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Shakti Fest
Work Exchange2018-11-07T20:39:24+00:00

Project Description

Work Exchange

*****APPLICATION IS CURRENTLY UNAVAILABLE******
PLEASE CHECK BACK IN JANUARY 2019

Thank you for your interest in volunteering with Shakti Fest. We are so empowered and honored by your gift of service.  Learn about the main ways to contribute and enjoy this unique Festival experience.

Onsite Work Exchange

Volunteer onsite during the festival in exchange for a Full Festival Pass and free Camping. Many opportunities are available. Help make our (your) festival great!

Our WE program is for those interested in holding sacred spaces, maintaining the flow and function, and being a co-creator of Shakti Fest.  Our events would not be possible without you. It is because of volunteers that thousands of people are able to come play, practice, heal, and discover true union (yoga) with themselves and others. This program is particularly useful to those with financial challenges, as a festival ticket is provided free of charge in exchange for your service, as is free camping. Many of our previous onsite WEs return year after year to participate in this Seva experience.

Check out SEVA Departments & Descriptions

Work Exchange Group

There are 2 levels of Seva (service):

*some details of Work Exchange may change as we settle into our new location. Stay tuned for information closer to January 2019.


WE SEVAS volunteer around 6 hours of service per day or a total of 18 hours during the festival. This may include work in the Yoga/Workshop Halls, Greeting guests as they enter the parking lot, Registration, Stage support, supporting our Green Team or Hospitality.
*Includes free entrance and camping.

MAHA SEVAS volunteer 8 hours service per day or a total of 24 hours during the festival. These are typically people with previous Seva experience, however there may be exceptions due to areas needing specific expertise. Maha Sevas work in similar positions as Sevas. There are some available shifts before and/or after the festival allowing Sevas to enjoy the festival completely.

*Free entrance, camping, and 2 vegetarian meals (breakfast and dinner) in the Staff Dining Hall.

History of the Maha Seva

Sirgun Kaur, First Work Exchange Coordinator & Sacred Artist

“My first Bhakti Fest as Work Exchange Coordinator we just had one level of “exchange”, which was the regular Work Exchange (WE), or “Seva” position. I was missing quite a few people on quite a few teams. Thankfully, I had just been to Summer Solstice in New Mexico for the first time a few months prior, and told people about my job. I was delighted when two guys (pictured here) from the Sound Crew at Solstice texted to offer their support!

When they arrived I introduced them to everyone and said “these guys are going to do MAHA Seva”—as in, they were going to go above and beyond what was asked of them. And they did! Funny enough, one of those guys became my husband a year later and is now the Sound Manager for the Yoga/Workshops Halls. And his sister is Bri who now works with Bhakti Fest.”

Street Team

Street Team application is currently closed for Bhakti Fest 2018. Please check back in January 2019 to support Shakti Fest.

Promote and share the deep love that Bhakti Festival events bring, this team utilizes social media and distributes promotional material at yoga studios, health food stores, places of healing, and to other conscious spaces and events. To be considered fill out the application.

Street Team Application

This opportunity allows you to complete all of your volunteers hours in promotional work prior to the festival. Once complete you will be given a Full Event Pass with free Camping (This is not available to sell). We make it easy but we need your help! Want to get involved? Please fill out our street team application.