Get involved, be a volunteer and join in the fun:

  • Free Festival Admission
  • Enjoy the Festival from “the inside”
  • On-site dining with festival performers (with the purchase of the creature comforts meal plan)
  • Flexible work schedule

The festival depends on volunteers in all aspects of its operation. The work load is a total of 10 hours before, during or after the festival. In addition, there is one All-Crew/All-Staff meeting on Sunday, June 5 from 1 to 3 pm. Staff members can explain jobs in their area. Call them directly in the evening, email them directly or use the volunteer interest form.

Full Staff Phone & Email Directory

Volunteer Interest Form

If you have trouble reaching a crew chief, call the Old Songs office at: 518-765-2815 or email

Though we often accept volunteers from hither and yon, we do give first preference to folks from the local area as it helps us to create a local support group for Old Songs.

Waiting List
If you are unable to find a slot on a crew, we will keep your name on a waiting list and will contact you as positions open up.

Already accepted to a volunteer crew? Register for Camping and Comforts.