Thank you for your interest in volunteering with Shaktifest 2024. We are honored by your gift of service.  Learn about the main ways to contribute and enjoy this unique immersive experience.

Work Exchange

Volunteer onsite during the event in exchange for a Full Event Pass.  Limited opportunities are available for this unique event. 

It takes a village to make the festivals happen! Our Work Exchange program is for those interested in holding sacred spaces, maintaining the flow and function.  Our events would not be possible without you. It is because of volunteers that so many people are able to come play, practice, heal, and discover true union (yoga) with themselves and others. This program is particularly useful to those with financial challenges, as a festival ticket is provided free of charge in exchange for your service.

Seva hours range between 4-6 hours of service per day, or a total of 12-18 hours during the immersion. You also have the option to divide the hours up more by volunteering pre-fest/post-fest to help with set-up and/or strike.

Seva = 12 hours and includes free festival ticket and free tent camping + a 10% discount on vehicle camping.

Maha Seva = 18 hours of service and includes free festival ticket and free tent camping + a 10% discount on vehicle camping and meals throughout the duration of your service.

How to Apply for Shakti Fest 2024 Work Exchange:

  1. Read the role descriptions here and choose your preferred area (you’ll be asked for your 1st and 2nd preference on the application form). Please choose the area you think your skills will be best suited to and please be ready to be flexible. We will do our best to schedule you in your chosen area with your chosen schedule but sometimes we just need you more somewhere else!
  2. Submit your deposit of $250 here. This deposit will be refunded after completion of your work exchange hours (within 2 weeks after the fest) If you have volunteered with us before, and believe you are eligible to skip this, please email
  3. You’ve paid your deposit and chosen your area, now you’re ready to submit your registration form.

Note: you will NOT see any shifts when you first submit your form, once your registration is approved, you’ll be prompted to return to the registration page to sign up for your shifts!

Things to remember when signing up:

  • Please note the specific shift requirements of your area (listed in the role descriptions above)
  • Choose carefully, you will not be able to make changes to your own schedule once submitted
  • Only sign up in 1 area
  • Do not sign up for back-to-back shifts
  • Do not sign up for more than 2 shifts in a day
  • If your schedule does not abide by these guidelines, we may reschedule you accordingly
  • First come first served, sign up early to get your first choice of area/shifts!
  • There is a Mandatory Orientation/Training on Thursday at 5:00pm pm in the music bowl.
Note: Schedules are subject to change. As shifts fill up closer to the event we may allocate you to areas and shifts where help is most needed. Thanks for being flexible!

Festival Work Exchange Roles

Interested in working with the Bhakti Fest team doing production both pre-fest and on-site? Want to learn more about the ins and outs of organizing a festival? Our production intern program may be for you. Email to learn more.
Crucial in making the festival happen! Extra helping hands doing set up and break down of the festival. Must be equipped to be outside in the heat. Construction, electrical, and plumbing experience is a big bonus but not necessary.

Assist with vendor and sponsor set-up, management, registration and vendor check ins during event. Be comfortable interacting with people in a fast-paced environment. Must be available all day on Thursday Sept. 14th . Also looking for volunteers who are able to stay for breakdown on Mon. Sept. 17th. Much of your hours will be fulfilled on set-up day, leaving more time to enjoy the festival.

Bring your biggest smile and some patience, you will be the first point of contact when our guests arrive! Duties may include scanning tickets in, customer service, line-management and traffic flow.
Responsible for handling of performer and festival merchandise during the festival weekend. This crew maintains accurate records at all times, keeps track of performer consignments, manages inventory.
Transport equipment on/off stage, help stage manager to assist bands in any ways necessary, and keep the show running smoothly. Must be able to assist in lifting heavy objects and follow directions.
Help keep the yoga halls and workshop halls tidy in between classes, assist with any set-up for the presenters, and hold space for practice!
Gatekeepers check credentials at our Wristband Checkpoints and are experts at greeting music lovers with big smiles!
Hang out with the awesome Bhakti kiddos doing arts and crafts, yoga, and so many more fun activities. Must have approval prior to confirmation.
Keep snack tables tidy, refill coolers, assist stage hands, make runs for the green room manager, and anything else needed to keep the green room comfy for all of our awesome artists.
Help chef it up in the VIP kitchen creating nourishing and delicious meals for staff, artists, maha sevas and all VIP peeps!
Calling all lovers of trash, and nurturers of mother nature. Help out our awesome green team with tidying up the festival grounds, sorting trash and recycling, and educating festival goers on how to leave it better than you found it.
Don’t see a specific area that you are attached to? Just want to be of general service? Sign up to be a roamer, we will send you where we most need you (we appreciate you!)

Work Exchange Group

Street Team

Street Team application for Shaktifest 2024 coming soon!

Promote and share the deep love that Bhakti Fest events bring. This team utilizes social media and distributes promotional material at yoga studios, health food stores, places of healing, and to other conscious spaces and events.