April 2018


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Performers collect 100% of the base ticket price, so our volunteers are the lifeblood of the Vancouver Fringe Festival! Each year, nearly 500 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, etc. We have a very small number of permanent staff, so the Fringe couldn’t exist without volunteers like you!

The Vancouver Fringe is an inclusive Festival. We foster diversity and equity, so people from various backgrounds are welcome to join and take part in one of the best theatre festivals in town!

Welcome to the Volunteer Page!


Thank you to all the amazing volunteers who helped us make the 2017 Fringe an absolute success! It was a lot of fun and we hope to see you again next year (September 6 – 16)!

We will start recruiting in mid-June 2018! If you are interested and would like to receive an email when we have begun looking for volunteers please click here to sign up to our newsletter!

Please take a look at our Volunteer Positions before you sign up to make sure we are a good fit for you.

Volunteering at the Fringe


Our volunteers are expected to:

  • Work a minimum of 16 hours throughout the festival (this usually means 4 four-hour shifts).
    • Volunteers who select Usher shifts must select an equal number of Ticket Seller Shifts (or equivalent)
  • Commit to the shifts they have selected and confirmed
  • Participate in one Volunteer Training evening in August
  • Arrive to their shifts on time
  • Be kind, respectful and have a lot of fun!


Some of our volunteer perks include:

  • A Fringe T-shirt
  • A Rush Pass to see Fringe performances for free
  • Discounted tickets to our Fringe year-round programming
  • Snacks and refreshments at the Volunteer Centre
  • An invitation to the Volunteer Appreciation Party
  • The chance to support the local theatre and arts community
  •  A fun, interactive volunteer experience!

As always, we will need to fill a number of roles — from ticket sellers and ushers to site crew to bartenders to fundraisers, and a whole lot more! So no matter what your area of interest, there will be a volunteer position that is just right for you.



Our Sponsors

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