Volunteering Info

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  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

Who Can Volunteer?

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.

Volunteer Perks

* 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.


Volunteer Structure & Crew Chiefs

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:

Volunteer Orientation

As a volunteer, you are required to attend our onsite volunteer orientation. Two sessions are offered:

Mission Statement

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.

Additional Conference Events

2019 FAI Conference

DATE: February 13-17, 2019

LOCATION:  Fairmont Queen Elizabeth Hotel, Montréal, Québec, Canada

UPCOMING DEADLINES:  Early Bird member registration ends May 31, 2018