Volunteers are an essential part of Northwest Folklife!

Help us make the magic of Northwest Folklife happen—volunteer with us! Whether through taking photos at the Our Big Neighborhood events, joining our street team to distribute posters throughout the city or helping us welcome guests at the Northwest Folklife Festival, any and all of your volunteer efforts are welcome and valued!

Please fill out our General Volunteer Application below and let us know how you want to get involved. Thank you!


2018 Northwest Folkife Festival: To learn about getting involved with the 2018 Festival, please visit our Festival Volunteer page.

2018 Our Big Neighborhood Program: Northwest Folklife will be presenting four main youth and family-oriented programs in 2018! Volunteers help us run information booths, assist with workshops and much more! If you are interested in volunteering this year, please email volunteers@nwfolklife.org with the subject line: ‘Volunteer for Our Big Neighborhood’.

 For more information, contact us at volunteers@nwfolklife.org or call (206) 684-7326.