The 1929 volunteers

Almost all of Ilosaarirock’s 1929 voluntary workers visit the staff’s check in point during the festival weekend. During the busy period from Friday to Sunday the staff at the check in answer numerous questions, hand out meal vouchers, wristbands, passes, shirts, and even sell club tickets.
- Most of the people who come here are satisfied and happy, explains Katri Einola, who herself is also a volunteer. It is Katri’s second time volunteering at Ilosaarirock, her first job was two years ago at the wristband exchange booth.
- This summer’s work feels really good - it’s not easy, though, laughs Katri and points out how long the queue outside the door was on Friday evening. - Friday was hard work, I did a 12-hour shift straight.
One gets to meet many kinds of people of all ages at the staff check in. The youngest festival volunteers were born in the early 1990s, the oldest are already in the retirement age.
- We meet first timers and old workers equally, tells Katri.

The database of voluntary workers, which is in use for the first time this year, functions well and Katri is generally satisfied with her job. She plans to come back next year. - I’d like to come back to check in, too. The work’s nice and I still get to listen to bands and enjoy the festival feeling, says Katri smiling.

Text: Milla Laaksonen
Translation: Hanna Laaksonen