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Old Settler’s Music Festival loves our volunteers! Our family of volunteers help create the unmatched experience that is Old Settler’s. We rely heavily on volunteers to do many jobs including production, ticketing, safety, information, artist relations, and more.  Whatever your interest, you’ll find your place in our volunteer family!

The Perks

When you volunteer a total of 8 hours during the festival, you will receive:

  • 3-day general admission wristband with camping (tent camping included; vehicle/RV camping at additional cost)
  • Festival t-shirt

If you are scheduled to work in the days prior to the official start of the festival (Friday, May 10, 2024), you will be able to enter early. If you are not scheduled to work, but would like to arrive early, you must purchase an Early Access Pass.

If you are camping in a tent and want to use electricity, you must purchase an Electrical Permit. Volunteers who bring an RV, camper, or other type of camping vehicle must purchase a Camping Vehicle Permit and purchase an Electric Permit if you would like electricity.

How to Register

To apply to volunteer for Old Settler’s Music Fest, first create a POINT account: create POINT account.

Once you have a POINT account, join the Old Settler’s Music Festival organization and update your profile information. Click here and select the Find Ways to Volunteer tab.

If you already have a POINT account, click here and select the Find Ways to Volunteer tab.

Next, select Volunteer OSMF 2024 Sign Up and click Go under Sign Up to Volunteer.

Fill in the information and submit.

Once this information has been reviewed by staff, you will receive an email with information on how to purchase your volunteer pass ($20).

For detailed instructions, click here. You can also reach out to for questions or assistance.

The Process

After you apply, we look at your interests and abilities and match you to a team that has volunteer openings. The Team Lead will contact you and will assign you a festival work schedule.

If you are chosen for a team and have already purchased a ticket, we cannot refund your money.

All volunteers must attend the All Volunteer meeting on Sunday, April 28th, 2024 (time and location TBD).

It is very important for all volunteers to attend. We will discuss basic festival information, answer questions, and go over any new information about the coming festival. If you are a new volunteer, you will have an opportunity to meet other members on your team and talk to your team lead to see where you will fit in.

Team Rules

Our volunteers are often the only festival staff our attendees see and are instrumental in setting the Texas-friendly vibe that keeps fans coming back. We ask that volunteers maintain a friendly, civil, and welcoming demeanor at all times.

We also ask that all volunteers report for work on time, dress appropriately, and are free of the influence of alcohol or other substances. See the complete list of volunteer rules and expectations.

Ways to Volunteer

Some of our volunteering teams require special expertise. We’re always looking for registered nurses, for example. But you don’t need a special skill to volunteer. As you’ll see, there’s something for everyone.

2024 Volunteer Teams

Artist Hospitality (includes Decor)
Help ensure our artists have everything they need. Set up and tear down the green rooms where artists relax between performances, and make sure their hospitality requests are fulfilled.

Stage Crew
Make sure everything runs smoothly at the Campground Stage. Execute performance schedules as well as assist to coordinate and transition artists and crews.

Safety Crew
Help protect the safety of patrons, volunteers, and artists throughout the festival. Prevent unauthorized entry into restricted areas. Assist with parking and campsite load-ins.

First Aid
Provide basic First Aid during the festival. The First Aid Team accepts the following: Drs, PAs, NPs, RNs, LVNs, MAs, CNAs, paramedics, EMTs, medics, and some medical students. CPR is required, BLS and ACLS are a bonus.

Banners & Signs
Help set up and take down all festival banners and signage.

The ROLL (includes Green Team/Water & Ice)
A group of Armadillos is known as a roll, and nothing keeps the show on the road better than this group of volunteers! The ROLL helps with all aspects of the festival’s operational needs. Keep the festival clean and hygienic. Help collect and haul trash and recycling, keep bins from overflowing, and pick up litter as needed. Help keep the festival hydrated. This team ensures that there is accessible water throughout the festival as well as transporting ice to designated areas.

Site Prep
Help make the festival grounds and campsites beautiful for all our festival attendees, campers, and artists. Work during the weekends prior to the festival clearing the land. Duties may include, but are not limited to: cutting tree branches, mowing, hauling, burning vegetation, spreading mulch, creating and clearing roads and paths.

Campground Crew (includes Lost & Found/Merch)
Help ensure campers have everything they need. From answering questions to selling last minute or forgotten items like ice or an extension cord, this group is integral to ensuring a successful and comfortable stay at the Old Settler’s Homestead. Help sell and distribute merchandise both for the festival and for the artists.

Box Office
Be the first to give our guests an Old Settler’s welcome when they arrive. Assist with distribution of credentials as well as ticket sales.

Bar Ops
Help make our special guests feel comfortable in our “VIP” area. Must be TABC certified.

Electric Crew
Help keep the festival plugged in. Assist our electricians to keep the festival powered.

Kid Zone
Help with special activities for our kid’s program. Run an arts and crafts class, perform a magic show, provide face painting, and more. If you have a unique idea, write to let us know – we’re always open to suggestions.

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