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The Midsummer Music Festival is 100% volunteer-powered! We bring together over 200 volunteers to create the magic and we would love for you to join our team!

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 Smithers Midsummer Festival a success, we would love for you to join the team!

*** ↓ Please scroll down for a full description of volunteer areas ↓ ***

4 hours = day pass (same day)
12 hours = free weekend pass
24 hours = weekend pass + delicious meals

Camping is not provided for our volunteers; a camping pass is $15 per person and $30 per vehicle. Read more about camping and grounds.

Work Bee

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 are a definite asset.

There’s also a lot of work to be done on Wednesday and Thursday pre-festival, with the last finishing touches getting done on Friday morning.

2020 Work Bee Dates:


Please contact our Grounds Coordinators:

Rob Goodine goodinerobert@gmail.com
Nick Thomas nicholas.thomas@gov.bc.ca

For more information on volunteering for the Smithers Midsummer Festival, please send an email to Emily at: volunteerbvfms@gmail.com.

Area Descriptions

Children’s Area

Hanging out with kids and ensuring a safe, fun environment. Activities include crafts, tie-dye, face painting, the famous maze, and more.


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 and the tools! Provide responsible handling and secure storage of performer’s instruments and equipment.


Keeping the grounds clean. Help keep the recycling system flowing, so the grass can keep growing!

Volunteer Centre

Help manage the volunteer drop-in center. Ensure volunteers rotate where needed. Offer information to performers, staff, and festival guests.

Shuttle Driver

Help drive the shuttle that gets performers to and from the festival grounds. *Valid driver’s license required.

First Aid

*Valid Level 3 First Aid holders only, please. We want to ensure everyone stays safe and can get the help they need.


Assisting production staff in staging the music equipment for the bands. *Position requires experience with sound equipment, lighting, and stage management.


Selling beautiful Smithers Midsummer Music Festival swag as well as the performers’ merchandise. *Experience in sales and handling cash an asset.

Festival/Camping Host

Tending to public relations, informing guests of events, stage information, activities, rules, and amenities. Monitoring passes and helping to connect emergency personnel when needed. Mandatory pre-festival training to review security protocols and emergency procedures. Position requires the ability to be firm, yet friendly.


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.

The 2021 Midsummer Music Festival has been postponed. Follow us on social media for updates.

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