Welcome to the volunteer registration page.

Without the fantastic volunteers who help us with the Rapalje Zomerfolk Festival every year, we would never have been able to organize such a successful event. Of course we need your help again in 2022! What we offer the volunteers: Lots of fun!
In addition to having fun, everyone gets a T-shirt, free access to the festival, food and drinks. Building this great festival together.

So sign up quickly

There are several teams you can sign up for:

 

Team Construction and Dismantling

The Construction and Dismantling Team ensures that the festival is ready as soon as the visitors appear on the site. Without these volunteers there would be no straw bales, there is no decoration anywhere and the barriers are still pitifully in a pile.

 

What do we expect from you

  • Distributing straw bales, tables, chairs, benches, etc
  • Building fences and tents
  • Helping and guiding suppliers
  • Help exhibitors with questions during construction
  • In short, literally building the party!!!
  • A few days of buffalo
  • To be prepared to help during the festival in the event of sudden calamities.

 

We offer

  • Overnight stay at the adjacent campsite, from Wednesday
  • Good food and drinks throughout the festival
  • Free entry to the event every day
  • Nice festival experience for your resume
  • Super cozy atmosphere!

 

Arrival

You are expected at the festival site on Wednesday morning at 9:00 AM. After that you can go on the site with your coordinator!

 

Working hours

From Wednesday morning to Saturday morning, we will all work together to build up the festival. The working hours during construction are determined on site, depending on how fast the construction goes.
During the festival itself you are free, unless you have also signed up for another team. Please note, the construction and dismantling team is also active on Sunday evening and Monday during the dismantling. We definitely need your help then!

 

Departure on Tuesday

We are counting on you to help on Monday until the dismantling is finished. This will certainly last until the end of the afternoon. Camping, eating, drinking and a lot of campfire content goes without saying! Eating Monday evening on an empty site is definitely worth it!

 

Additional

The last truck will probably be unloaded on Monday evening, if you'd like to help, we'd love to. If you happen to be able/want to be ready on Tuesday morning, that's fantastic, we just hope for a speedy completion, otherwise let us know in the comments if you want and/or can.

Team Supervision

The people in this team are the ears and eyes of the festival. ensure safety during the event, both for the visitors and for the organization of the festival. The work varies from supervising the backstage, walking around in and outside the grounds or watching the stage during performances. If you see something that is not in accordance with the rules, report this to your coordinator, who will then tackle the problem together with you and possibly your colleagues. You are also the point of contact for visitors. As a “Supervision” volunteer, you are essential for the smooth running of the event. So you are the eyes and ears of the organization.

 

What do we expect from you

  • Being able to deal with people well
  • Friendliness
  • Be able to act de-escalating
  • Being able to work in a disciplined way, if a post is entrusted to you you can't just leave it for a while

 

We offer

  • Overnight stay at the adjacent campsite, from Friday evening
  • Good food and drinks throughout the festival
  • Free entry to the event every day
  • Nice festival experience for your resume
  • Super cozy atmosphere!

 

Working hours

The working hours of the supervisors run from early in the morning until after closing time. You will change position approximately every 2 to 3 hours, so that you do not miss anything of the festival. You will also regularly be free to walk around and visit the festival on your own. Supervisors are also needed for Friday and Saturday night, during the day you are free, but at night you also have to keep your eyes open 😉

 

Arrival and briefing

You are expected at the campsite on Friday evening after dinner to set up your tent. A short briefing will take place on site at 21:00. After a few exciting words, the team briefing takes place and there is an opportunity to ask questions to your coordinator.

 

Business card

All volunteers are the calling card of the festival and the organization, but the supervisors are even more so because of their work. Always keep this in mind, even in your free hours. You will also be given a recognizable shirt that differs from the other shirts so that you are clearly recognizable to the visitors.

Team Supply and Service

The Service Team is busy on the festival days themselves. They ensure that the grounds are kept tidy, help exhibitors and visitors with minor problems and are the first group to be called if something is wrong. They take care of the waste disposal and help to supply various items.

 

This includes the following tasks:

  • If exhibitors or visitors have questions, answer them as far as possible
  • You keep the site clean during your working hours and watch any other chores
  • Team Supply and Service also provides the supply of, among other things, the
    parking teams. For this they work closely with Internal Catering.
  • If something happens during the event, we expect you to be outside too
    working hours is on standby to be able to help in the event of an “emergency”. However, this has never happened before, but if something is going on "all hands on deck".

times

You are expected at the campsite on Friday evening after dinner to set up your tent. A short briefing will take place on site at 21:00. After a few exciting words, the team briefing takes place and there is an opportunity to ask questions to your coordinator.
Working hours during the event are divided into shifts: these shifts work either in the morning/afternoon or in the afternoon/evening and especially during opening hours. You are in principle free outside the working hours of these shifts, we hope to be able to count on your commitment.

 

We offer

  • Overnight stay at the adjacent campsite, from Thursday evening
  • Good food and drinks throughout the festival
  • Free entry to the event every day
  • Nice festival experience for your resume
  • Super cozy atmosphere!

Team Dixic

 

Visitors also sometimes have to visit a toilet during the event. To ensure that they can use a clean, fresh toilet, we are looking for enthusiastic people who are willing to roll up their sleeves. Because the toilets are accessible for free at the festival, the post at the toilets does not have to be manned continuously so that you have enough time to view the rest of the event.

You get the freedom to make sure people go to and from the toilet with a smile. Making a horror dixi, outdoor dixi, collective dixi are allowed: for questions you can contact David Myles. Do you want to give people the ultimate toilet experience, then this team is for you!

 

 

What do we expect from you

  • You regularly walk past the toilets and check that there are no blockages.
  • You run a cleaning cloth through the toilets during your round and make sure they look neat again.
  • You refill the toilet paper where necessary
  • You check the water level in the hand washing units, and top it up if necessary.
  • You have no problems with all the things that belong to keeping a toilet group clean
  • Can work cleanly and hygienically
  • Creativity is appreciated

 

 

We offer

  • Overnight stay at the adjacent campsite
  • Good food and drinks throughout the festival
  • Free entry to the event every day
  • Nice festival experience for your resume
  • Super cozy atmosphere!

Team Info

This group is mainly for visitors. Visitors can visit the Infostand for questions, found objects and program booklets. After breakfast you help with some last chores. This group gathers at the Info booth in the morning and closes it as soon as the event closes.

 

The tasks of the info group

  • Answer visitor questions
  • Access control
  • Handing out program booklets to incoming visitors
  • Accepting Found Items
  • Write down items that have been lost and are not being retrieved
  • Record public complaints/comments/suggestions for the organization
  • Answering questions from exhibitors/calling someone to answer
    of it through the walkie-talkie.
  • Radiate cheerfulness so that everyone who has been to the information booth is just there
    spontaneously happy! 😉
  • Festival Merchandise sales.

 

We offer

  • Overnight stay at the adjacent campsite, from Thursday evening
  • Good food and drinks throughout the festival
  • Free entry to the event every day
  • Nice festival experience for your resume
  • Super cozy atmosphere!

 

Arrival and briefing

You are expected at the campsite on Friday evening after dinner to set up your tent. A short briefing will take place on site at 21:00. After a few exciting words, the team briefing takes place and there is an opportunity to ask questions to your coordinator.

 

Working hours

During the event you will be divided into shifts: these shifts work either in the morning/afternoon or afternoon/evening and especially during opening hours. You are in principle free outside the working hours of these shifts, unless something unexpected happens and we need more people.

Team Internal Catering

During the festival, breakfast and lunch for volunteers and artists will be provided by our own kitchen. For this we are looking for enthusiastic people who enjoy cooking and are good at receiving starving and bloodthirsty volunteers. You have to be able to take a beating, the work at the Internal Catering is sometimes physically demanding.

 

What do we expect from you

  • Preparing meals for volunteers and artists
  • Throughout the day people can enjoy a cup of coffee or food.
  • Keeping the kitchen and equipment clean
  • Working together to prepare food for about 200 people, because you don't want to do this alone.

 

We offer

  • Overnight stay at the adjacent campsite, from Thursday evening
  • You have to make good food and drinks during the entire festival
  • Free entry to the event every day
  • Nice festival experience for your resume
  • Super cozy atmosphere!

 

Arrival and briefing

You are expected at the campsite on Friday evening after dinner to set up your tent. A short briefing will take place on site at 21:00. After a few exciting words, the team briefing takes place and there is an opportunity to ask questions to your coordinator.

 

Working hours

During the event you will be divided into shifts: these shifts work either in the morning/afternoon or afternoon/evening and especially during opening hours. You are in principle free outside the working hours of these shifts, unless something unexpected happens and we need more people.
If you're going away on Sunday and you've packed your tent and feel like helping out, we'd love to! If you want to leave on Monday to help clean up on Sunday evening, this is of course always possible.

 

Additional

We also have catering during the set-up and breakdown, this is for a small group of people that starts on Wednesday. Do you want to ensure that our construction team does not starve and work in a small team outside the festival days

Team Cashier

The checkout team, together with the Info team, are the first face of the event towards the visitors. They take care of ticket sales and manage the coin registers and are often the first face of the event for the visitor.

What do we expect from you

  • Correctly handling ticket sales and associated administration, as well as answering any visitor questions.
  • Customer-friendly attitude and good communication skills
  • Enthusiastic appearance to visitors
  • Good math skills
  • Feeling for numbers
  • Accuracy
  • Cash register experience is a plus

 

We offer

  • Overnight stay at the adjacent campsite
  • Good food and drinks throughout the festival
  • Free entry to the event every day
  • Nice festival experience for your resume
  • Super cozy atmosphere!

 

Arrival and briefing

You are expected at the campsite on Friday evening after dinner to set up your tent. A short briefing will take place on site at 21:00. After a few exciting words, the team briefing takes place and there is an opportunity to ask questions to your coordinator.

 

Working hours

Within the cash register we work with shifts. An early and a late shift. You are in principle free outside the working hours of these shifts, unless something unexpected happens and we need more people. At the introductory meeting you will receive the schedule with the shifts you are working.

Team Kids Entertainment

The Children's Entertainment Team will make the straw castle unsafe with the young visitors and will provide a super fun atmosphere! During the festival days you are busy entertaining the children present; colours, Snoezeltent, Highland games etc.

 

What do we expect from you

  • Good with children
  • Preferably have already worked with children elsewhere
  • Parents are friendly if they have a question

 

We offer

  • Overnight stay at the adjacent campsite
  • Good food and drinks throughout the festival
  • Free entry to the event every day
  • Nice festival experience for your resume
  • Super cozy atmosphere!

 

Arrival and briefing

You are expected at the campsite on Friday evening after dinner to set up your tent. A short briefing will take place on site at 21:00. After a few exciting words, the team briefing takes place and there is an opportunity to ask questions to your coordinator.

 

Working hours

On Saturday and Sunday you work between 11:00 and +/- 20:00. There is also enough break to enjoy the festival.

Team Logistics

Description

You are the first point of contact for the festival. Our festival site is not built for a lot of traffic. Nevertheless, the day before the event, all kinds of exhibitors suddenly want to get on the site to build up. During the event there are various suppliers, artists, visitors, fast traffic, emergency services and supervisors that need to be coordinated. Team Logistics ensures that this is done in an orderly manner. After the event on Sunday evening, this team will also ensure that the exhibitors can quickly leave the site.

 

 

What do we expect from you

  • Guide exhibitors and tell them where their cars can be parked.
  • Friendly guidance of visitors, artists and suppliers..
  • Make sure no one is obstructing the car flow
  • Stand holders can speak to you kindly
  • Can deal well with exhibitors, even if they are in a less cheerful mood at the time
  • Has good communication skills

We offer

  • Overnight stay at the adjacent campsite, from Thursday evening
  • Good food and drinks throughout the festival
  • Free entry to the event every day
  • Nice festival experience for your resume
  • Super cozy atmosphere!

 

Arrival and briefing

You are expected on the site after dinner time on Thursday evening. On Friday morning there is breakfast at 07:00 and instruction at 07:30. The first exhibitors will arrive on Friday from 8:00 am.

 

Working hours

The working hours for Friday are determined on site in consultation with the coordinator.

On Saturday you are mainly active in the morning, Sunday especially in the evening when the exhibitors start phasing out again.

Team Field Coordination

 

Description

Our festival site is not built for a lot of traffic. Together with the logistics team, they welcome the exhibitors and caterers. The Field Coordination Team takes care of the layout on the site and points each exhibitor to his stall. After the event on Sunday evening, this team will also ensure that the exhibitors can quickly dismantle.

 

 

What do we expect from you

  • Show exhibitors their place and say where the car can be parked.
  • Stand holders can speak to you kindly
  • Can deal well with exhibitors, even if they are in a less cheerful mood at the time
  • Has good communication skills
  • Are assertive in guiding exhibitors to their stall

 

We offer

  • Overnight stay at the adjacent campsite, from Thursday evening
  • Good food and drinks throughout the festival
  • Free entry to the event every day
  • Nice festival experience for your resume
  • Super cozy atmosphere!

 

Arrival and briefing

You are expected on the site after dinner time on Thursday evening. On Friday morning there is breakfast at 07:00 and instruction at 07:30. The first exhibitors will arrive on Friday from 8:00 am.

 

Working hours

The working hours for Friday are determined on site in consultation with the coordinator.

On Saturday you are mainly active in the morning, Sunday especially in the evening when the exhibitors start phasing out again.

Team Dressing

Are you creative and do you want to help us with the appearance of the festival? Then this is just for you.
David Myles: “Often the best ideas and most beautiful creations come at the last minute”

 

What do we expect from you

There is already some decoration available which we would of course like to use:

  • Set up gate at the entrance
  • Hang entrance banners down
  • Hanging flags on the grounds
  • Making signage for toilets, pub, information booth

In addition, we always have ideas where you can use your creativity.
If there are ideas within the team, we will see if this can be realized within our festival.
Clean up everything at the end of the festival.

 

We offer

  • Overnight stay at the adjacent campsite, from Thursday evening
  • Good food and drinks throughout the festival
  • Free entry to the event every day
  • Nice festival experience for your resume
  • Super cozy atmosphere!

 

Time

Thursday from 10:00 am to Saturday morning before opening. You are free during the festival. And on Sunday evening and Monday you help to finish the decorations, so that we can use them again the following year.

Shuttle Service/ Driver

Introduction

There is a lot of fun at our festival and sometimes it is necessary to have a driver who can, for example, get behind the wheel in case of calamities, pick up or bring artists or that something is missing in the kitchen or in the organization. It goes without saying that you must have a driver's license and you are a great help when it is needed.

Activities

  • Driving a festival car or van
  • The transport is not available to visitors.
  • We are getting more and more foreign bands, so there are also rides to and from Schiphol.
  • You are the first contact between foreign bands.

times

You work in shifts so you don't have an early and a late shift. If there is no driving, you are on standby and you can just enjoy the festival. Distances and driving times are taken into account. It is a fairly new team where there is contact between the drivers via, for example, a whatsapp group.

 

Basically of

  • Saturday morning, evening, night (until slightly after closing time)
  • sunday morning and evening
  • Monday could be an option.

 

If you can and want to

  • Wednesday during the day
  • Thursday during the day
  • Friday during the day

 

So let us know in the comments when you would like and be able to drive. We will of course contact you in advance and consult.

Team Gardeners

 

Introduction

Every year after the festival has disappeared from the beautiful city park, we want to ensure that the park looks at least as beautiful as before. So far it's going very well! When everything is gone, we make sure the paths are tidy again, and places where grass is damaged are raked again and new grass seed is put in, but the park is of course large and it is often the smallest club that remains. In fact, all help for hoeing, sweeping, raking, sowing is welcome. In the past we have had many compliments about how we leave the park behind and we want to keep it that way!

Activities

  • Rake and sweep the edges of the paths where road plates have been located
  • Sowing grass in places where there is no more grass
  • Fill, rake and sow holes and damaged spots in the field.
  • Making sure that when visitors come by they get a nice feeling about the park.

Working hours

We start Wednesday after the festival at 10:00 am, if we are with a nice club of people it will be done in no time and we will be ready around 1:00 pm.

Team Leader

David Myles will try to cheer you up after such a fantastic weekend with his “green fingers” and fun!

 

So…

Have you been a volunteer during the weekend and do you want to help us with gardening after a day's break or are you busy winding down and would you like to put the last dots on the ï, sign up for this team

Team Bar

 

We have had a very nice "ranjabar" for a few years now, here children can order a cup of orange juice, next year we want to provide children with orange juice again and for the parents a cup of coffee or something like that, we also want the 0% bar this year to introduce.

 

 

What do we expect from you

  • NS
  • customer service
  • Can work cleanly and hygienically
  • make ranya
  • To make coffee

 

We offer

  • Overnight stay at the adjacent campsite
  • Good food and drinks throughout the festival
  • Free entry to the event every day
  • Nice festival experience for your resume
  • Super cozy atmosphere!

 

Arrival and briefing

You are expected at the campsite on Friday evening after dinner to set up your tent. A short briefing will take place on site at 21:00. After a few exciting words, the team briefing takes place and there is an opportunity to ask questions to your coordinator.

 

Working hours

During the event you will be allocated at different times: especially during opening hours. You are free outside the working hours of these shifts.

Team Technique

 

Description

You're the one who plugs in the coffee maker so everyone can get to work. You are at the set-up, you help to lay cables and provide the festival with power. Check the stands on Saturday morning for irregularities, for example reels that are outside, plugs where the cores can be seen loose, in other words the plugs can fly around your ears. During the event you will be ready to solve a problem in the event of an emergency. At the end of the festival you will know how the infrastructure of a festival works.

 

What do we expect from you

  • Reasonable general technical knowledge
  • Knowledge of electricity
  • Problem solving ability
  • Has good communication skills

 

We offer

  • Overnight stay at the adjacent campsite, from Tuesday
  • Good food and drinks throughout the festival
  • Free entry to the event every day
  • Nice festival experience for your resume
  • Super cozy atmosphere!

 

Arrival and briefing

You are expected at the festival site on Wednesday morning at 9:00 AM. After that you can go on the site with your coordinator!

 

Working hours

From Wednesday morning to Saturday morning, we will all work together to build up the festival. The working hours during construction are determined on site, depending on how fast the construction goes. Please note, the construction and dismantling team is also active on Sunday evening and Monday during the dismantling. We definitely need your help then!

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