Archive for the 'Volunteering' Category

Katie Morse

Seattle Hempfest’s greatest strength is also our greatest challenge!

Hempfest runs on Volunteer power!

This Protestival has been staffed by Volunteers for 25 years, and as we grow larger and more mainstream it’s harder to fill all the shifts…

Folklife crew

YOU can make a difference this season by helping us recruit more volunteers at fun events like the Northwest Folklife Festival

For over 20 years our crew has enjoyed wandering through Folklife at Seattle Center with Hempfest signs and handbills, and getting people excited about volunteering at the Protestival in August!

Meet us on Saturday or Sunday of Memorial Day Weekend – 5/27 & 5/28 – at 2pm or 4pm.

We will be meeting on the steps outside the Armory building [formerly the Center House] on the North side, the side you enter from the Harrison St. entrance– past the EMP and the Chihuly Garden and Glass museum– accessed from 5th Ave N. [East side of Seattle Center.]  The back steps of the Center House face Memorial Stadium and the First-Aid tent/Ambulance.

The bigger the crew, the more fun we have, but you can also just check in with us to pick-up some handbills and take off to your favorite stage! Feel free to wear your Hempfest shirt 😉


Folklife 2915 by Joshua Boulet


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Katie Morse

Greeters Crew is the face of Hempfest!


The Greeters Crew is one of our most important crews at Seattle Hempfest!

After standing in that long hot line to get in, the joy in the crowd is palpable upon reaching the donation bins at the entrances. A friendly face welcoming people in makes all the difference in the world to their Hempfest experience, and a quick sound bite from our Greeters about how a donation makes Hempfest possible – Hempfest is, after all, a volunteer-based grassroots local nonprofit – that encouragement really makes a difference in our donations from attendees!

One of our Sponsors has provided gorgeous big ol’ shade umbrellas for our Greeters to make the job more comfortable. You bring the smiles!

Volunteer FAQs

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Katie Morse

Deconstuction Crew

Tearing down Mainstage

Sure, people sign up for the Deconstruction Crew, and they SAY they will be there bright and early Monday morning to help us pack it all out…but then, they bust their humps setting up Hempfest, and enjoying Hempfest, and partying each night after Hempfest…and by golly they are exhausted!

 …and so we have this issue every year of a tired skeleton crew of Hardcore volunteers trying to deconstruct the world’s largest Protestival, load out 6 stages, pack up all that equipment, guide the trucks safely into and out of these 3 beautiful waterfront city parks…you get the picture- we need your help!

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and sign up for some Decon shifts here;

And then please show up to help us return the Parks to the condition of

“better than we found ’em!”

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Katie Morse

Seattle Hempfest Staff Director

Katie Morse has been wrangling the All-Volunteer staff of the World’s largest Protestival in beautiful Seattle, Washington since 1997.

With 10,000 shifts to fill over the 10 days of Set Up, Show, and Tear Down, we’ve welcomed a huge pool of skilled and diverse Volunteers from all over the US, and the world, for the last 20 years.  Join us this year  and make your Momma proud!

email;  [email protected] with any questions about any Crew.

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