Volunteer

Each year we welcome nearly 1300 volunteers to our teams and we’d love to have you join us for the 2015 Festival.

When you apply, it is important to take a moment and read the full description provided. It will help you to select the crew that best fits your skills and interests.

Please see below for a list of crews and basic requirements.

Volunteer Crews:

CREW NAME HOURS REQUIRED VOLUNTEER REQUIREMENTS AVAILABILITY
Ambiance
(Pre fest, During Fest & Post Fest Crew)
(Self Recruiting)
Minimum Hours required- 24 Creativity a definite asset FULL
Back Office
(Self Recruiting)
Minimum Hours required- 16 Bondable,
Criminal Record Check may be required
FULL
Bike Lockup Minimum Hours required- 16 Organized
Team Player
Good communication skills
FULL
Box Office
(Pre Festival & During festival crew)
Minimum Hours required- 18 Bondable
Criminal Record Check may be required
Excellent communication skills
Works well under pressure
Brew Crew
(19 or older)
Minimum Hours required- 16 Valid Serving It Right Certificate
Good communication skills Follows instructions well
Camping – Public
(Self Recruiting)
Minimum Hours required- 24 Good communication skills
Ability to trouble shoot under pressure
Work well dealing with high volumes of patrons
SELF RECRUITING
CD Signing Tent
(Self Recruiting)
Minimum Hours required- 16 Professional demeanour
Comfortable in large crowds
Star struck peeps need not apply
FULL
Construction
(Pre festival and Post Festival Crew. Includes Fencing Crew and Screw Crew)
(19 or older)
Minimum Hours required- 24 Physically fit, able to be on feet for extended periods of time
Construction experience an asset
Team player, hard worker
Electrical
(Pre fest, during fest & post fest)
Minimum Hours required- 24 Electrical experience
Responsible
Reliable
Festival Carts and Radios Minimum Hours required- 16 Organized
Good communication skills
Late night shifts might apply
FULL
Festival Hosts
(19 or older)
Minimum Hours required- 16 Excellent communication skills

Able to be on your feet for 4 hr Patrolling shifts.
Require evening and late evening shifts.
Green Team Minimum Hours required- 16 Passionate about environment/recycling
Pays attention to detail
Entails garbage collection, recycling & composting
Hotel Hospitality
(Self Recruiting)
Minimum Hours required- 14.5 Willing to work offsite Professional demeanor
Good communication skills
FULL
Hub Minimum Hours required- 16 Experience with handling cash Organized
Good communication skills
FULL
Info lost & found Minimum Hours required- 16 Good communication skills Comfortable providing information
Trustworthy
FULL
Instrument Lock up/ Schleppers Minimum Hours required- 16 Physically fit
Respectful
Positive attitude
Attention to detail, organized
Knowledge of instruments & equipment
FULL
Kidzzone
(16 yrs or older)
(Self Recruiting)
Minimum Hours required- 16 Criminal Record Check may be required
Playful, patient, organized, safe Understanding, fun, creative
SELF RECRUITING
Little Musicfesters
(19 and older)
Minimum Hours required- 16 Calm under pressure
Good communication skills Good problem solving abilities
Medical/first aid
(Pre-fest, during & post fest)
(19 and older)
Minimum Hours required- 18 Proof of First Aid training required
Calm under pressure
Takes direction well
Some late night shifts may be required
Merchandise cds
(19 and older)
Minimum Hours required- 18 Bondable
Good communication skills
Retail skills a definite asset
Musicfest Media
(Self Recruiting)
Minimum Hours required- 16 Excellent communication skills Professional demeanor Respectful SELF RECRUITING
Musicfest Munchies (Self Recruiting) Minimum Hours required- 16 Food safe an asset
Good hygiene
Capable handling money
SELF RECRUITING
Performer Massage
(Self Recruiting)
Minimum Hours required- 16 Professional certified Practitioner
Able to maintain professional demeanor at all times
Good hygiene
SELF RECRUITING
Performer Services
(Self Recruiting)
Minimum Hours required- 16 Professional demeanor at all times
Friendly, organized, adaptable
No star struck people need apply
SELF RECRUITING
Performer Shuttle -airport/ferry Minimum Hours required- 16 “Unrestricted” class 4 license Professional demeanor, punctual & personable
Driver’s abstract
SELF RECRUITING
Performer Shuttle- Hotels Minimum Hours required- 16 Minimum class 4 license Professional demeanor
Driver’s abstract
Plumbing
(Pre fest & Post fest Crew)
Minimum Hours required- 24 Plumbing experience an asset
Team player
Take direction well
Raffles
(Self Recruiting)
Minimum Hours required- 16 Bondable
A Criminal Record Check may be required
Friendly, able to be on your feet for extended periods
Good sales ability
SELF RECRUITING
Signs
(Pre festival & Post Festival Crew)
Minimum Hours required- 24 Able to drive a truck
Able to use a chop saw, sledgehammer & cordless drill an asset
Site crew
(19 or older)
Minimum Hours required- 24 Physically fit
Team player & take direction well
Ability to troubleshoot
Driver’s license an asset
Site Dispatch
(Pre festival and Post festival Crew)
Minimum Hours required- 24 Possess a cheerful demeanor
Have good communication skills and problem solving abilities
Work well dealing with high traffic volume
Sponsorship MediaCheckin
(Self Recruiting)
Minimum Hours required- 16 Professional & organized
Able to troubleshoot under pressure
Able to be assertive
FULL
Stage Crew Minimum Hours required- 16 Physically fit
Knowledge of instruments and equipment
Attention to detail
Team Player
FULL
Sustenance
(Pre festival and Post festival Crew)
Minimum Hours required- 24 Food safe an asset
Good at troubleshooting
Food prep experience an asset
Traffic & Parking Minimum Hours required- 16 Patient
Good communication skills Works well dealing with high traffic volume
Vendors
(Self Recruiting)
Minimum Hours required- 16 Organized & Professional Ability to problem solve creatively FULL
Vol Security – Back Stage
(19 years or older)
(Self Recruiting)
Minimum Hours required- 16 Good communication skills
May require late night/early morning shifts
SELF RECRUITING
Vol Security – Grierson
(19 years or older)
Minimum Hours required- 16 Good communication skills
May require late night/early morning shifts
For more details click here
Vol Security – Main Bowl
(19 years or older)
Minimum Hours required- 16 Good communication skills
May require late night/early morning shifts
Vol Security – Public Camping
(19 years or older)
Minimum Hours required- 18 Good communication skills
May require late night/early morning shifts
Vol Security – Vol Campground Hosts
(19 years or older)
(Self Recruiting)
Minimum Hours required- 16 Good communication skills
May require late night/early morning shifts
SELF RECRUITING
Volunteer/ Performer Kitchen Minimum Hours required- 16 Food safe an asset
Food prep experience an asset Able to problem solve and contribute creative menu ideas
Volunteer Check in Minimum Hours required- 16 Attention to detail important
Able to work efficiently in a fast paced environment
Able to trouble shoot and communicate in a calm manner
FULL
Volunteer Hospitality Minimum Hours required- 16 Positive, calm, helpful demeanor
Good communication skills
Water Crew
(Youth especially welcome to apply!)
Minimum Hours required- 16 Attention to detail while maintaining a fun attitude Comfortable working in large crowds Physically fit FULL
Youth Outreach (Previous experience working with youth and/or professional youth workers given preference)
SELF RECRUITING
Minimum Hours required- 16 Good sense of humour
Late night shifts will be required
Focus on harm reduction to youthful festival goers
SELF RECRUITING

A few things to note:

Volunteer at MusicFest!

  1. Returning volunteers will be contacted directly by their past Crew Coordinator (or new Coordinators of their pre existing crew) before February 15th. If you have not heard from your Coordinator by February 15th please send the Volunteer Coordinator an email.
  2. If you did not volunteer last year, but have volunteered in the past, you will need to fill out a volunteer application form for this year.
  3. If you are a returning Volunteer who wishes to apply for a different crew this year please contact your previous Coordinator to let them know.You will be required to reapply as a New Volunteer.

Please complete the volunteer application form.

  1. Some of our crews are marked as Self Recruiting. If you apply for this crew you must know the name of the Coordinator of this crew. If you were not recruited and still apply for this crew you may not be placed and may be rerouted to a crew you did not apply for.
  2. If you are 16-19 years of age (new or returning) and you have already applied, you will need to have a youth waiver signed by your parents or guardian and submitted to your Crew Coordinator. Click here for youth waiver
  3. If you plan to camp in the Volunteer Campground you will be required to complete the Volunteer Camping Registration in advance. Your Crew Coordinator will be emailing the link to you. The Volunteer Campground Link will be available as of May 1st 2015. If you plan to camp in the Public Campground you will be required to pay.

Our 2015 application form is available click here.

Check out some volunteers in action: