Important Dates for 2018 Festival Volunteers

September 27 – 30, 2018:  25th Annual Lotus World Music & Arts Festival

July 1, 2018
: Volunteer Application Goes Live


Volunteer Orientations are required of all volunteers, regardless of previous volunteer history.


  • Orientation times differ according to your job assignment.  You must have accepted your Shift Offer in order to attend Orientations.  Please double check your Shift Offer against the grid to determine the correct time for the day you attend.  If you have any questions about times, please email  
  • You must attend one of these orientations or have arranged an alternate time with the Volunteer Coordinator, in order to volunteer at the Festival.


Session 1: Sunday afternoon, September 16, 2018
Sunday’s Orientations take place at the FAR Center for Contemporary Arts, 505 W 4th St, BloomingtonCheck in 15 minutes before the start of your orientation. See the Breakout Session Schedule for your job orientation start time.

Session 2: Thursday evening, September 20, 2018
Orientation takes place at the Monroe County Public Library. Check-in 15 minutes early in the library lobby. The initial training will take place in the MCPL Auditorium, before moving on to the breakout sessions. See the Breakout Session Schedule for your job orientation start time.



2018 Festival Volunteering is generously supported by Advantex, IU School of Public & Environmental Affairs, Bloomington Brewing Company, One World Catering & Events, and Pizza X.