Interested in Volunteering?

Volunteer Registration

Thank you for your interest in being part of MardiGrass 2023!

Weโ€™re always keen to hear from friendly and positive people who want to assist cannabis law reform.
MardiGrass wishes to extend a welcome and many thanks for those who donate their time during this event.
Without you it could not happen!

We appreciate your interest in helping us create an amazing MardiGrass experience for all participants over the weekend.

This year MardiGrass is from May 5th, 6th and 7th, but (as always) it really kicks off many weeks earlier.

We particularly need help with site preparation.
So if you have those skills, we would love to hear from you NOW!

The important thing is that we need volunteers BEFORE the event more than we need them DURING.

We will be accepting volunteers to set up camp and start preparing for the protest from Monday 24th of April 2023.

If you want to be part of the preparations, there are three methods to make contact:

MardiGrass 2023 Volunteer Registration Form

Paper Version 2023 Volunteer Registration Form


In Person:
Hemp Bar or Embassy shop, 51 Cullen Street, Nimbin

Speaking reasonable English is necessary, and a willingness to work. We donโ€™t want people who sit around smoking all day!

How would you like to help?

Site Preparation

Construction & Fencing

Electrical, Lighting & Generators

Drug Free drivers: transport, pickups etc.

Signage, banners, decor, props


Electrical, Lighting & Generators


Drug Free drivers: transport, pickups etc


Crowd Control & Security

First Aid

Traffic Management


Stall Waste Water

Bin collection and sorting



Cleaners & Toilet Paper Patrol


Info Desk Town Hall

Front Gate Plantem Park



HEMP Olympix & Plantem Park Crew

Set up

Stage hands

Town Hall Crew

AV bump-in

Moving furniture – room set up

Cleaners & Toilet Paper Patrol โ€“ Town Hall Toilet


Food – prep, cook, dishwasher
Volunteer Area Cleaner โ€“ Toilets, Shower


Volunteer jobs are varied and according to the needs of the moment.

They can include

Fence and barricade construction

Painting banners and signs

Clearing the site

Rubbish collection

Kitchen work

Erecting Marquees and tents

Building and setting up stages

Rolling joints

and anything else that needs to be done to make MardiGrass happen successfully.

Cooks and electricians and artists are especially welcome.

Apply to Volunteer:

MardiGrass 2023 Volunteer Registration Form

If you have volunteered in the past and want to be part of the same team, get in touch early and list your preference.

We recommend getting in early as most positions are usually filled well before MardiGrass.


If you would like to volunteer, then you will need to bring all of your own camping materials, etc.

You must bring enclosed footwear and a hat. For camping a bedroll and sleeping bag are minimum kit.

The nights are starting to get cold at MardiGrass time so make sure you bring warm clothing and whatever else you need in case it rains.

Bring your own bowl and mug if you can! Come in and introduce yourself at the Hemp Embassy upon arrival!

What to bring:

Your own camping gear including tent and sleeping bag

Your own bowl, plate, cup, cutlery etc.

Clothes for working including enclosed footwear and a hat

Warm clothes for cool nights

Come prepared for wet weather

What MardiGrass provides:

Free camping space behind the Embassy

Volunteer chill out space including cooking and washing up facilities

An unforgettable experience

MardiGrass Volunteers are expected to: 

Enjoy yourselves!

Be responsible for the energy you bring to the space. Remember you are representing MardiGrass at all times

Arrive at your designated work area, approximately 15 minutes prior to commencement

Carry out your volunteer tasks as requested by MardiGrass coordinators

Please remain sober and alert at all times when volunteering

If applicable, make arrangements for your children to be cared for while you are on duty

Know your help is invaluable, and each time the Cannabis plant thinks of you, it will be with smiles in its sticky green heart.

Thank you for your energy!

MardiGrass FAQs for Volunteers

Q: What is MardiGrass?
A: MardiGrass is an annual festival held in Nimbin, Australia, advocating for cannabis law reform.

Q: Can I volunteer for MardiGrass 2023?
A: Yes, MardiGrass is always looking for friendly and positive people to assist with the event.

Q: What kind of volunteers does MardiGrass need?
A: MardiGrass needs volunteers for various jobs, including site preparation, security, waste and recycling, cleaning, tickets and information, program, crew care, and post-event packdown.

Q: When does MardiGrass 2023 take place?
A: MardiGrass 2023 is from May 5th to May 7th, but volunteers are needed for site preparation starting from Monday, April 24th.

Q: How do I apply to be a volunteer?
A: You can apply by filling out the MardiGrass 2023 Volunteer Registration Form online (, picking up a paper version at the Hemp Bar or Embassy shop in Nimbin, or emailing

Q: What kind of skills are necessary to volunteer?
A: Speaking reasonable English and a willingness to work are necessary. Volunteers with skills in site preparation, electrical, lighting and generators, firewood, crowd control and security, first aid, traffic management, waste and recycling, cleaning, program, crew care, cooking, and electrician work are especially welcome.

Q: Can I specify my preferences for volunteering?
A: Yes, if you have volunteered in the past and want to be part of the same team, get in touch early and list your preference. However, most positions are usually filled well before MardiGrass, so it’s recommended to apply early.

Q: What should I bring if I volunteer?
A: You should bring your own camping gear, including a tent and sleeping bag, your own bowl, plate, cup, cutlery, etc., clothes for working, including enclosed footwear and a hat, warm clothes for cool nights, and be prepared for wet weather.

Q: Where can I find more information about volunteering for MardiGrass?
A: You can find more information on the MardiGrass website or by contacting


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