July 2018


Twitter: VancouverFringe



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 2017 Fringe an absolute success! It was a lot of fun and we hope to see you again next year (September 6 – 16)!


Volunteering at the Fringe

New for 2018! Successfully refer another volunteer and you can earn tickets to shows!

We have started recruiting! Ready to sign up? Fill in the information requested on MyVolunteerPage.com and we’ll be in touch once schedules are available. Are you a returning volunteer? You’ll need to update your info on MyVolunteerPage.com too.

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

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

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
  • 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.