Volunteer with the Salem Jazz and Soul Festival

As an all-volunteer-run organization, we can’t produce free concerts and raise funds for music education initiatives without HELP FROM the VOLUNTEER COMMUNITY!

Volunteer with the Salem Jazz and Sole Festival
image courtesy of: Social Palates “Loyal volunteer with the Salem Jazz and Soul Festival”

Since 2007 we have raised more than $55,000 for music education causes north of Boston, and produced more than 70 FREE CONCERTS.

As a volunteer with the Salem Jazz and Soul Festival, you could assist in year round special projects. These projects include marketing/promotion, event planning, volunteer coordination, merchandise, accounting, and more. We’re always looking for volunteers to help with event production and behind the scenes ‘stuff’. So please consider being a part of something great! If you’re Interested in helping out we’d love to hear from you. Reach out to our volunteer team at volunteers@salemjazzsoul.org.

Main Festival Volunteering

We are using Signup.com to handle our festival volunteer signups.  Please click on the button below to sign up for a spot!  You will be taken to a page where you can review available spots, select a shift and enter in an email address and phone number so we can contact you regarding your volunteering!
Click to View SJSF Volunteer Opportunities on SignUp.com
2017 Salem Jazz and Soul Festival will be held August 19th and 20th

Here’s what you can expect…

Our volunteer needs run in 4 hour shifts typically. With the exception of the setup up and break down crews, many of the volunteer gig shifts start at 11a and run consecutively till 7p.  So you don’t have to commit your entire weekend to the festival, though we’d love to have you. Pick a shift or two. Select a single day or both days. Try your hands at a merchandise shift on Saturday, and perhaps the education tent for a Sunday shift. It’s all up to you. Just know that every volunteer hour helps in our mission.


Here’s a bit more on some of the Salem Jazz and Soul Festival tasks we could use help with:

  • SJSF/Berklee Summer Series VOLUNTEER: Help set up or break down, and/or sell merchandise during the summer series at Derby Square, Salem. The SJSSF/Berklee Summer Series runs from May through August on the 2nd Saturday of each month.  Learn more about the SJSF Berklee/Summer Series here.
  • MAIN FESTIVAL VOLUNTEER: So much goes into staging our “main event” – we need help of all kinds! Volunteer assignments on Saturday and Sunday include construction/set-up, production/stage runners, signage posting, VIP registration/check-in, volunteer coordination, kids tent volunteers, music education and more.  Learn more about the MAIN FESTIVAL here.

Click here for the official VOLUNTEER ROLE DESCRIPTIONS.

Not able to volunteer… No worries. There are other ways to help. Click here to donate.

Thank you for all you do!