Reverb Volunteer

Lollapalooza 2024 Day 4

Volunteer for REVERB at Lollapalooza 2024!

Sunday, August 4, 2024

Join the REVERB team at Lollapalooza 2024 at Grant Park in Chicago! Spend 4-5 hours interacting with fans on teams focused on the Festival’s sustainability programs. As a REVERB volunteer you will encourage fans to recycle in exchange for a festival t-shirt through the Rock & Recycle program or keep waste streams on track through the Divert It! program!


Lollapalooza (the “Festival”) is committed to supporting nonprofit organizations dedicated to improving the quality of life for generations to come. REVERB is coordinating volunteers to help with sustainability programs at Lollapalooza. Read this program overview and apply to volunteer for the REVERB Team at the Festival.


Based in Portland, Maine, REVERB is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization founded in 2004 by environmentalist Lauren Sullivan and her musician husband, Adam Gardner of Guster. REVERB provides comprehensive, custom greening programs for music tours, festivals, and venues while conducting grassroots outreach and education with fans around the globe.

REVERB’s Mission Statement: Uniting around the music we love, tackling the environmental and social issues we face, REVERB is dedicated to empowering people to take action toward a better future for people and the planet. Please visit for additional information, resources, photos and video.



Availability: Volunteers who are available for a shift each day of a Festival weekend (all four days) are selected first. A typical shift is about 4 hours each day during the Festival show days: August 1, August 2, August 3, and August 4, 2024.

Shift Times: When completing the volunteer application, volunteers will select from a morning shift (10:30am-3:00pm), afternoon shift (2:30pm-7:00pm), or evening shift (6:30pm-10:30pm). Volunteers will submit an application for each day that they’d like to volunteer and attend.

Positions are front-of-house roles. There are no backstage, VIP, medical, or production positions for REVERB.



The Rock & Recycle Program allows fans to earn a free custom Lollapalooza t-shirt by collecting recyclables from around the venue. Fans can visit Rock & Recycle Center Headquarters or roaming Rock & Recycle Volunteers to pick up special bags to fill with recyclables (cans and bottles). Patrons returning filled bags will earn a collectible t-shirt, custom designed by REVERB. Volunteers will help with answering questions on the Rock & Recycle Program at Rock & Recycle Headquarters and as roamers around the venue, educating fans on how they can help divert waste from the landfills. Since the program’s introduction in 2005, Rock & Recycle has grown to be a hugely successful program.


The Divert It! Program is essential to the Festival’s sustainability efforts. Volunteers are stationed at the waste receptacles, assisting fans in selecting the correct waste stream (compost, recycling, trash) when tossing their trash and making it fun! If festival sustainability is where your passion lies, this team is for you as it’s the real nitty-gritty of diverting waste from the landfill.

Within each volunteer team, volunteers will help spread awareness of REVERB’s mission. All volunteers understand that they are representatives of REVERB and must abide by all rules and regulations outlined by the host venue while supporting REVERB. All volunteers are expected to complete the tasks designated to them by REVERB.


The back up team is the “go to“ crew, stationed in Volunteer HQ. Throughout the Festival, this team helps wherever needed to help fill in on any of the other teams:  from helping fans divert waste at the food court on the Divert It! Team to telling fans how to earn a collectible shirt through the Rock & Recycle Program — this team does it all!  Requires a friendly, positive attitude and a willingness to help wherever needed. Could require light lifting.


  • Volunteers get a t-shirt to wear while volunteering and to take home afterward.
  • As a thank you to volunteers after completing an assigned shift and supporting the REVERB mission, volunteers may spend the rest of the day enjoying the Festival.
  • The REVERB volunteer teams enhance the Festival experience for all fans while promoting the REVERB mission.
  • All REVERB volunteer roles benefit REVERB by supporting its mission to encourage musicians and their fans to take action for people and the planet.
  • There will be other perks just for REVERB Volunteers, such as refreshments.


Note: All volunteers for REVERB at Lollapalooza must comply with these policies in their role representing REVERB.

  • All volunteers must be at least 18 years of age as of August 1, 2024.
  • Volunteer roles include no monetary compensation.
  • Volunteers must supply their own transportation to the event, parking, and lodging.
  • Volunteers must complete the assignment in a satisfactory manner (ie. reporting on time for all shifts, staying the entire shift, wearing assigned volunteer identification during shifts, and respecting other volunteers, staff, performers, and patrons of the Festival.)
  • Use of alcohol or controlled substances before or while on duty is strictly prohibited. No exceptions. Violators will be subject to immediate dismissal from the volunteer program. Smoking on shift is also prohibited.
  • Missing assigned shifts (or not completing a shift) will jeopardize participation as a volunteer in the future. Note: volunteers will be given a chance to decline their assignment prior to the event.
  • All volunteers must wear the volunteer t-shirt while on shift during the Festival.
  • All volunteers understand that they are representatives of REVERB and must abide by all rules and regulations outlined by the Festival producer and host venue while supporting REVERB.
  • Volunteers will be asked to be personable and complete tasks assigned by REVERB.
  • Selected volunteers must sign an online release prior to reporting in for their first shift.
  • Event is rain or shine.
  • Failure to perform duties as expected/required may result in dismissal from the volunteer program.


  • Volunteers may apply to volunteer for shifts using the application to the right. If selected, volunteers will receive a day pass for the day they work. If you’d like to volunteer for more than one day, apply for a shift for each day you want to volunteer.
  • Priority will be given to volunteers who can work multiple days.
  • Please don’t apply for more than one team/shift within one day.
  • If a shift is full, you will be placed on a waiting list. At that point, you may submit an additional application for another team or shift.

Volunteered for Lollapalooza in the past? Please use the form to tell us about your previous experience: what year did you volunteer, and on which team?


Recruiters will review all applications and identify and assign the best candidates for available teams. If you are selected you will receive an email with instructions on how to confirm your assignments. All assigned volunteers will be required to sign a release prior to their first shift.

Not everyone who applies will be selected as a volunteer. If you haven’t heard from us by the week before the Festival, it’s unlikely you will be placed.

Questions: Email or further information.

Thanks again for your support and your interest in volunteering for REVERB!


Volunteer Application

Complete the form below to apply as a volunteer.

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