Northwest Folklife

Volunteers are an essential part of Northwest Folklife!

Become a volunteer at the Northwest Folklife and experience a world filled with music, dance, craft, storytelling, and community spirit while contributing to the accessibility of art for all. From sustainability initiatives to community engagement activities, there's a role suited to your skills and interests. Your involvement goes beyond the event, breaking down financial barriers and creating inclusive experiences for people of all backgrounds. Let's celebrate the Northwest's cultural traditions together and make volunteering an unforgettable experience of diversity and unity. Volunteering brings personal satisfaction, skill development, networking opportunities, and resume-building experiences. At Northwest Folklife, volunteers receive recognition and benefits, including tickets and gift certificates from esteemed partners like The Mariners, 5th Avenue Theater, Northwest Film Forum, and more! Join us and become part of our dedicated volunteer community!

We require that all volunteers register with NWFL.

  • All volunteers, except those under 18, are subject to a background check.

  • Volunteers under 18 need a parent or guardian to sign a consent form.

  • Volunteers under 16 must have adult supervision while working.

  • Volunteers under 14 will be assigned as fundraising greeters, accompanied by their parents or guardians at designated gates.

  • If you have any other questions, please get in touch with us at

Year Round Volunteer Opportunities Application

Thank You to Our In-Kind Sponsors!

For more information, email us or call 206-684-7303. Thank you for your support!