Thank you for considering Bluegrass Pugfest as an opportunity to share your time for the good of Pugs in need around the country!  Bluegrass Pugfest, Inc. is an all-volunteer organization. Many Pug rescue organizations depend on the event each year as a source of much-needed funding. Volunteering takes a lot of time, effort, and commitment.

We’re happy to provide volunteers who work at least 4 hours at PugFest a volunteer t-shirt, event admission, and a parking pass.

Volunteer Expectations

Volunteers are vital to Bluegrass Pugfest, Inc. Volunteers are the “face” of Bluegrass Pugfest Inc. – you and your behavior may form a lasting impression about Bluegrass Pugfest to a member of the public. Because our reputation is a critical component of our success, volunteers are expected to:

  • Understand and adhere to the volunteer guidelines
  • Work toward fulfilling the mission of the organization
  • Never expect payment for services (we are an all-volunteer organization)
  • Fulfill the commitments you make
  • Report issues to the volunteer coordinator or a member of the Board of Directors
  • Refer media requests to a member of the Board of Directors
  • Smile, work hard, and enjoy what you are doing

What to consider before applying to help

  • Do you have time to help?
  • Do you love Pugs and People?
  • Do you feel rewarded by knowing what you do helps others and Pugs?
  • Do you work well with teams?
  • Do you have the ability to handle the ups and downs of being a volunteer?

If your answers were, yes, yes, yes, yes, and yes, we need you!

We need talent in the following areas (and more)

  • Artists (graphic, signage, t-shirt design, logos, etc.)
  • Laborers (setup, tear-down, event work, moving and storage, etc.)
  • Social Media Stars (Facebook, Instagram, Email Blasts, etc.)
  • Photographers
  • Communications (thank you cards, designing outgoing communication, newsletter, etc.)
  • Project Management (event coordination and planning, facility reservation, etc.)
  • Human Resources (volunteer training / management, job manuals, etc.)
  • Donation Coordination (requesting donations, writing grants, preparing auction items, etc.)
  • Website Coordination (website maintenance, content creation, updates, etc.)

If you can help, fill out our Volunteer Application below.

Bluegrass Pugfest, Inc. Volunteer Application




    General Help at PugFest EventAsking Companies for DonationsArts and Crafts / Graphic ArtsEvent Organizing / PlanningFundraisingGrant WritingNewsletter PublicationEvent Setup / Tear-DownPublicity / MarketingSocial Media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest)Raffles (Gift Basket Assembly, Etc.)Other

    Friday (Setup) 8:00am-1:00pmFriday (Setup) 1:00pm-6:00pmFriday (Setup) All Day - 8:00am - 6:00pmSaturday(Event) 8:30am-12:30pmSaturday (Event) 12:00pm-4:00pmSaturday (Event) All Day - 8:30am-4:00pmSaturday (Event) Whenever you need meSunday (Event) 8:30am-12:30pmSunday (Event) 12:00pm-4:00pmSunday (Event) All Day - 8:30am-4:00pmSunday (Event) Whenever you need meSunday (Teardown) 3:30pm-6:30pm (or when finished)Sunday (Truck Unload - Offsite - approximately 7 miles from event) 5:30pm-7:00pm (or when finished)Other