Volunteer for the Event

The Hot Jazz Jubilee depends on a team of dedicated, hard-working volunteers. You too can be a part of this fun and exciting music event that helps perpetuate Jazz in the Sacramento region, and provides performance, education and scholarship opportunities for the next generation of musicians! If you would like to join us, please complete the Volunteer Application below, and our Volunteer Coordinator will contact you.

We Need:

  • Airport Drivers – pick up and return musicians from/to Sacramento International Airport and transport them to their hotel.
  • Team Leaders – (site managers) oversee the music and other venues, and are responsible for shift scheduling and recruiting their own volunteers.
  • Venue Door Greeters – check attendees’ badges; remove items left behind and clean up between music sets.
  • Badge Sales – sell badges and wristbands.
  • Will Call – distribute prepaid badges and information to attendees.

Volunteer Perks

Volunteers who are available to work 12 hours throughout the 4-day festival receive a 4-day general admission badge!


Volunteer Attire

Volunteers are required to wear the official HJJ vest with appropriate top, slacks, trousers, or skirt. Vests will be distributed at the Volunteer check-in table, to be returned at the end of the festival.

What to Expect

Your final schedule will be emailed to you by your team leader no later than 2 weeks before the first day of the festival. Your volunteer location is subject to change if there is a change(s) in music sets, another volunteer calls out sick or another volunteer is unable to work their shift. Volunteers are also responsible to reserve and pay for their own lodging arrangements and travel, as well as meals, beverages, and other miscellaneous expenses.

Please let us know if you have special limitations such as inability to stand for long periods of time, or mobility restrictions which may limit your ability to perform specific tasks. We will make every effort to accommodate your desire to volunteer to the best of our ability.

Previous volunteers need to update their contact and emergency information ONLY if any of their information has changed.

With today’s active lifestyles, people move and change cell phone numbers, email, addresses, and emergency contact information. Keeping your information updated ensures your contact information and vest size are on file and confirms your intention to participate in our current Hot Jazz Jubilee.

Hot Jazz Jubilee (HJJ) runs on volunteer fuel!

To volunteer at the Hot Jazz Jubilee fill out the online form below.

You will be notified about volunteering for our event. Thank you.

    Official festival Vest Size - MUST be worn by volunteer at the event.

    Hold Harmless Indemnity

    While attending HOT JAZZ JUBILEE I understand that I will be exposed to many people and I freely assume all risks, hazards and dangers arising from or relating in any way to the risk of contracting a communicable disease or illness (including exposure to COVID-19, a bacteria, virus, or other pathogen capable of causing a communicable disease or illness), whether occurring before, during, or after the event, however caused or contracted, and hereby waive all claims and potential claims against Hot Jazz Jubilee, the city of Sacramento, County of Sacramento California and their officers, agents, and employees relating to such risks.

    I further agree to INDEMNIFY, SAVE AND HOLD HARMLESS Hot Jazz Jubilee, the city of Sacramento, County of Sacramento California and their officers, agents, and employees, from any loss, liability, damage, or cost I may incur arising out of or related to illness, injury or death of me, and/or any person or persons that I came in contact with while attending Hot Jazz Jubilee whether caused by the negligence of Hot Jazz Jubilee, the city of Sacramento, County of Sacramento California or their officers, agents, employees, or otherwise. I have read this agreement, release and waiver of liability, assumption of risk and indemnity and understand its terms and understand that I give up substantial rights by agreeing to it. I have agreed to it freely and voluntarily without inducement, assurance, or guarantee being made to me. I intend my agreement to be a complete and unconditional release of all liability to the greatest extent allowed by law.