We still need 200+ volunteers to ROCK FoCoMX this year! Please help spread the word and tell your friends, family, neighbors, countrymen! Contact Danielle at volunteer AT focoma.org, and she’ll get back to you as soon as she can.
Volunteers are at the heart and soul of FoCoMA, and FoCoMX would not be possible without hundreds of volunteer hours offered in support of the festival. You can help by working door shifts at venues, assisting with production/stage managing, helping at the will call/festival information booths, or even emceeing a stage. We want you to get involved.
Benefits of volunteering include free admission to the festival (for working four or more hours), access to great music, and knowing that you personally played an important role in helping local music thrive.
How can you help us ROCK FoCoMX this year? Check the job descriptions below that sound fun for you and fill out the form on this page – we’ll get in touch with you about volunteering! Thanks!
Volunteer Job Descriptions
PRODUCTION: In order to keep our tight schedule on time, we need one person at each venue to be in charge of production. You are helping bands load in, pre-staging gear, and keeping the schedule running smoothly. You may also need to assist the house sound engineer at the larger venues with sound checks or as the go-between.
DOOR PEOPLE: We are looking for people to assist at the door, you will be looking for wristbands at every venue. YOU WILL NOT BE CHECKING IDS.
EMCEES: Not shy? Know some good jokes? Have the inside scoop on a local band? This may be the perfect job for you. We’re looking for one person on each stage to announce the bands, give shout outs to the sponsors, and do the occasional giveaway.
CHILDREN’S WORKSHOPS: We are looking for 1-2 people between the hours of 2-6 on Saturday afternoon only to assist with the children’s workshops to get the kiddos involved and excited about playing and participating in musical activities.
GREEN ROOM: Assistance in the green room entails helping with the set up; you may be asked to pick up food from a sponsor, set up tables and chairs, and you and help hang banners. There is also the tear down; we need peeps to help with trash removal, clean up, and the basic rule of leave it like you find it. The Green Rooms are open from 6-11 each night to musicians with a set up time of 5 PM and the tear down finished by midnight.
TICKET/INFORMATION BOOTH: In an effort to keep lines down at the venues, this year there will be 2 locations in Old Town to purchase wrist bands during the festival. We need responsible individuals to provide information and sell wrist bands. Looking for extremely honest and trustworthy peeps to handle this responsibility.
FLOATERS: We need you to go from venue to venue, checking on the volunteers and helping cover anything that comes up.
FoCoMx PREP- The week of the festival April 4-8th we will need help getting it all together. Admin and strong organizational skills are helpful
TRANSPORTATION: You will be coordinating the bus system for venues outside of the Old Town area