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Needed: Multiple volunteer positions
Eventt: The Vancouver Folk Music Festival 2023
Location: Vancouver, BC

Volunteer applications are now open. Please read all the information listed below and apply today for our 2023 Festival, held July 14–16 at Jericho Beach Park!

We believe this volunteer experience is like no other. The Vancouver Folk Music Festival is thrilled with its volunteer community; we couldn’t do this without you! Community, collaboration and great music continue to bring together a community of volunteers dedicated to planning and producing a world-class event.

About the Festival

The Vancouver Folk Music Festival is a unique, community-based celebration of the finest in contemporary and traditional folk and roots music. It is an event that connects generations of families, groups of friends, and community members who come to enjoy the music, dance, food, children’s activities, and the very special ambiance of Jericho Beach, one of Vancouver’s seaside jewels.

Volunteers help create an amazing Festival year after year. Our team of 1000+ volunteers, in collaboration with staff, have mastered the art of establishing a multi-faceted village of entertainment and enjoyment. Together we create a supportive and appreciative space for artists to collaborate and perform; a welcoming, safe and comfortable space for audience members of all ages and backgrounds to enjoy the artists and their music, the festival and the park; an area for community organizations to engage and tell the audience about the good work they are doing; a festival that is environmentally aware and sustainable, and so much more!

Volunteer Commitments


Commitments may vary depending on when and where you are assigned:

  • Pre & Post Festival Volunteers are required to volunteer a total of 30 hours.
  • Festival Weekend Volunteers are required to volunteer a total of 15 hours. Some volunteers may be scheduled for a combination of Pre/Post and Weekend hours and will have time commitments adjusted accordingly.

Please note: not all jobs are created equal, but all jobs are valued highly. Each team is dependent on another and only through this connectedness can we unite the community of the Folk Festival into a cohesive unit. Each committee is thoroughly reviewed to assess an appropriate number of volunteer hours conducive to the Festival’s success.


  • All volunteers are required to attend mandatory onsite committee meetings in the week immediately preceding the Festival weekend.
  • All NEW volunteers are required to complete an online volunteer orientation. Watch your emails for the link!
  • Depending on your committee, you may also have to attend an offsite committee meeting in June.


Some committees require additional information along with the application. Please include all documents in your application, or in a separate email to

  • Driver's abstract: required for all driving positions
  • Serving It Right certificate: required for all committees that handle alcoholic beverages
  • Sample of work: required for Photography and Video committees
  • Food Safe: recommended for all committees that handle food (not required)

The Perks

In addition to joining an amazing community of like-minded individuals that make up the thousands-strong Festival, all volunteers will receive the following:

  • Full weekend entry to the Vancouver Folk Music Festival
  • A digital/printable Festival program, Volunteer Handbook, and Volunteer T-shirt
  • Entry to the Festival backstage rest and beverage area
  • A food truck meal voucher
  • And of course good times, awesome people, and amazing music!

For more info or to sign up:

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Current status: Open/apply now.   Date posted: May 16 2023    ID: 68198