Sign Up to Volunteer!


Volunteer Registration will open May 24th, 2017 at 7:00 PM est

 

How to Register:

  • Our online volunteer registration is on a first-come, first-served basis
  • You can only choose ONE activity, so pick your favourite, because duplicate registrations will be cancelled
  • Read through the duties and requirements of the activity carefully to ensure you can meet all expectations
  • Click on the “CLICK HERE TO REGISTER” link that appears under the name of the area that you want to volunteer in; this will open your online application
  • Once your online application opens, click on the ‘REGISTER NOW’ button located at the top right of the page, above the RBC Bluesfest banner (Please Note: This button will not appear if the activity is full or closed)
  • To ensure that you don’t have any registration errors, please fill out your information carefully
  • While selecting your shifts, make sure you meet the shift minimum for your area (in most cases, this is 5 shifts)
  • Once you have successfully registered, you will receive an auto-confirmation email from your Area Leader with your confirmation number and agenda

 

Requirements for ALL our volunteers:

  • meet the shift minimum for your area (in most cases, this is 5 shifts)
  • comply with our Volunteer Code of Conduct
  • have a positive approach to customer service
  • desire to contribute to, and be part of the festival
  • thrive in a fast-paced and dynamic environment
  • treat patrons, performers and other volunteers with professionalism & courtesy

 

Youth-Specific Requirements:

  • must be 15 years of age or older by July 6, 2017
  • must bring your completed Parental Permission Form to Volunteer Check-In on your first shift
  • youth volunteers are accepted in the following areas: 50/50 Raffle, Alternates, Bead Tent, Bike Park, Envirodish, Gates, Green Team, Info Booth, Island Ambassadors, Merch Tent, Outdoor Blues Café, Promo Crew and Silent Auction
  • For more youth-specific info, including important information about volunteering, check out our Youth page!

Have Questions?  Check out our FAQ’s HERE

 

50-50 Raffle
Youth are welcome in this area.
Are you passionate about raising money for a great cause? If so, join our 50/50 Raffle team, where you’ll be promoting our nightly 50/50 draw, while raising money for our Blues in the Schools charity.

 

Admin Office
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.

 

Alternates
Youth are welcome in this area.
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.

 

Bead Tent
Youth are welcome in this area.

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, which support our Blues in the Schools charity.

 

Beer Tents (Coors Light)
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!

 

Bike Park
Youth are welcome in this area.
People biking to the festival need a safe and convenient place to leave their bicycle, and Bike Park is that place. For over 10 years, RBC Bluesfest and Citizens for Safe Cycling (www.BikeOttawa.ca) have partnered to provide a top-notch valet bike parking service that is fast, convenient, supervised, and free!

 

Box Office (Ticket Services & Will-Call)
Are you exceptionally organized in the face of chaos? Do you like making sure that the show goes on? If so, then Box Office is just the ticket!

 

NEW ROLE – Box Office Cashless Registration
Be part of our team that helps patrons load cash onto their RFID cards and wristbands!

 

Cash & ID
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 and ensure our festival-goers get their tasty adult beverages in a quick & orderly manner.

Casino Lac-Leamy Suites
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.

Acura VIP Club
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.

 

Coors Banquet Saloon 
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.

 

Envirodish
Youth are welcome in this area.

Do you have a real passion for the environment? If so, join our Envirodish team where you’ll be washing & drying your way to saving over 30,000 plates in Volunteer Village from a landfill.

 

Gates
Youth are welcome in this area.

Are you a leader? Would you like to be on the frontlines 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!

 

Green Team
Youth are welcome in this area.

Are you passionate about the environment? Does saving the planet warm your heart and fill your soul? If so, join our energetic Green Team and assist with RBC Bluesfest’s environmental policies & greening initiatives to keep the festival clean and the people breathing easy.

Honda Big Chill
Is luxury your thing? Are you the go-to person for the latest trends and niftiest amenities? Do you give the cucumber a leisurely saunter for his money? If so, you could fit in icely in the Honda Big Chill—the coolest place at RBC Bluesfest.

 

Info Booth
Youth are welcome in this area.

Do you have an answer for everything? Do you want to be a festival guru? If so, join our Info Booth team and help our festival-goers with any and all of their questions, quandaries, comments, & concerns.

 

Inventory Control
Do you have a mind like a steel trap? Are you efficient and punctual? If you’re 18 years of age or older, join our Inventory Control team and help keep the festival running in tip-top shape by managing & delivering supplies to areas in need.

 

Island Ambassadors
Youth are welcome in this area.
Are you super-organized and highly helpful? If so, join the Island Ambassadors team and help run the central hub for all things volunteer. Provide information, answer questions, take bags, and our volunteers are sure to succeed.

 

Merch Tent
Youth are welcome in this area.
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.

 

Metropolitain VIP Zone (formerly Gold Circle)
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.

 

Outdoor Blues Café
Youth are welcome in this area.
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.

 

 

Silent Auction
Youth are welcome in this area.
Do auctions thrill you? Do you have a real passion for fundraising and helping support a great cause? If so, join the Silent Auction team where you’ll get to help set up the auction displays, drum up bidders, and help with the bidding, all while raising money for our Blues in the Schools charity.

The Winery & Main Bowl Bacardi Rum Hut
Does your mouth water for merlot and pine for pinot? Do handmade spirits raise your spirits? If you’re 18 years of age or older, join The Winery team! You’ll be helping stock, serve and sell the fine wines and potent potables RBC Bluesfest has to offer at various locations across the festival.

Volunteer Check-In
Are you a great greeter and a champion for the volunteers? If so, join the team at Volunteer Check-In and make sure our festival volunteers get hooked up with everything they need to succeed.