All volunteers for the Lotus World Music & Arts Festival must understand and sign a copy of this policy at their orientation.

The Lotus World Music & Arts Festival agrees to the following understanding with volunteers:

  • Volunteers are essential to the purpose and programming of the Festival.
  • Volunteers will receive adequate preparation for their responsibilities, work in an environment where they feel valued and appreciated, and receive respectful treatment.
  • In exchange for a full shift, volunteers will receive one night’s free admission on either Friday or Saturday.
  • Volunteers will also receive a special volunteer t-shirt, a volunteer button, and the grand feeling of being a part of an exciting Bloomington event.
  • The service of any volunteer is accepted at the discretion of the organization.

The volunteer agrees to the following understanding with the Lotus World Music & Arts Festival:

  • I will complete and submit a Volunteer Application Form.
  • I understand the policies and procedures of the Festival as written here.
  • I will attend a short, job-specific orientation on either Wednesday, September 7 or Saturday, September 10 (see Important Dates), even if I am a returning volunteer. Times and locations of trainings will be available on this web site and via e-mail in late August.
  • I will complete my Festival volunteer assignment in a satisfactory way (show up on time for training and shifts, stay the required duration, wear my volunteer t-shirt and button while on shift, and treat other volunteers, staff, performers, and festival patrons with respect).
  • I will notify the Volunteer Coordinator if my availability changes after I have already accepted my Shift Offer.
  • I will abide by the policies of the Lotus World Music & Arts Festival, including, but not limited to, zero tolerance for use of controlled drugs and alcohol, and for harassment of any kind, while working my Shift. I agree that the Festival may decide to terminate my relationship with the Festival at any time.

NOTE:Volunteers for most positions need to be 18 years of age or older. For our limited number of positions for volunteers aged 16-17, please see the application process in our Volunteer FAQ section.

June 2016

2016 Festival Volunteering is generously supported by:
Advantex, Bloomington Brewing Company, Lennie’s, One World Catering & Events, Pizza X, and Vibe Yoga.