Organization Policies

So you want to apply to volunteer at Bluesfest 2022?!  Excellent, you've come to the right place! 

You are about to be slammed with a WHOLE lot of info. 

We have spent days, weeks and even years coming up with answers to questions you didn't even know you wanted to ask. 

HOWEVER, if we have missed something please feel free to email us.  We get thousands of emails every year so please read through all the info we have provided first. The less emails we have to answer with the same questions the more time we have to make sure Vollie HQ is the best it has ever been!

SO, without further ado.......



We get inundated with emails so please read the info below REALLY carefully, then read through our FAQ's and if you still have questions by all means please email us!  Please note given the current circumstances around COVID 19 we will need to be as flexible as possible and this information is subject to change.


Things you need to know before signing up to volunteer at Bluesfest 2022!


  • You must be over 18 years old to apply
  • You are committing to 25 hours of volunteer work. This work is for one ‘5-day ticket’, which is not transferable, nor for exchange for single one-day tickets.
  • You are responsible for your own accommodation and transportation (there is limited discounted vollie camping and it does and will fill up quickly, it's first in best dressed! Alternative accommodation options include: buying a Bluesfest camping only ticket or finding accommodation elsewhere in neighbouring towns)


There are two volunteer work options:

5 hour shift on each day of the 5 day festival (Thurs, Fri, Sat, Sun, Mon)

You must be available to volunteer on ALL DAYS

25 hours of pre-festival and/or post-festival work

We will do our best to match your experience, skills & talents to the tasks at hand however you may be required to perform one or varying roles.



You must be available

  • For the duration of Bluesfest 2022 over the Easter long weekend Thursday 14th April until Monday 18th April 2022 inclusive (Please note that Thursday the 14th April 2022 is not a public holiday. Please take this into consideration when applying, as you MUST be available on all 5 days of the festival.)
  • To work 25 hours, ie. one 5 hours shift on each of the 5 days of the festival. Your shifts will alternate between 4 shifts each day, morning, midday, afternoon & night.  The first shift starts at 7am and the last one finishes at 2am.
  • You will need to register on site on Wednesday 13th at 5pm-6pm. 
  • You are responsible for your own accommodation and transportation.  Please note festival buses only run from 10am - midnight.

During festival volunteer work areas and roles

  • Bar fridge stocking
  • OHS / Covid Safety
  • Cloakroom assistance
  • Customer feedback/surveys
  • Crowd and traffic guidance
  • Charity stall assistance
  • Camping assistance
  • Kitchen hands
  • Recycling/waste management/bar cleaning
  • Production/stage hand assistance

You may be assigned to different jobs each day however will generally be in a team focused on one of these tasks.


You are required to

  • Work 3, 4 or 5 day shifts somewhere between Monday 4th April 2022 and Wednesday 13th April 2022.
  • Work 25 hours total and be flexible with work times & days (living local works best & is preferred).
  • Have your own transportation and your own accommodation offsite.

Pre-Festival volunteer work areas and roles

  • Bar stock load-in
  • OHS / Covid Safety
  • Kitchen set up
  • Décor / dressing room set up
  • Scaffolding building
  • General site set up
  • Camping and stalls set up

Previous experience with event setup and/or formal relevant training is very favourable. Pre-festival work is generally very physical, has high elemental exposure and long workdays.



POST FEST - Work will be heavy lifting and bump out stages, heavy Lifting will be required!

We will be asking for an upfront $500 cash bond.  This will be taken when you start your first shift and returned at the end of your last shift.  This bond will only be forfeited if you don't show up for your 2 post-fest shifts. (I'm sure you get why we have to do this but if you don't feel free to drop us an email and we'd love to explain why!!)



Volunteer bond 

Please note that as a ‘during festival’ volunteer if your application is successful, you will be required to commit to a $200 bond when you register (more instructions later). The bond is only forfeited in the event of misconduct and as a result, you are removed from the volunteering team. 

A bond commitment from volunteers helps to ensure we have a secure and honest volunteer team to help run the event and minimizes disruptions for the volunteering team and the festival.


Good conduct is:


  • Turning up 15 - 30 mins before your shift starts
  • Being prepared for your shift when signing on (wearing closed shoes, fed/hydrated, post bathroom/toilet)
  • Signing on for your shift at the correct rostered time with your team leader and being escorted to your work place.
  • Fulfilling your duties in the role you have been assigned too, staying at your post at all times during your shift and/or following provided instructions.
  • Waiting for your team leader to complete change over, pick you up and bring you back to vollie HQ to sign off at the end of your 5 hour shift.
  • Always adhering to Bluesfest volunteering process, conditions, Health & Safety Policy and the law.
  • Having fun, interacting & enjoying the festival!

For further info and downloads please log in to your Volunteer Profile and view the

information on the homepage/dashboard.


Is there paid work? 💸

We are the volunteer department and as such only organise the volunteers, please do not contact us in regards to paid work! Hint: Loads of vollies get paid work the following year, work hard and show your department manager what you’ve got.  An awesome attitude goes a long way!



To apply for Bluesfest 2022:

Please follow the below steps in order to get involved with Bluesfest 2022


  1. Scroll to the bottom of this page...all the way baby! If you have a username already, log in on the right. If you do not have a username create one on the left.

  2. Fill out an application for Bluesfest 2022

  3. Once you have submitted your application you must head to your volunteer profile, Go to the OPPORTUNITIES tab, then on the OPPORTUNITY LIST  dropdown tab, (make sure NO Filters have been ticked) then down to the ACTIVITY HEADER scroll down and click on the Sign Me Up For Bluesfest 2022 link. When you have done that, please click on the Green ‘SIGN UP’ button.

  4. Finally, head back to the MY PROFILE menu and update any details in the Contact Information and Additional Information sections. You can even upload a photo of yourself if you wish! Again, remember to hit the SAVE button with any changes you make.

  5. Log out and wait for us to contact you!


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