Volunteer with Us!

Want to get involved?

Do you have creative ideas? 

Do you enjoy working on your community? 

Are you a great leader or team player? 

If you are looking for a meaningful involvement as a volunteer in support of the arts, the Festival has lots of fun opportunities. 

All Hands on Deck!

River Arts Festival seeks extra volunteers from October through until the end of  the Festival. These duties may include event set up, greeting guests, taking tickets or donations, and distributing event evaluations while attending fun creative events for free!  

Volunteer Positions

Greeters & Collectors 

Volunteers are needed to be kind faces at the entrance to each event to welcome guests, offer our Festival Guide, and collect donations/check guest lists.  Quite a number of our events are admission by donation, and only a small few are ticketed. During each event, we distribute a survey, to help us learn about our audience, and their opinion of our events. Volunteers would help hand out surveys & writing utensils and collect everything at the end of the event. 

Donations and surveys will be collected from volunteers by an event supervisor.


Movers & Shakers 

Many of our events require some helping hands to set things up and tear things down. There is very little heavy lifting. Mostly moving tables and chairs to and from their original places. With many hands, cleans up can be very quick. Please note, that movers and shakers are required to arrive 90 minutes early to events to help set up, and are required to stay no more than an hour after events to help tear down.


History Makers 

Every year we look for local photographers to help capture our events, for those who missed out and for future event promotion. All photography credits are given to the artist and we link to your business pages and websites wherever possible. This is a great opportunity for those looking to build portfolios.

Students requiring volunteer hours are welcome.


The best way to get involved, is to have a look at our event schedule, at www.riverartsfestival.ca/schedule and plan out your festival experience. 


Consider which events you'd like to relax and attend and which events you think you could do a little of both. Follow up with us regarding which dates you'd like to volunteer, and the hours you are available if applicable. 

We welcome any help, big or small, and would love to have you on board as a volunteer. 


To register as a volunteer, or for more information, email info@riverartsfestival.ca