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Teamwork makes the dream work, so come volunteer with one of our festival beneficiaries this summer. We believe that it is common knowledge that any day outside is a great day to have. This summer, come and enjoy the sunshine at Keystone Resort while contributing to a great cause. 

Volunteer Reason #1: The Experience 

A group of girls on bikes in Keystone Resort
Some local community at one of the Keystone Festivals

Keystone Festivals have been the hot place to spend the summer for years. A mountain setting makes for the perfect outdoor event. With local Colorado tunes filling the air and multiple varieties of sampling, it is the ideal way to spend a weekend with friends! The ambiance is crucial at a large-scale event, and with four stages, multiple bars, and food and merch tents galore, we have created a balanced festival with a scenic backdrop. When you volunteer at our festivals, you get to take in the views, the tunes, and the people watching. We also love to thank you for your time. At the end of your 3-4 hour volunteer shift, you receive your choice of two food samples or a drink coupon for the bar. Wander the tents and pick your passion. Whether it is an applewood bacon smoked slider or a delicious slice of margarita pizza, you will get to sample some of the food offerings. Not too hungry? Grab a drink from our bar and take in some tunes at one of our festival stages. 

Volunteer Reason #2: The Cause 

a group of volunteers for friends of the dillon ranger
FDRD volunteering at a Summit County Event

We work with three local non-profit groups through the summer festival season. We give a significant donation to each of the following groups to help support their contributions to the community. 

1. Friends of the Dillon Ranger District

You have probably seen The Friends of the Dillon Ranger District in the county working hard to keep our trails maintained. Did you know that volunteering for an FDRD fundraising event is as valuable to the group as the boots-on-the-ground work? Friends of the Dillon Ranger District volunteers will join us again this year at Bacon and Bourbon on June 25th-26th.

2. The Summit Chamber of Commerce

The Summit Chamber of Commerce provides support to our community businesses and the events around the county. From coffee meet and greets to business classes, the Chamber of Commerce hosts an event for you. The Summit Chamber also helps put on a slew of events like the Summit COO Breakfast and the Business Excellence Awards. The Chamber returns for a second year to support our Wine and Jazz Festival on July 16th-17th. 

3. High Country Conservation

High Country Conservation focuses on bringing practical waste solutions to Summit County. They also educate

man in zero waste shirt staring at bluegrass and beer banner
A Zero Waste Volunteer at Bluegrass and Beer Festival

on waste reduction, energy efficiency, water conservation, and sustainable food production. HC3 puts forth a lot of effort to make our festival zero waste, going as far as having volunteers sort trash between compost, recycling, and landfill throughout the whole event! High Country Conservation aides Bluegrass and Beer Festival on August 6th-7th.

You don’t need to be a member to get involved in these volunteer opportunities! You can sign up for any or all of the festival volunteer programs by clicking here. Did you know that Keystone Neighbourhood Company has its own pool of volunteers for Oktoberfest? So, come join us for a day of lederhosen, stein hoisting, and Those Austrian Guys on September 3rd, from 12:00 pm-6:00 pm. 

Volunteer Reason #3: The Community 

three volunteers in teal shirts at keystone festivals
Keystone Volunteers at a Festival

Whether you are new to the area or just looking for new experiences, volunteering in the community is a great way to make new friends and connections and truly experience Summit County at its finest. Working within the networks of these local non-profit beneficiaries opens the door to the wonderful groups that help make this county what it is. Cultivating new relationships will open doors to many new possibilities. You’ll never know where your next adventure awaits. 

Overall, contributing to these beneficiary volunteer opportunities helps events succeed, the non-profit groups fundraise money, and gives the community a great time!