VOLUNTEER CREW POSITIONS
Help out the Main Office staff with coordinating logistics, answering questions, and running errands.
Set up and tear down venue site and equipment. Maintain a safe and friendly environment for our patrons and performers after the Main Stage has finished at night.
Attend to basic hospitality needs for performers and volunteers in the backstage area, and provide festival information for performers. We look for people with a friendly attitude, who are comfortable working in a kitchen, and who can help our backstage guests feel welcome.
Safely store performers’ instruments and personal items backstage. This team needs people who are dependable and have the physical strength to assist with equipment.
Stocking and maintain the Festival Beer Garden. Deliver beer to site, sell beverage tickets, pour beverages, serve and clear tables. All members of this crew must be 19 years or older.
This crew operates in each camping field of the festival providing information and assistance to the campers in each field.
Monitor the entry and exit points to Downtown, checking for festival wristbands, banned substances, dangerous materials and valid ID, where needed. These volunteers must be friendly yet assertive, and committed to promoting Ness Creek policies.
Create a safe and fun environment for our younger festival-goers and their caregivers with face-painting, costumes, and crafts. Assist workshop leaders, engage kids and families, and help create our festival’s perennial favourite, the Sunday Children’s Parade.
Contribute to a warm and engaging atmosphere, as you help our pot-lucking guests to create delicious, communal meals. Assist with proper food preparation, clean-up and storage of food throughout the festival weekend.
Mentor and supervise participants of Creek Week, an on-site youth program that carries out festival site preparation and forest management during the week before the festival. Volunteers remove dangerous trees, split wood, move bush, paint, plant trees and flowers, and make signs.
DRUM & DANCE CIRCLE
Assist coordinator in creating a welcoming, safe environment for performers and participants to explore rhythm and movement through a variety of cultural lenses. This team is responsible for set-up and tear-down, working with artists, and ensuring that events run smoothly.
Stock, spot-clean and monitor outhouses throughout the festival weekend. As an Enviro team member you’ll enjoy some of the best volunteer hours of the festival, so you won’t miss any of the action.
Provide basic and emergency first aid. Volunteers must be friendly, confident, and able to work in a fast-paced environment. Current CPR and first aid is required.
Care for our permaculture demonstration site, the Ness Creek Forest Garden, during the festival. Maintain the garden and compost, and conduct tours that teach festival attendees about various aspects of the forest garden.
Welcome patrons to the site as they arrive. Collect tickets, sell day-passes and provide festival attendees with wristbands.
GREEN DREAM TEAM
If you have a passion for sustaining the environment, this is your chance to make a difference at Ness Creek! Promote environmental awareness and ensure the festival site remains clean by distributing bins, de-littering the site, and collecting recycling, garbage and compost.
GUEST SERVICES/INFORMATION BOOTH
These crews need sociable folks who are familiar with Ness Creek, can remain calm under pressure, and have customer service and problem-solving abilities to be great ambassadors for the Festival. Greet and register performers and sponsors, and answer questions of all attendees.
HANDY-MAN SITE CREW
Conduct site maintenance throughout the festival weekend. This team operates mostly on call and responds when something needs to be fixed or transported.
Sell merchandise for performers as well as Ness Creek Music Festival. If you are outgoing, with great customer service skills and a friendly demeanour, and are comfortable handling cash, you are who we’re looking for!
PRE/POST-FESTIVAL SITE CREW
Set up and tear down the Ness Creek Music Festival site. This team needs people who are able to lift heavy objects and who carry out physical labour. Pre- and post-festival volunteers must commit 32 hours.
RAFFLE AND SURVEY
Gather survey data from festival attendees, sell raffle tickets and collect money. These crew members must have a commitment to fundraising for the festival, an outgoing personality and cash handling experience.
If you’re up for anything, and willing to help, this crew offers a great way to get an overall sense of Ness Creek behind the scenes. Lend a hand when and where needed throughout the festival site, and adapt to the skills required for each position.
Promote a safe and happy Ness for all using prevention, harm reduction, and education; work with security and first aid team, and promote our policies. Friendly yet assertive, team members are comfortable being on their feet, and are preferably experienced in first aid/harm reduction.
Help facilitate safe rides for festival goers by managing the line-ups for the buses, monitoring the passengers while en route, or driving vehicles to and from various areas near the festival site.
Set up and tear down all sound equipment for the Main Stage and assist in running performances. We’re looking for team players who have an intermediate knowledge of stage and sound equipment and the physical strength to work this crew.
THE VILLAGE FOR ECOLOGICAL AND SOCIAL JUSTICE
The Village is a place where environmental groups come together to showcase products, provide information & stimulate discussion. Create a welcoming and engaging area for people to share eco-friendly practices and products, assist in the set up and tear down of the village, work with the groups, and periodically check in to ensure things are going swimmingly.
TICKET SELLING CREW
This crew will be responsible for selling tickets for various items for sale at the festival site. Individuals with cash handling experience and a long history with the festival would be a great fit for this crew.
Welcome and register volunteers upon their arrival, and provide services to volunteers on site throughout the weekend.