Volunteer at Bethel Woods

There are many ways to give to Bethel Woods, including your time! Volunteers are at the heart of what makes our events & programs so successful.

Volunteer at Bethel Woods Center for the Arts

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They smile, take your tickets, show you to your seats, open your eyes to the past, and reveal your hidden artistic talents. They are tireless, unfailing, and unceasing in their duty and passion.

They are the foundation of Bethel Woods Center for the Arts. Its caregivers and caretakers. They are our volunteers.

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Are you passionate about historic preservation and the impact one single act or moment can have on the future? Consider joining our group of volunteers. You’ll become part of a community dedicated to sharing your knowledge and interpreting our unique history for visitors from around the world. Assist concertgoers at The Pavilion – and listen to some great music in the process – help with arts-based education programs, and much more.

As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, Bethel Woods relies on the generosity of volunteers who give their time, talent, and attention every season. Just last year, our volunteers donated a cumulative total of about 13,500 hours.  This was time spent at Bethel Woods teaching arts classes, leading field trips, and helping concert-goers at the Pavilion and Event Gallery have an amazing time. They led guests from around the world through The Museum at Bethel Woods, and helped many discover the unique history of our historic grounds. Join a community of volunteers that thrives making an impact. From Museum docents who are alumni of the original Woodstock festival to volunteers who help kids on a class trip understand the impact the 1960s have on today’s society and cultural movements, our Volunteers are the heart of Bethel Woods.

    We offer numerous ways to volunteer and get involved

    We’re always looking for passionate people to join our team of volunteers. Bethel Woods’ varied attractions and event calendar allows our volunteers to select a post, whether it’s helping with museum tours, concerts, leading a creative program, or assisting with administrative projects.

    From arts programs, to Museum education, to sold-out concerts, learn about how you can make an impact at our historic site.

    • Six hours volunteering at a Pavilion concert helps create memorable, high-quality experiences for music lovers of all ages.
    • Five hours volunteering with a class field trip helps a new generation to learn from the lessons of the 1960s.
    • Four hours volunteering with our arts-based education programming boosts confidence and instills a passion for the arts in the life of a child.
    • Three hours volunteering in The Museum helps connect visitors from around the world to the events of the 1960s and the cultural significance of the Woodstock Festival.

    We offer volunteer orientation and training each spring and strongly encourage new volunteers to attend.

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