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Calling all fun-seeking, energetic BBQ lovers! Do you have what it takes to join the When Pigs Fly Volunteer Team and make the festival an All-American success? If your idea of volunteering includes smelling the aroma of lip-smacking barbeque, listening to non-stop music, and meeting the greatest BBQ lovers in North Carolina, then this is the job for you! Without the help of volunteers like YOU, When Pigs Fly would not go on. Our previous When Pigs Fly BBQ Festivals were huge successes, and we need your help to make this year’s festival BIGGER and BETTER!

How can you get involved?

The opportunities to volunteer are as diverse as the fun things there are to experience at the festival. There are areas to suit many talents, including ticket sales, operations, merchandise sales, parking, beverage services, volunteer check-in, sponsor tent, Kid Zone, and entertainment. We try to match each volunteer with a job that they feel comfortable performing, so please consider your physical limitations (ability to lift, standing for long periods of time, etc.) when choosing a volunteer area. If you need more detail on volunteer positions, please contact Lindsay Hall & Emma Bentham, Volunteer Coordinators, at wpfvolunteers@gmail.com. As a thank you, all volunteers will receive a t-shirt and free admission.



Want to be a part of the year ’round team?

If you would like to become more involved in this fundraising event to benefit students in Cumberland County, we invite you to apply to become a part of the When Pigs Fly Committee.  There are many areas of responsibility, including sponsorship, BBQ competition, vendors, marketing, hospitality, entertainment, VIP, and logistics. Call our office at 910.221.8800 for details.


Frequently Asked Questions

1. Can I sign up to volunteer anytime?

You may sign up to volunteer online or come by the CIS of Cumberland County office (310 Green Street, Suite 202, Fayetteville, NC) to fill out a volunteer registration form.

2. Can I check in early at the festival before my volunteer shift?

Yes, you may check in early the day of your shift.  To get your t-shirt, report to the volunteer tent in Festival Park.

3. Will there be water available to me during my shift?

Water will be available to you at the volunteer hospitality tent in Festival Park.

4. Can I have  a position in the shade or sitting?

Yes, there are positions available for volunteers with special needs.  Please make note of any special requests on your volunteer registration form.