WANT TO BE A PART OF MAKING IT ALL HAPPEN?
Check out the links below for more information on how YOU can get involved!
VOLUNTEER APPLICATIONS OPEN NOW
All volunteers, including returning volunteers, will need to create a new account this year as we are using a new volunteer system.
Thank you for your patience and support during this transition.
We have year around teams, teams that work primarily during the event, teams that work primarily before and after the event, and teams that serve our campers. Descriptions below!
These teams work primarily during the event:
- Event Box Office and Advance Ticket Sales: Provide customer service and banding resolution for RFID wristbands. Pre-sale of next year’s tickets. Computer competence is required.
- Merchandise: Manage festival sales and keep inventory. Great customer service necessary!
- Safety Team and Ushers: Provide a safe and enjoyable environment for all concert patrons. Greet and assist patrons with orderly chair placement, monitor wristbands and be available to answer questions and/or remedy problems patrons may have.
- Guest Services: Provide an enjoyable environment for all concert patrons. Greet patrons and be available to answer questions and/or remedy problems patrons may have. Monitor COVID-19 protocols.
- Hospitality Services: Provide maintenance services for hospitality areas during the festival.
- Information and First Aid Booth: Provide patrons and volunteers with information and basic first aid. Manage Lost-and-Found items and patron surveys.
- Parking Team: Provide parking assistance/directions to patrons & volunteers, and monitoring check points for valid parking passes.
- Banding Resolution: Provide excellent customer service for RFID bands on the field. Computer competence is required.
- Site Clean Team: Our go-to team to get things taken care of during the event. Moving chairs, picking up trash, fixing lights, emptying garbage cans, checking gates… they do it all!
- Stagehands: Unload trucks, set-up musical equipment and assist in backstage production needs. Heavy lifting required.
- Volunteer Hospitality: Monitor volunteer eating area and provide breakfasts during the event to our fabulous volunteers.
- Sponsor Hospitality: Handing out snacks, wiping down tables, working with security on ID checks, and over all friendliness are the jobs in this area.
These teams work before and after the event and are on-call during the event.
- Camp Marking Team: Pre-event campground set-up. Must be able to work the weekend before event from 7am-5pm. Long, hot days, but you’re done before the music starts!
- Signs: Install directional signs on streets and highways and install banners on-site. Must be able to work the week before and the Monday after the event.
- Site Set-Up/Tear-Down: Provide various construction related tasks. This team will do everything from setting up the chairs and fences, to marking fields and operating heavy machinery. Shifts begin as early as the Friday before the week of the event and concludes the week following the event.
- Stage Build/Tear Down: Build the stage before the event and tear down the stage after the event alongside professional stage builders.
- Water Systems Team: Set up and take down of water connections for all services on the event grounds. Basically mobile plumbers.
These teams serve our Campers:
- Camp Hosts: More information on camp hosts below.
- Camping Support: Part of the Camp Host team, you assist the Camp Host Supervisors in setting up. This includes stocking supply totes for the campgrounds, transporting the totes, light towers, ATV’s, and safety equipment (some weighing up to 40#) to and from the campgrounds and aid in setting up the equipment. Also includes helping with meals for camp hosts before and throughout the event. Must have a vehicle with a two inch (2″) ball and the ability to tow light towers and ATV trailers to and from campground
CAMP HOST TEAMS NEEDED
Camp Hosts are the first contacts of the Oregon Jamboree guest, to get them settled into their camp sites,
and oriented for the weekend. The Camp Host is often the face of the Oregon Jamboree and need to maintain a
positive, friendly attitude throughout the event weekend.
Camp Hosts may arrive any time after 9:00 am on Wednesday to set up their camp before the New Camp Hosts meeting
Wednesday evening at the Sweet Home High School Track. They may leave after the campground is clear and
cleaned up on Monday morning.
Camp Hosts check in with their Supervisor or the Lead Camp Host in their campground.
Camp Host must supply their own RV or tent, and every Camp Host must be at least twenty-one (18) years
• Greet & sign in campers, collect camping tickets, and sell additional parking tickets, per Jamboree financial policy.
• Assist our camping guests and ensure they find their correct campsite, answer questions, settle minor disputes & police camp area as necessary.
• Meals provided or compensated for.
• Two volunteer t-shirts.
• 3-Day festival wristband for each Camp Host.
• One (1) additional 3-Day festival admission wristband provided at no cost.
• Two (2) additional 3-Day festival admission wristbands offered at a discounted price.
Any questions regarding Camp Host duties or responsibilities please contact Ryan by email at:
- Volunteers working longer than 5 hours shifts during the Jamboree weekend will receive meals while working.
- All Volunteers receive (1) free volunteer shirt (please don’t alter). Camp hosts will receive (2) free volunteer shirts.
- 2023 Additional volunteer shirts will be pre-order only. Please visit the onsite Merchandise Tent at the Oregon Jamboree Event to see if there are more shirts available for purchase. No shirts will be sold at the Oregon Jamboree office at 401 Main St.
- 2023 Volunteer link to purchase discounted Camping, will be open May 1st. Camping is first come, first serve. Limited spots available. (Camp Hosts receive free camping).
- 2023 Volunteer link to purchase up to two discounted friends or family 3-Day festival wristband for $100 will be open on May 1st.
- Purchase is limited to volunteers and any ticket purchased by someone other than the approved volunteer will be cancelled.
- Camp hosts will also receive (1) free friend/family 3-day festival wristband.
Volunteer Sign Up Info & Requirements:
- You must submit an application to be considered for a team.
- Please be aware, your application may take up to 30 days to review. If you have not had any contact after 30 days, please email [email protected].
- To submit an application, click on the blue button above and apply through Eventeny.
- All volunteers must work a minimum of 18 hours to receive the perks.
- If the team you are requesting is not listed above, you must use the name of the supervisor in the referral section to be added to the team.
Since 1992, the Oregon Jamboree has put on 29 Jamborees (1998 & 2020 were off years) and had more than 6,500 volunteers help us out. Some work for one or two years and we are grateful for their help. Some stay for the long haul, never missing an opportunity to lend a hand. Friends talk friends into volunteering. Parents assign their teenage children so they learn how to give back to the community. Community leaders join in to serve and have a great time! We depend on all of them!
These volunteers have stood the test of time and are still volunteering in 2023!
Please find them at the event and thank them from all of us!
(Milestone years receive pins and onsite recognition on Sunday).
31 years: Peggy Emmert, Debbie Jensen, Larry Johnson, Daryl Nothiger, Donna Poirier
27 years: Michelle Gregory
26 years: Rob Poirier
25 years: Carol Cromwell
24 years: Anita Hutchins, Betty Schmidt
22 years: Sean Morgan, Angela Weld
21 years: Jim Reasons, Sherry Reasons, Brenda Simmons
20 years: Donna Esser, Sharron Livengood, Capri Moore, Derrick Wodtli, Mendy Wodtli
19 years: Kristen Sim, Debbie Tornow
18 years: Tom Avants, Nicole Kirkpatrick, Sarah Shamek
17 years: Jordan Hagle, Aaron Hendry, Tina Larsen
16 years: David Kem, Jared Richey
15 years: Sandy Hagle Brown, Evan Holden, Alice Park, Shirley Richey, Terry Riley, Ryan Warden
14 years: Jeremiah Fisher, Regina Green, Kellie Kem, Greg Pelton, Melissa Pelton, Ethan Riley
13 years: Sally Carpenter, Tammy Carter, Renae Hoover, Tiffany Lynn, Josh McLean, Amber Orduna Zagal, Lona Riley, John Smith, Leann Stadeli, Matt Stadeli
12 years: Kristine Coffin, Richard Coffin, Doug Emmert, Joshua Mayer, Ed Norman, Jennifer Norman, Sandie Quella, Bill Rice, Sydney Spaulding, Kyle Sullens, Sharie Thompson
11 years: Julie Bishop, Kelsey Bunker, Larry Crist, Savanna Hawkes, Terry Hoover, Debra Nickless, Lori Pallister, Lisa Parr, Gina Riley, Samantha Spencer, Andy Waldrop
10 years: Layla Boswell, Christy Bunker, Penny Burns, Julie Crocker, Debra Culbertson, Melissa Dalebout, Michael Jarvis, Matthew Jensen, Damon Olsen, Kristen Olsen, Kayla Schaefer, Sharon Schallig, Ashley Stewart, Marci Sullens, Randy Sullivan
*note, contact [email protected] if you believe any of the above is in error or a volunteer is missed.
COMMUNITY & NON-PROFITS
The Oregon Jamboree is the fundraising mechanism created to support the non-profit organization Sweet Home Economic Development Group (SHEDG). All proceeds generated by the festival are distributed back into the community for economic development purposes. Based on the high volume of requests, criteria includes, but is not limited to, the recipient being a 501C(3) or non-profit entity within Linn County. Donations are allocated based on several factors including availability of tickets, type of event, location of event, etc. Submission of this form does not confirm your request, nor should it be assumed that your request will be approved automatically because your organization has received prior Oregon Jamboree donations.
Please note, except by our prior written authorization, Oregon Jamboree trade names, trademarks, or logos may not be used for promotional or other commercial purposes. This includes if we donate to you or your organization. Please do not use our logo on social media posts unless we approve the post first. Thank you!
If you would like to be considered as a vendor for 2024, please fill out the following vendor interest form:
SPONSORS & PARTNERS
Interested in becoming a sponsor or partner? Please fill out the Sponsor Interest Form.
Thank you, in advance, for abiding by the following Oregon Jamboree Credential-Request Policies & Procedures, as well as for your understanding that media credentials are limited and will be issued only to official media outlets providing timely coverage of events. It is our goal to make your job covering Oregon Jamboree events pleasant and efficient.
Credential Request Policy & Procedures:
- Media credentials will be issued only to working press, radio, TV, Internet, and photo journalists assigned to cover the Oregon Jamboree.
- Generic press passes or industry affiliation credentials are not good for admission or access to restricted areas.
- All requests for credentials and passes must be submitted at least 3 business days in advance. Submission of request does not guarantee credentials. Oregon Jamboree reserves the right to approve or deny credential requests, as well as the number of granted credentials.
- Credentials will be placed in Will Call for approved media representatives to pick-up at event.
- Issued credentials are non-transferable and must be accompanied by both state-issued and employer-issued identification; failure to carry both IDs is grounds for credential revocation and dismissal.
- If your media outlet has not previously been granted credentials to cover events at Oregon Jamboree, you must submit one current and one recent copy of your publication/production (print, CD, DVD).
- Working media credentials are limited and will not be issued to representatives of non-working media, including (but not limited to) representatives of the following firms: marketing, PR, promotions, sales and advertising.
- Do not request working-media privileges for company executives (management, publishers, officers, board members); visitors found abusing this policy will be dismissed from the event.
- Please submit only one request per media outlet, consolidating requests of all applicable departments (sports, news, photo, production, etc.)
Media representatives must present Oregon Jamboree media credentials or regular tickets for scanning at any public event gate.
Media representatives should park in the lot specified on the parking authorization credential. Media without a parking credential should park in any regular public pay lot.
Video and still photographers are welcome to take pictures in any unrestricted area of the grounds. Please note that all photos taken of Oregon Jamboree Acts can only be used for the sole purpose of timely news/publicity coverage and are not to be used for any other stories or stock footage. Images of Oregon Jamboree Acts are not to be sold for any reason.
Many locations on the grounds may be used as sites for radio or TV broadcasts.
All Artist Interviews must be arranged prior to the event through Oregon Jamboree Marketing or Artist representative.
VOLUME TICKET SALES
Discounts are good for General Admission Tickets ONLY.
Here’s how it works:
Purchase 10 – 19 General Admission tickets in one order and get a 10% discount off the ticket price, OR purchase 20 or more tickets in one order and get a 15% discount off the ticket price. Contact the Box Office to order: 541-367-8800 or email [email protected].