—— Check back in late June for 2018 Festival Volunteering Info! —–

Established in 1994, the Lotus World Music and Arts Festival has become one of Bloomington’s largest and most-beloved cultural events and is the only festival of its kind in the state of Indiana. It is organized and administered by a small staff and by hundreds of volunteers. The 24th annual festival takes place Thursday, September 27, through Sunday, September 30, 2018.

Volunteers are crucial to the success of every festival!  It is very important that volunteers commit not only to their assigned shift(s) but also to an orientation.  In exchange for your commitment, wherein you ensure the smooth operation of a wonderful event, you are able to attend the festival on Friday or Saturday night.

We also have a program in place for teens, ages 16 or 17, that enables them to volunteer in the Visual Arts Village and Lotus in the Park, or as monitors at selected venues.  In order to apply, potential candidates must send an essay of 150 to 200 words in length, stating why they would like to volunteer and what they hope to gain from the experience, as well as how they view their potential commitment.  They should send their essay as a word document to volunteer@lotusfest.org.  Candidates who have been accepted will be contacted via email or phone for the next step in the application process.

All volunteers receive a button and t-shirt that mark you as a proud Lotus volunteer. Check out this year’s awesome design.

To help make your Lotus volunteer experience a good one, please do the following:

    1. Review the Festival Volunteer Policy, Volunteer Positions, and Frequently Asked Questions before submitting your application. We want to be certain that you have thoroughly reviewed our information about the exchange between the volunteers and the festival, including job descriptions and expectations.
    2. Check back on July 1 for the 2018 Festival Application.

All volunteers are required to attend a job-specific orientation on either Saturday, September 16, late morning or Wednesday evening, September 20.   Please make sure that you are available for one of the orientations BEFORE submitting your volunteer application.

Questions? Our website addresses many aspects of volunteering for Lotus, but if you don’t find your answer in the FAQ section, please contact me at volunteer@lotusfest.org.

Thanks again for your interest!

Tamara Loewenthal
Lotus Volunteer Coordinator

2017 Festival Volunteer Application


Questions? Our website addresses many aspects of volunteering with Lotus, but if you don’t find your answer in the FAQ section, please contact me at volunteer@lotusfest.org

Thanks again for your interest!
Tamara Loewenthal, Volunteer Coordinator

2017 Festival Volunteering is generously supported by Advantex, Bloomington Brewing Company, One World Catering & Events, Pizza X, and Vibe Yoga.