Volunteering Info

  Volunteer applications are now closed.

Photo by Jerod Rivers

  Being a volunteer for FAI 2016 was a completely fabulous and life-changing experience for me. I loved being a volunteer, and it really helped me enjoy my very first FAI. I also really appreciated that people from KC donated food for the volunteers, as it made a huge positive impact on my life that week. I was blown away by the talent and musicians that I got to hear that week. My own growth as a musician and as a person has been wonderful since the Conference. I can't wait until next year!  

Laura Locke

Who Can Volunteer?

Anyone over the age of 16 can volunteer at the conference. You do not need to be in the music industry to volunteer - a good portion of our volunteers are enthusiastic folk fans.

Volunteer Perks


Volunteer Structure & Crew Chiefs

As a volunteer, you will be assigned to a specific team (security, production, runner, etc.) each with its own Crew Chief. Crew Chiefs are responsible for scheduling and training a specific volunteer area of the conference and they are also responsible for checking in with their volunteers throughout the conference to ensure that volunteers understand their assignment.

Volunteer teams include:

Volunteer Orientation

As a volunteer, you will are required to attend our onsite volunteer orientation. Two sessions are offered - choose the one that fits best with your schedule.

Mission Statement

The mission of Folk Alliance International is to nurture, engage, and empower the international folk music community - traditional and contemporary, amateur and professional - through education, advocacy and performance.

Additional Conference Events

2017 FAI Conference

DATE: February 15-19, 2017

LOCATION: Westin Crown Center Hotel, Kansas City, MO, USA