Sign Up to Volunteer!


Volunteer Registration is now open, spots still available!

May 26th Update
Limited youth positions available in Merch Tent, Outdoor Blues Cafe and Silent Auction!
 
Many areas are still looking for volunteers including: Acura VIP Club, Alternates, Bike Park, Casino Lac Leamy Suites, Coors Banquet Saloon, Cash & ID, Coors Light Beer Tents, Envirodish, Gates, Green Team, Metropolitain VIP Zone, and The Winery (Bacardi Rum Hut and Wine Carts)


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 (e.g. walking, speaking to the public, lifting and/or carrying, etc.);
  • 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 more questions? Check out our FAQs HERE!


50-50 Raffle

Youth are welcome in this area.
Click HERE to Register!
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.
Click HERE to Register!


Acura VIP Club – 18+
Click HERE to Register!

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.


Admin Office – 18+
Click HERE to Register!

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.
Click HERE to Register!
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.
Click HERE to Register!

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.


Beer Tents (Coors Light) – 18+

Click HERE to Register!
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.
Click HERE to Register!
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 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) – 18+

Click HERE to Register!

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!


Box Office (Cashless Registration) – 18+
This team is privately recruited and currently not accepting applications

Be part of our team that helps patrons load cash onto their RFID cards and wristbands!


Cash & ID – 18+

Click HERE to Register!
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 – 18+
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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.


Coors Banquet Saloon – 18+
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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.
Click HERE to Register!

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.
Click HERE to Register!

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!


Green Team

Youth are welcome in this area.
Click HERE to Register!

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.


Honda Big Chill – 18+

Click HERE to Register!

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.
Click HERE to Register!

Do you have an answer for everything and a need to help those who don’t? 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 – 18+
Click HERE to Register!
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.
Click HERE to Register!
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.
Click HERE to Register!
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) – 18+

Click HERE to Register!
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.
Click HERE to Register!
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.


Promo Crew
Youth are welcome in this area.
Click HERE to Register!
Are you a social person? Do you enjoy chatting with people, and can create fun where ever 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 2017!


Silent Auction

Youth are welcome in this area.
Click HERE to Register!

Do auctions thrill you? Do you have a real passion for fundraising and helping support a great cause? 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 (19+) & Bacardi Rum Hut/Wine Carts (21+)
Click HERE to Register!

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.


Volunteer Check-In – 18+
This team is privately recruited and currently not accepting applications

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.