Folk Festival seeks volunteers for 2020 event

The Natchitoches-Northwestern Folk Festival is seeking volunteers for this year’s event, which will take place July 24-25. Every year the festival relies on dozens of volunteers to help with various components and positions as needed.

Volunteers will work inside air-conditioned Prather Coliseum and will be needed from 3-10 p.m. Friday, July 24 and 7 a.m.-10 p.m. Saturday, July 25. In addition to listening to great music and meeting interesting people, volunteers received free admission to all events on the day they work and receive a free commemorative t-shirt for working five hours or more. Volunteers need not be a resident of Natchitoches or affiliated with NSU to participating.

“The Festival would not be a success without the valuable and deeply appreciated help of our volunteer corps,” said Dr. Shayne Rasmussen, event director and director of the Louisiana Folklife Center, which annually hosts the event.

For more information, job descriptions, shifts and how to become a volunteers call (318) 357-4332.