FARM AID was founded 16 years ago to raise awareness about the plight of American family farmers and to provide assistance to those famlies whose livelihood depends on agriculture.
FARM AID is a not for profit organization that grants monies to various groups to help family farmers stay on their land and to bring together the common interest of those farmers, consumers and people who care about agriculture and the enviroment.
Volunteering at FarmAid's annual concert is an awesome deal. Not only are you able to help a great organization that aids our nation's family farmers (and helps keep us all healthy) but the actual volunteering is a blast. The best part is no matter where you are, or what you are doing leading up to the concert you will most certainly be able to listen to and enjoy the show when the time comes! I would highly recommend volunteering for this opportunity; you won't regret it!
Volunteering at the Farm Aid concert was one of those "too good to be true" type of gigs. The volunteers essentially make the gears run before, during and after the concert, and it is so fun to be part of the day. Whether it be managing the backstage tents of food (yum), logistics with musical artists, helping with press conference, putting up signs...you name it...there is a job! You will never be bored AND you get the added perk of being part of a fun day and great cause. There is also usually a chance to sneak on the side to watch the concert a bit. The volunteer coordinators want to make this a fun day for all involved and they certainly do. They are very organized and attentive to questions. This is an easy, enjoyable one-day volunteer opportunity that I would highly recommend. (If I lived closer/had money for a flight, I would be on my way soon!)