It takes about 400 volunteers to make the Festival happen, and we need your help to set up, tear down and to assist with various aspects of the event. Set up will begin on Tuesday, June 5th and tear down will take place after the event on Sunday evening and on Monday, June 11. Your time and interest are very much appreciated as this event would not take place without our loyal volunteers.
When you register, you will have the chance to tell us when you are available and to request specific volunteer positions. Volunteers will receive their assignments via email in mid-May. Volunteer Orientation will be held on Thursday, June 7 at 6:30 p.m. at Cooper's Lake. Volunteers will meet their managers and learn more about their responsibilities, plus pick up their volunteer t-shirts.
Register Your Jeep for Free by Volunteering
Participants who volunteer are required to help out two shifts (approximately 4 hours each). They will receive a participant waiver wrist band and free Jeep registration for the following Festival activities (a $130value):
- Playground/On-Site Trails
- Moraine Trail Ride
- Best of Bantam
- Jeepin' on the Dunes Trail Ride
Participating volunteers receive priority access to the On-site Trails and Playground all three days. Volunteers wearing the 2018 volunteer shirt can drive their registered Jeep to the Trail or Playground headquarters tent and staff will get the volunteer out on the trails or playground ASAP. Please avoid peak times on Saturday between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m.
These volunteers receive a t-shirt (two shirts if you split your shifts between two or more days) and two raffle tickets. Volunteer shifts may not be split between two people. The same person must volunteer both shifts.
If You Want to Simply Lend a Hand and Help
If you are not registering a Jeep, you will receive one volunteer t-shirt and a spectator wristband for yourself and one guest. That way you can enjoy the Festival on a different day other than your scheduled shift. To receive the volunteer wristband and wristband for the guest, you may check in any day at the volunteer tent, even if you are volunteering the next day. If volunteering more than one day, you will receive one extra t-shirt. You will also receive two raffle tickets. You may sign up for one or more shifts.