July 3-6, 2015 DARLINGTON, MD

an experiment in self expression
through music and the arts

Participate :: Volunteering


Participation is a core value of our community.  There are so many ways in which to do this at PEX Summer Festival and one of those ways is by Volunteering for teams and activities that help our community run!  We recognize your time as a gift and we want to help you find a volunteer activity that will strengthen your ties to our community.

As a PEX Summer Festival Volunteer, you are a part of the PEX team. We hope and expect that all Volunteers actively understand and uphold the core PEX commitments and values of respectful community, positive living, and FUN.  In general, your intentions and actions at the festival (both on shift and off) should always be aligned with expressing and encouraging these values in everything you do.


Here are a few ways in which you can contribute!

  • Greet our incoming festival attendees with a warm smile at the gate.
  • Flag and direct incoming vehicles and help us create an orderly parking lot for Exodus.
  • Take some quiet time for yourself with a night shift.
  • Medical and Sanctuary Team
  • Help us set up the infrastructure that makes this festival possible.
  • Assist with preparations for our Effigy Burn.
  • Direct and place incoming Theme Camps and Art Installations.
  • Patrol for MOOP
  • Help provide information at our Participation Station!

Shift slots are only 2 hours each and you can feel free to volunteer in multiple departments!  If everyone put in three hours during the festival we could fill all of our volunteer shifts.

For those who would like to volunteer for team shifts during the festival an online sign up system will be available shortly and will be announced in our newsletter. 

Requirements for Work-Exchange Volunteers

You must have submitted your application by May 15th!

If you are interested in our work-exchange program for a FREE event ticket, there are two types of volunteering commitments offered, onsite set-up volunteer and during-event shift volunteer.

General Volunteer Free Ticket = 16 hours during the week of the festival + 1 hour of volunteer orientation at the festival.  Volunteers who come in for set-up will be expected to be available for the days they are onsite. 

Volunteers are requested to fill out a volunteer application.  If you have been accepted you will receive an invitation code for ticket purchase if you have not already.  Tickets must be purchased prior to the event as a deposit and the face value of the ticket will be refunded to you after the full completion of your shifts or duties and within 2 weeks after the event. 

You will be notified of your volunteer selection status after you sign up.  If you do not complete your volunteer requirements, you will forfeit your ticket and the deposit will not be returned.

If you think you have what it takes to join our team of dedicated artists, thinkers, workers and creators, please complete the Volunteer Application by May 15th.  We have limited spots available so fill out your applications soon!


Acting as part of the work force that supports the very fiber of our events is an honor and a privilege. The organizers of this event feel blessed to be a part of all that this community is doing. We are looking for more people who share this view and will honor responsibility as a blessing in making this event happen.

Please contact us at with any questions, comments, or suggestions.