The Volunteer Team Behind Bluesfest
(and CityFolk)

Have a special skill?

We are as excited as you to start welcoming new volunteers for this year’s festival!

**Note: This is private/specialized recruitment; Public/General registration is HERE🤘

Let the weather be the only surprise this season! ☀️💨🌦 Please carefully read each job description that fits your skillset to see the job expectations and requirements. Click the corresponding linked Google Form to submit your application.

Applicants will only be contacted if they are accepted – we recommend you apply to a publicly recruited team while you’re waiting for your acceptance.

Volunteer Support (14-17)(18+)

If you’re a team-player, ready to create a welcoming and comfortable environment for other enthusiastic volunteers, and prepared to be the first-point of contact for hundreds of volunteers, check out our Volunteer Support department!

The goal of this department is to support the rest of our awesome volunteer teams and ensure they have all the tools and resources they need to succeed onsite, whatever their assigned tasks and responsibilities may be!

Photography (18+)

The volunteer photo team focuses on photographing extraordinary folk volunteers as they work
and enjoy the festival. Combining photography with some videography, this team captures
volunteers in their element to find their most memorable moments, their favourite festival
experiences, and the magic of why they keep coming back to volunteer.

Click HERE to read this Opportunity’s full job description.

Click HERE to apply.


Seeing hundreds of people a day means that CityFolk is among Ottawa’s biggest and most anticipated music festivals! Because the festival is such a huge operation that requires a lot of collaboration and teamwork, our Festival Operations department is an essential team in keeping the festival running smoothly.

If you’re ready to be part of the festival’s backbone and do some heavy lifting, both literally and figuratively, come join the department that all other departments depend on: Festival Operations!

signage (14-17)(18+)

The signage crew is a small but important group of volunteers that do mostly pre- and
post-festival work in placing and taking down signage throughout the festival grounds.

Click HERE to read this Opportunity’s full job description.

Click HERE to apply.


Our Fundraising team has a real drive for raising money for our “What’s in the Song” and “Folk in the Schools” program.

The Fundraising volunteers are responsible for assisting the festival’s established fundraising objectives.

Silent Auction (14+)

The Silent Auction area monitors bids on festival memorabilia, and various other donated items. Proceeds from the Silent Auction support the CItyFolk “Folk in the Schools” and “What’s in the Song” music initiatives.

Click HERE to read this Opportunity’s full job description.

Click HERE to apply.

The Volunteer Team Behind Bluesfest