Be a part of the 2024 Phantom Regiment! How? Volunteer!

It takes many volunteers to keep the Phantom Regiment on the road each summer, and we want you to be one of them!

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES:

  • Food Crew: The Phantom Regiment Food Crew helps to feed the 165 members + staff four meals a day. URGENT NEED DATES
  • Wardrobe Crew: The team that is responsible for altering and maintaining our uniforms and other projects. – Strong sewing skills needed.
  • Uniform Laundry: Uniform laundry is a great opportunity for local families and phans to get a behind-the-scenes peek into corps operations. We provide the uniforms, laundry detergent, money for the machines, and transportation to and from the laundromat—we just need you! 
  • Medical Team: Care for our members and staff during spring training and tour
  • Drivers: Lead Vehicle, Merchandise Trailer – We can always use drivers – Most driving is done at night.
  • LOCAL: Can’t tour, but Phantom Regiment will be in your area during the summer – come for the day and give a volunteer some rest, be a local guide to run errands, other misc. tasks

Our volunteers have a lot of fun, get to enjoy the drum corps experience, and work very hard! Drum Corps volunteering is demanding. Long hours of work are needed to make sure our members have a Phenomenal experience this summer. The tour can be a very stressful place. Things to consider are lack of sleep, extreme temperatures, vehicle breakdowns, and member disappointments. A volunteer has to push through all this and be there with a smile and words of encouragement!

However, the rewards are worth it! You will have opportunities to watch rehearsals, attend drum corps shows, and watch how the show and our members grow throughout the season. Seeing the smiles on the faces of the members when you hand them their favorite food truck meal, mend their uniform, fix a prop, etc., and the simple words of “Thank You” make all your hard work worth it.

Volunteer Expectations

  • Age Requirements: 18 years and older. Minors must be accompanied by a parent/guardian.
  • Driving Corps Vehicles:
    • Anyone driving a corps vehicle must be at least 25 years old
    • Prior approval by our insurance provider is required
    • We require a photocopy of your driver’s license
  • Background Check: All volunteers spending more than 48 consecutive hours with the corps MUST complete a background check and SafeSport training before joining the corps on the road. Volunteers must also receive, read, and sign/acknowledge receipt of the Phantom Regiment Volunteer handbook.
  • Food/Housing: While on tour, Phantom Regiment will provide food, lodging, and travel accommodations. (Phantom Regiment is NOT responsible for food on free days, travel to and from joining the corps, medical expenses, etc.)
  • Emergencies: It is strongly advised for volunteers to complete a medical form and keep it on file with the corps.

Joining the corps on the road

Please note that you may have to wait at an airport, bus station, train station, etc. if you need transportation to the corps’ current housing site. Keeping tour management staff updated about your travel is essential.

IMPORTANT!

Please do not purchase any flights until you have been cleared by your background check and are given the day/airport we will be using that day. We do not make airport runs every day.

Ready to get started?

Spring Training starts Tuesday, May 21st, in Owensboro, KY, and the summer tour ends after DCI Finals in Indianapolis, IN, on Saturday, August 10th.

Please review our public calendar and email [email protected] if you have any future questions about volunteering.