Join us!

We open for applications in Spring 2024!

We are so happy that you want to join us and help us create the Riddu Riđđu festival, and we look forward to having you on our team in Olmmáivággi! There are two different ways you can get involved in Riddu Riđđu. One option is to register as veahkki / volunteer, and the other is to become bargi / staff. Read more about the differences further down the page.

Veahkki: For those who want to help create the world's most important festival, who want clearly defined tasks and work up to 16 hours.

Bargi: For those who want to influence Riddu Riđđu all year round, who want to lead others or solve tasks independently and want to work at least 25 hours.


  • You are with us all year round
  • You work 25 hours or more during the festival
  • You have greater responsibility than veahkki and might also be responsible for solving tasks independently or coaching others
  • You get food when you are at work
  • You get a bargi T-shirt and festival pass
  • You get to participate in events throughout the year
  • You get to be involved and influence Riddu Riđđu as the owner of the festival
  • Free accommodation at festival camp or classroom at local school
  • Age limit 18 years


  • You are with us during the festival 
  • You work 16 hours in total
  • You get clearly defined tasks and training
  • You get food when you are at work
  • You get a volunteer t-shirt and festival pass
  • Free accomodation at festival camp, as well as free showers
  • Age limit 16 years 

What work can I do as bargi or veahkki?

Environmental work

  • Are you interested in facilitating an eco-friendly festival which generates the least possible waste? Do you want to help us make sure that we are best in class at sorting our waste, and that the festival grounds looks inviting? Then the environmental group is perfect for you!

Social media, website or help with press

  • do you speak Norwegian, English and / or a Sámi language? Do you want to be where it happens? Do you want to ensure that visiting journalists are well-organized for their work?

Take care of artists, veahkki / volunteers or bargi / staff

  • this can involve creating a cozy and pleasant atmosphere in the volunteer tent or artist café, take care of artists backstage, and/or welcoming artists upon their arrival

Fixing small and large? Do you like working with axes, chainsaws and drills - or do you want to try?

  • Whether you already are a practical person or want to become one, you will thrive in the construction group. Minor and major things need seeing to: putting up signs, barns and fences. Do you know anything about electricity or water?

Sell ​​food, beer or kiosk goods to the public

  • you get to be in the hustle and bustle of things, and get to know the Riddu audience

Be an audience host and parking host

  • you contribute to the safety and well-being of our audience. We welcome people, help them make a bonfire in a safe way, and setting up lávvu at a safe distance.

Do you have language skills?

  • Sámi, Russian? Other? Language skills are an important resource for us, as we often need an interpreter.

Do you want to work at the Children's festival / Mánáidfestivála?

  • we require a valid criminal record certificate from the police for everyone who works in this area. This is free to apply for, and we'll happily assist in the prosess.

Feel free to contact us if you have any questions: [email protected] / phone: 97139493.



Riddu Riđđu Festivála, Center for Northern people, NO-9144 Samuelsberg, Norway


+ 47 971 39493


[email protected]

Booking requests: [email protected]*All program/booking inquiries to Riddu Riđđu 2023 should contain LIVE-videos and information regarding indigenous perspectives.


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