Volunteer at the festival

The Swathi Thirunal Festival is organized entirely by volunteers, and we depend on community involvement to run the event in a smooth fashion.

If you would like to volunteer at the event, there are plenty of opportunities to do so. Read on for a sample of what we do, followed by instructions on how to sign up.

Volunteers have a variety of responsibilities:


Drive artists, volunteers, and equipment between the hotel and the venue.

Artist pick up / drop off at the airport
Transporting festival goods and supplies

Food Service

Helping food committee

Stage Management

On stage program coordination, on stage assistance with mic, back stage asistance, support for audio/visual management.

Providing coffee, tea, and water backstage

There are a variety of other opportunities that come up during the event where volunteers step in and lend a hand. If you are available, you can probably find something to do.

Benefits to Volunteering

As a volunteer you get to …add valuable volunteer hours to your résumé and/or college application (if you put in enough work, we'll even give you a letter attesting to your efforts).
Work with an incredible group of people who are passionate about the festival, and fun to hang out with.
Peek behind-the-scenes at what it takes to run an event of this magnitude, and take home lessons for similar festivals in your town.
Free food on the event days you volunteer.

How to Sign Up

If you would like to volunteer, please e-mail us with the following details:

Cellular phone number
What days/time will you be available to volunteer?
Do you have a valid driver's license that you can use to drive in North Carolina?
Will you have a car available while you are at the festival?
What languages do you speak/understand? (Some of our participants may not speak English)
Are there any specific skills that you would like to offer to us?

If you have any questions about volunteering, please do not hesitate to send us an email at swathithirunalfestival@gmail.com.