Volunteers are an essential part of making all of our events as successful as they are. Helping hands get things done, half the effort, twice the fun!
In addition to meeting and working with a great bunch of folks and the rewarding feeling of helping out, being a volunteer comes with no shortage of benefits and perks.
For starters – with 8 hours of volunteer service, society members will gain absolutely free access to our festival, always held the third weekend in August. This includes camping, access to amenities, exclusive food line access, and more!
And to wrap up the festival weekend, volunteers are invited to join us for our always delicious catered Volunteer Appreciation Supper! Volunteers have discounted access to Northern Lights events throughout the year – concerts, dances and fun times like member potlucks, jam sessions, and more!
All Northern Lights Society Volunteers are required to purchase a $10 annual membership to our society to benefit from these year-around exciting offers.
Camp and Festival Volunteer Activities
Interested in volunteering? We have many opportunities fit for any age or skill level! Did you know that volunteering is an essential part of your resume? Not only does it help with building essential skills for the future, but it also makes employers see the value you have in giving back to your community! Volunteer with our festival and give back to Saskatchewan!
Volunteer Services: Help us help the volunteers! Fun way to make friends!
Security: Assist the paid Security, check armbands at the Festival, watch for ne’er-do-wells and be the face of the festival!
Hospitality: Work backstage to prepare and serve good food and snacks for the Entertainers and Festival Supports! Rub shoulders with the best of them!
Greeters: Join us in welcoming everyone to the festival; we have musical greeters too!
General Store: Work in the General Store selling festival and band merchandise. Who knows, you may get a free t-shirt yourself!
Gate: Be the front line of service that processes guests as they arrive on site, arm banding, hugging (standard practice!), answering questions, and watch the folks roll in!
Enviro: We have a reputation for extremely clean patrons, but somebody has to empty the garbage and recycling. A respected duty.
Biffy Patrol: Keep the bathrooms stocked and tidy.
Drivers: Help us provide transportation for our musicians, have a mini-van, we will fill it! Don’t have wheels but love to drive? We will rent so you can chauffeur!
Parking: Lead Campers to good practices as they park their RVs and Trailers.
People Movers: Drive the super-quad and trailer that gets people around the site. Yes, there are signs for the stops!
Children’s Area: Foster the next generation of musicians and music lovers! Looks great on a resume!
Signage: Signs, Signs, Everywhere Signs. We want ’em up and legible. You will have a hammer. In the morning. All over this land.
Site Logistics: Be part of the set up or tear down crew, put in your volunteer time before or after the Festival and Music Camp.
Interested in making an impact on our festival? Interested in honing a career skill set? Networking with industry professionals?
WHY NOT JOIN our Year Round Volunteer Committees or Festival Committees such as:
Year round committees include:
- Jack Millikin
- Music Camp
- Bluegrass Blast
Just have a few days a year to spare? All good! Check out our year-round volunteer opportunities:
- Event attendees to manage the promo table (free event tickets!)
- Jack Millikin committee member (free day pass!)
- Poster crew (free day pass!)
- Roots (Underground Café) door volunteers (free music!)
- Blog writers (free weekend pass!)
- Swag team (free day pass!)
We have vacant Year Round Committee Positions including:
- Bluegrass Blast & Education
If you’re interested in joining our year round committees volunteer team or for more information on becoming a volunteer, don’t hesitate to email us at VOLUNTEERS@NORTHERNLIGHTSBLUEGRASS.CA