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CityFolk Logo - 25 Years (1993 - 2018) September 12: Tedeschi Trucks Band September 12: Kaleo September 12: Steve Earle & The Dukes September 13: David Byrne September 16: The Decemberists September 14: Nick Murphy (Chet Faker) September 15: Hozier September 15: Michael McDonald September 16: Janis Ian

Volunteers — Register Here! (Job Descriptions & Registration Links)

*Registration for the 2018 Festival is open!

Volunteer Job Descriptions

  • Our online volunteer registration is open on a first-come, first-served basis until Sept 10th @ midnight
  • You can only choose ONE Crew, so pick your favourite, because duplicate registrations will be cancelled
  • Read through the duties & requirements of the crew carefully to ensure you can meet all expectations. You can read the full job description by clicking on the title of the Crew

Requirements for ALL our volunteers:

  • meet the shift minimum for your Crew (in most cases, this is 3 shifts)
  • comply with our Volunteer Code of Conduct & Harassment Policy
  • have a positive approach to customer service
  • desire to contribute to, and be part of the festival
  • thrive in a fast-paced and dynamic environment
  • treat patrons, performers and other volunteers with professionalism & courtesy

Youth-Specific Requirements:

  • must be 14 years of age or older by September 12, 2018
  • must bring your completed Parental Permission Form to Volunteer Check-In on your first shift
  • Youth volunteers are accepted in the following areas: 50/50 Raffle, Bike Park, Envirodish, Festival Kitchen, Festival Ambassadors (Info Booth), Floaters, General Store, Green Team, KidZone, Volunteer Check-In and Welcome Centre

Group Volunteer Opportunities

We have Group Volunteer opportunities available for sports teams, student groups, clubs and workplaces. If you are interested, please email us at:
volunteers@cityfolkfestival.com

50/50 RaffLE

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER!

Youth are welcome in this area.

Were you born to roam the fields of CityFolk? Do you want to help us raise money for our music education initiatives?  If so, the 50/50 Raffle team needs your energy and enthusiasm to sell tickets and make this year’s draw a success!

Accessibility

Accessibility Crew 2018 Application

Please fill out the application form linked above no later than August 19th, 2018.

We thank all applicants, however, only those selected will be contacted.

Do you think anyone can get by with a little help from their friends? Are you passionate about providing the same great festival experience to everyone, regardless of disability or limitation? If so, consider working with the Accessibility team to assist those in need of a little extra help.

Artisans & Crafters

Are you passionate about local, creative, handmade and upcycled artisanal goods? Do you want to help our local entrepreneurs spread their message? If you’re 18 years of age or older, join the Artisans & Crafters team where you’ll be setting up and assisting these great vendors.

Beer Tents

Do you want to help quench the thirst of our festival patrons? If you’re 18 years of age or older and are full of energy, then join the Beer Sales team and help us sling suds, wine, and coolers and keep everyone hydrated and having fun!

Bike Park

Youth are welcome in this area.

Do you believe two wheels are better than four? Do you enjoy working in the great outdoors? If so, the Bike Park team wants your enthusiasm and your organizational skills to help us work with the Pathway Patrol organization to run our free bike parking service.

Cash & ID

Money, it’s a gas! And we need you to take it, count it, change it, and check IDs. If this sounds like your (money) bag and you’re 18 years of age or older, join the Cash & ID team.

Casino Lac-Leamy Suites

Do you have exceptional customer service skills and would like to be part of our premium festival experience? If you’re 18 years of age of older, join the Casino Lac-Leamy Suites team and serve as an ambassador to the CityFolk experience to provide a memorable experience for our VIP guests in the heart of the festival.

Envirodish

Youth are welcome in this area.

Do you love the environment? Do you want to work on the frontlines of one of our festival’s biggest green initiatives? If so, join our Envirodish team where you’ll be washing and drying your way to saving over 15,000 plates and over 34,000 forks, knives, and spoons from the landfill!

Festival Ambassadors

Are you the go-to person for information? Want to be at the hub of the festival? Come join our Ambassadors, a combination of Festival Admin, Info Booth and Marvest Team!

Festival Kitchen

Youth are welcome in this area.

Are you a whiz in the kitchen? Do your culinary skills go above and beyond toast and Kraft Dinner? If so, join our Festival Kitchen team where you’ll be preparing and serving delicious meals for hundreds of hungry volunteers and performers. Yes chef!

Floaters

Youth are welcome in this area.

Are you a jack-of-all trades, wearer-of-many-hats, or just enjoy trying your hand at different roles? If so, consider working with the team of Floaters where you’ll get to work all over the festival, pitching in wherever help is needed. This is also a great opportunity for new volunteers to try out a bunch of different areas and find where you fit best.

Gates

Do you want to work as a gatekeeper to the CityFolk experience, ensuring our patrons get in safely so they can enjoy themselves? Do you take pride in your problem solving skills? Join our Gates team and help us run a successful festival.

General Store

Youth are welcome in this area.

As the Beatles say, money can’t buy you love. It can however, get you some awesome swag. If you love band merch and tie dye, work in our General Store where you can bring your passion to the fans and sell this year’s amazing crop of CityFolk and Artist merchandise.

Green Team

Youth are welcome in this area.

Are you passionate about the environment? Does saving the planet warm your heart and fill your soul? If so, join our energetic Green Team and assist with CityFolk’s greening initiatives to keep the festival clean and the people breathing easy.

I.T. Team

When something goes wrong, and they don’t have a clue, are you the genius that shows others what to do? We are looking for all those that are living in a digital world to help out those in an analog world! Volunteers have the opportunity to see and work with the technology that provides the I.T. backbone to the festival.

Kidzone

Youth are welcome in this area.

Do you love working with children? Do you want to bring a totally awesome CityFolk experience to our tots & toddlers? If so, join the KidZone team where you’ll be facilitating activities, games and craft workshops for children and their parents.

Ogilvie Subaru VIP Zone

Are you a social butterfly or experienced server looking to be up-close to the music while providing beverage service to our distinguished guests? If you’re 18 years of age or older, join the Ogilvie Subaru VIP Zone team where you’ll be setting up, serving, stocking, and smiling stage-side.

Performer Hospitality

This team is privately-recruited, so stay tuned for more info!

Do you think rock stars (or folk stars!) are regular people too? Do you want to help make sure our performers have everything they need to put on an unforgettable show? If you’re 18 years of age or older, join our Performer Hospitality team where you’ll be providing general information to and looking after requests from our prized performers.

Performer Transportation

This team is privately-recruited, so stay tuned for more info!

Do you find yourself daydreaming how you just can’t wait to get on the road again?  Well, that dream is not too far away when you’re helping to pick-up and drop-off artists at CityFolk.  This team is open to volunteers age 25 and older.

Photography

Please submit a résumé and cover letter to photography@cityfolkfestival.com no later than August 12th, 2018. 

We thank all applicants, however, only those selected will be contacted.

Don’t it always seem to go, that you don’t know what you’ve got till it’s gone? That’s why the Photography Team is looking for enthusiastic people to create an enduring catalog of the volunteer experience at CityFolk that will live on beyond the festival. If you have a real passion for picture taking, join the team and help share the CityFolk experience!

Production

Youth are welcome in this area.

Please submit a résumé and cover letter to production@cityfolkfestival.com no later than August 12th, 2018. 

We thank all applicants, however only those selected will be contacted.

Did you grow up building Lego, following those novel-length instruction manuals down to the last plastic flag and palm tree? If you’re 18 years of age or older and own a sturdy pair of steel-toed boots, join our Production team where you’ll be supporting the effective movement, placement and set up of stage/sound equipment on several festival stages.

Signage

Sign, sign, everywhere a sign. At least that’s our hope if you join our Signage team, where you’ll be working mostly pre- and post-festival to put up and take down signage throughout the event site.

Silent Auction

Youth are welcome in this area. 

Please submit a résumé and cover letter to fundraising@cityfolkfestival.com no later than August 12th, 2018. 

We thank all applicants, however only those selected will be contacted.

Do you have a real passion for fundraising and helping support a great cause? If you’re 18 years of age or older, join the Silent Auction team where you’ll get to help set up the auction displays, drum up bidders, and help with the bidding, all while raising money for our music education initiatives, such as Blues in the Schools and Be in the Band

Site Services

Are you awesome at parties? Making sure the decorations are up before everyone arrives, that the food and drinks are well-stocked, and that you don’t run out of ice? If you’re 18 years of age or older, join our Site Services team where you’ll be helping both the site construction and inventory sides of festival operations.

Volunteer Check-In

Youth are welcome in this area.

Are you a great greeter and a champion for the volunteers?  Join the Volunteer Check-In team and make sure our CityFolk volunteers get hooked up with everything they need to succeed at the festival.

Welcome Centre

Youth are welcome in this area.

Are you super-organized and highly helpful? Join the Volunteer Welcome Centre team and help run the central hub for all things volunteer. Provide information, answer questions, bake cookies, and our volunteers are sure to succeed.

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