What do Volunteers Do?

Zero Waste Event Productions volunteers sort recycling and compost on a mobile conveyor belt during Resonance Music Festival.

Volunteers Sort

Volunteers work with our staff to sort waste materials generated within the festival grounds. They work on one of our sorting belts, taking out recycling and compost materials. Clean materials makes sure recycling and compost facilities can accept materials from festivals. 

Volunteers Collect

Volunteers work with staff to collect full bags of materials from the festival grounds, and bring them back to the Zero Waste tent. We make sure no bags overflow and the festival grounds stay clean and well-maintained.

Zero Waste Volunteers at Paradise Music Festival. Zero Waste Event Productions
A Zero Waste Event Productions volunteer talks to a festival attendee about zero waste at The Ohio Pawpaw festival.

Volunteers Educate

Volunteers learn about zero waste practices so they can educate event attendees about what’s recyclable, compostable or reusable. They are our ambassadors to the festival and help bring a face to the festival’s goal of going zero waste.

Volunteers Clean Up

Even at the best kept festival there is cleanup in the days following the event. Volunteers help do litter sweeps, and final checks to make sure we’re leaving the festival grounds as clean as the day we arrived.

Volunteers smile for the camera while cleaning up after #Fest 2017.

That sounds awesome!

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Some festivals we work with have their own Volunteer portal. Sign up to volunteer with us (Zero Waste, or green team) through their websites.

Our 2020 season has been heavily affected by COVID-19.

Please note that all volunteer opportunities are subject to change at the last minute due to cancellations and postponements of events.

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We are always looking for volunteers!

If you are interested in getting e-mails about our season schedule or want to know more about our work, please contact Shannon at: