Volunteering with the Winnipeg Folk Festival is a rewarding experience and a great way to support the Festival!
It’s no secret that the Winnipeg Folk Festival is bursting with pride over its volunteer community. Friendships and great music continue to bring together a community of volunteers dedicated to planning and producing a world-class festival.
The deadline to register to volunteer at the 2014 Festival and update your profile has passed. While you’re still welcome to register, your placement on a crew is not guaranteed.
Volunteering with the Winnipeg Folk Festival is a rewarding experience and a great way to support the Festival! Once you have applied, you will receive an acknowledgement email from us. It will give you some instructions that will help us keep in touch with you about your status. Please note that we receive more applications than we are able to find placements and therefore there is NO GUARANTEE that applying to be a volunteer means you will be a volunteer. We will begin placing new volunteers on crews in March and hope to finalize our crews by the end of April.
To apply to be an Apprentice volunteer (13-17 year olds), please complete an application form.
Don’t forget to complete and fax back a permission to apply to apprentice crew form! You can download a copy here.
To apply to be an Adult volunteer, please complete an application form.
The minimum time commitment for volunteers is 20 to 24 hours. Generally, these hours are spread out over the course of the five-day summer festival – usually in shifts of four or five hours (though some crews do not follow this pattern). This means that you’ll need to be available from the Wednesday to the Sunday of the event. In addition, all volunteers are expected to attend a crew meeting prior to the Festival. Depending on the crew you are assigned to, there may be training hours in addition to these requirements.
We also have a very limited number of year-round volunteer opportunities with a minimum time commitment of 50 hours.
In addition, we ask the following of all of our volunteers:
We offer a great benefits package to our volunteers that includes: