Want to be a Volunteer?
It takes thousands of volunteers every year to help make Folkfest a success! Volunteers are the heart and soul of Folkfest.
We need your support to make the 2023 festival a success!
Immerse yourself in Saskatoon’s culture scene by volunteering.
Volunteering for Folkfest is a great way to meet new people, celebrate diversity, and have a memorable and rewarding summer.
Explore your own culture or a new one, all are welcome!
Folkfest 2023 | Connecting Communities will take place on August 17th, 18th, and 19th.
Volunteer shifts are also available on the 16th and 20th to assist with set up and take down.
If you are interested in volunteering, please fill out our ONLINE VOLUNTEER FORM!
Check out our 2023 Volunteer Roles!
Table Turnover: Volunteers will help bus and sanitize tables; great if you love working with and meeting new people and enjoy a moderate to fast pace.
Scanning & Wristbands: Volunteers will scan in QR codes, provide wristbands and check for patron wristbands at pavilion entrances; great if you are tech savvy, have access to a smartphone and enjoy a fast paced environment. Mandatory Training session and familiarity with technology required.
People Flow: Volunteers will help guide patrons to pavilions, bus stops, and bathrooms; great if you enjoy being on your feet and guiding people.
Traffic Control: Volunteers will help guide patrons and VIPs to bus and parking areas outdoors and direct the flow of traffic; great if you enjoy being outside, guiding people and being on your feet.
Volunteer Check-in: Volunteers will sign-in fellow volunteers, direct them to their area and assist in People Flow as necessary; great if you like interacting with new people and enjoy organizational tasks.
Cultural Activity Station: Volunteers will assist with hands-on activities; great if you love interacting with new people, enjoy a high-energy crowd and enjoy artistic activities.
Bus Tour Guide: Volunteers will answer patron’s questions and provide information while riding a Folkfest route; great if you like interacting with others, and learning more about Folkfest. Mandatory training session required.
Floaters: The perfect position for volunteers happy doing almost any task and comfortable changing areas and may work indoors or outdoors; great if you enjoy flexibility and mobility.
Set Up: Volunteers will help with setting up equipment as well as creating and hanging signage and other organizational tasks; great if you can lift 50+lbs and enjoy organizing in an even-paced environment. Will include moderate lifting.
Take Down: Volunteers will help by taking down equipment and other organizational tasks; great if you can lift 50+lbs and enjoy organizing in an even-paced environment. Will include moderate lifting.
Food Service: Volunteers will help serve food to patrons and act as a cashier; great if you enjoy exploring culturally diverse food while working as a cashier in a fast-paced environment.
ePassport Sales: Volunteers will assist patrons with ePassport sales using a smartdevice, handle cash, debit and credit transactions and provide festival information to patrons; great if you are tech savy and enjoy a fast-paced environment. Mandatory training session & proficiency with money-handling and technology required.
Alcohol Service: Volunteers will serve alcoholic beverages to patrons who they have ID’d; great if you are comfortable working with alcohol and love working in a fast-paced environment where you meet new people. Must be 19+.