Please note – some of these roles are subject to change.
This team of volunteers will assist in the accreditation of event personnel at all levels. Volunteers will need to be friendly and knowledgeable about the event and its procedures. Knowledge of the City of Vancouver will be an asset in assisting out-of-town VIPs.
This team of volunteers will ensure personnel access to restricted areas and will maintain crowd control and flow where necessary. Volunteers will direct the public to their access points and will require excellent knowledge of the event and its procedures. Volunteers in this area will need good communication skills, be friendly, able-bodied and willing to assist behind the scenes. Please note: many of these positions are outdoors.
These volunteers are event ambassadors for out-of-town arrivals and provide assistance with event and transportation options. Some volunteers will be posted in hotel lobbies to provide the same assistance. Volunteers in this area will need to have a good understanding of the event and what is being offered to out-of-town guests. These volunteers should enjoy talking to people, should be good problem-solvers and should be knowledgeable about the City of Vancouver.
This team of volunteers will lend support to various departments requiring assistance. Volunteers should be friendly, have flexible schedules and be willing to help out wherever necessary. If you like a job with variety, this is the role for you.
This team of volunteers will assist in the smooth operations for various events during festival week including: TELUS Street Festival, Fan Zone fest and other Festival activities. Volunteers in this area enjoy crowds and are comfortable in a party atmosphere, have good communication skills, are friendly and are willing to assist where necessary. Please note: some positions will be located outdoors.
This team of volunteers will assist in various hospitality functions including welcoming sponsors, VIPs and guests to various social events such as gala dinners, receptions and hospitality suites. Each function will have its own unique requirements. Volunteers in this area will need to be well-groomed, polite, friendly and willing to assist wherever necessary. These are evening assignments that typically run in the evening.
This team of volunteers will assist in the staging and execution of the parade and will assist in the dispersing of parade participants in addition to managing the crowd along the parade route. Volunteers for this team should be friendly, outgoing, safety-oriented and take direction easily. This is a family event. This assignment runs on Saturday, November 29, 2014.
This team of volunteers will assist in site preparation and maintenance at various venues throughout the festival and will work primarily behind the scenes. Volunteers in this area must be able-bodied, enjoy a flexible work environment, working behind the scenes producing various events and be friendly and willing to assist where necessary. Please note: this is an outdoor position.
This team of volunteers will offer support to event personnel as they transport people and equipment between the various venues and shuttle routes as required. Volunteers in this department are required to be at least 21 years of age, provide a drivers abstract and have a full license (no Class 7 novice (N) licenses). In this department, we need drivers in addition to general assistance. Volunteers in this area must be punctual, have knowledge of the city and be friendly, patient and willing to assist where necessary.
This team of volunteers will support event staff and the volunteer team by providing them with office-related support, including staffing the volunteer lounge and assisting with food distribution. Experience in telephone answering and information distribution is a valuable skill for this department. Volunteers should be friendly, helpful and have a good sense of humour