability to volunteer for WMO in the future.
- Wheatland will try to meet your requests for specific volunteer area, time and co-worker preferences. Please be patient and specific when calling in to sign up.
Volunteer Sign-up for Campgrounds, Day Parking and Trash Consciousness at the
2013 Music Festival will begin at 9am on April 29th by calling 989-967-8879.
No volunteers may sign up prior to 9am.
Campground volunteers work to ensure the safety and well-being of Festival attendees. During your shift you will be on-foot, patrolling the campgrounds: Assist in parking campers, help Festival goers when necessary, watching for and reporting potential problems to your crew leader. All shifts entail a lot of walking; please dress accordingly. *Campground volunteers must be at least 16 years old and 18 years old to work the late night shifts.
Day parking volunteers work in a team, directing cars in the day parking lot and towards the campgrounds, while monitoring the handicapped areas and the exit gate. *Day parking volunteers must be at least 16 years old and 18 years old to work late night shifts.
Trash Consciousness volunteers will work in pairs picking up trash and emptying trash containers, in the concert and food vending areas. If you work on Monday (post-fest clean-up), you will be assigned a specific section of the grounds to clean-up. Monday workers must meet at 2pm Sunday, in the Trash Consciousness Tent behind the Information Building for instruction. *Volunteers must be at least 16 years old.
Seasoned Wheatland Volunteers with at least 3 years of experience, be 25 years of age and really know their way around the campgrounds and welcomed to volunteer as a Hospitality Cart Driver. Cart drivers must attend at least one WMO Volunteer Orientation Session held in the summer. *Please contact the office to express interest in
Are you an RN, LPN, EMT or Paramedic and would like to volunteer at Wheatland? Please contact Sheri Waldron (RN, BSN) at 989-388-6442 or email@example.com by June 1st to sign up for shifts. Medical Volunteers are strongly encouraged to attend a Volunteer Orientation Session held at Wheatland over the summer.
Fire prevention worker duties include patrolling for violators of the nonsmoking rule in designated “No Smoking” areas of the festival, assisting with medical emergencies when needed and putting out small fires. *All volunteers must carry a minimum of a “Michigan Fire Fighter One” certificate and are strongly encouraged to attend a Volunteer Orientation Training Session held at Wheatland over the summer. If interested, please contact Bob Beers at 989-309-0776, or you can email Bob at firstname.lastname@example.org .