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Volunteering

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Breathe Fest is a 100% volunteer run festival. Every single hour that is put towards organizing and running this event is done so on a volunteer basis, it's truly a thing of beauty. 
We are stoked you’re interested in Breathing with us this year as a member of the Volunteer Team! We are now accepting applications. Please read the information below and click the button to apply!

Volunteer Categories​​​

With dates of required attendance

  • Arts and Aesthetics (July 9 - 15)

  • Breathe PeaceHolders* (July 11 - 14) 

  • Fire and Flow Supervisors (July 11 - 14)

  • Front Gate* (July 11 - 14)

  • Lighting, Tech, and Power Systems (July 9 - 15) 

  • Media (July 9 - 14) 

  • Medical Team and Lifeguard* (July 11 - 14) 

  • Setup and Breakdown Crew (July 9 - 15)

  • Sustainability Captains (July 11 - 14)

  • Volunteer Operations* (July 11 - 14)

    *Shift-based
 

  • Kitchen Volunteer Team - Information and Application Here

  • Rigging And Activities Setup - Information and Application Here

Volunteering at Breathe is a great opportunity to expand your horizons. Some categories require prior experience, some don’t! Take a look and plan this year’s adventure!

 

Before applying to be a Volunteer, we ask that you take time to carefully review our mandatory Waiver and Code of Conduct.

For any inquiries please email: volunteer@discoverbreathe.com

 

How much time are Volunteers asked to serve?
 

Shift-based: 3 hour shifts | about 9 hours total

Scheduling for other Committees varies and will be coordinated with you prior to confirming your Volunteer assignment.

 

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Is there a discounted ticket for Volunteers?

Yes - a Non-Refundable $100 Facilities Ticket. This facilities ticket allows Breathe to remain financially solvent while rewarding volunteers for their hard work and contribution to the Breathe community.  Proceeds from the facilities ticket go towards covering Breathe's fixed costs such as; venue rental, tent rentals, bathroom rentals, insurance etc... A portion of the proceeds also goes toward purchasing the included Breathe tee for each volunteer. Upon acceptance, Volunteers will receive a link to purchase a Facilities Ticket. This is a Full Event Pass. If purchasing a $100 Facilities Ticket doesn’t align with your current financial situation, please see our Flow it Forward initiative for assistance. 

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What’s included as a Volunteer?
 

  • Access to the Fest!  Including all classes minus the Business Incubator.

  • Festival Camping!

  • Parking in the overnight parking field

  • Festival T-Shirt

 

Volunteers, just like attendees, will be responsible for bringing their own food and anything else needed to camp. There will be a Community Kitchen with basic cooking essentials such as grills, utensils, etc.

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What are the shifts like? Do I need any prior experience?

There is no experience required to volunteer in most areas, in fact we urge all first time BREATHERS to volunteer. We have heard so many stories where people found the most connection with new people through their volunteer time. 

 

Each volunteer will be scheduled to one area. Depending on the area, each shift will look a little different. You can expect to help out with general tasks like activity setup, orienting guests at the front gate, keeping the community kitchen clean and tidy, waste/compost maintenance etc. 

 

If you have any experience in the areas you are passionate about, elaborate as much as possible in the application, especially if you are applying to volunteer in the Medical and Lifeguard or Fire and Flow Supervisors.Only volunteers with prior experience will be accepted for those areas.

When is the deadline for applying and purchasing the $100 Facilities Ticket?

 

The deadline for new Volunteer Applications is June 1st, 2024.  

 

All volunteers are expected to pay their $100 Facilities Ticket within 2 weeks of being approved to be a volunteer. We will not hold spots for anyone that has not paid or worked out an agreement with the Volunteer Coordinator.

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Can I cancel?

Absolutely. We totally understand that life happens and that might prevent you from making it to Breathe. Please let us know as early as possible. Your $100 Facilities Ticket may be transferred to 2025 but is not refundable. Please plan carefully.

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When should I plan on arriving and checking in?

All volunteers are allowed to arrive starting Thursday, July 11th in the morning no earlier than 10 am. The exception to this rule is anyone who is working an early morning shift on Thursday and anyone who is an approved volunteer for Set-Up Week. If you have any questions about this or are traveling with a group where your volunteer shifts vary, send us an email and we will figure out a solution!

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Is there an age requirement to volunteer?

 

Yes. Volunteers must be at least 18 years old or accompanied by a legal guardian. 

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Can I refund/ exchange a BREATHE ticket already purchased for a volunteer ticket?

Unfortunately, not.

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Sounds great. What are the next steps?

If you have read this page in its entirety and understand what is expected, the next step is to fill out the Volunteer Application Form. After filling out the form you will be contacted by a Breathe team member with confirmation details.

 

Feel free to reach out to volunteer@discoverbreathe.com with any questions!

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