Volunteers of all ages are being sought for the Third Annual Haverford Music Festival scheduled for Saturday, September 7.
There are opportunities for volunteers to contribute listed on the festival's website. You can sign up to check bags, sell wristbands and provide information to the many concertgoers. Another popular option is working with the musical acts, according to festival planners.
Sign up at Haverford Music Festival Volunteers.
According to police estimates, the festival attracted up to 15,000 participants during the nine and a half hours of music played on the three stages last year.
"From the Oakmont Administration Building to the Lamplighter Inn vendors’ tables including food and drink round out the day, and it takes a lot of volunteers to make it all happen," said coordinator Peggy Murr, who gets help from committee members Sylvia Tolan and Harrelyn Rosenthal.
There are three shifts throughout the day.
“The first begins very early in the morning when the stages are set up,” Murr said. “Anyone who wants to learn about sound systems and constructing a stage should sign up on the HMS website.” Long-time Haverford resident Paul Mariani, who has worked on the stages, said, “The camaraderie is pretty special too. Its work but it is almost like a vacation.”
All ages are encouraged to get involved.
“We are looking forward to meeting many more township residents who want to give something back to our township and have a good time, too,” Murr said. “You’ll see your neighbors and old friends and make some new friends. Every volunteer gets a festival T-Shirt and when it’s over, they will all have some great memories, too.”