Adult Volunteers and Other Volunteers
The Goschenhoppen Folk Festival relies on its volunteer craftsmen and craftswomen to pass on their knowledge. We are deeply appreciative of all the countless volunteers who, over the years, have tirelessly taught novices the step by step processes of their craft.
We are looking for new volunteers who are willing to learn and spend the needed time to hone the skills necessary to become a master craftsperson. Specific requirements may be essential to participate in a particular craft or activity at the Folk Festival. For example, some crafts may require supplying your own tools and equipment, while others may have all the equipment provided to you. The Folk Festival seeks to portray, as accurately as possible, the traditional ways of life in Goschenhoppen. This also refers to gender roles in this community.
Authentic reproduction clothing will be provided to all new volunteers as needed. All volunteers are expected to return all borrowed pieces of clothing in good condition or a replacement fee will be charged.
Besides demonstrating a trade or home skill, other volunteers are needed at the Folk Festival. Positions need to be filled in the concessions and food stands, admission gates, set-up crews, etc. We appreciate all those who offer to help us with all of the tasks that need to be done.
All volunteers at the Folk Festival are admitted by invitation only. The Goschenhoppen Historians reserve the right to screen all volunteers and reserve the right to withdraw an invitation to participate in the Folk Festival.
To find out how you can help, or for more information, please contact us, attention “Folk Festival”.
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As a way to recoup the financial investment of the butchering demonstration, the meats being processed during the Festival will be available to volunteers for purchase. : This form should be filled out using a desktop browser.
NOTICE: THE MEAT FORM HAS NOW BEEN DISABLED FOR THE 2016 FESTIVAL.
WE ANTICIPATE THE FORM WILL AGAIN BE ACTIVATED FOR THE 2017 FESTIVAL.