Volunteers needed for Folk Fest


The Natchitoches-Northwestern State University Folk Festival is seeking volunteers to help with this year’s event, which will take place July 15-16 in air-conditioned Prather Coliseum on the NSU campus.

Volunteers are needed to work from 3-11 p.m. Friday and from 6:30 a.m.-11 p.m. Saturday. Anyone interested in volunteering can email the Louisiana Folklife Center at folklife@nsula.edu or call (318) 357-4332.

Perks of volunteering at the Folk Festival include free admission to all events on the day you work, a free commemorative t-shirt in return for five or more hours of volunteer time and the added benefits of meeting and working with the artists, musicians and other volunteers participating in the Festival, according to Dr. Shane Rasmussen, director of the Louisiana Folklife Center. Volunteers do not have to be NSU employees, students, residents of Natchitoches or residents of Louisiana. Volunteers will receive no financial remuneration for the hours they work.

“We couldn’t do this without the valuable and deeply appreciated help of our volunteer corps,” Rasmussen said. “Thank you so much for being willing to help keep the Natchitoches-NSU Folk Festival alive and kicking.”