The festival would not be possible without the generous time and skills offered by our volunteers. We are always looking for people who want to help! If you are interested in making the Midsummer festival a success, we are very grateful for your time. Four hours of volunteering will get you a day pass, 12 hours will get you a weekend pass, and at 24 hours you will be given a weekend pass with meals provided. Unfortunately, camping is not provided for our volunteers; however a camping pass is only $10 per person and $20 per vehicle. View Campgrounds and Accommodations.
The Midsummer Music Festival is 100% volunteer-powered! We bring together over 300 volunteers to create the festival magic and we would love for you to join our team!
- 4 hours = day pass (same day)
- 12 hours = free weekend pass
- 24 hours = weekend pass + delicious meals
If you would like to contribute hours that will go towards a pass, you can assist in pre-festival set-up and post-festival cleanup! Volunteers help prepare the grounds - this involves various tasks that include setting up stages, organizing the grounds, and anything else that needs to get done. Carpentry skills a definite asset.
2017 WORK BEE DATES:
Pre-festival: Saturday June 10th, 17th & 24th.
Post-festival: Monday July 3rd.
For more information on volunteering for the Smithers Midsummer Festival 2017, please send an email to Emily at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can either fill out the electronic form below or you are welcome to pick up an application form at Mountain Eagle Books in downtown Smithers.
Volunteer Area Descriptions
Children's Area: We are looking for a fun facilitator for kids! Activities will include crafts, tie-dye, face painting, the famous maze, etc.
Environment: Let's keep the grounds clean. Help keep the recycling system flowing, so the grass can keep growing!
First Aid: Valid Level 3 First Aid holders only, please. We want to ensure everyone stays safe and can get help in case of accidents.
Festival Host: Hosting a fun, family friendly festival and getting everyone excited! Tending to public relations, informing festival guests of events, stage information, activities, rules, and amenities. Helping to connect emergency personnel when needed, as well as monitoring passes. *Pre-festival training to review security protocols and emergency procedures manual. Position requires the ability to be firm, yet friendly. You must be 20 years of age or older.
Gate: Welcome festival guests, collect admission and camping fees, direct traffic, distribute programs, answer general queries, and monitor ID and festival passes. *Some pre-festival training may be required. Cashier experience an asset.
Grounds: Assist in pre-festival set-up and post-festival cleanup. Carpentry skills and independent work abilities are definite assets.
Hospitality Service: Join the kitchen team in providing nourishment to performers, staff, and the 24-hour volunteers. * Pre-festival training may be required.
Instrument Lockup: Protect the tunes! Provide responsible handling and secure storage of performer’s instruments and equipment.
Merchandise: Selling beautiful Smithers Midsummer Music Festival shirts as well as the performers’ merchandise. Experience in sales and handling cash an asset.
Stage: Assisting production staff in staging the music equipment for the bands. Position requires experience with sound equipment, lighting, stage management, etc.
Volunteer Centre: Volunteer drop-in center. Ensure volunteers rotate where needed. Offer information to performers, staff, and festival guests.