WE spoke to some of the volunteers and asked why they gave up their time to work at the festival:
"I thought it'd be fun and a good experience." Emily Payne, 14, Warrnambool.
"I started working with Triton when I retired. I've volunteered with them (at the festival) for the last six or seven years and I've enjoyed it immensely. It took just under two months for us to cut up the pieces for 11,000 (woodwork) kits." Ian Soulsby, Port Fairy.
"I just wanted to get involved and enjoy it with the little kids." Ebony Pater, 15, Warrnambool.
"Just to have fun and get involved with the kids." Georgia Haberfield, 15, Warrnambool.
"I like animals. This is my third year as a volunteer (for the Emmanuel College animal farm). I've been enjoying it." Zion Palmer, 15, Mortlake.
"I love animals. Volunteering has been really good." Jessica Dowlin, 15, Warrnambool.
"It's part of my TAFE sport and recreation course but yeah, it's good. I like my sport so it's good being in this (sport) area." Josh Campbell, 17, Warrnambool.
"I volunteer for South West TAFE. I enjoy it - the kids are lovely and sweet." Mary-Anne Ryan, Warrnambool.
"To help out my kids' school (Warrnambool Primary School). I've been volunteering for quite a few years, about five I think. The kids come to the festival but they're older now so they know where I am if they need me." Cherine Owen, Warrnambool.
"I'm doing a diploma of primary education out at Deakin so it's a bit of experience to be around the kids. We're on holidays at the moment so I thought I'd make the most of it. The kids have the best manners." Ashleigh Hunger, 18, Terang.