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Volunteer at the Folklife Festival!

Rhythm & Blues program staff, interns, and volunteers pose for a team photo at the 2011 Folklife Festival. Photo by Van Luong

Rhythm & Blues program staff, interns, and volunteers pose for a team photo at the 2011 Folklife Festival. Photo by Van Luong

We are accepting volunteer applications for the 2012 Folklife Festival, which runs from June 27 through July 1 and July 4 through July 8.

This year’s programs are:

Festival volunteers help paint a large world map in the Peace Corps program at the 2011 Smithsonian Folklife Festival. Photo by Harold Dorwin, Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage

Festival volunteers help paint a large world map in the Peace Corps program at the 2011 Smithsonian Folklife Festival. Photo by Harold Dorwin, Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage

During the Festival, volunteers may assist stage managers, help with the audiovisual recording of performances, and provide general administrative support. Volunteers may also assist with participants’ arrivals and departures in the few days before and after the Festival as well. These are only a few of the opportunities available to volunteers.

Click here to submit an application online. Paper applications are available upon request. Applications must be submitted by June 18. If you have any questions, please email CFCH-Volunteer@si.edu, or contact Volunteer Coordinator Soyini George at 202-633-7477.

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