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.

Bethel Woods volunteer showing guests gallery exhibition

Are you passionate about historic preservation and the impact one single act 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. As a 501(c)3 nonprofit, Bethel Woods relies on the generosity of volunteers who give their time, talent, and attention every year.

In 2019, Bethel Woods’ 286 volunteers donated almost 20,500 hours to the organization! 

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.

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 Volunteers Can Get Involved

Museum Volunteers

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.

volunteer at Bethel Woods explaining a museum exhibit to visitors

Concert Volunteers

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!

volunteer at Bethel Woods welcoming visitors to a concert

Program Volunteers

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.

volunteers at Bethel Woods

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