Volunteer

We welcome close to 1300 volunteers to our team each year and we’d love to have you join us for our 20th anniversary.

Please see below for a list of crews and basic requirements. When you apply please be sure to take a moment and read the full description provided to make sure you have picked the best crew for yourself!

Some of our crews are marked as self recruiting. If you apply for this crew you must know the name of the coordinator and actually have been recruited by the coordinator. 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.

Volunteer Crews:

Ambiance (Pre fest, During Fest & Post Fest Crew) (Self Recruiting) Minimum Hours required- 24 Creativity a definite asset
Back Office (Self Recruiting) (FULL) Minimum Hours required- 16 Bondable,
Criminal Record Check may be required
Bike Lockup (FULL) Minimum Hours required- 16 Organized
Team Player
Good communication skills
Box Office
(Pre festival & During festival crew)
(FULL)
Minimum Hours required- 18 Bondable
Criminal Record Check may be required
Excellent communication skills
Works well under pressure
Brew Crew (19 or older)
(FULL)
Minimum Hours required- 16 Valid Serving It Right Certificate
Good communication skills
Follows instructions well
CD Signing Tent (Self Recruiting) (FULL) Minimum Hours required- 16 Professional demeanour Comfortable in large crowds
Star struck peeps need not apply
Construction (Pre festival and Post Festival Crew) 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 (FULL) Minimum Hours required- 16 Organized
Good communication skills
Late night shifts might apply
Festival Hosts
(FULL)
Minimum Hours required- 16 Excellent communication skills
Good at giving direction Comfortable in large crowds
Green Team Minimum Hours required- 16 Passsionate about environment/recycling
Pays attention to detail
Entails garbage collection, recycling & composting
Hotel Hospitality
(Self Recruiting)
(FULL)
Minimum Hours required- 14.5 Willing to work offsite Professional demeanor
Good communication skills
Hub
(FULL)
Minimum Hours required- 16 Experience with handling cash
Organized
Good communication skills
Info lost & found
(FULL)
Minimum Hours required- 16 Good communication skills
Comfortable providing information
Trustworthy
Instrument Lock up/ Schleppers Minimum Hours required- 16 Physically fit
Respectful
Positive attitude
Attention to detail, organized
Knowledge of instruments & equipment
Kidzzone (16 yrs or older)
(FULL)
Minimum Hours required- 16 Criminal Record Check may be required
Playful, patient, organized, safe
Understanding, fun, creative
Little Musicfesters
(FULL)
Minimum Hours required- 16 Calm under pressure
Good communication skills
Good problem solving abilities
Medical/first aid
(Pre fest, during fest & post fest)
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
(FULL)
Minimum Hours required- 18 Bondable
Criminal Record Check may be required
Good communication skills
Retail skills a definite asset
Musicfest Media
(Self Recruiting)(FULL)
Minimum Hours required- 16 Excellent communication skills
Professional demeanor Respectful
Musicfest Munchies (Self Recruiting) (FULL) Minimum Hours required- 16 Food safe an asset
Good hygiene
Capable handling money
Performer Massage
(Self Recruiting) (FULL)
Minimum Hours required- 16 Professional certified Practioner
Able to maintain professional demeanor at all times
Good hygiene
Performer Services (Self Recruiting)
(FULL)
Minimum Hours required- 16 Professional demeanor at all times
Friendly, organized, adaptable
No star struck people need apply
Performer Shuttle -airport/ferry
(FULL)
Minimum Hours required- 16 “Unrestricted” class 4 license
Professional demeanor, punctual & personable
Driver’s abstract
Performer Shuttle- Hotels (FULL) Minimum Hours required- 16 Minimum class 4 license Professional demeanor, punctual & personable
Driver’s abstract
Plumbing (Pre fest & Post fest Crew) Minimum Hours required- 24 Plumbing experience an asset
Team player
Takes direction well
Public Camping
(Self Recruiting)
(FULL)
Minimum Hours required- 24 Good communication skills
Ability to trouble shoot under pressure
Work well dealing with high volumes of patrons
Raffles
(Self Recruiting)
(FULL)
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
Signs (Pre festival & Post Festival Crew)
(FULL)
Minimum Hours required- 24 Able to drive a truck
Able to use a chop saw, sledgehammer & cordless drill an asset
Site crew Minimum Hours required- 24 Physically fit
Team player & take direction well
Ability to troubleshoot
Driver’s license an asset
Site Crew – Dispatch (Pre festival and Post festival Crew)
(FULL)
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)
(FULL)
Minimum Hours required- 16 Professional & organized
Able to troubleshoot under pressure
Able to be assertive
Stage Crew Minimum Hours required- 16 Physically fit
Knowledge of instruments and equipment
Attention to detail
Team Player
Sustenance
(Pre festival and Post festival Crew) (FULL)
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)
(FULL)
Minimum Hours required- 16 Organized & Professional Ability to problem solve creatively
Vol Security – Public Camping (19 years or older) Minimum Hours required- 16 Good communication skills
May require late night/early morning shifts
Vol Security -Back Stage (19 years or older) (Self Recruiting)
(Full)
Minimum Hours required- 16 Good communication skills
May require late night/early morning shifts
Vol Security -Main Bowl (19 years or older) Minimum Hours required- 16 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
Vol Security-Grierson (19 years or older) Minimum Hours required- 16 Good communication skills
May require late night/early morning shifts
Volunteer /Performer Kitchen
(FULL)
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
Volunteer Hospitality
(FULL)
Minimum Hours required- 16 Positive, calm, helpful demeanor
Good communication skills
Water Crew
(FULL)
(Youth especially welcome to apply!)
Minimum Hours required- 16 Attention to detail while maintaining a fun attitude
Comfortable working in large crowds
Physically fit
Youth Outreach
(Previous experience working with youth and/or professional youth workers given preference)
Minimum Hours required- 16 Good sense of humour
Late night shifts will be required
Focus on harm reduction to youthful festival goers

A few things to note:

Volunteer at MusicFest!

1. Returning volunteers will be contacted directly by their past Crew Coordinators (or new coordinators of their pre existing crew) before February 1st. If you have not heard from your coordinator by February 1st please send the volunteer coordinator an email.

2. If you did not volunteer last year but have 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 please contact your previous coordinator to let them know. You will be required to reapply as a new volunteer.

4. Some of our crews are marked as self recruiting. If you apply for this crew you must know the name of the coordinator. 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.

5. 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

6. 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. If you plan to camp in the Public Campground you will be required to pay.

Our 2014 application form is available please click here to see which crews are still accepting applications

Check out some volunteers in action: