Keep the Fest Free!

Satchmo SummerFest 2014 Volunteer Registration is NOW OPEN!!

Volunteers make our Free Festival possible!
Volunteering with French Quarter Festivals, Inc. is a great way to meet new people, have fun and support the heritage of New Orleans.

There is a job for every interest at our Festivals. Click here to see the Volunteer Job Descriptions.

If you have questions or concerns about what volunteer positions will fit your needs best, please e-mail Kylee Kidder, Manager of Volunteers, at

If you would like more information about upcoming volunteer opportunities please sign up for E-letter mailing list at the top of the page.

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Volunteer Requirements

  • All volunteers must be 16 years and older.
  • All volunteers will be required to sign a waiver online or upon check-in.
  • All volunteers serving alcohol must be 21 or older and will be required to read & sign the LA Responsible Alcohol Vendor Handbook.
  • All volunteers must abide by the Volunteer Guidelines. (Feel free to review them by clicking here.)

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Volunteer Maps

Volunteer Parking Details

French Quarter Festivals, Inc. does its best to provide volunteers with parking options. Unfortunately, we are unable to provide volunteer parking at Satchmo SummerFest. We recommend arriving early to locate parking in the surrounding neighborhoods.

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Volunteer Check-in

Volunteer check-in will be located on the N. Peters/river side of the grounds. Please check-in no earlier than 30 minutes before your shift begins.

– If you are working the last shift of the day you can check in up to 1 hour before your shift. This will give you time to use your tickets to get something to eat and be at your shift in plenty of time.

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Volunteer Benefits

Volunteers are asked to commit to at least one shift (of up to 5 hours) and will receive:

  • A limited edition collectible Volunteer t-shirt, to be worn while volunteering.
  • Food tickets for each volunteer, who works a complete shift.
  • Loads of appreciation from the community & Festival Staff and the satisfaction of a job well done!

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Tutorial Videos

Ready to sign-up to be a French Quarter Festival Volunteer?
These tutorial videos will teach you the steps if you need help.

If you have questions or concerns about volunteering or your registration status please contact

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Volunteer Groups

Want to volunteer with your group?
We love volunteer teams! If you’d like to bring a group to volunteer, please create a group name. Once you register and sign-in you will be able to sign up your team (using their email addresses).

Group slots fill quickly, so the earlier you sign up the better!

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Volunteer Sign-up

Unable to volunteer this year?
Sign up for our mailing list at the top of the page and you will receive information about upcoming volunteer opportunities.

If you are ready to sign-up please click here to visit the Volunteer Calendar and select your shift or start your registration.

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Volunteer Job Descriptions

Volunteer Guidelines