Night in the Country started as a small one-night country music festival, and has quickly turned into the largest country music festival in Nevada! This now-3-day event brings over 30,000 country music fans, festival enthusiasts and supporters of Boys & Girls Clubs of Mason Valley out for an amazing event. Night in the Country is now the largest annual fundraiser for Boys & Girls Clubs of Mason Valley. For all the details on this year’s festival, including the lineup and ticket information, click here.
Night in the Country relies on various service clubs, organizations, and generous individuals to help with different aspects during the festival, for example, beverages, parking, bag checks, ID checks, etc. There are countless service clubs and community-based organizations who have asked to be a part of this event, and the Give & Get program is a way for this to happen. Last year, we were able to donate over $70,000 to 42 different organizations based all over the United States. The largest donation was back to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Mason Valley.
Night in the Country has developed partnerships with local service groups who volunteer during the event. Last year, the Farler Foundation donated just over 800 hours, and we were able to donate $10,600 to their cause. This organization was established to assist families with lodging and travel expenses while a loved one is seeking medical treatment.
You can join with your service group or on an individual level and designate a non-profit organization to donate to. A volunteer would just need to be accepted into the volunteer program and designate an organization(s) they would like their time donated to. Once the volunteer completes their shift, Night in the Country will make a donation to the non-profit organization chosen in that volunteer’s name. A check presentation will take place at our volunteer appreciation celebration in Yerington, Nevada.
The rules are simple. The chosen cause must be a certified non-profit organization in order to qualify for our Give & Get. In order to be accepted into our program the volunteer must be at least 18 years old, fill out the volunteer application form, successfully pass a background check, and participate in a mandatory online training. Once the volunteer completes the prerequisites, they will be required to complete their volunteer shift(s) at the Night in the Country in order for the non-profit to receive the donation of funds.
The rate of giving applied to the selected non-profit varies depending on where the service is provided and ranges between $8 and $12 per hour. Let’s say 12 volunteers worked 8 hours each, at a giving rate of $12 per hour, and pledged their time to “Boys & Girls Clubs of Mason Valley”. The Club would receive $1,152 in the names of those 12 amazing volunteers.
In appreciation of the service provided, volunteers will receive a shirt, up to two meals a day during working shifts, and a general admission credential for the festival! We require a minimum of 12 hours worked to receive the credential and to be invited back next year.