2021 Festival Volunteers

This magnificent Festival relies heavily on the efforts of our wonderful team of volunteers. Together we create an experience like no other! We have fun, work hard, and get a unique view of Telluride’s tastiest festival.

This year we need volunteers for all aspects of our Festival; before and after the Festival and during the Fest on Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday from appx 10:30-2pm. Please contact us at info@TellurideWineFestival.com

Requirements and Eligibility

Our volunteer team is looking for individuals that:

- Enjoy people, food, and learning about wine

- Are 18 years or older by September 23rd, 2021

- Can commit to two 4 hour shifts.

- Can remain sober for scheduled shifts

In return for your efforts, volunteers are rewarded with festival swag: including an apron to wear to all shifts, a ticket to one of the 2 Grand Tastings (Friday or Saturday)

This year, we also have paid positions for pourers and will train you as Brand Ambassadors for some of our wine and product partners.

Email us now @ info@Telluridewinefestival.com

What Happens Next?

Once you submit your application, you will automatically receive an email letting you know your application has been submitted. After your application has been reviewed, you will receive an acceptance email.

If you are accepted as a volunteer you will receive 4 emails from iwill@telluridewinefestival.com:

1. An acceptance email

2. A reminder email that the Cancellation Deadline date is approaching.

3. An email containing details about your scheduled shifts and orientation (approximately 1 week prior to the festival)

4. A reminder email the week of the festival.

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Cancellation Deadline Dates

We understand that sometimes ‘life happens’, plans change, and you are unable to volunteer.

You may cancel anytime before September 1, 2021 Simply contact our Volunteer Coordinator directly at 970 728 9790 or at IWill@telluridewinefestival.com.

If you cancel after September 1 You will be charged a $75 late cancellation fee. Medication Exceptions: If you have a true medical emergency and need to cancel after our cancellation deadline date please contact the Coordinator at the number above.

Volunteer Positions

Take some time to review our available positions and see what appeals to you!

You can request your top choices on our application!


Captains serve as venue managers for their assigned events. Responsibilities include supervision of volunteers, pre/post-event checklists, vendor communication, and conflict resolution. Some additional hours may be required. Must be available for Captain’s Orientation 9/22/2021 at 5pm. Additional benefits include exclusive Captain’s Wine Tasting and additional swag!


Seasoned Volunteers who are ready/able do any job at the Festival and can be called upon to go anywhere and do anything to help provide support to all staff and solve problems.

Glass Wranglers

Volunteers that assist in the collection, cleaning, polishing, and restocking glassware for the festival.


Volunteers especially inclined to assist guests with requests and serve as ambassadors for the event. Must be very familiar with Town of Telluride.

Kitchen Workers

Volunteers that assist our Top Chefs in supplying, preparing, serving, and clean up at demo/prep kitchen locations. Some paid positions available. Please ask Coordinator.


Volunteers that assist at retail locations throughout festival selling merchandise. Job duties include running the cash register, straightening and folding merchandise, and assisting customers. Some experience preferred.


Volunteers ensuring the security of event perimeters, keeping alcohol in designated areas, checking wristbands, and monitoring disorderly behavior.


Volunteers will prepare service space, pour wine and/or serve food to guests, and clean up. Serving positions requiring alcohol service must be 21 years or older.

Set Up Crew / Movers

Calling all strong and energetic movers, lifters, hangers, painters, carpenters, and willing to do anything and everything laborers. Duties include set up and tear down of event sites. Some lifting of 50+ lbs. Paid positions for those working all weekend!


Volunteers assisting with ticketing pick-up, purchase, and will-call. Includes ID checking, customer service, and initial introductions with guests. Some computer literacy is desired.


Volunteers working with VIP guests at special events. Volunteers may be asked to dress up per the occasion.
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