Frequently Asked Questions For Volunteers At The Festival

When Is The Stewart Park Festival?

Stewart Park Festival happens on the 3rd weeked in July.

What Type Of Time Committment Must I Make If I want To Volunteer?

We ask volunteers to do a minimum of two 3-hour shifts over the weekend.

What Types Of Things Can I Volunteer For?

There are many areas needing volunteers. Please see the Volunteer Roles section of our website

Is There An Age Restriction To Volunteer?

We appreciate volunteers of any age. Some areas, however, do require a police check. If you are under 19 we require a parent signature on our Volunteer Information Form. Details are available on our website under Volunteer Roles & Registration.

Can secondary school students get volunteer hours at your Festival?

You most certainly can! Paperwork is available when you check in back stage for your shifts.

What kind of training is involved to volunteer?

We hold our Volunteer Orientation evening the Tuesday before the Festival.

What if I can’t make my shift?

If you cannot make your shift for whatever reason please call John McKenty at 267-7319. Alternatively please email Barb.

Do I still show up to volunteer if it is raining?

Stewart Park Festival is a rain or shine event. If you have signed up to volunteer please show up back stage 15 minutes before your shift time no matter the weather.

After Hours Venues

Do you have more fun after the sun goes down? This is a great role for nighthawks! You will work the door of one of our night time After Hours venues: Crystal Palace or Studio Theatre. In this role, you will greet guests, verify that guests have an After Hours Bracelet for entrance (you will also sell them at the door). This is a night-time shift (9:00 pm-midnight) Friday or Saturday night.

**This role involves handling cash and so a basic police check is required.


This role makes a really important helping role official. We all know someone we can count on in a pinch, who can turn their hand to solving problems or carry something across the park without fuss. If you like to be helpful and are flexible about what you do in a shift, this might be the role for you.

Bonus: Never a dull moment, and never the same thing twice. Plus our volunteer coordinator will be eternally grateful!