If you would like to be part of one of the fastest growing and most popular winter events in Mid-Michigan, consider spending a few hours as a volunteer at the Michigan Nordic Fire Festival, Feb. 22 through 24, 2019. The weekend of the festival is one of the best times to get involved.

Volunteer slots are available for the whole day, or even just a few hours. The festival needs help staffing scheduled events, help keeping the bonfire going, help with the kids’ quest, help with parking organization, and of course setting-up, tearing down, and cleaning-up. 

Volunteering at the MNFF comes with a few perks beyond the obvious friend-making and people-watching. There will be a volunteer kitchen on site for refreshments and nourishment. Volunteers also earn free admission for themselves and up to four friends or family on the day they volunteer. Volunteers will also receive an official MNFF beanie hat, a now sought-after collectible. 

Younger volunteers must be at least 8 years old and accompanied by an adult who is also a registered volunteer. Volunteers who are 15 years old, or older, may volunteer on their own. Anyone interested should visit the festival website at www.michigannordicfirefestival.com, and fill out the volunteer information linked from the home page. There are a few additional rules and guidelines there, as well as a schedule where you can sign-up for specific events and times.

Anyone interested in volunteering is also welcome and invited to attend pre-festival party and orientation for volunteers on Saturday, Feb. 16, at 1 p.m. at the home of Mark Kirby, 1877 Packard Highway here in Charlotte.

Article submitted by the Michigan Nordic Fire Festival.