Cheat Fest Volunteers 

We couldn’t do it without you!!!

As we gear up for this spectacular event, we want to extend a heartfelt invitation for you to join us as a volunteer. Volunteers are the heartbeat of our festival, playing a pivotal role in making it an unforgettable experience for all attendees.

Why Volunteer at Cheat Fest?

Community Spirit: Our festival is not just an event; it’s a celebration of the Cheat River community. By volunteering, you become an integral part of the community effort to create something truly special while bringing awareness to the issues affecting our watershed.

Impact: Your contribution directly impacts the success of the festival. Whether you’re helping with setup, selling FOC merchandise, or managing parking, every task contributes to the overall success and enjoyment of the event.

Networking and Friendships: Volunteering provides a unique opportunity to connect with like-minded individuals who share a passion for great music and environmental conservation. You’ll forge lasting friendships and join a network of incredible people.

Skill Development: Gain valuable experience and develop transferable skills. Whether it’s event coordination, customer service, or teamwork, volunteering at our festival is a fantastic way to enhance your skills and boost your resume.

Gratitude and Recognition: Our volunteers are the unsung heroes of the festival, and we make sure to recognize and appreciate your efforts. From festival perks to special acknowledgments, your dedication won’t go unnoticed.

Apply to Volunteer at the 2024 Cheat Fest HERE!


Volunteer Perks

Free festival admission
Free on-site primitive camping (parking is either on site or in public parking)
Food and drinks at the Saturday backstage Charcuterie spread

Volunteer Info:

 Important Safety & Logistical Information – PLEASE READ

  • Volunteers should check in at the Back Gate (Friends of the Cheat Campground side) upon arrival. From there you will either be directed to park on the festival grounds or in the Public Parking area, based on space.
  • The Back Gate (FOC Campground Side) is open to Volunteers beginning at 8AM on Friday and opens again at 8AM on Saturday. Volunteers who have shifts on Thursday or during the first shift Friday are the only volunteers allowed on site early. 
  • Volunteers area invited to primitive camp on the festival grounds. You may need to park in public parking and carry your gear to the festival grounds.
  • Volunteers who park on the festival grounds cannot move their car until the festival is over. Remember this if you want to paddle and need your vehicle for shuttle. If you’d like to use your vehicle or plan to leave early, you will need to park in the volunteer section of the public parking lot.
  • CARPOOL! Vehicles make a huge impact on the site, parking is a major challenge for the festival and presents safety concerns when there are vehicles near the tent area.
  • Once you have parked and set up camp, check in at the Info Booth to receive your volunteer instructions and to drop off your backstage potluck contribution/food drive donation.

Backstage Volunteer Potluck

Once again on Festival Saturday we’ll be having a volunteer potluck backstage for our volunteers, sponsors & musicians. Please bring a potluck item to contribute to this! Items like cured meats, pickled foods, cheeses, bread, dips, or dipping vehicles are great. Extra points if it doesn’t need to be refrigerated. Also, please bring your own cup if you plan to drink!

If you are unable to attend your volunteer shift, please let the volunteer coordinator know ASAP so that we can re-fill your shift. 

Volunteer Guidelines

If you have any further questions, please email

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