California WorldFest • Presented by The Center for the Arts


Volunteer at WorldFest

Volunteers in 2019

Hours Minimum Commitment

Hours Maximum Commitment

“World Fest Volunteers are the most fun volunteers to work with. I expect and receive the best from our volunteers, and many shine above and beyond expectations. People really care. I have met some really fantastic people because of the volunteers. The volunteer experience includes a love for teamwork, cooperation, creativity, and a love for the festival. There is a joyful atmosphere that is contagious, and the smiles keep on giving throughout the festival and beyond!” ~ Marni Marshall, WorldFest Volunteer Team Lead

Marni Marshall, WorldFest Volunteer Team Lead

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I attend WorldFest for FREE?

WorldFest Volunteers have two options for gaining festival entry: Option A: Commit to Four Shifts (4-5 hours each, 16-20 hours total) = 4-Day Pass w/ option to add-on camping. Option B: Commit to Two Shifts (4-5 hours each, 8-12 hours total) = 2-Day Pass valid on days worked only.

How do I volunteer at WorldFest

Registration will be live soon. Please check back soon to get on our team. At this time, we do not charge volunteers any kind of deposit or fee. Help us keep it that way by communicating any last minute cancellations, tardiness, etc. ASAP!

When will I know if I have been accepted as a volunteer?

The Volunteer Coordinator, a Team Lead or Shift Supervisor will reach out to you before the festival. Volunteers will be sent additional information by email closer to the festival with more details. Stay tuned, and check-in if you don’t hear anything from your team lead.

What do I do when I arrive?

Each day that you are scheduled to work as a volunteer, go to Gate 4 (off McCourtney) to obtain a wristband for that day. The Volunteer Team will greet you and provide any remaining information such as where to report. After that, you will proceed to your Shift Assignment, and your Shift Supervisor will check you in using the InitLive app.

Something has come up and my plans changed

 If you are marked absent, you will not be granted entrance the following day, and may be suspended from volunteering in the future. At this time, we do not charge volunteers any kind of deposit or fee. Help us keep it that way by communicating any last minute cancellations, tardiness, etc, ASAP!

What should I bring?

Yourself. A resuable water bottle. there are no one-time use water bottles sold at WorldFest.) Free hydration stations are located throughout the festival grounds. No GLASS allowed.

Any more questions?

Contact our Volunteer Lead Team at

@caworldfest | #musicconnectsusall

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California WorldFest acknowledges the racial injustice of the past and present. We are committed to listening to BBIPOC voices and educating ourselves as we work together towards a future built on equality. We believe the arts foster unity and will continue to advocate for BBIPOC artists and community members. We see you, we hear you, we support you.