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.

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Apply to be a volunteer today!

There is no minimum hour requirement and we are extremely flexible with scheduling. Apply here to start your journey!

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Watch our virtual volunteer open house!

During this virtual open house, meet current volunteers and Bethel Woods staff to discover how you can get involved during concerts, programs, festivals, and in The Museum. 

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Are you passionate about historic preservation and the impact one single act can have on the future?

Volunteer at Bethel Woods Center for the Arts!

You’ll become part of a community dedicated to sharing your knowledge and interpreting our unique history for visitors from around the world. As a 501(c)3 nonprofit, Bethel Woods relies on the generosity of volunteers who give their time, talent, and attention every year.

We are still in need of volunteers for 2021!

The safety of our volunteers is of the utmost priority to us. All volunteers, staff, and guests are required to wear masks for the length of their stay. You get to make your own schedule based on your level of comfort.

Despite the many challenges of 2020, our volunteers still donated almost 5,000 hours to Bethel Woods! 

This was time spent leading guests through The Museum at Bethel Woods, and helping many discover the unique history of our historic grounds. Join a community of volunteers who make 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.

How does your time make a difference?


  • 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.
Bethel Woods volunteer welcoming visitors and giving a kid a "high-five"

Where YOU can get involved as a volunteer

  • Museum: Volunteers in our museum help our guests to understand the significance of Woodstock and the culture of the 1960s by providing unique insight about our exhibits.
  • Concert: Volunteer your time to help create memorable, high-quality experiences for our concert guests, and listen to some of the world's most iconic musical groups & artists perform live at the same time!
  • Programs: Donate your time to our arts-based education programs that help teach a new generation the spirit of the '60s through music, crafts, and theater.
  • Festivals: Festivals celebrate the bounty, talent, and beauty of Sullivan County and are a much-anticipated and cherished series of events, reminiscent of the communal experience that occurred on the very grounds in 1969.
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