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VOLUNTEER

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Welcome to the Volunteer Page!

The Vancouver Fringe Festival is looking forward to another exciting year of friendly faces, great theatre, and fun times with people like you, who make up our talented cast of volunteers! We foster an inclusive and diverse environment, so people from various backgrounds are welcome to join and take part in one of the best theatre festivals in town!

What is the Fringe?

The Vancouver Fringe is a celebration. Part theatre and part party, the Fringe strives to break down traditional boundaries and encourage open dialogue between audiences and artists by presenting live un-juried, uncensored theatre in an accessible and informal environment, followed by live music and special events at the Phillips Fringe Bar.

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!

Thank you to all the amazing volunteers who helped us make the 2018 Fringe an absolute success! We are now recruiting for the 2019 Vancouver Fringe Festival!

Volunteering at the Fringe

Volunteer Application

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

Ready to sign up? Fill out the information requested on MyVolunteerPage.com and we’ll be in touch once the Volunteer Schedule is Available in mid- July!

Are you a returning volunteer? You will still need to sign up and update your information on your MyVolunteerPage account.

If you aren’t already signed up for our volunteer newsletter, click here to sign up! We share key volunteer information about the Fringe, as well as opportunities from other organizations, and many, many memes.

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.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

Fringe Policies

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
      • The Usher and Ticket Seller positions are inextricably linked! We need Ushers to know how to sell tickets and Ticker Sellers to know how to usher. Ticket Seller shifts are the most important shifts of the Festival, and we appreciate that our Ushers dedicate themselves to keeping our FOH up and running by taking on some of these shifts!
  • Commit to the shifts they have selected and confirmed
  • Arrive to their shifts on time
  • Participate in one Volunteer Training evening on Wednesday, August 28 OR Thursday, August 29
  • Be kind, respectful and have a lot of fun!

Theatre for everyone: The Vancouver Fringe is a safe space for everyone who wishes to participate and take part in our wonderful community of volunteers, artists, patrons, and donors. We DO NOT tolerate harassment of any kind (including but not limited to: gender identity, race, immigration status, religion, different abilities, sexual orientation, etc). A harassment complaint will result (depending on its severity) in a reprimand and warning, or immediate termination of volunteers and/or staff.

Volunteer Commitment: All our volunteers are expected to show up to their shift on time, and to fulfill their role to the best of their ability in accordance to our Training Manuals and Volunteer Training guidelines, policies and procedures.

Volunteer Perks

Some of our volunteer perks include:

  • A Fringe T-shirt
  • A 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.

 

WE ARE SO EXCITED FOR YOU TO BE PART OF OUR FRINGE FAMILY!