Volunteer Orientation


Thank you for volunteering at RBC Bluesfest 2017! The festival is almost upon us, so we KNOW that you’ve got a million of questions and are eager to meet your Area Leader and fellow volunteers. Lucky for you, we’ve got you covered!

Below, we have a breakdown of when the different areas are having their orientation sessions, a breakdown of what to expect at YOUR session, as well as a list of FAQs that we get regarding volunteer orientation. Regardless of when your session is scheduled for, you’ll be meeting at LeBreton Flats at the Blacksheep Stage.

*Please come prepared for the weather, our orientation location can be very warm if it’s a sunny day. Bring a hat and some water! Alternatively, if it’s raining bring a rain coat, orientation happens rain or shine!


CLICK HERE for printable PDF of Orientation Schedule 2017







How do I know when my Volunteer Orientation session is?

Look for your Area in the lists above! Also, you were sent a copy of your Agenda; this Agenda had the date of your orientation session.

Are there any rain dates?

No, there aren’t any rain dates for the orientation sessions—they will happen rain or shine!

What happens during the Volunteer Orientation sessions?

The sessions start with a Welcome & Introduction by Volunteer Services and then you’ll meet with your Area Leader for the group Site Walk.

Do I have to attend the Orientation session?

We highly recommend you attend one of these sessions to ensure that you know exactly what the expectations of the position are, get a tour of the festival grounds (which changes every year), see all the important volunteer areas and find out what other changes have happened.

If you cannot attend, please email your Area Leader to let them know that you won’t be there.

Where is this happening?

Everyone will meet at LeBreton Flats, at the Blacksheep Stage behind the Canadian War Museum. Subsequent training will happen on-site and  in the War Museum.

Who should come to this orientation?

Whether you’re a rookie or an experienced veteran at RBC Bluesfest, everyone on the volunteer team is strongly encouraged to attend.

Is there anything else I should know?

Please aim to be here 15 minutes early. The training should take approximately 2 hours, so please plan accordingly.