Volunteering is another great way of experiencing Ilosaarirock Festival. Volunteers get to peek behind the curtain and belong to the large number of people making Finland's jolliest music festival happen.
As a volunteer, you'll meet lots of great people and make many new friends. Volunteering is a fun and fascinating way of participating in Ilosaarirock Festival: many volunteer again year after year.
You can apply to volunteer at Ilosaarirock Festival by filling in the form here. Please make sure to fill out the form carefully. After sending, just kick back and wait – Ilosaarirock staff will contact you either by phone or email during the early summer. All applicants will be informed about the selection by Friday, June 30th.
Non-Finnish-speaking volunteers must be at least 18 years old.
Good to know
As a volunteer you will attend for about 16 hours in total during the festival weekend. To be able to access the festival site, you will receive a volunteer wristband.
All volunteers get a special t-shirt which helps to distinguish them from the festival crowd. After the festival you can keep the t-shirt as a souvenir.
Volunteers will be offered a warm home meal on their volunteer days.
The volunteers' own resting place (Taukotupa) is an area for all volunteers to relax and take a breather. There is a small coffee shop for volunteers, where you can drink coffee and buy sandwiches, sweets and snacks for a discounted price.
For those coming from outside the city centre of Joensuu, it is possible to arrange accommodation. Please indicate your accommodation needs in the voluntary application form. Ilosaarirock offers accommodation only for the duration of your volunteering during the festival weekend. If your tasks take place before the festival, you need to take care of the accommodation yourself.
Recycling and cleaning The recycling and cleaning staff take care of the festival site by keeping it clean and making sure that all waste is recycled properly. In addition to making sure that the festival looks and feels good in general, tasks can include offering recycling guidance to the festival-goers.
Customer service Customer service is needed in almost every area of responsibility, such as in changing wristbands, ticket sales, cloakrooms, info and merchandise. For these positions we look for enthusiastic and cheerful people who enjoy working with all kinds of customers. No special skills are needed!
Catering Catering feeds the hungry festival people, bands and volunteers. The most important thing is to make sure that enough coffee and food is being served, things stay clean and the service is friendly.
Power team Members of the power team are fast learners and want a varied volunteering experience. The power team’s tasks might be a mixture of the tasks listed above as well as something completely different.
If you have any questions about volunteering, please don't hesitate to ask: will answer your questions and provide advice.
We warmly welcome you to volunteer at the 2023 edition of Ilosaarirock Festival!
Volunteering for clubs, societies & associations
Interested in volunteering at Ilosaarirock as a club, society or association and raising funds for tournaments, travel or such? Ilosaarirock works closely with dozens of different sports, arts and other hobby clubs every year.
Applying for club, society and association volunteering to the 2023 edition of Ilosaarirock is now open! You can find the application form here. Please note that the application form is in Finnish.