FloydFest is a unique music and arts festival held annually in Virginia. Nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains, the 80 acre site lends for a serene setting and some serious views. But this fest isn’t just for mountain men – bands range from rock to bluegrass, from reggae to folk and everything in between, with something for all ears.
If the scenery and sounds aren’t enough to get your hips moving, the perks of volunteering for FloydFest might just do it. Beyond earning a 5 day ticket, volunteers are also given access to free camping, free parking, a sweet Volunteer shirt, a pair of Farm to Feet socks, free soda and water during shifts, an invitation to the exclusive Volunteer Welcome Bonfire and many others yet to be announced. And that’s not all! Leah DeLuzio, the Staffing, Volunteers & Special Projects Director for FloydFest guarantees there will be a few special surprises in store for folks this year. “FloydFest is always filled with magic and mystery, and this year will not disappoint!” promises DeLuzio.
Along with the free swag is the special Volunteer Welcome Bonfire, complete with s’mores and live music held each year on the Tuesday night prior to the festival. It’s a great way to kick things off and provides volunteers with the opportunity to mingle before the festivities begin.
Meeting other volunteers is possibly the greatest perk of all. FloydFest draws a unique and loyal volunteer base, pulling in folks from all over the country who are passionate about music and the outdoors. “So many amazing connections are made, and by Sunday we’re all FloydFest family!” says DeLuzio.
This year, FloydFest upgraded to VolunteerLocal’s newest plan, the Conquer Plan, allowing them to collect and refund deposits from volunteers, and help make things even more personal for their loyal volunteers. “It’s wonderful to have the ability now to create name badges for our festival volunteers, as well as create template messages through the Communication tool,” comments DeLuzio. “The Conquer Plan has allowed for ease of scheduling and volunteer management.”
Ready to become part of the family? Register now and get to grooving.
Photos courtesy of FloydFest