Help keep Tom Tom free!

Impact of Volunteers

The Tom Tom Foundation, the non-profit organization that puts on Tom Tom Founders Festival and Tomtoberfest, exists to inspire a future for Charlottesville that sparks a new generation of Founders and contemporary innovators. Volunteers allow us to put on events that help foster this future. Since 2012, over 1000 dedicated community members have powered our fall and spring events. Join us as we celebrate the city of Charlottesville as an innovation ecosystem, an incubator for big city ideas, and a rocking party.

Volunteer Opportunities


Tom Tom Founders Festival: April 9-15, 2018

The Tom Tom Festival celebrates and empowers the founders of creative, civic, and entrepreneurial projects during a weeklong festival with 400 speakers, 70 bands, and 100+ events.

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Fall Festival: Coming Fall 2018

This massive fall block party celebrates local founders with two days of concerts, food trucks, entrepreneurs, and art in downtown Charlottesville’s Emancipation Park.

Coming Fall 2018!

What Do Volunteers Do?

Volunteering with Tom Tom isn’t your run of the mill gig. Whether you’re serving beer at one of our block parties, selling merch, or helping to set up and assist an event, you’ll be having fun and helping Charlottesville create lasting legacies.

Student Opportunities

Buffalo Bureau

Part think tank, part hype team, the Buffalo Bureau is an official University of Virginia CIO associated with Tom Tom Founders Festival that aims to extend Tom Tom’s programming on-Grounds.

Be part of the Buffalo Bureau

Student Fellowships

The student fellowships give students the chance to gain real world skills while shaping the next festival. Fellowships are offered in marketing, accounting, partnerships, student outreach, and arts, music, food, and innovation programming. Applications for 2018 open on December 1st.

Become a Fellow