Our 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!

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


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, painting, organizing the grounds, clean up, and anything else that needs to get done. Carpentry skills are a definite asset. * Please wear clothing that you don’t mind getting dirty *

If you would like to attend any of our workbees, please join us at the Bulkley Valley Folk Music Society building on the below dates:

2024 Work Bee Dates:
Festival prep: June 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th
Festival setup: July 3rd-5th
Festival take down: July 8th

10am to 5pm

The BVFMS Building – located at the Bulkley Valley Fairgrounds.
2701 Pacific Avenue, Smithers, BC V0J 2NO

Drive into the fairgrounds, keep left. You will see a small red wood building past some trees on the right side: that is the Bulkley Valley Folk Music Society building. 

Apply Now / Contact us

Please complete the 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 Kaileigh 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.

Instrument Lockup

  • Protect the tunes and the tools!
  • Provide responsible handling and secure storage of instruments and equipment.

Volunteer Center

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

First Aid

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

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.


  • Join the kitchen team in providing nourishment to performers, staff, and volunteers. 
  • *Pre-festival training may be required.


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

Shuttle Driver

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


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


  • 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.