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What do Volunteers Do?

Volunteers Sort

Volunteer 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.

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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.

Rootwire Transformational Music and ARTS Festival

Wisteria Event Grounds, Pomeroy, Ohio

June 7 – June 10, 2018

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Ohio PawPaw Festival

Lake Snowden, Albany, Ohio

September 15 – September 17, 2018

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Resonance Music & Arts Festival

Legend Valley, Thornville, Ohio

September 20 – September 23, 2018

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Didn’t find the Festival You were Looking for?

We are always looking for volunteers!

The following festivals don’t have their own volunteer portal, or we coordinate our volunteers separately.

If you’re interested in helping at any of the following festivals, please contact us directly by using either our sign up sheet, or by e-mailing Shannonp@ruralaction.org!

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#Fest  The Venue, Athens, Ohio 4/20-4/21

Green Columbus Earth Day Celebration Genoa Park,Columbus, Ohio 4/21

LaureLive – Laurel School’s Butler Campus, 6/9-6/10

Duck Creek Log Jam – Duck Creek Camping Ground, Logan, Ohio 6/15-6/16

Grandview Digfest – First Avenue Park in the Grandview Yard, Columbus Ohio 6/16

Boogie on the Bricks – Court Street, Athens, Ohio TBD

Paradise on the Point – Sawyer Point, Cincinnati, Ohio 6/30-7/1

JamGrass Music Festival – Medina, Ohio – 7/20-7/22

The FreakStomp Music Festival – Medina, Ohio 8/9-8/12

Athens Harvest Festival – Lake Snowden, Albany, Ohio 8/31-9/3