The success of Yocona International Folk Festival depends on the generous volunteer work of many Oxford residents. North Carolina’s Folkmoot USA annually benefits from volunteers investing thousands of hours.
We need Oxford residents, retirees to students; churches; and University faculty, staff and students. Let us know how you want to help. We need guides for visiting performers, bus drivers, nurses and doctors to staff a daily medical clinic. We need ticket and souvenir sales staff, ushers, kitchen staff, clean-up crews, bed makers, laundry helpers, correspondence translators, logisticians, stage managers, emcees, lighting and sound technicians, tent-raisers, platform-builders, public speakers, fundraisers, host families and photographers.
Efforts to support musicians and dancers each year are greatly appreciated. Host families may assist by replacing small items lost during travel insuring performers have a good experience and are ready to perform. If performers truly enjoy their time with us, it becomes easier to recruit equally talented groups in the future.
Typical volunteer commitments range from the quite demanding– such as serving as the main guide for a group of visiting performers 24/7– to smaller tasks. If you wish to become involved, please download the application below and send it to: Yocona International Folk Festival, PO Box 307, Oxford, MS, 38655. This festival experience will add excitement and satisfaction to your life.
For more information, call the Yocona International Folk Festival, 662-801-3438.
Download Volunteer Application