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Photo by Jayne Toohey
Being a volunteer was a completely fabulous and life-changing experience for me. I loved being a volunteer, and it really helped me enjoy my very first FAI. I was blown away by the talent and musicians that I got to hear that week. My own growth as a musician and as a person has been wonderful since the Conference. I can't wait until next year!Laura Locke
Anyone over the age of 16 can volunteer at the conference. You do not need to be in the music industry to volunteer - a good portion of our volunteers are enthusiastic folk fans.
* While we do our best to have food available, the amount of meals depends on how much food is donated. We aim to provide each volunteer 2 meals during the conference.
As a volunteer, you will be assigned to a specific team (security, production, runner, etc.) each with its own Crew Chief. Crew Chiefs are responsible for scheduling and training a specific volunteer area of the conference and they are also responsible for checking in with their volunteers throughout the conference to ensure that volunteers understand their assignment.
Volunteer teams include:
As a volunteer, you are required to attend our onsite volunteer orientation. Two sessions are offered:
The mission of Folk Alliance International is to nurture, engage, and empower the international folk music community - traditional and contemporary, amateur and professional - through education, advocacy and performance.
DATE: February 13-17, 2019
LOCATION: Fairmont Queen Elizabeth Hotel, Montréal, Québec, Canada
UPCOMING DEADLINES: Early Bird member registration ends May 31, 2018