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Volunteer

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!

Currently, we are seeking help in the following areas:

  • Festival Host
  • Grounds
  • Hospitality
  • Stage
  • Children’s Area
  • Gate
  • Environment

Volunteer Passes & Perks

4 hours of volunteer work = day pass (same day)

12 hours of volunteer work = free weekend pass

24 hours of volunteer work = weekend pass + delicious meals

WorkBee

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, clean up, and anything else that needs to get done. Carpentry skills are a definite asset.

If you would like to attend any of our work bees, please join us at the BVFMS building on the below dates:

2022 Work Bee Dates:
Festival prep: June 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th, 28th-30th
Festival take down: July 4th

Where: The BVFMS Building – located at the Bulkley Valley Fairgrounds.
2701 Pacific Avenue, Smithers, BC V0J 2NO
Time: 10am to 5pm

Lunch is provided!

Apply Now or Contact us

Please complete an electronic form here >> 

If you would like more information on volunteering for the Smithers Midsummer Festival or to ask us questions, 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.

Hospitality

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.

Environment

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

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

First Aid

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

Stage

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

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.

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.