Thanks for your interest in volunteering at the Freight & Salvage!

We are grateful for the many volunteers who help the Freight as greeters, ticket takers, ushers, merchandise sellers, and more. Our cup is overflowing with volunteer generosity, so we are not accepting new volunteers at this time. We will update this page with new opportunities when our needs grow.

“I’m amazed at the variety of shows and events that happen on any given week, there’s always something exciting going on. The type of music and artists that I listen to now has definitely expanded thanks to Freight and Salvage.” – Guille

“I am also impressed with the effort I’ve seen by Freight management and staff to ‘walk the talk’ by requiring everyone including staff to attend DEI training (taught by a black woman) and being sensitive to diverse audiences. This effort goes beyond race and extends to the differently abled and LGBTQ communities.” – Deni

“I’ve been involved with the Freight since 1998 as a volunteer, staff member, patron, staff member again, and now a volunteer again. I’ve enjoyed everything I’ve done here and I’m happy to give back to the community in whatever way I can. The work volunteers do serves a vital function.” – Dan

The Freight & Salvage is a legendary nonprofit music venue and Bay Area institution, dedicated to promoting public awareness and understanding of traditional music. We recognize that traditional music is rooted in and expressive of the great variety of regional, ethnic and social cultures of peoples throughout the world.

Considering the history of systemic injustice in the U.S. and within the music industry, we’re taking steps to ensure our work as music presenters is fair, inclusive, equitable, respectful and sustainable. We present over 320 shows and dozens of education programs annually at our acoustically superb home in downtown Berkeley.

Volunteers support the Freight’s work in many ways, but the majority support our nightly concerts as greeters, ticket takers, ushers, and merchandise sellers. We are looking for people who aren’t just signing up to hear their favorite performer, but people who want to help us create an intentional space of inclusion and engage in the rich diversity of live music experiences.

We prioritize the health and safety of our volunteers. Please visit our Health & Safety page to learn more.