MANY THANKS TO ALL 2013 CREW! Shambhala 2013 was the best yet, and we couldn’t have done it without you!
Interested in joining the Shambhala Crew? That’s awesome! Crew Applications for Shambhala 2014 will be available sometime in the New Year. Check back in mid-to-late January! This page will be getting a full overhaul and you’ll be able to find all the info you need then.
Xavier Walker, SMF Media Team 2013
What do past crew members say about working with Shambhala?
“For 3 years, I’ve had the opportunity to work at Shamabhala, and it is the job I’m most proud of on my resume.
I’ve learned better management skills than any textbook could teach from the amazing and strong leaders in the office, site and production. My fellow HR co-workers always share with me their uniqueness and successful approaches to customer service and interaction, and seeing the commitment from the sweetest volunteers is life changing. I feel like my work in the office allows me to maximize my potential and be my best self. It is a job I love to do and feel loved doing. Giving back as best I can to something that has given me so much is why I want to work at Shambhala.”
“My third at Shambhala was my first helping out.
I have to say, of the three years, the one where I volunteered was, without a doubt also the most fun…
Festivals like Shambhala are important not just for the music being played, but also as a space where people feel comfortable enough to do their “thing” — whether that be through dancing, hooping, engaging in drum circles, dressing up or whatever. If you’re reading this and are either at a loss as to what your “thing” may be, or already have a “thing” and want to give back even more, I’d highly suggest volunteering. Not only are you given the freedom to still enjoy the festival (largely) how you wish, but you also meet fantastic people and really do feel good walking back to your tent after a long night’s shift.”
“I love volunteering at Sham – it helps hugely with my budget, it gives me a great opportunity to meet people, make friends, and I love knowing that I’ve supported such a great festival. It’s fun to greet all the crew that comes in while working at Human Resources. It’s fast-paced and a tiny bit stressful in the most fun way imaginable.
I really enjoy working the pre-show days right before the festival. This gives me the chance to settle in, get to know all the volunteers and help out before the craziness starts.“
“I LOVE SHAMBHALA! that’s why.
I have had a really amazing time both years, and I would love to keep that going! Volunteering for the first time last year was such a neat experience, I felt more connected with the festival. It was a pleasure to be able to contribute and give back rather then just reap all the benefits. It gave me more appreciation for the staff, so much hard work!“
“I have so much more to offer Shambhala than money.”
“My first year at Shambhala last year uncovered alleys of love and acceptance previously unknown to me. It was a temple of receptivity, a garden fertilized with compliments, a sustainable setting on a family farm. Not only do the portals leading to these higher vibrations of humanity run rare, farms of this breed are key to our sustenance on earth. We are at a critical stage in existence where sustainable agriculture is crucial. An off the grid family farm resembles just this and I want to be a part of it. I want to learn, to grow, to exchange knowledge and create lasting friendships. To carry forth a blessed tradition that changed my life, I want to contribute to the Shambhalove.”