Volunteer Registration is now open!
We can't wait for you to join us this summer!
YOUTH (15-17): We have spots that open up periodically in 50/50, Bead Tent, Bike Park & Merch Tent—so check back regularly!
ADULT (18+) There are many shifts to choose from in our beverage : Acura VIP Club, Bike Park, Cash & ID*, Casino Lac-Leamy Suites*, Coors Banquet Saloon*, Gates, and Honda Big Chill*
(*Smart Serve training is offered pre-festival. You will receive your Smart Serve certification for free upon passing the exam and completing your volunteer commitment with us at RBC Bluesfest 2018.)
***NEW! We’re currently looking for 18+ volunteers for our Volunteer Check-In! Please check out the job description below and click the link to register!
We have many different Areas that make up the festival and you can find a brief summary and job description of each below. Make sure to click on the title of the area to open the Job Description and PDF so you know exactly what each position requires.
Are you a social butterfly or experienced server looking to be up-close to the music while providing beverage service to our distinguished guests? If you’re 18 years of age or older, join the Acura VIP Club team where you’ll be setting up, serving, stocking, and smiling stage-side.
Have you always wanted to sit at the front desk of a major corporation? Do you have a knack for giving directions? If so, consider working in the Admin Office where you’ll be answering any and all manner of festival questions and helping our patrons navigate the RBC Bluesfest grounds.
Are you a jack-of-all trades, wearer-of-many-hats, or just enjoy trying your hand at different roles? If so, consider working with the team of Alternates where you’ll get to work all over the festival, pitching in wherever help is needed. You’ll also get to spend some quality time on Volunteer Island, working on your tan.
Do you love being out and about in the festival, interacting with people and enjoying the weather, all while supporting a great cause? If so, Bead Tent may be the role for you! You’ll get to traverse the festival grounds while selling our limited-edition Mardi Gras beads (as well as tickets for our brand-new Ferris Wheel!) both of which support our Blues in the Schools charity.
People biking to the festival want a safe and convenient place to leave their bicycle while they enjoy the Bluesfestivities, and Bike Park is that place. For over 10 years, RBC Bluesfest and Bike Ottawa (formerly Citizens for Safe Cycling, now www.BikeOttawa.ca) have partnered to provide a top-notch valet bike parking service that is fast, convenient, supervised, and FREE!
Do you have laser-quick ID-scanning eyes and a dead-on ability to count to 100? If you’re 18 years of age or older, join the team of Cashiers & ID’ers in the Beer Tents and ensure our festival-goers get their tasty adult beverages in a quick & orderly manner.
Do you have exceptional customer service skills and would like to be part of our premium festival experience? If you’re 18 years of age or older, join the Casino Lac-Leamy Suites team as a host or server, and help provide a memorable experience for our VIP guests in the heart of the festival.
Do you think beer and festivals go together like peanut butter and jelly? If you’re 18 years of age or older, join the Coors Banquet Saloon team where you’ll be working in the heart of the festival serving and selling some fine suds from the Molson Brewery to our thirsty customers.
Do you want to partake in one of our festival’s largest operations, slingin’ suds and other cool refreshments for our thirsty patrons? If you’re 18 years of age or older and are full of energy, then join the Beer Tent team and help us keep everyone hydrated and having fun!
To be a cashier in the Beer Tents please go to the Cash & ID Team.
Are you a leader? Would you like to be on the frontline of the festival experience? If so, join our Gates team and work as a gate monitor, road monitor or roving gate crew member and welcome our guests into this great festival!
For the Road Warriors position please see our Specialized Recruitment page.
Are you passionate about the environment? Does saving the planet warm your heart and fill your soul with carbon-free emissions? If so, join our energetic Green Team and assist in implementing RBC Bluesfest’s environmental policies & greening initiatives to keep the festival clean and the people breathing easy.
Do you own hundreds of band t-shirts? Do you have posters all over the walls and ceiling of your room? Do you just plain love band merch? If so, work in our Merch Tent where you can bring your passion to the fans and sell this year’s amazing crop of artist & festival merchandise.
Do you have great customer service and would like to be part of our premium festival experience? If you’re 18 years of age of older, join the VIP Zone team and help provide a distinguished experience for our guests, all while being part of the action next to the main stage.
Do you want to improve the lives and experiences of our massive volunteer team? Do you have a passion for food and serving? If so, join the Outdoor Blues Café team where you’ll be working on Volunteer Island helping prep the meals or serving our hungry volunteers.
Are you a social person? Do you enjoy chatting with people, and can create fun wherever you are? Well we’ve got the position for you! Linked with our Marketing and Promotions team, you can assist in several Promotional events over the course of June and July 2018!
Does your mouth water for Merlot? Do handmade spirits raise your spirits? If you’re 18 years of age or older, join The Winery team where you’ll be helping stock, serve and sell the fine wines and portable potent potables RBC Bluesfest has to offer at various locations across the festival.
Are you super-organized and highly helpful? If so, join the Volunteer Ambassadors & Bag Check team and help run the central hub for all things volunteer. With you providing information, answering questions, and taking bags, our volunteers are sure to succeed!