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Multiple opportunities exist to help financially support the Louisville Outskirts Festival. Please visit the Donate page and the Sponsors and Friends page for more details

If you’d like to volunteer, please read the job descriptions below, then fill out the volunteer application! Positions are open to all genders unless specifically noted.

Fundraising & Development

The Louisville Outskirts Festival is always looking for ways to generate more revenue for festival expenses, camp expenses, scholarships and programming. If you enjoy reaching out to the community to help spread our message, or if you would like to help create or implement fundraising ideas, let us know! You can also follow us on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram to learn about various fundraisers and tabling events that require support.

Marketing & Events (and Street Team!)

General support is needed in promoting to the community, campers, parents, volunteers and sponsors. Work includes social media updates, distribution of flyers and helping come up with and implement new ideas for outreach and engagement of Outskirts Festival and Rockshops.

General Support for Events

General Support is needed to staff special events, carry & set up equipment, work at our Information Table at fundraisers, etc. Volunteers will be added to a call-out list and we will contact you as events are added to our calendar. The first available volunteers to respond would then be asked to help at the event.

Photographer/Videographer

Time Requirement: (Days / Times Flexible) Friday, October 9th; Saturday, October 10th & Sunday, October 11th: 8:30am- midnight. Photographers/Videographers needed for both the Festival concerts and Rockshops.

We are looking for photographers and videographers to cover the activities of the Outskirts Festival and the Rockshops for Girls. Images will potentially be used on our website, Facebook page, Flickr, and in promotional materials for the Louisville Outskirts Festival. During camp sessions, photographers and videographers are asked to shoot all aspects of the Festival in a respectful and non-intrusive way. Immediately following the session, they are asked to deliver edited material to Outskirts. All photos/videos that are used will be credited. Photographers and Videographers should have past experience shooting special events, and should have their own digital cameras.

Cleanup Crew

Time requirement: Sunday, October 11th: 10 PM-12 AM
Cleanup assistance is needed for the Sunday night of the festival. Responsibilities include sweeping, taking out trash, putting away chairs and helping us return the space to its original condition.

Rockshops Volunteer Positions

*Instrument Instructors, band coaches and band manager positions are open to individuals who identify as female, trans (regardless of identity) or gender non-conforming.

Instrument Instructor* Music Experience required
Time Requirement: Saturday, Oct. 10 and Sunday, Oct. 11; 8am-5:00 PM plus Sunday showcase and monthly meetings.
Our campers possess a varying range of age and skill level, and many have never touched a musical instrument in their lives. Now it’s time to teach them what you know. We need Guitar, Bass, Drum, Vocal and Keyboard instructors. Instructors will work together in teams to provide basic instrument instruction in small-group sessions (generally 3-5 students per teacher.) We ask you to meet with your fellow instrument instructors in advance to decide on a curriculum and what style / level of experience each instructor is comfortable teaching. (We are happy to provide resources and give ideas to help get you started.) This position combines well with a Band Coach position for a full weekend of volunteering.
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Band Coach* (Music experience required.)

Time Requirement: Saturday, Oct. 10 and Sunday, Oct. 11; 8am-5:00 PM plus Sunday showcase and monthly meetings
Band Coaches are assigned one band to help prepare a song for the Showcase. You will help the girls throughout the week in learning how to work together as a group, both musically and personally. Based on what the campers are learning in their instrument instruction classes, you will help the band structure a song, write lyrics & song parts and practice, practice, practice to pull it all together. You will help by guiding the campers as they move through the stressful experience of preparing for their performance, keeping a watchful eye on when the band may need a break or a specific camper may need some time away to decompress. This position combines well with an Instrument instructor position for a full weekend of volunteering.
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Band Manager* (NO music experience required.)

Time Requirement: Saturday, October 10th & Sunday, October 11th: 8:00 AM-5:00pm plus training/orientation meetings.
Band Managers serve on a team with the Band Coaches for individual bands. Because the most important parts of the job are ensuring the campers’ safety and giving them support and encouragement, non-musicians are welcome in this job. Band managers help with getting equipment that might be needed in the band room, helping with possible conflict resolution and being a positive and supportive person in the band room during band practice.
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Information Table Worker

Time Requirement: Saturday, October 10th & Sunday, October 11th: 8:30am-Noon or Noon-5:00pm, plus training/orientation meetings.
During camp, it is important for a volunteer to remain at the front desk to answer questions and serve as the point of contact in the event of an emergency.

Camp Support Crew / Floater

Time Requirement: Saturday, October 10th & Sunday, October 11th: 8:30am-Noon or Noon-5:00pm, plus training/orientation meetings
Throughout the weekend, you will be called upon to help with daily morning set up, camper check in/out, runs to the store, filling in for another volunteer, supervision/presence, general clean up, moving gear, and other tasks that help everyone have a great day at Rockshops! This is a great opportunity for someone who really wants to roll up their sleeves and help!

Pre/Post Camp Roadies

Time Requirement: October 9th: 4 PM-6 PM and/or October 11th: 4 PM-6 PM, plus training/orientation meetings
Help move our instruments & equipment into the LPAS camp space and set up and break down rooms.

Camp Roadie/Gear Crew

Time Requirement: Saturday, October 10th & Sunday, October 11th: 8:30am-Noon or Noon-5:00pm, plus training/orientation meetings
Help set-up, breakdown, and move equipment throughout the weekend. Responsibilities include: re-configuring rooms for band practice every day, helping with load in/out, and generally assisting Gear Manager. Also: Check instruments during sound check and assist campers with tuning instruments backstage.

Lunch / Kitchen Team

Time Requirement: Saturday, October 10th & Sunday, October 11th: 10 AM- 1 PM
Help with driving to pick up box lunches, organizing lunch for volunteers and make everyone happy by keeping them nourished. Must have own vehicle and valid driver’s license.