Volunteer at ClarinetFest® 2024

Fill out the information below if you are interested in serving as a volunteer for the ClarinetFest® 2024 in Dublin, Ireland.

You can now choose if you would like to work as a quarter-time, half-time or full-time volunteer! Quarter-time volunteers work 5 hours during the week and receive 25% off of registration. Half-time volunteers work 10 hours during the week and receive 50% off of registration. (Registration discount code will be sent after you have completed the volunteer registration form.) Full-time volunteers work 20 hours during the week, and receive free registration. Volunteers receive a free dinner and a free t-shirt for their service. This year, volunteers may also receive: a free clarinet lesson, attendance to a ‘volunteer-only’ networking event with some of the ClarinetFest® 2024 headliners, extra ‘volunteer-only’ swag, and more!

Volunteer Orientation will be on Wednesday, July 31, 2024 at 10:00am or 2:00pm. A video orientation will be available to those who cannot attend orientation in-person. To volunteer you must be 18 years of age by July 31, 2024. Volunteers who are clarinet players should be a member of the International Clarinet Association (or plan to register as a non-clarinetist companion for the conference).

Volunteers are responsible for all travel and lodging. (Bring a volunteer buddy to help with the cost! Use this form to find a roommate.)

Click here for lodging information at the conference hotel.

You may contact Volunteer Coordinator Katherine Breeden ([email protected]) if you have any questions or for more information.

ClarinetFest® 2024 Volunteer FAQs

If you register as a quarter-time or half-time volunteer, you will need to register for the conference and use the supplied discount code. Full-time volunteers do not need to register for the conference, as they will be considered fully registered by completing the form.

Complete the volunteer form by clicking the button above.

Yes! Please sign-up as a volunteer, and let us know what your travel plans are (even if those are still tentative.) We are offering half-time and full-time options to offer maximum flexibility. Half-time volunteers will receive half off of their registration fee and full-time volunteers will receive free registration!
We will reach out closer to the week of ClarinetFest® to check in on any volunteer updates.

Volunteers can get experience as Stage Managers, Ushers, Registration Assistants, Exhibit/Lecture/Presentation Monitors, and other small jobs as needed.

Volunteers may also receive: a free clarinet lesson, attendance to a ‘volunteer only’ networking event with some of the ClarinetFest® 2024 headliners, extra ‘volunteer only swag’, and more!

We ask for the top two events every volunteer would like to personally attend, and, if possible, we don’t schedule volunteers during that event. Remember, the more volunteers we have the less you will have to work, so bring a friend!

No, if you are not a clarinet player, then you do not have to be a member of the ICA to volunteer at ClarinetFest®. If you are a clarinet player, we ask that you become a member of the ICA.

If you change your mind and decide to volunteer full-time, please email ICA’s Executive Director for refund information at [email protected].

Although every ClarinetFest schedule is different every year, the needs of each conference also changes every year. A volunteer shift might look like this: 1) working the Registration table from 8:00am-10:00am; and/or 2) stage managing a 30-minute quartet recital including the 15-30 minutes prior to the start of that event to check-in with the performers; and/or 3) ushering an evening Headliner concert that is a couple of hours in length.

No. A volunteer’s schedule is different every day based on the needs/events of ClarinetFest and many other variables that come into play when the Volunteer Coordinator Team creates the individual schedules. A volunteer could work several hours one day (the VC Team tries to avoid scheduling long shifts!) and very minimal hours the next day. The VC Team works very hard to make sure volunteer shifts are as easy and flexible as possible.