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Thank you very much for volunteering to help this year.  It’s our 12th  year of “Keeping Music in the Schools” and we couldn’t do it without your help!  We are really looking forward to seeing you all again.

To sign up for a shift, choose the job below, select a shift time (or shift times) and enter your information. You will receive a confirmation email with a summary of your assignment. To sign up for multiple shifts on different jobs, repeat this process for the additional job.  To cancel your shift or shifts, use the link in your confirmation email. All individual volunteers will need an email address to complete this process. Please let us know if you discover bugs or issues we can address.

Extra Credit For Your School – A portion of the money donated to schools is based on the number of volunteers working for that school.  When you fill out your shift request, you will have the opportunity to designate your chosen school.

Parking for volunteers and Festival attendees is in the large Sonoma-Marin Fairgrounds & Event Center parking lot (175 Fairgrounds Drive) (corner of E. Washington Street). You reach the Festival entrance and the Volunteer Check-In entrance by walking through the Fairgrounds main entrance and straight down the Concourse. The Volunteer Check-In entrance will be on your left as you approach the Festival ticket entrance. Pick up your name badge and wrist band at the Volunteer Check-In entrance at the pop-up or inside the Volunteer Lounge (entrance next to the Volunteer Check-In entrance).

Please plan to arrive at Volunteer Check-In at least 15 minutes before your work assignment and arrive at your venue early enough to talk with the venue owner and get training before your shift begins. If you are working an afternoon shift, feel free to come early and enjoy the Festival until your volunteer shift begins. Remember that the weekend freeway traffic in to Petaluma gets really backed up so please plan your timing accordingly so you leave yourself enough time to find parking and to walk down the Concourse to the Volunteer Check-In entrance.

Bring a water bottle. Like most other festivals, we are going green. We will not be selling bottled water, but there will be a large water tank for attendees to refill water bottles.

Be sure to keep an eye on the weather forecast on the day of the Festival and equip yourself with layers to wear, a hat and/or sunscreen as appropriate.

Elite Volunteers – Elite Volunteers (those working 2 or more shifts) can pick up their Festival T-shirts inside the Volunteer Lounge (remember to designate your size when filling out your shift requests). Lunch will also be provided for you. Lunch will be available starting around noon inside the Volunteer Lounge.

Thank you!


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