Rhythm on the River Volunteering

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Rhythmn on the River volunteers help with event informationThank you for your interest in volunteering for the Rhythm on the River Festival! Volunteers are the backbone of the Rhythm on the River Festival and the difference between a good volunteer program and a great one is that the volunteers have a wonderful time while they are working for the event. A team of almost 300 volunteers are needed to produce the festival each year. Your help is welcome and greatly appreciated. Rhythm on the River Festival mission is to provide access to a broad array of arts experiences and support environmental education in Colorado. Our volunteer team understands that mission and works towards its goals by volunteering for one of our many committees during the event.


At the Rhythm on the River Festival, our volunteers play a huge part in our success! We welcome your involvement in Northern Colorado’s premier and highest quality community festival, and for helping us fulfill our mission of providing access to a broad array of arts experiences and supporting environmental education in Colorado. Please send your name and email address to [email protected]  to be added to our volunteer mailing list.

Calling All Volunteers! Vounteering is a great way to give back to the community together - at Rhythm on the River

Every year more than 300 dedicated, engaged, community-minded and fun volunteers step up to make our two-day Festival happen! Volunteering at the Rhythm on the River Festival gives participants an exclusive, behind-the-scenes appreciation of the community event which is so enticing and fun.At the Rhythm on the River Festival, our volunteers play a huge part in our success! Here’s some important information on being a volunteer:


We depend on your commitment to participate. Your presence and prompt arrival for your scheduled shifts are absolutely necessary. VERY IMPORTANT: If your schedule must change, or if you have an emergency, please contact us immediately!

Arrivals & Breaks

You must check in at the Volunteer Headquarters (location at the Grove Main Pavilion) at the beginning of each shift you work. Please try to arrive 20-30 minutes early.

T-ShirtsRhythm on the River volunteers helping out with the Roger's River Run race registration.

Every volunteer receives the Official Rhythm on the River Festival Volunteer T-shirt. This shirt must be worn while you are working at the Festival. Please do not make any alterations to your T-shirt while you are volunteering for the Rhythm on the River Festival. An opportunity to receive your t-shirt will be provided prior to the event.


All volunteers, new and returning, are requested to review the Volunteer Handbook prior to the Festival. The Handbook and other information will be sent to you prior to the event. Things change every year and it is vital that you know the new information.

Meals & Beverages

Volunteers will be offered a variety of snacks and beverages before and during their shift. Alcoholic beverages may not be consumed before or during a volunteer’s shift.Staff volunteers checking in with a vendor during set up.

Social Media Team (NEW in 2018)

We are looking for smart, eager social media wizards to volunteer to help us cover the Festival on July 13 & 14. We are looking for outgoing individuals with strong social media experience, superb writing skills, and a knack for taking quality photos. Please send a cover letter and resume, with clear indication of social media knowledge and abilities, and two writing samples, to Erica Illingworth at [email protected]  by 5pm on Friday, June 15.

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