Volunteer Agreement and Application

Please read the agreement thoroughly. By clicking the link below you have accepted these terms. 

**Before you begin, please be sure to look over Committee Descriptions.**

The Vancouver Folk Music Festival agrees to the following understanding with volunteers:

  • Volunteers will have access to the Festival site for the weekend, including backstage area. (Main Stage & Artist-only areas excluded) 
  • Volunteers will have access to the backstage beverage station & lounge
  • Volunteers will have access to Volunteer Appreciation events at no charge - TBD
  • Volunteers will receive respectful treatment at all times
  • Volunteers will receive proper training and support to ensure a safe and secure experience
  • The Vancouver Folk Music Festival will abide by all Health and Safety regulations; including vaccine passports, if required

The Volunteer agrees to the following understanding with the Vancouver Folk Music Festival :

  • All Volunteers will submit a fully completed Volunteer Application Form, with accurate information.
  • Volunteers will provide the Festival with emergency contact information and inform the Festival of any known medical conditions that are relevant to the safety and emergency care of said volunteer. (ie: severe allergies, physical limitations, required additional accommodations for any health issue)
  • All Volunteers will attend general Festival & committee meetings as directed.
  • All Volunteers will complete 15 volunteer hours if assigned during festival weekend and 30 hours if assigned Pre or Post festival.
  • All Volunteers will complete their Festival volunteer assignment in a satisfactory way (showing up on time for shifts, staying the required duration, wearing volunteer T-shirt while on shift, respectful treatment of other volunteers, staff, performers, and patrons of the Festival).
  • All Volunteers will abide by the policies of the Vancouver Folk Music Festival, including, but not limited to, zero tolerance of violence, harassment, non-medical drug use, the consumption of alcohol while on shift, and all government health and safety mandated orders.


A volunteer will ordinarily be a person 14+.

Areas that handle alcohol require volunteers to be 19+ and must have a Serving It Right certificate.

Areas in which driving is necessary require volunteers with a clean driving abstract and the appropriate class of drivers license.

Some areas may require specialized abilities and/or training.

By continuing with the application you agree to have read and accepted the Terms and Conditions outlined above.

Upon submitting your application, please ensure you receive an email confirming your application has been submitted (don't forget to check your spam folder!). If you do not receive a confirmation email, please reach out to us at volunteers@thefestival.bc.ca to ensure your application has been received. 

Volunteer Application Form

This application form is currently closed. Thank you for your interest.