Volunteer FAQs Archive - HeadCount

What is my likelihood for getting chosen for a show?

By Emily Gibbs on October 5, 2019

More often than not, you will get confirmed for any show you sign up for. But for very popular shows, you may find yourself on the waitlist instead. We encourage you to sign up for any show that interests you, but be prepared to get started with some weekday shows or shows by smaller bands.

How can I volunteer again?

By Emily Gibbs on

Just visit www.HeadCount.org/volunteer and sign up again. You also can stay in touch directly with your Team Leader and let them know what shows you want to work, but you must also sign up through our website.

How many hours do I have to work at a festival?

By Emily Gibbs on

Generally it’s six hours each day (in shifts of two or three hours). In addition, you need to participate in training, setup and takedown. When not working, you must still abide by HeadCount’s festival policies, which your Team Leader will detail (nothing surprising, but you must refrain from certain illegal activities and represent HeadCount well at all…

How can I volunteer for a festival?

By Emily Gibbs on

You can sign up for a festival just like any other event. But there are several differences between festivals and regular shows. For one thing, at multi-day festivals you usually need to arrive at a festival the day before the music starts, and it can last for several days. You also will need to provide a credit…

Does this count for community service hours?

By Emily Gibbs on

It can. For volunteers in good standing, HeadCount is happy to provide any documentation you need.

Do I need previous volunteer experience?

By Emily Gibbs on

No. HeadCount is a great way to get started. No experience is required to volunteer at a show.

What if I cannot vote?

By Emily Gibbs on

Then volunteering for HeadCount is a great way to still participate in democracy and encourage others to make their voices heard.

What if I don’t vote?

By Emily Gibbs on

If you personally don’t believe in voting or have never bothered, this probably isn’t the best volunteer opportunity for you.

What if I do not register anyone to vote?

By Emily Gibbs on

We’re pretty confident that if you try your best and pay attention to the training, you’ll register a few people. Plan for success!

My political beliefs are very different than a lot of people I know. Can I still volunteer?

By Emily Gibbs on

YES! HeadCount is a non-partisan organization and we welcome people with all viewpoints and perspectives!