A Festival Poem

One of the smallest committees at the Folk Music Festival is the Video Committee. I interviewed Sid Tan, the coordinator of the group and he was kind enough to share this poem with us. The poem is about the Folk Music Festival and the joys of volunteering. This is not the media debut of this […]

Lantern Committee Volunteer

Say hello to Andrew B. a member of the Lantern Committee who you have probably seen in the procession at the end of the evening. His lantern was quite complex with some LED lights in addition to the traditional candle. He explains some of the building process and gives some hints on how to build […]

Volunteer Medical Help On-site

Back behind the artisan shops, there is an area next to the kitchen where many volunteers spend their hours. Unlike some committee members, they are not working in full view of the stage and the music that reaches them is filtered through the trees and booths that separate them from the nearest stage. Who are […]

Volunteer Since 1982

[singlepic id=21 w=320 h=240 float=left]    Mark White has ben volunteering at the Folk Music Festival since 1982 and his wife usually volunteers too!  He has worked a number of committees during the time and talks about his experiences and the functions of the committees he has served on. Thank you Mark for contributing to so […]

2010 Friday Evening Volunteers

Mark W. was enjoying the last of his meal, but was kind enough to talk to me about the various roles he has played during his many years of volunteering. Jeff M. is taking care of festival goers in the medical tent. Dan K. is your man for information. Cathy, “Sunshine Cat”, Joanne H. and […]

2009 Volunteer Stories Remembered

Last year was my first year documenting the stories of the volunteers and I had the privilege of working with Dean Buscher, (second from right) who took most of the photos with his beautiful Nikon D3. I did bring my trusty Nikon D50 and my Zoom H4 audio recorder. Jonathan, our coordinator is far right, […]

Administration Tent – The Hub of Backstage

One cheery volunteer always had a smile for me, so I thought I should share some of his thoughts on volunteering with you. Listen to Paul A: [Audio clip: view full post to listen] Paul is a long time volunteer and enjoys reuniting with his friends at the Folk Fest every year. I identify with […]

Volunteering with Special Needs

Yesterday, I had the pleasure to meet Scott, who works in the Kitchen. I was surprised to notice a volunteer on crutches, so I asked him to say a few words about his volunteer experience. Listen to Scott: Scott later decided that he did not want his podcast included on the website, so I have […]

Volunteer Experience – Raffle Ticket Sellers

Here are some interviews with the Raffle Ticket sellers at the Folk Festival. They are all dressed in imaginative costumes as they walk though the crowds selling raffle tickets. There are some great prizes this year, so they tell me ticket sales are going well. They talk about the great sense of community they feel […]