help bring the New Story Festival to life!

If you’ve caught the New Story vision and want to help make the festival a raging success, then join our volunteer team to donate your time, energy, and expertise. Not only will you be working alongside amazing people, making friendships that will stick with you for life, you will get to attend the festival absolutely FREE!


We especially encourage those who can’t afford a festival ticket to consider volunteering. In return for 10-12 hours of work over the course of the weekend (or in the months leading up to it) we offer a FREE festival pass AND an affiliate promoter code that pays you 10% commission for every ticket you help us sell.

(You’ll also have access to Facebook groups that will help you coordinate affordable transportation and accommodations with other festival volunteers or attendees.)

Volunteer tasks during the festival could include set-up or tear-down, registering and greeting guests, prepping program spaces and stages, helping keep the grounds clean and green, helping with the various Kids programs, running our bookstore or beer tent, or whatever other little tasks are needed to keep the event running smoothly. Prior to the festival we especially need help with promotion and creative design -  media and graphic design, local on-the-ground promotion efforts, creative site design, and more.

Most importantly, all of our volunteers are asked to help us practice radical hospitality by loving the people who come and building a fun, festive community whose positive energy can be carried with us all year round!

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