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Position: Volunteer
Organization: Vancouver Folk Music Festival
Location: Vancouver, BC

The Vancouver Folk Music Festival is a unique, community-based celebration of the finest in contemporary and traditional folk and roots music from around the world. 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 a successful Festival year after year. We believe this volunteer experience is like no other. Our team of 1400+ 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!

You can take a look at different volunteer committees at

The Environment Committee is for volunteers who are enthusiastic and passionate about reducing the environmental impact generated by the 30,000 plus guests we see over the course of the weekend. We understand the value of recycling and composting, and work closely with all committees to reduce the amount of waste being sent to the landfill. We also aim to educate the public on reducing and redirecting waste. When the festival is done, we ship off all the waste and recycled material and clean the site one more time. Our goal is to return the park to the city cleaner and greener than when we took it under our care. Our committee consists of five teams: shift leaders, recycling attendants, retrievers, floaters, and sorters.

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Current status: Open/apply now.   Date posted: May 29 2019    ID: 53696