Want to Volunteer?

Fill out the application here!

If you are interested in volunteering at the ArtsWells Festival please fill out the application form by clicking on the link above.

(If you are having trouble with the online form contact our volunteer coordinator to have them send one to you directly:  volunteer(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)imarts.com  Or call us 1-800-442-2787 or 250-994-3466.)

Last year all volunteer spots filled up by July so apply early!

Click here to view a description of all the positions available.

How we show our appreciation:

For 16 hours of volunteering, you get
– a festival pass
– a camping pass

For 20 hours of volunteering, you get
– a festival pass
– a camping pass
— and three free meals from the ArtsWells Kitchen

For 24 hours of volunteering, you get
– a festival pass
– a camping pass
— and full festival free meals from the ArtsWells Kitchen

All volunteers will receive a Welcome Package which will include their lanyard. This lanyard gets you into our Appreciation Party. Just another way we like to say ‘Thanks’!

Interested in doing more? We are always accepting new members for our Festival Crew.

Please contact us for more information.

ArtsWells Volunteer Meal Pass

Volunteers can enjoy all their meals throughout the weekend by purchasing a discounted ArtsWells Kitchen Meal Pass! The passes will be sold at a discount price according to the number of volunteer hours.

-16hr Volunteer Meal Pass $45
-20hr Volunteer Meal Pass $30

(24hr volunteers get the full-meal-deal)

*Available for purchase this spring- Limited number available

We need volunteers for:

– Set-up and tear-down before and after the festival
– The kitchen, for basic food prep and stamping tickets at the door
– The venues – door staff, and stage staff
– The bar and the concession stand
– The kids’ area
– Documentation – photographers and videographers
– Clean-up crew – for garbage and recycling
– Merch tent sales people
– And assistants for the IMA gallery, including people to help at the info desk and the box office

(job descriptions here)

 Comments From Past Volunteers:

“I had heaps of fun at the festival! I felt the volunteers were well treated.
The food was fantastic and I was grateful not to have to worry about it all weekend, I also really liked meeting everyone at meal times, it created unity and community.”
-Susan C.

“It was a wonderful experience volunteering for the ArtsWells Festival. The food, camping area and all the venues I worked at or checked out were fantastic. I’d like to thank you and all the other organizers for their part in a very memorable first time experience at ArtsWells.”
-Rio D.

“Thanks for the chance to work at the festival, I had a lot of fun and made many friends… See you next year!”
-Pierre J.

Photo by Chris Wagner


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