When you volunteer at GO Fest…

…you are volunteering to help grow and shape the outdoor community in our region.  With a mission to connect people with the outdoors…and thus a healthy active lifestyle, GO Fest is committed to being a free event.  With your help we can showcase Roanoke to regional attendees and national brands that sponsor the event. The Roanoke Outside Foundation and RIMBA are the main beneficiaries of the GO Fest and have used past proceeds and beer sales to build kayak launches, fund kayak park feasibility studies, help build bathrooms at Carvin’s Cove, promote regional resources, build trail, create community, host social rides and events, create new events and so much more!

Choose the position that best fits your interests and personal skills.  Some of the options include helping to answer questions, event set up & break down, directing people toward activities and show times, pouring beer, helping people to sort their recycling, and assisting vendors. Flexible shifts and guaranteed fun…what more could you ask for from a volunteer experience?


Thanks to RECOVER Brand all volunteers will receive a wonderfully soft branded shirt made from 100% recycled materials. We will also have a volunteer lounge set up with drinks, snacks, sunscreen and shade! We are grateful to all our partners who help us with this endeavor.





Kat Andrew, Volunteer Coordinator

Join the Klean Kanteen Green Team!

We have a lot in common with Klean Kanteen and that is why they are a great partner for the Go Outside Festival. Together we are working hard to make sure our event and our daily life practices have less impact on the environment. Our green team leaders and volunteers sort recycling and garbage onsite, make signage to keep us sorted, coordinate with food trucks to generate compost and eliminate food waste, and so much more. We will have four Kleen Kanteen water stations throughout the festival this year to make it easy for you to use reusable pints and water bottles only. If we all chip in then we can continue making our community and our planet a cleaner place for everyone. Click here to volunteer for the green team and you’ll get a free water bottle, shirt and many other perks onsite!