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Lifest 2017 Volunteer information will be available by April 1, 2017.


General Information

QUESTIONS? Contact volunteer@lifepromotions.com or call 920-738-5588

Volunteer Check-In is located at the Oshkosh Town Hall (230 County Road Y, Oshkosh, WI 54901).

PARKING: All volunteers have the option to purchase a parking pass and t-shirt for $15 when registering online. The parking pass will allow you to park in the lot north of the Oshkosh Town Hall.

• All volunteers over 18 must present a photo ID to check-in.

• You will receive your event wristband at Volunteer Registration.

• If you have any money due (Part Time Volunteers or a deposit for the Festival Clean-Up Crew), you need to pay at Volunteer Registration before receiving your wristband. Life Promotions accepts cash, check or credit card (MasterCard, Visa, or Discover).

• There is temporary parking in front of the Town Hall while you check-in. If you purchased the volunteer t-shirt and parking package, you will get your parking pass and t-shirt coupon when you check-in.

• Campers: If you are camping at Lifest you will need to purchase a campsite. Volunteers cannot earn free camping.

• Arrive Wednesday: Volunteers can set up camping between Noon and 8:00 pm on July 5th. If you are in Graceland or Mission Field Electric, please note that generators will not be on until 5:00 pm on Wednesday. Everyone in your group must have their wristband before entering the grounds.


Please plan on arriving to check in DURING THESE HOURS ONLY. If you arrive when Volunteer Registration is closed, you will not be able to enter the festival until the next day. If you expect to arrive outside these hours, please make arrangements in advance. Arrive at least one hour before your first volunteer shift begins. Registering and parking will take some time (especially on Thursday).

Wednesday      12:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Thurs – Fri          7:00 am – 8:00 pm

Saturday           7:00 am – 1:00 pm

Volunteer Deadlines & Sign-Up Details

• One Day Volunteers can sign up starting June 1st.

• If you are filling out a paper application, you must mail it by June 30th.

• If you are using the online application, it will be available until midnight on July 3, 2017. Please use this application if at all possible. You will be able to schedule yourself and receive immediate email confirmation.

If you haven’t applied online, check our website to see if there are any openings left. If so, you will need to register at Lifest. Please proceed to the Town Hall and follow the signs for Walk-In Registration. Late registrants are not guaranteed a volunteer position so please come prepared to purchase a Lifest ticket if needed. A background check will be done at the festival so it could take over an hour to complete the process. It is best to apply before the deadlines so that registration goes quickly and efficiently. We do not accept any walk-in registrations if you have lived outside the state of Wisconsin within the last 7 years.

Time Commitment

• Full Time Volunteers work approximately 15 hours and receive a FREE Full Event Ticket.

• Part Time Volunteers work approximately 10 hours and receive a Full Event Ticket for $30.

• One Day Volunteers work approximately 5 hours and receive a ticket for the day they work. The application for One Day volunteers will be available June 1st.

• Part Time and Full Time Volunteers are required to work at least one shift during an evening headliner.

• Volunteers who work more than 17 hours will receive a $5 voucher for each additional shift. Vouchers can be used for food or merchandise at any Lifest owned location. See voucher for more information.

Background Checks

• All volunteers 18 and over will receive a background check. The information from this check will not be used for any purpose other than assessing your suitability for volunteering.

• Individuals will not be allowed to volunteer if they are listed on the National Sex Offender Registry.

• We do not accept walk-in volunteer who have lived out of state in the last seven years. If you have lived out of state, please fill out an application in advance.

Children Under 18

• All volunteers under 18 must have a PARENTAL CONSENT FORM filled out before they can work.

• If you have children at Lifest who are not scheduled to volunteer with you, please arrange for their supervision while you serve. They are not allowed to accompany you during your volunteer shift.

• Volunteers ages 13-15 (and anyone singing up for Jr. Security) should volunteer with an adult willing to work with them for all their scheduled shifts.

• There are limited jobs available for 13-15 year olds.

Team Descriptions

Special Notes:

$ – You may be handling money on this team. You must be at least 16 to handle money. Accountability and accuracy are required and cash register experience is desired. If you don’t feel comfortable making change, please let the area leader know when you check in for your shift.

* – You may be working outside for some or all of your shift. Please come prepared for the weather (rain poncho, bug spray, footwear, sun screen, hat, etc).

! – These jobs require heavy lifting. Please wear work clothes and closed toe shoes (no sandals or flip flops). You may want to bring your own work gloves


Team Name

Min Age & Notes


Artist Merchandise

16 $

Handle sales and keep merchandise presentable.

Art Space


Set-up, organize and clean the Art Space area.

Camping Field

14 *

Paint camping lines and set up sites before the event. Direct campers on check-in day.



14 $ *

Food preparation, service, cooking, delivery and sales. The concessions stands could be indoors or outdoors and you will be standing, please wear comfortable shoes. When handling food, you will need to wear a hat – you may want to bring your own. Concessions team members receive a free meal at the end of their shift.

Festival Clean-Up

14 * !

You must be able to work Sunday from 1:00 pm to 8:00 pm and Monday 8:00 am to 8:00 pm (we may end sooner depending on weather and team size). You MUST be able to lift 50 lbs and work outside. We will provide Sunday supper and Monday lunch. When you arrive at Volunteer Registration, you will be required to pay a $50 deposit. This can be in the form of check or credit card. Because you are receiving your wristband before you work, this deposit is held only to ensure that you show up for Festival Clean-Up. Your deposit will be returned to you after work is complete.

Festival Set-Up

16 * !

You must be able to work Tuesday and Wednesday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. You MUST be able to lift 50 lbs and work outside. Lunch is available for $4 each on Tuesday and Wednesday. You can pack a lunch or purchase these meals at Catering. Meal breaks are short so you won’t have time to leave to eat.



Physicians, nurses, MAs, Paramedics, EMTs and First Responders needed. Proof of medical certification is required before you volunteer. The schedule you choose is tentative; the Director of the area will confirm or change as necessary.

Grounds Crew

13 *

Keep the grounds beautiful by picking up garbage around the fairgrounds, as well as changing garbage bags in designated areas.

KidZone Team


Supervise crafts and inflatables and have fun with the kids! This position requires some set-up and clean-up.

Lifest Store

18 $

Handle sales and will keep merchandise presentable. You must be a Full Time Volunteer and choose all your shifts on this team if possible.


14 $ *

Direct vehicles through the parking area.

Safety Team

18 *

This area is for watchful, assertive volunteers who are willing to keep order. Security is for mature individuals with a Christ-like attitude who will treat all situations and all people with respect and proper protocol. You will secure all areas of the festival. If you are willing to work overnight, please consider choosing the Overnight Security. If you are 16 or 17, you must sign up to work the same shifts as an adult you know.

Stage Crew


You will be lifting and moving heavy band and stage equipment. You must be able to lift over 75 pounds. No skirts, dresses or sandals allowed while working. You may want to bring your own gloves. You will be working at various stages.

Ticket Tent

14 $ *

All festival attendees enter this tent to purchase tickets, pick-up orders and receive their wristbands.