September 2017


Twitter: VancouverFringe



Since performers collect 100% of the base ticket price (the advertised price of $14 includes fees and taxes), volunteers are the lifeblood of the Vancouver Fringe Festival. Each year, nearly 600 people from all walks of life take on volunteer roles from helping set up venues, to answering artists’ and audience members’ questions, to serving drinks at the Fringe Bar, to selling tickets, to ushering. We have a very small number of permanent staff, so the Fringe couldn’t exist without volunteers like you!

Welcome to the Volunteer Page!

Welcome to the Vancouver Fringe Festival! We are excited for another fabulous year of ‘Theatre for Everyone’. This year the Vancouver Fringe runs from September 7 – 17.

We are now accepting volunteer applications to the 2017 Vancouver Fringe Festival!  Thank you for your interest in volunteering with us! You must fill in our Volunteer Application before you can create your schedule. Please make sure you fill/update all your information fully!

You can now select shifts based on your interests and availability! Please take a look at our Volunteer Positions before you sign up to make sure the position you want is a good fit for you.

Please note: shift selection is on a first come, first served basis. If you wish to volunteer with someone else, you will have to select your schedule at the same time.

Step-by-Step Instructions – Signing Up for Shifts

  1. Log in to Better Impact through your MyVolunteerPage account, using the same username and the password that you used when you filled out your Fringe volunteer application.
  2. Once on your profile, click on the Opportunities tab.
  3. On the Opportunities page, all of the available shifts for the Fringe will be available under a category titled Vancouver Fringe Festival.
  4. All shifts are arranged by Subheadings–simply click on the subheading depending on what you are interested in (Info Centre, Box Office, Fringe Bar, etc).
  5. Click on the position you want (we suggest you right click so it opens in a new window) and click on the Sign Up box for each shift that you want to volunteer for. Don’t forget to press Save!
  6. Just like in previous years, the Vollie Team will contact you after you sign up for shifts to confirm your volunteer schedule with you!

** If you are having trouble selecting shifts, click here for a Step-by-Step instructional video!

For those of you with smart phones, you can manage your account through the mobile site.

Step by Step Instructions – Volunteer Application

  1. To sign up, please click here.
  2. If you already have a Better Impact account, please go ahead and log in. You will be redirected to the Vancouver Fringe Festival application.
  3. If you don’t have a Better Impact account, please create an account here. You will be redirected to the Vancouver Fringe Festival application form.
  4. Once on the home page, please read our Terms and Conditions fully
  5. Scroll down to Qualifications and update them using the drop down menu
  6. Update ALL your Qualifications. Be honest! This will help you find the best volunteer shifts where you will feel safe and comfortable. We want you to have fun!
  7. Read about the different Volunteer Positions we have available
  8. Continue to scroll down until you reach General Info.
  9. Please fill in/update all your information fully

When selecting shifts, choose only the positions you want and are available to do! For most volunteers a minimum of 16 hours is required. For Venue Captains and Crew Chiefs, a minimum of 8 shifts (usually 28-32 hours) is required.



Our Sponsors

Huge thanks to Shear Comfort for their indispensable support for the 2015 Festival Volunteer Program!