VOLUNTEER


VOLUNTEER


 

VOLUNTEER WITH
SAT NAM FOUNDATION
AT SAT NAM FEST

Join the team!

Sat Nam Foundation is a non-profit with the mission to empower Kundalini yogis through service. Sat Nam Fest donates 10% of proceeds to Sat Nam Foundation, and in return, the foundation provides volunteers to help run the festival.

As a Sat Nam Foundation Volunteer, Sat Nam Fest allows us to offer discounted festival passes ($275), which includes meals and your camping pass. (You need to bring your own gear). 

To be a Sat Nam Foundation volunteer,  we require:

  • 18-24 hours of volunteer time over the course of the festival serving on a particular team.

Volunteer  positions are available for a variety of teams. Each one is responsible for a different area of the festival and each one is a key part to helping Sat Nam Fest run smoothly. Your efforts on the Volunteer team are greatly appreciated and we look forward to working with you soon!

Outside of the work commitment hours, you are free to enjoy the festival! You are welcome to purchase other housing types separately if you would like to (at regular accommodation prices).

If you have any questions, email volunteers@satnamfoundation.org 

Please expect Sat Nam Foundation to respond within 1-2 weeks of your application submission. Once you have our offer you will have 2 weeks to respond and purchase your ticket. If you do not respond and purchase your ticket within 2 weeks you will need to resubmit your application.

How to Join the Team:

Step 1: Fill out your application. 

Step 2: Respond to our offer and purchase your ticket (within one week of offer – see above for timeline details)

Step 3: Bring yourself, your smile and your positive, hardworking attitude to Sat Nam Fest!

 

 

JOIN THE VOLUNTEER TEAM TODAY!

Volunteer Teams

Welcome & Parking

The Welcome & Parking Team is responsible for the physical safety and well-being of festival participants and the camp. The primary duty of the Welcome & Parking Team is to staff the camp entrance and monitor the flow of traffic, both pedestrian and vehicular, throughout the camp.Welcome & Parking Team members will also patrol the entire camp–specifically the bazaar, the dining area and the main yoga & music space to check that all participants have registered and are wearing wrist bands. This team’s priority is to be friendly and welcoming while also giving direction and ensuring that all participants are registered attendees. One must be self-motivated to serve as part of the Welcome & Parking Team!

Responsibilities include:

  • Direct traffic
  • Check wristbands as participants enter the property
  • Check wristbands as participants enter at meal times
  • Assist in guiding people to parking 
  • Patrol grounds
Registration

Do you enjoy working with people and spreadsheets? Our registration and housing team is responsible for checking in guests when they arrive on site and organizing our housing for guest check-in. A friendly and welcoming demeanor is very important! Familiarity with computers is a must. Be prepared to serve each day of the festival on an AM or PM shift, working a few extra hours at the start of the festival when registration is busiest.

Responsibilities include:

  • Check work exchangers in and direct them to specific areas
  • Greet people when they arrive to the festival
  • Check people in for event and meal passes
  • Guide participants to sign waivers on iPad
  • Check Presenters in
  • Manage any lost and found items
  • Assist participants with any questions or concerns they may have
  • Create name tags and place name tags on each door
  • Help elderly/disabled with luggage (need-by-need basis)
Eco-Green Team

The Eco-Green Team will help ensure Sat Nam Fest leaves no trace. This team is responsible for sharing this environmental message with the camp through signs and personal communications about the importance of sorting waste appropriately for recycling. The team is hands on with helping with recycling and trash. We are looking for creative and passionate individuals that can help us make Sat Nam Fest a more environmentally sustainable and responsible event.

Grounds & Water Brigade

The grounds team will help with daily operations throughout Sat Nam Fest. We are the nuts and the bolts of the festival. We take care of water, fixing tent issues, and helping wherever our hands are needed. You may be asked to help in the main yoga hall, assist teachers and musicians, and/or run errands. This is an integral role in helping our festival run as smoothly as possible. A flexible and helpful demeanor a must!

Responsibilities include:

  • Setting up and breaking down tents and signs
  • Carrying equipment (i.e. carpets and pop up tents)
  • Lifting 5-gallon water jugs on to their stands
  • Being on radio to help if an issue arises
Kitchen

The Kitchen Crew will help to lovingly support our cooks as they prepare the delicious and nourishing food Sat Nam Fest is known for! You may be asked to help chop vegetables, prepare food and juices, wash dishes, serve at the buffet, guide guests into lines to get food. Whatever comes up in the kitchen and dining room, you’ll help with. A flexible, helpful and collaborative demeanor a must! Previous food service experience a PLUS! Be prepared for hard work and being on your feet for much of your service.

Stage Team

Sat Nam Fest needs a group of strong people to greet the participants, offer help to musicians, keep the space clean, and be aware of the overall energy flow.

Responsibilities include:

  • Welcoming people into the yoga halls
  • Seating people
  • Helping musicians bring gear on and off stage
  • Help move risers
  • Opening and closing the sides of the tent
  • Keep the area clean between classes
Sound Crew

The Sound Crew is a dynamic team of hard-working people who help create the beautiful, quality sound Sat Nam Fest is known for. This position requires previous experience working with sound equipment. Team members report to the Head Audio Engineer and Stage Manager and assist in jobs assigned. They ensure smooth set-up and breakdown for artists’ sets, including sound checks, troubleshooting microphones, DIs, cables, amplifiers and other gear on stage during musical acts and keeping track of all equipment from set to set. Requires strong technical knowledge of sound gear, equipment and live audio for events.

Responsibilities include:

  • Work with Sound Producer
  • Set up/break down stages and sound gear before and after the festival
  • Assist with smooth set-up for artists
    • troubleshooting microphones, DIs, cables, amplifiers
Green Room

The Green Room team creates a sacred space to greet teachers and artists before classes, workshops and concerts. We are looking for creative and kind individuals who can create a beautiful and comfortable space for teachers and musicians, keep the space clean, help with instruments and maintain a peaceful and positive environment.

Medical Team

The medical team is an integral part of Sat Nam Fest and works with everything from cuts and scrapes to dehydration and triage. To work on the medical team you need to be a CA licensed EMT, RN or DR.

Video Team

Are you good with technology, do you have videography skills? Then you might be perfect for our video team! Work with a group of upbeat and fun professionals to film classes and concerts at Sat Nam Fest. We also need people to help with data transfer. 

Set Up / Break Down

Come early to the festival and stay late. Labor intensive job – help decorate the stage, set up yoga space, put up signs, set up Spirit Voyage store, set up tents, etc. Carpentry and sewing experience appreciated! Hard work! This team will be small and fill up fast!

Responsibilities include:

  • Painting and placing signs & lights
  • Setting up tents and laying carpet
  • Creating hydrations stations – lifting water bottles
  • Assemble racks and shelves for boutique
  • Unpacking from stored boxes
  • Setting up an Eco-Green system
  • Sewing decorations
  • Decorating stages
  • Setting up tables and chairs as needed
Spirit Voyage & Kundalini Yoga U Store

Spirit Voyage and Kundalini Yoga U keep Sat Nam Fest going through the year.  Help in to set up the store and help customers pick out new music and books, learn about the online courses offered through KYU and more.   Previous retail or sales experience preferred!

Responsibilities include:

  • Actively restock products that run out from backstock storage
  • Provide assistance and warm welcomes to customers
  • Learn to give info on the Kundalini Yoga U online courses to customers
  • Tag and price items that need to be priced
  • Actively assure a clean and neat boutique environment (organize products on shelves, dust, sweep, etc)
  • Be aware of shoplifters and be sure customer know where checkout is
  • Make store managers aware of any issues in the store
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Children's or Teen's Camp

Sat Nam Fest needs a group of strong people to work with our children and teens. You will be working with the director of the camps to provide a fun, safe and uplifting program for the children and teens at Sat Nam Fest! 

Responsibilities include:

  • Supervising and engaging the kids in games, yoga, nature walks, swimming and more
  • Working with the directors of camp to provide a safe and fun environment for the kids & teens
Night Registration

If you are a night owl and have experience in customer service, this position is for you.

We are offering a full exchange position for two volunteers to be part of our night registration team to welcome late arrivals (8:00 pm to 7:00 am).

Our registration tent is located at  the entrance of property.  We close the gate after 8:00 pm and late arrivals require assistance to enter and register. 

Responsibilities include:

  • Be at the Registration Tent from 8:00 pm – 7:00 am.
  • Welcome attendees arriving during the night.
  • Register participants and guide them to their housing.
  • Respond to Walkie Talkie and open and close gate.

We offer:

  • 5 day event pass
  • Meals
  • Cot and blankets to be warm at night.

JOIN THE VOLUNTEER TEAM TODAY!