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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 will be able to select the shifts that you want based on your preference and availability in mid July.

Please note that 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. We will let you know when the shifts are ready to go!

Step by Step Instructions

  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

Our volunteer shifts will be ready in mid-July.

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.

Other Opportunities at Fringe


We are currently recruiting for the volunteer position: Volunteer Team Leader! Reporting to the Audience Services Manager, Volunteer Team Leaders assist in recruitment, scheduling, training, and supervision of over 500 festival volunteers, an amazing group of Fringe lovers with a wide variety of ages, cultures, and occupations. This volunteer position provides an excellent opportunity for individuals who are interested in learning skills in Volunteer Management, Human Resources, Arts Administration, and Event Planning. Read more here! Apply by June 30.

We will be accepting applications for the 2017 Vancouver Fringe Festival on June of 2017! The Festival will run September 7 – 17, 2017.

Before applying to volunteer, please read about the different volunteer positions we have available!



Our Sponsors

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