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The Governors Ball Music Festival

NYC Randall's Island June 7, 8, & 9, 2013

Volunteer Application - The Governors Ball Music Festival 2013

The Governors Ball Music Festival

Volunteer Application - The Governors Ball Music Festival...

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Registration Type Price Fee Quantity
Volunteer Deposits are listed below. Looking for regular tickets? Click Here $0.00 $0.00
Deposit for Volunteer Registration - All Festival postions are FULL
All volunteers must be of at least 18 years of age, no exceptions. Please note that this is the registration ticket for 2013 Governors Ball Volunteer Team and NOT a general ticket to the festival. This registration process is on a first-come, first-served basis, and your application is a request and not a guarantee that you are accepted into the Gov Ball 2013 volunteer program.
This ticket includes a $20.00 non-refundable processing fee.
$260.00 $0.00

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Be a Volunteer & Join Team Gov Ball 2013!

We are looking for kind, eager, and able-bodied individuals that can work with others, have some fun, and earn a ticket to Gov Ball 2013!

What are the requirements of volunteers?

  • All volunteers must be at least 18 years of age by June 7, 2013, no exceptions.
  • There is a $20 non-refundable processing fee.
  • Besides the $20 fee, you will also be required to put down a deposit for the price of a 3-Day GA Ticket ($240) with a valid debit or credit card. The card will be charged $260 at sign up and refunded $240 within 5 days of the end of the festival as long as you complete your work requirements and follow all the volunteer rules. If you fail to complete the work requirements or fail to follow the volunteer rules, you will forfeit your deposit (essentially you will just end up paying for a ticket plus the processing fee).
  • Volunteers must be on time to all assigned shifts.
  • Volunteers are required to wear close toed shoes to all shifts
  • Absolutely no drugs or illegal substances of any kind will be tolerated on site and you will be subject to the standard legal penalties for these offenses as well as lose your deposit.
  • If you are caught drinking alcohol during your shift, stealing, or passing your wristband back to non-volunteers, you will lose your deposit.
  • You DO NOT need a ticket to be a volunteer. We will not reimburse any tickets purchased before you decide to volunteer.

“The Perks!” Each festival volunteer will receive:

  • Access to all 3 days of the festival
  • Official Governors Ball volunteer t-shirt
  • A slammin’ good time

More FAQs and Guidelines
Volunteers should arrive for their shift 30 minutes prior to the shift start time so that they may be processed and organized.
All volunteers must check out with the volunteer coordinator on duty after their shifts are completed to be eligible for a refund of the cost of a 3-day general admission ticket to Gov Ball 2013.
Volunteers must wear their Gov Ball Volunteer T-shirt in an appropriate manner while working, and take it off when not working.

If a volunteer cannot attend the event for any reason and has already completed the form, the volunteer must send in a cancellation email to before May 17, 2013 at 5:00 p.m. EST. All refunds related to cancellation, as well as a confirmed completion of the three 5-hour shifts, will be processed within five days after the festival.

Refunds may take 2-3 days to show up on a volunteer’s bank statement after they are processed. If a volunteer does not submit a cancellation email before May 17, 2013, he/she agrees to be charged the full price of a 3-day general admission ticket for the 2013 Governors Ball Music Festival.
Volunteer positions are filled on a first-come, first-served basis. If all positions are filled prior to May 24, 2012 at 5:00 PM, we reserve the right to close the sign-up process and stop accepting requests. We will notify you if all positions are filled via email or Make sure to get your application in early to ensure you get a spot!
All shift times are approximate and may vary. We will do our best to keep things fair and consistent; however, sometimes shift times and total work hours will not be the same for all volunteers. Volunteers must be flexible.

Check-in dates/times are as follows:

  • Pre-Festival Volunteers will show up at 9:30am on Wednesday June 5 and Thursday June 6.
  • Day of Festival Volunteers will show up at 9:00am for daytime shifts and 3:00pm for afternoon shifts on their designated days of work for orientation and marching orders
  • Post- Festival Volunteers will show up at 9:30am on Monday June 10 and Tuesday June 11.

Once you are accepted into the volunteer program, you will receive more specific information about your volunteer assignment and work schedule.
There are (2) shift options available to volunteers working for Governor’s Ball.

  • Pre-Festival Volunteers -FULL
    Pre-Festival Volunteer shifts will be equal to approximately (2) 8 hour shifts on both Wednesday and Thursday. Please make sure you are available to work during regular working hours on these days if you apply to work pre-festival.
  • During Festival / 3 shifts over three days up to 5 hours per shift each day for a total of 15 hours
    During Festival volunteers will be required to work 5 hours per shift and complete a total of 15 hours over the festival weekend. [Three 5-hour shifts] Please be prepared to work prior to festival doors opening.
  • Post-Festival Volunteers- FULL shifts will be equal to approximately (2) 8 hour shifts on both Monday and Tuesday. Please make sure you are available to work during regular working house on these days if you apply to work post-festival.

There are a variety of different jobs and departments including visual design, vendor set-up and coordination, assisting with event games/activities, will call and guest list check-in, administrative help, catering, VIP set-up and maintenance, general production, and others.
Volunteers are on hand to help out when and where they are needed. You may end up getting pulled from one area and shifted to another based on our changing needs. The key is to be flexible and willing to lend a hand.

All volunteers are free to enjoy the show while not scheduled to work so long as you arrive on time and ready to work when scheduled.

While we will do our best to accommodate you, keep in mind that all requests to work with friends are NOT guaranteed.

Sign up below through the ticketing widget. From here you will be prompted to fill in a series of fields for your personal information and credit card payment details, request to work with friends, and days of availability among other things. You will have 30 minutes to complete the process.
Once you complete this information and agree to the required waiver, you will receive a confirmation email with your next step instructions.
Please make sure to check your spam mail. The confirmation and receipt will be generated from the following address: Please do not email this address directly. If you have any questions please email
*If your question is not answered in this FAQ, please e-mail Please note that due to an overwhelming number of volunteer questions, we will not respond to a question if the answer to the question is in the FAQ above.

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