Want a free Something in the Water ticket? Consider volunteering.

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With tens of thousands of people heading to Virginia Beach for Pharrell Williams’ Something in the Water festival, organizers know it’s going to take a village to keep it running smoothly.

So they’re recruiting volunteers and sweetening the deal with free admission to the event April 28-30.

From selling merchandise, to working in the information booth, to cleaning up the beach, there are many opportunities to get involved.

Interested volunteers need to fill out an online application and purchase a festival ticket, which will be refunded, according to the festival’s volunteer website.

Volunteers must be 18 years old and work a minimum of 12 hours. Applicants can request to work with friends and be scheduled around favorite performances.

The festival lineup of headliners in rap, country and folk music was announced last week. This year’s event will feature two stages on the beach and activities in the resort area’s public parks.

Something in the Water is also partnering with Clean Vibes, a beach clean-up and recycling program.

The organization is separately recruiting volunteers for clean-up positions in exchange for admission to the event. Volunteers through that program are also required to work a total of 12 hours during the course of the event. They must pay a $30 nonrefundable application fee and a $275 refundable deposit to claim volunteer shifts.

For more information, visit somethinginthewater.com/get-involved.

Stacy Parker, 757-222-5125, stacy.parker@pilotonline.com