Madeshwaran Selvaraj

Committee: Neighbourhood Liason/Box Office
Number of years volunteering: 2

What memory stands out most when you think of your time at the Festival?

The performances that made me dance and let go. VFMF is incredible and the diversity of its music is unique every year making it so special for the people of Vancouver. My birthday was during the festival and it was the best gift one can get. The performers not only give it their all but also makes the crowd feel connected. Everyone listening to a performance forgets who they are and every cheering vibe is memorable for life.      

Why do you volunteer for the Festival? What inspires you?

I volunteer mainly to enjoy music along with fun filled volunteering. I get to meet & talk with lot of new people and make new friends. VFMF is a community event and makes me very happy to come back every year to give something back to the community.  

What’s your favourite part of the Festival?

Listening to amazing music for a full weekend with hundreds of other people who love, enjoy, feel, dance, and celebrate music.  

What advice would you give to new volunteers?

Help VFMF to reach a wider range of the community. Tell everyone! Tell your friends’ dog-walkers’ mom! Make them feel how amazing the festival is through your experience. VFMF should grow and help people come together and provide happiness through music.