Music Festival Volunteers

SXSW Music Festival Volunteers are around every corner of the SXSW Music Festival. They can be seen working in the music clubs, dropping off music gear, or providing relief on various crews. We have a variety of crews to choose from, and most of them will place you right in the heart of the music festival.

Music Festival Volunteers

Photo by Joel Pena

About Music Festival Volunteering



  • Be at least 16 years of age (most assignments are subject to venue age restrictions, and require you to be at least age 21)
  • Work a minimum number of 24 hours during the SXSW Music Festival
  • Attend 2 in-person crew trainings (times and dates TBD)
  • View and complete the online volunteer training video and quiz
  • Have a valid email address (no sharing of email addresses, please)
  • Agree to the Volunteer Release & Waiver of Liability
  • Acknowledge and adhere to the Volunteer Policies and Guidelines

Music Festival Volunteers will be working towards a perk based on the number of hours worked.