Volunteering is a fantastic way to express yourself, to meet new friends and to build new skill-sets. Ever wondered what it takes to make those amazing art installations? Experience firsthand the light of creation by offering your time to help build one.
Volunteering provides the opportunity for you to be a part of the infrastructure that is so critical in allowing us to gather in a clean environment that runs in an efficient manner that and honors the earth. In exchange for volunteering, each volunteer will receive a standard 3-day admission pass and a campsite.
Anyone who will be eighteen (18) years or older on or before May 1, 2018 can become a Lovelight Volunteer! Just like our Lovelight community, our volunteer duties are wide-ranging and require a wide variety of talents. Volunteers of all abilities play important roles in supporting Lovelight and the organizers support and welcome volunteers who need ADA accommodations. Almost every aspect of the festival is fueled by the volunteer community; it is truly a cornerstone of Lovelight!
Pre-event volunteers are asked to contribute eighteen (18) pre-event service hours.
Examples of pre-event volunteer opportunities include (but are not limited to):
Please highlight any special skills that you have when you fill out the application form. Positions are limited.
On-site volunteers will work a minimum of twelve (12) total hours divided into three (3) 4-hour shifts. When you're not working, you are a Festival participant and encouraged to participate in all of the Festival activities.
Volunteer assignments are made based on the requirements of the Festival. You must be willing to do any task assigned to you. Please highlight any special skills that you have on the application form.
If you are volunteering with a friend and would like to be scheduled for the same shifts, please notify us on the application. Every effort will be made to accommodate your request; however, we cannot guarantee we will be able to do so.
Lovelight does not pay for or reimburse travel-related expenses. Volunteers are required to pay their own travel expenses to the Festival as well as pay for meals while they are onsite. You will get one (1) meal ticket for each shift which is redemable at the staff cafeteria.
Examples of onsite volunteer opportunities include (but are not limited to):
For more information regarding volunteering onsite, please review the Volunteer Rules and Assignments.
Fill out the below application form and submit with payment. Application does not guarantee a volunteer position.
Go to Volunteer Form
There is a non refundable participation fee of fifty dollars ($50) which must be submitted with the application. Payment is made via Paypal when the application is submitted.
A refundable admission deposit of one hundred dollars ($100) must accompany applications for on-site volunteer positions. Payment is made via Paypal when the application is submitted. We are not able to consider registrations without full payments.
Should you complete your work assignments and adhere to all of the Festival and volunteer rules, the card you use will be refunded one hundred dollars ($100) within one month of the end of the festival.
In the event, you do not complete your volunteer assignment or you are found to be in violation of Festival or volunteer rules, your payment will not be refunded and you will forfeit your entire payment.
Should your conduct result in your removal from the Festival, you will forfeit your entire payment as well.
Applications for pre-event volunteer positions do not have to pay the deposit but are required to pay the participation fee.
After we receive your application fee and deposit, you will be considered for a volunteer position. Should you be accepted, you will be notified via email within fourteen (14) days of receipt of your application. Should you not be accepted, your refund will be sent within fourteen (14) days of receipt of your applicaiton.
Alex Curtis, the Volunteer Director, does all the assigning of volunteers, and when necessary, checks with other staff to choose the best person for the job. We are working with the preferences of hundreds of volunteers and the demands of a complex event. Once you have been assigned a shift, please try to fulfill your commitment. If something does come up, please call or e-mail us as soon as possible so that we can work to fill your shift. Our office number is 866-730-1622 extension 6 and e-mail is firstname.lastname@example.org.
Shifts are assigned based the needs of the Festival as well as on the preferences noted when you registered. Festival needs are a priority.
Yes. On the application form you can identify your preference for job areas and tell us what shift times work best for you. We will work as hard as we can to make sure everyone gets a shift they will enjoy.
Your volunteer assignment will be sent to you in late August or early September, along with more details about your Volunteer Orientation.
Please arrive Thursday September 20th at 10:00 AM. Expect to stay through Monday evening.
We want you to have enough time to have fun each day and we need to have festival needs fulfilled.
You will be given 1 (one) meal ticket per each 4 (four) hour shift completed. Green Team members get two tickets.
Volunteer Orientations are held onsite and are scheduled to begin 15 minutes prior to your scheduled time of service. It is critical that you attend the training; please do not be late.
We need strong, energetic people for Set Up and Tear Down; people with sales experience for our Admissions and Merchandise areas; good hosts for Artist Hospitality; safe drivers for our Artist Shuttle; and all-around music and yoga lovers to work at the venue. For more detailed information, please go to the Volunteer Job Description section.
Please park onsite at the event; you will be directed to the volunteer parking.
Please plan to be on-site 15 minutes prior to the start time of your shift to start your check-in process.
Your check-in process is in two parts:
The Lovelight Yoga and Arts Festival is owned and operated by the Lovelight Festival, LLC and is organized and administered by Executive Director Kimberley Maddox, Wynne Paris (Co-Founder and Talent Director), Michael Lang (Co-Founder), their team of dedicated managers, including: Lisa Maddox (Registrar), Alex Curtis (Volunteer Director)– and hundreds of staff and volunteers like you.
Our Volunteer Director is Alex Curtis. She has worked with almost every aspect of the Festival and is closely involved with every component to create shift assignments that align with Festival needs.
A Festival Volunteer Manager is an experienced Festival volunteer who is in a position of responsibility during the Festival, specifically supervising the work of other volunteers in one area. You will find Volunteer Managers in positions such as House Manager, Ticket Sales Manager, Registration Manager, and Merchandise Manager
Unfortunately, no. It is really important that all volunteers are focused first on the work they are doing for the Festival. We request that you make childcare arrangements for the times you will be on shift.
On occasion, we do. In order to apply, potential candidates must send an essay of 150 to 200 words in length, stating why they would like to volunteer and what they hope to gain from the experience, as well as how they view their potential commitment. They should send their essay as a word document to email@example.com. Candidates who have been accepted will be contacted via email or phone for the next step in the application process.
Please call or e-mail the Festival as soon as you know there is a change in your schedule. We appreciate your timeliness, as your shift is very important and we will have to work to find someone to fill it.
I am unable to attend; can I get a refund?
All sales are final; Lovelight doesn't offer refunds. We ask for a deposit, to underscore the gravity of your commitment.
As things come up, we do allow you to get someone to replace you. We will give you a refund within 14 days of accepting their application and payment.
If you don't secure a replacement, and we are able to fill your space, we will give you a full refund one month after the Festival.
If you don't secure a replacement and we don't either, you will be given a refund of your onsite participation fee ($50).
My favorite band or teacher has canceled, may I get a refund?
We have a great festival with a diverse offering of classes and music. You are bound to still have fun and you might discover a new favorite.
You do have the option to sell your tickets. Once you sell, please change the name in your Brightstar record to turn the ownership over to the purchaser.
Please review and completely understand the Volunteer Rules (above) before submitting your application. A non-refundable application fee of $50 and a refundable deposit of $100, must be submitted with the application. We are not able to consider registrations without full payment.