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The success of the Southern Delaware Wine, Food, & Music Festival is driven by volunteers like YOU! Our outstanding reputation for quality, service, and experience, and the impact we've made by raising more than $250,000 to support local non-profits is all thanks to the amazing individuals who dedicate their time, talents, and energies to make it possible!

If you're interested in being an important part of the Best Event of the Year, please sign up today!

For more information on Volunteer Requirements, Roles, and FAQs please scroll down.



  • Must be 21 years old+ - no exceptions

  • Complete the Online Festival Volunteer Application, which includes a release and waiver of liability

  • Provide a viable email and phone number 

  • Communicate with the Volunteer Coordinator to confirm details

  • Be willing and available to work a minimum of 4-5 hours on event day

  • Have the physical capacities to perform necessary tasks including lifting and standing for long periods of time

  • Attend the Volunteer Orientation training the day prior to the festival

  • Comply with the day-of volunteer dress code as defined by the Volunteer Coordinator

The Perks

  • FREE admission to enjoy the Festival during your non-shift hours

  • Being a part of an exciting event that benefits your community!

Roles & Responsibilities

Filling volunteer positions are at the discretion of the Volunteer Coordinator. While they will do their best to place each volunteer in a preferred position, volunteers must understand that placements are based on several factors, including previous experience at the Festival, self-identified skills, date application is submitted, and other factors.

Festival Planning Committee

The Festival Committee is an amazing team of energetic individuals who help plan & organize the festival. Plus, it’s a great opportunity to meet new people, while making a difference in your community! 

Responsibilities Include:

  • Meet the minimum volunteer requirements

  • Attend monthly meetings from March through October

  • Support logistics, recruitment, promotions, and fundraising

  • Participate on a sub-committee

Event Day Volunteers

Event Day Volunteers are the magic that ensures every aspect on the day of the Festival is a well-organized, enjoyable, safe. Roles will include but are not limited to: Team Leads, Registration, Hospitality, Silent Auction, Wine Wall, and Parking. All event day volunteers will be required to assist with either set-up or break-down in addition to their assigned role.

Responsibilities Include: 

  • Arrive at Volunteer Check in at least 15 to 30 minutes prior to your shift start time

  • Agree to be professional and courteous to all guests, staff, volunteers, vendors and others at the Festival at all times

  • Work your entire shift as assigned and fulfill the duties of that role

  • Abide by the Festival Volunteer Policy as provided to you and comply with all laws


Can my community or business group volunteer together?

YES! We welcome the participation of business/organization volunteer teams who are registered with and recognized by the Festival as such. Groups who recruit a minimum of 8 volunteers will be allowed to wear a business/organization name tag, button, or branded clothing item. These groups will also be recognized in our "Special Thanks" day of announcements. For groups wishing to have a table to promote themselves, please visit our partnership opportunities.

What if I have physical limitations?

Most volunteer positions require lifting or other physical tasks like standing for long periods of time. If you do not feel physically capable or know that you require accommodations please indicate that on your Volunteer Application and our Volunteer Coordinator will contact you to determine best fit.

What do I wear as a volunteer?

Volunteers will dress in accordance with the day-of dress code as defined by the Volunteer Coordinator and they are not to wear any gear promoting another organization during their volunteer shift without the express permission of the Festival. Only registered Business/Organization Groups will be allowed to wear such gear. Comfortable shoes are strongly encouraged.

Can I bring my underage child to volunteer with me?

No. All attendees of the Festival be they volunteers, guests, vendors, or otherwise must be 21 years +. No exceptions.

What if I filled out a form but haven't received an assignment?

Volunteers are not scheduled to volunteer until the Volunteer Coordinator confirms their shift and responsibilities. With over 100 individuals day-of that's a lot to coordinate, so please be patient. If you have a question or concern, send us an email and we'll get back to you as quickly as possible.

What should I do if signed up to volunteer but my availability has changed?

If for any reason you cannot keep your commitment or need to change your shift time, you are expected to let our Volunteer Coordinator know with as much time a possible, ideally no less than one week prior to the event.

I can't find the answer to my question here, can someone help me?

YES! We're happy to answer any questions you may have about the Festival. Please contact Stacy LaMotta via email at or 302-245-4262.

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