Volunteer applications are closed for the 2023 festival.
Please check back in 2024 for next year's opportunities.
Become a Volunteer
The Beaches Jazz Festival is one of Canada's largest free music festivals with thousands of attendees each year. The Festival takes place across a number of venues; stage concerts are held in several different parks within the area and also along a three kilometre stretch of the Beach mainstreet during StreetFest - Queen Street East. This year’s Festival takes place from July 4 - 28, 2024.
This volunteer opportunity is perfect for anyone looking to gain experience in the running of live shows and festivals, students in need of volunteer hours, and anyone just interested in getting outside this summer to enjoy some live music!
Volunteers at the Beaches Jazz Fest will be expected to fulfil various roles, all of which require interacting with the public. It is extremely important that volunteers feel comfortable speaking to festival go-ers and being knowledgeable about the basics of the festival.
Merchandise seller: selling Beaches Jazz merchandise to festival patrons, keeping track of sales and inventory, answering questions about the festival
Ambassador: welcoming and actively engaging guests at the various Festival sites, answering general questions, and handing out brochures and/or pamphlets. Some ambassadors may also collect donations for various fundraising initiatives.
Floater: helping wherever is needed, providing backstage support, assisting other volunteers, staff, and musicians
Please note, if you are interested in event photography and/or filmography, see section below.
All volunteers will receive a Beaches Jazz t-shirt and lanyard and will be compensated with volunteer hours, water, and on-site refreshments.
Photography/Videography & Digital Content Volunteers
Interested in gaining hands-on experience with event photography? Want a chance to build up your portfolio or have your content shared on Beaches Jazz socials? Do you love creating social media content for platforms like instagram, tiktok, or facebook? We want you!
We’re looking for volunteers who are eager to gather digital content around the festivals (e.g. snapping pics and taking videos of the bands, the crowds, the volunteers, the vendors, etc.) Your content could then be featured on Beaches Jazz socials as part of festival promotion (with due credit to you of course). Digital content volunteers will not be required to fulfil the roles of a general volunteer (see above) but instead will focus entirely on capturing the spirit of the Beaches Jazz Fest.
If you’re interested in this position please email firstname.lastname@example.org with a brief description of your experience and why you would like to volunteer for this role. Please also provide a link to any socials exhibiting your content or attach any relevant portfolio work.