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Registration Opens January 26

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2022 Volunteer Registration is now OPEN!

Well, after almost two years, we are SO excited to be able to invite you to volunteer for the 2022 Winnipeg Folk Festival! We know that things are feeling a bit tough again these days, but we are hopeful and even more so, determined that we will be together in July. There is a lot more work to be done to get ready, but it makes us so happy to be at this point – reconnecting with you volunteers. We hope you’re ready to join us!

Volunteer Vaccination Policy

Government-issued proof of full vaccination is required for all in-person shows, including the 2022 Winnipeg Folk Festival, in accordance with current public health orders and feedback from the overwhelming majority of our audience survey respondents.

We’re making the best decision possible to keep our community safe so we can get back to supporting the live music industry. We thank you for your understanding and for continuing to support the Winnipeg Folk Festival, and our commitment to the community!

To read our full statement and Vaccination Policy please visit our Health & Safety page.

We will be accepting volunteer registrations beginning Wednesday, January 26 for the 2022 Winnipeg Folk Festival, taking place July 7-10.

To register please follow the steps below. If you prefer to use a mobile device, you can download the My Impact app available on the App Store (iPhone) and Google Play (Android).

Step 1: Recieving Your Registration Email

Better Impact will email each of you your login info this week. For volunteers previously in this system, you will be sent your existing username and instructions to retrieve your password if you don’t remember it. For newer volunteers, you will be assigned a temporary username and password with instructions on how to change them once you’ve logged in.

*NOTE: The sender will be admin@myvolunteerpage.com. Add this address to your contacts or safe sender list, and also message@volunteer2mail.com to receive future communications from your volunteer team.

If you have not received login information by January 31, reach out to us via volunteer@winnipegfolkfestival.ca. Be sure to check your junk email folder before reaching out to us for assistance.

Step 2: Take your Picture

Photos will be approved based on the following criteria:

  • The photo must show your shoulders and entire head and be taken straight on with face, eyes and shoulders centered and squared to the camera. Think of the qualities of a passport photo, except you can smile!
  • Avoid a busy background; use a wall that is a solid, light colour and well lit.
  • Ask someone to take the photo for you, if possible.
  • Use a camera with high-quality resolution (smartphone cameras are great to use).
  • Do not wear sunglasses, a hat or headband.
  • Smile!
  • Ensure the photo is in focus and there are no shadows or glare.
Step 3: Prepare your proof of vaccination

You can either:

  • Take a photo of the QR code on your government-issued vaccination card; OR
  • Take a screenshot of your digital QR code.
  • If you are an out-of-province Canadian volunteer, the pan-Canadian QR code is required (instructions to obtain this can be found here).
  • If you are an international volunteer, we will accept government-issued proof of full vaccination from your local jurisdiction.

Completed the steps above? You can now register!

Step 4: Logging into Better Impact

Go to MyImpactPage.com or open the My Impact app. Log in using your username and password.

Step 5: Update your Information

Select the ‘My Profile’ tab (on the far right in the web version, in the top left menu of the app), then select ‘Contact Information’.

  • Double-check your contact information and update as necessary.
  • You can also update your username here if you choose.
  • To the right-hand side of the smiling head, select ‘Update Photo’ to upload your photo (in the app this is a separate section under ‘My Profile’).
  • Always click ‘Save’ before leaving any page.

*NOTE: the Contact Information and Additional Info sections are the only areas you will need to visit on MyImpactPage.com unless your crew uses the system for scheduling shifts or tracking hours later on. Feel free to ignore all other areas of the site/app for now!

Step 6: Add Additional Information

Select ‘My Profile’ again and this time select ‘Additional Info’. All the rest of the registration questions can be found here:

  • Fill out all questions under ‘2022 Festival Information’, including uploading your proof of vaccination. 
  • THIS YEAR ONLY: Fill out the questions in ‘About You’ that are empty or need updating.
  • NEW THIS YEAR: Fill out the questions in ‘More About You!’ that apply to you, if you choose.
  • THIS YEAR ONLY: Fill out the questions in ‘Skills and Certifications’ that apply to you or need updating.
  • Always click ‘Save’ before leaving any page.

*NOTE: the Contact Information and Additional Info sections are the only areas you will need to visit on MyImpactPage.com unless your crew uses the system for scheduling shifts or tracking hours later on. Feel free to ignore all other areas of the site/app for now!

NEW FOLKS ONLY

Select "My Profile", then select "Change Password". You can change your password to something personal and easier to remember.

Congratulations - you're finished!

Registration Deadline is February 28.

Volunteers who sign up for the 2022 Winnipeg Folk Festival are confirmed to return to their previous crew and transfers from 2020 will be registering for their new crew. Please note that you must provide your proof of vaccination to confirm a spot on your crew.

If you do not complete all registration steps by February 28, your volunteer position will become available for another volunteer. It is critical this year that we receive volunteer confirmations as early as possible so that we have time to plan for any gaps that we may have.

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Proud Supporters of the Folk Fest Volunteer Family!

You matter to us, and so do your pronouns!

We encourage all our folkies to share their pronouns with us (e.g. she/her, he/him, they/them, a combination like she/they, and others). Here are some reasons why this is a good thing:

  • Asking for and using someone’s pronouns shows respect for their identity.
  • It normalizes the practice, making it easier for trans and gender-diverse people to share their pronouns.
  • It signals that you are willing to be an 2SLGBTQIA+ally.
  • It helps create a welcoming and inclusive community for everyone.

If you would like to share your pronouns with us, you can add them to your email signature, web-conference ID, etc. Adding your pronouns to WFF forms such as your volunteer profile will also enable us to include them on materials such as your access pass or a name tag.

Whether or not you choose to share your pronouns with us, we ask that everyone use each other’s correct pronouns. You can even ask someone how they want to be referred to if you’re not sure. Try saying, "What are your pronouns?" And if you get it wrong, mistakes happen! Thank them for the correction and try to do better next time.

Additional Info for:

Apprentices & Apprentice Grads

We are excited to welcome back our Apprentice volunteers, and to help our Apprentice Grads find new homes. If you are:

  • 19 years or older – Congratulations! You will graduate to an adult crew.
  • 18 years old – This year only, you have a choice:
    • Graduate to an adult crew OR:
    • Volunteer an additional year on the Apprentice Crew
  • 13-17 years old – continue as an Apprentice volunteer.

Confirmed your login info from the registration email? Taken your picture? Prepared your proof of vaccination? Great, you can now register!

  • You will be sent a registration email that will link you to the registration forms. Apprentice only: Go to MyImpactPage.com or open the My Impact app.
    Apprentice Grads only: Go to the Transfer Application Form.
  • Log in using your username and password.
  • Select the ‘My Profile’ tab (on the far right in the web version, in the top left menu of the app), then select ‘Contact Information’.
    • Double-check your contact information and update as necessary.
    • You can also update your username here if you choose.
    • To the right-hand side of the smiling head, select ‘Update Photo’ to upload your photo (in the app this is a separate section under ‘My Profile’).
    • Always click ‘Save’ before leaving any page.
  • Select ‘My Profile’ again and this time select ‘Additional Info’. All the rest of the registration questions can be found here:
    • Fill out all questions under ‘2022 Festival Information’, including uploading your proof of vaccination. 
    • THIS YEAR ONLY: Fill out the questions in ‘About You’ that are empty or need updating.
    • NEW THIS YEAR: Fill out the questions in ‘More About You!’ that apply to you, if you choose.
    • THIS YEAR ONLY: Fill out the questions in ‘Skills and Certifications’ that apply to you or need updating.
    • In 'Crew Selections', select 3-5 crews you’d be interested in working on, and let us know your first choice.
    • APPRENTICES ONLY: Update any other 'Apprentice Information' that is out of date.
    • APPRENTICE GRADS ONLY: Fill out the questions in ‘Transfer Information’.
    • Always click ‘Save’ before leaving any page.
  • NEW FOLKS ONLY: Select ‘My Profile’, then select ‘Change Password’. You can change your password to something personal and easier to remember.

Congratulations - you're finished!

*NOTE: the Contact Information and Additional Info sections are the only areas you will need to visit on MyImpactPage.com unless your crew uses the system for scheduling shifts or tracking hours later on. Feel free to ignore all other areas of the site/app for now!

Please complete your registration by Monday, February 28.

Apprentices who sign up for the 2022 Winnipeg Folk Festival are confirmed to return to the crew and Apprentice grads will be placed on new crews in March once registration has closed. Please note that you must provide your proof of vaccination to confirm a spot on a crew.

If you do not complete all registration steps by February 28, your volunteer position will become available for another volunteer and grad transfers become more difficult to fulfill. It is critical this year that we receive volunteer confirmations as early as possible so that we have time to plan for any gaps that we may have.

Year-round volunteers

We realize you complete your volunteer hours year-round, so what this really means is: Do you plan to attend the 2022 festival? If you do not answer this question, we will assume you will not be attending the 2022 festival and we will not issue you a volunteer access pass.

NOTE: hours worked apply to benefits at the upcoming year’s festival.

NOTE: hours worked apply to benefits at the upcoming year’s festival.

Requesting a crew transfer

Team building is important to us, so before requesting a transfer we ask that you give your current crew your best effort. That said, we do recognize that for a variety of reasons, sometimes a crew isn’t the right fit. If you’re interested in a crew transfer for 2022, fill out the Transfer Application Form here. As always, we prioritize folks who due to crew changes need a new crew and can’t always accommodate all other transfer requests.

Previous applicants

(who have not yet been placed on a volunteer crew, both regular and apprentice)

We were not able to carry your applications into our new database, so if you have previously applied we will need you to reapply in our new system here.

  • All returning volunteers must commit to volunteering by February 28. After that, we’ll begin placing new volunteers on crews, likely in late March/early April.
Kin Pass

Kin Pass applications will open in April.

Refund Request

You can request a refund by filling out the application form HERE.