Volunteer at the Topanga Banjo•Fiddle Contest

We need your help!

Volunteers are the backbone of the Topanga Banjo•Fiddle Contest. Without volunteers, the event could not be held. If you volunteer, admission to the event is free!

Mary Ellen Clark

Early volunteer and board member Mary Ellen Clark

Topanga Banjo•Fiddle Contest volunteers work before, during and after the event, at 26 different jobs. Last year we had about 180 volunteers on the event day itself. As a volunteer, you'll work for two or more hours and then you're free to enjoy the rest of the day on your own. Many other volunteers work weeks or months in advance of the contest at various tasks.

We truly appreciate your valuable time and contribution and try our best to assign shift times that work best with your schedule. If possible, we ask that you please be flexible in accepting your assignment, as there are times when we have too many volunteers for some assignments and not enough for others. Some of our volunteers even work one job and then switch to other jobs during the day. Many of the same volunteers come year after year, renewing skills and old friendships. It's fun to see folks helping each other and working to make this event possible.

To sign up as a volunteer CLICK HERE to fill out and submit the volunteer form online! No USPS needed - automatically sends your information to the volunteer coordinator!

To print out a copy of the volunteer form that may be filled out and USPS mailed to the Volunteer Coordinator CLICK HERE

To contact the Volunteer Coordinator you may write to: Topanga Banjo•Fiddle Contest
c/o Kayli Blundell/Bob Peltzman - Volunteer Coordinators
Post Office Box 571955
Tarzana, CA 91357

OR via email at:

OR call our Information Hotline at 818.382.4819 and leave a detailed message.
Please speak slowly and clearly!

Even though you may have volunteered before, please fill out the form again so we have your current information and task preferences.

Thanks in advance for your interest in volunteering; We cannot put this event on without your help.


If you would be willing to work behind the scenes during the months leading up to the contest to help make it a success, please contact a member of the Board of Directors to discuss how your special talents or skills might be utilized. Click on "Contact" for contact information.

We often require assistance in the areas of graphic arts, trades (construction / electrician), organization, advertising / promotion / publicity, legal, vendor relations, etc.