What Can You Do ?

You’d be surprised at some of the interesting, fun, and occasionally peculiar jobs we’d find for you to do if you call us to volunteer. You might be picking up your favorite performer at the airport and taking him or her to dinner before a concert!
Not all our jobs are as enticing as that, but we need you nonetheless. The Seattle Folklore Society is all-volunteer, and as much or as little time as you have to give is greatly appreciated.

To volunteer for concerts, or find out about other volunteer opportunities, send an email to volunteer@seafolklore.org  or leave a message for the volunteer coordinator at (206) 923-8923.

Immediate Need

Special 50th Anniversary Festival this September – On September 17, 2016, the Seattle Folklore Society (with the help of our co-sponsor, the PNA) will present an all-day free festival! Many volunteers are needed throughout the day, and into the evening when we finish with a special showcase concert.  Pre-festival help is needed in August and September to help distribute posters and organize signs and supplies. See volunteer opportunities here or call (206)923-8923 for more information. (More info about the day’s schedule here)

Doing Sound – At most of our shows, we run the sound board ourselves. We pay a stipend for sound techs that have taken the time to familiarize themselves with our system.  That pool is running low and we are looking to find some more interested people. Some experience is desirable, but we can arrange opportunities to train. If you would enjoy helping our performers sound their best, please get in touch!
Working the Door – We need people to work the door at our concerts. This involves collecting money, selling artists’ CD’s, and in some cases, checking ID’s.
SFS Archivist – We need someone to help us start planning an SFS Archive to keep track of all our long and interesting history.
Posters and Flyers – One of the ways we advertise upcoming events is by hanging posters and flyers in various businesses and message boards around Seattle. The locations are already defined, so you won’t have to worry about finding places to hang them. This generally takes about 2 to 3 hours per trip once a month. In return for this great service, you will get 1/2 off any concert ticket every time you make a poster run.

Ongoing Opportunites

Concert Volunteers help with everything from performer hospitality to general ticket-taking, hall set-up, and assisting with sound. Be the first to know when the new season is planned by signing up for the Concert Volunteer Notification List  or e-mail volunteer@seafolklore.org. Most of our concerts take place at the Phinney Neighborhood Center.

Concert Planning – The Seattle Folklore Society tries to provide a diverse offering of artists and performers, but often times we don’t get hooked into a particular genre because we don’t have contacts. We are always in need of people to help identify and plan upcoming concerts. We meet the first Monday of most months at 7:00pm in Seatle. Email us or leave a message on the concert line at (206) 923-8923 for the location of the next meeting. We have a lot of fun deciding who to bring to Seattle, and we invite you, if you are curious, to see how it is done. Maybe you will jump right in!