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Katie - Volunteer Coordinator

Katie, our HONK! Fest West Volunteer Coordinator would LOVE to hear from you!


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HONK! Fest West NEEDS YOU!!!

To bring such magic in the streets of our fair city, we are counting on all you fine folks to pitch in and give a warm welcome to these performers & the festival fans. HONK! Fest West is a nonprofit community street festival created by, for, and of the people, which means the festival is depending on the help of everyone who wants to see this radical party take to the streets!

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Volunteer shifts are short and negotiable, which leaves you plenty of time footloose and fancy free to enjoy the festivities! Volunteering comes in many varieties, each with its own perks and responsibilities. Whatever your interests, there’s a job for you! From housing the visiting bands, serving food to the hungry troops, and soliciting donations, there is something for everyone!


We have over 200 bands members visiting from out of town, and they will each need a place to rest and freshen up for a few nights. Hosting a band in your home is one of the best and most helpful ways to be involved with our community festival. While we can’t offer any compensation, we can guarantee that the friendships and memories you make with your guests will be treasured for years to come.


H!FW 2019 event locations will be in Southpark, White Center, and Columbia City, but some band members and their instruments will need transportation to and from the event sites and homes. You must be at least 25 and have a valid, state-issued driver’s license and current insurance. Special note: please do not sign up for transportation unless you are absolutely certain you can be on call at least one of the festival days

Street Team

We are looking for some pavement pounders to help us get the word out among local businesses and residents. This task involves distributing posters, fliers, and information during one of several excursions, and ongoing promotion of the festival through word of mouth.

Food / Hospitality

We’re already receiving outstanding food support from local businesses, but with so many hungry musicians about, we’ll need a few extra hands helping us dish out the goods.


The staging crews are where the action (and the music!) is. As a staging volunteer, you’ll be helping folks maximize their enjoyment at one or more of the sets. Primary responsibilities include soliciting donations from the crowd, handing out schedules and maps, providing information, assisting bands with finding their stages, and running messages. We will also need a few volunteers to help direct the bands to their stages and make sure things stay on schedule. If you’re well organized and love music, let us know!


Not sure where you best fit in? Don’t let that stop you from participating in what is sure to be a grandly rewarding experience! Just email We’ll get back to you quickly and discuss the possibilities. In the meantime, check the website, our facebook page, and our Twitter feed often to keep up to snuff on what’s happening!