Volunteer Information

Thank you for being a part of What The Festival this year! We are really looking forward to sharing a great event experience with you. You are all a big part of making this event run as smoothly as possible. Please see below for some helpful links and information regarding your participation with the festival.

Thanks and let me know if you have any questions!



Your volunteer schedules have been posted. Log in to your FestiVOL account & click on “My Events” to view your shift hours.

The exact department or job will not be listed here because it is subject to change depending on the festival’s needs. I’ll let you know where you’re headed when you check in for your shift at Volunteer HQ!


You will be receiving an e-ticket from Eventbrite via email by the end of the week. Please print the ticket or have it available on your phone when you arrive at the box office.

*Please bring a valid photo ID

General Admission (tent-only) camping is included with your weekend pass. You will need to provide your own camping gear!

PARKING (*Note – this info has changed!)

If you carpool with 2 or more people in your vehicle, parking will free! (This applies to volunteers only)

If you travel alone, you will need to be prepared to pay a reduced parking fee of $30 per vehicle. (Half the price of a non-volunteer)

If you would like to purchase a Car Camping upgrade, you can do so on the WTF Ticketing site.


You will be allowed to check in 1 day prior to your first shift (all volunteers are provided free Early Entry on Thursday). You will ONLY be allowed to check in during the following hours, so please plan your travel accordingly!

Monday, June 15th – 6pm-10pm (you will be checking in with me, as the box office is not yet open)

Tuesday, June 16th – 10am-10pm (Staff Check-In)

Wednesday, June 17th – 10am-midnight (Staff Check-In)

Thursday, June 18th – 10am-midnight (Main Box Office)

Friday, June 19th – 10am-midnight (Main Box Office)

Once you have checked in at the box office, you’ll be directed to set up camp in General Admission camping (tent-only). Then you should swing by Volunteer HQ to check in with me & pick up your volunteer t-shirt!

Note- Only working volunteers will be allowed on-site during pre & post fest. Regular patrons can enter the site beginning at 10am on Friday (3pm Thursday if they purchase an Early Entry pass).


Directions to Wolf Run Ranch can be found here:



Check out the volunteer facebook group to connect about rides, potlucks, & more. Go here & request to join:


For other carpooling options or info on shuttles to/from Portland:



  • Closed-toed shoes are REQUIRED while working
  • Your volunteer t-shirt
  • Sunscreen
  • Hat
  • Jacket (it gets chilly at night)
  • Any necessary medications
  • Refillable Water Bottle (water is FREE!!)
  • Snacks
  • A folding chair & book (some parking shifts can be a bit slow)


You will check in & out of every volunteer shift at Volunteer HQ (next to the FYI Booth). This is the only way you will get credit for the hours you are putting in. From there, you will either be picked up or we will take you in a golf cart where you need to be.


Crew showers will be open to volunteers ONLY during pre & post event days. During the event, Oasis showers are available for purchase.


Meals are not provided to general volunteers (unless noted below). There will be food vendors on site Wednesday-Monday. Please come prepared with enough food to last the duration of your stay!

*PRE-FEST VOLUNTEERS – you will be provided 1 meal each day on Tuesday & Wednesday of pre-fest.

*POST-FEST – Meals will be provided Monday-Wednesday due to the lack of vendor availability! Be sure to pick up your post-fest wristband from Kathryn on Monday morning. Hooray!


If you have any questions at all, please don’t hesitate to be in touch – volunteers@whatthefestival.com


Thank you!