Why You Should Volunteer with Us This Summer

You’ve heard it said before – giving is better than receiving. With all the opportunities to volunteer around Vancouver, you might be scratching your head and asking which organization is the right fit for you. If you are reading this post – congratulations! You’ve already taken the first step by showing interest.  

Here are some reasons you may want to dedicate your time to volunteering with us in 2019.  

1. See a Wide Variety of Music

You may have already seen the list of performers on our festival guide.  If not, take a look! By volunteering you will get the chance to see shows and listen to great music. Some of the perks for volunteering include receiving 2 free tickets to select events and a festival rush pass that could get you in to a show you’re eager to see!

2. Be Part of an Iconic Summer Event  

By volunteering with us, you will be a part of one of Vancouver’s longest running music festivals. If you sometimes feel uncertain of your place in a bustling environment, having a responsibility can make you feel a part of something bigger than yourself. By volunteering, you can get in on the behind the scenes action of the festival, making others feel welcome and in turn feel a sense of fulfillment by your contribution.

3. Build Community Connections

Many of our lifetime volunteers will tell you that they love to volunteer with friends they’ve made at the festival over the years. As a volunteer, you will support a community of local artists and arts education. On top of that, volunteering is a way to make friends who share the same passion for music. You also get the opportunity to get to know other volunteers at the appreciation party that concludes the festival. The appreciation party is always a lively and memorable event!

4. Skills

Whether you’re looking to further develop pre-existing skills or start working on some new ones, we have a volunteer opportunity that can help you build professional, personal, and language skills. Throughout our history countless volunteers have used the skills they built at the festival to get jobs and advance their resume – with some even being hired on by us! Volunteering at the festival is also a great way to get hours to meet provincial high school credit requirements. 

If you are considering volunteering with us, we encourage you to take the next step by filling out our New Volunteer Application Form. You never know what you might discover about Vancouver’s vibrant music community!