Volunteer application Form

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Thanks for your interest, volunteers are the BEST! We are in full swing preparing for Girrakool Blues Festival & BBQ 2020. Part of what makes all of our festival magical are our volunteer how help us out. Each volunteer contributes their time and energy during the festival in exchange for a 3-day festival pass.

There are few things to note:
As the festival site is licensed and bound by the Liquor Act all volunteers need to be over 18 years.

Because you are representing Girrakool, you will need to remain sober during your shift.

You will be assigned two 4 hour shifts, that may include a morning, afternoon, and night shift, during or before or after the event, in exchange for a 3-day festival pass. Volunteers are placed on a first-come, first-served basis.

There are a few positions on the week leading up to the festival and the week after, for people who would like the rest of the weekend free!


To show your commitment there will be a $30 fee – you will get a “Blues Crew T-shirt” or a “Festival T-shirt” that you will be able to keep as a memento!

Must be available for an induction on Thursday 5th March 2020 @ 6pm!


How does volunteering work?
You will be required to work 2 x 4 hour shifts in exchange for a 3-day festival pass.

What if I already bought a ticket?
You will be refunded for the festival portion of the ticket. You will need to fill out your order information on the application or send info@girrakoolblues.com.au your order information to secure your refund.

Can I camp at the festival?
Camping is included free – Please indicate if you wish to camp on site. Please direct all volunteer questions to info@girrakoolblues.com.au

Can my children accompany me while I’m volunteering?
We need your full attention during your scheduled volunteer shifts. So no, children may not accompany you during your volunteer shifts. They are welcome at the festival and in the campgrounds.

What if I must work with my friend?
There is a section on the application where you can put the person(s) name.

Please read the volunteer Terms and Conditions thoroughly and fill out the application in its entirety.


Box Office
If assigned to the box office, you will meet and greet patons, exchange tickets for wristbands, assist with selling festival tickets, help direct, and answer questions.

Artist / Vip Management / Stage Management
This position will include greeting Artists and Vips at the Artist/VIP Entry, hand out artist packs, assist with directions, and acquire help for Artists Equipment if necessary.

Looking for responsible drivers to pick up and drop-off equipment, and transportation for Artists or crew.

General Festival Duties
Assist with keeping the grounds clean and to uphold the recycling policy of the festival. May be utilized to move equipment and boxes. This would need to indicate if they are able to assist with light lifting duties.

Bar / RSA
There will be positions available to serve behind the bars, providing all your RSA credentials are in place. Please indicate in the Work Experience box that you have your RSA and/or had cashier experience.

Soul Kitchen
This position will assist with serving and selling food. General food knowledge a bonus.

The Soul Kitchen will be serving expresso coffee. Barista course or exprience is a must.

Crowd / Area Control
These positions will be at different gates and thorough-fares throughout the venue. Crowd control will check patrons to ensure they are adorned with the correct wristbands for that area before they move into another area.

These people will be selling customers Festival Merchandise and/or Artists CD’s. Artist signing will also take place here.

Week Prior / Week After Volunteer Options
There are many positions for Festival Set-up including Decorating,  Electrical, Driving, Office Work. Assist with Pack-down from Monday onwards.