Box 1347, Minot, ND 58702
See you in 2023

Volunteer

Volunteers are the backbone of Norsk Høstfest. The festival relies on nearly 4,000 volunteers to bring North America’s largest Scandinavian festival to life. No job is too small when it comes to making sure our guests have a wonderful experience. Whether it’s your first time attending the festival or a favorite fall tradition, volunteering at Norsk Høstfest plugs you into a community that lasts year-round.

“YOU DON’T MEASURE VALUE IN ONLY DOLLARS AND CENTS, BUT IN ACCOMPLISHMENTS AND IN WHAT YOU DO. I FIND A LOT OF VALUE IN THAT — IN HELPING OUT.”

Gary Ellingson, Norsk Høstfest volunteer

2022 Volunteer Program

Based on volunteer hours worked for Norsk Høstfest 2022 festival. Volunteer hours must be logged in VolunteerLocal. (September 28-October 1, 2022)

Individual Festival Volunteer Benefits (minimum 4-hour shift)

  • Volunteer t-shirt
    • Free t-shirt with ‘Volunteer’ printed on the back
    • Must be worn during volunteer shifts to help identify those volunteering
    • Volunteers can wear cultural outfits and be exempt from wearing the free volunteer T-shirt
  • Eligibility for the Volunteer of the Year award program
    • Volunteer of the Year will be chosen at the end of the festival and will receive:
      • Certificate of Appreciation
      • Norsk Høstfest Official Volunteer Trophy
      • 2 tickets to the following year’s festival
  • Volunteer Wristband
    • Sticker badge that will feature name and volunteer role
  • Food/Beverage
    • Lunch voucher provided for each day worked
      • Minimum of 2 – 4 hour shifts per day required to qualify for lunch voucher
    • Water and light snacks provided in the volunteer room
  • Less than 4 total shifts:
    • 15% off Norsk Høstfest Merchandise
    • Entrance into the festival for the full day of your shift (does NOT grant admission into any Great Hall concert)
  • 4+ total shifts worked will get you:
    • 25% off Norsk Høstfest Merchandise
    • Entrance into the festival for the full day of your shift
    • 1 ticket to Old Crow Medicine Show or Brantley Gilbert (based on availability)
There are several areas that volunteers are needed, including:

 

Chairperson:

Chairs help make Norsk Høstfest a fantastic experience for our volunteers and attendees alike. These lead roles occur over the entire festival (with some prep work prior) to ensure that specific areas run smoothly and efficiently. Chairs serve as liaisons between volunteers and festival staff. To learn about the various positions available, please contact Alexis Meyer, Norsk Høstfest Coordinator.

 

Construction:

We are looking for people who are handy with tools! The “Tool Box Crew” is needed before the festival during setup (usually the week before) and during move-out (Saturday night/Sunday and Monday after the festival) to help take down display pieces.

 

And many more! We have hundreds of areas in which you can volunteer, from decorating to serving food to welcoming guests! Check out the application and merely select what interests you! Thank you for your help!

 

To view the entire list of volunteer opportunities or sign up click the button below.

Chairpersons!

Please submit your volunteer list! Email Alexis here.

Volunteer OrientationOrientation 2022