Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteering is FUN

Thank you for your interest in Arts on the Avenue! Come join us and be part of this incredible experience.  We rely on volunteers to make this event a success, and we appreciate your support. 

We are already planning Arts on the Avenue 2017.  If you would like to be part of this incredible team please email info@artonavenue.com   or call the office at 250-245-1252

or email us at info@artontheavenue.com

*Any volunteer working with children will require a police criminal record check.  They are free when you are a volunteer and can be obtained at the Ladysmith Local Detachment 320 6th Ave, Ladysmith · 250-245-2215

Individuals and Groups are welcome as volunteers at Arts on the Avenue and Light Up the Night. Each festival requires about 25 volunteers to help manage on-site functions importantof the event. Sign up solo to meet new people. Or, sign up with your group and have fun!

Volunteering is a fun way to see the Festivals, meet new people, and promote art in the community. Volunteering is a great way to serve the event and also the greater community, as well as being a source of enjoyment and pride. Meet a variety of people from all walks of life, see what happens behind the scenes and, through your service, help make the event possible

We have many positions available. 

Volunteer Opportunities

All Festival Volunteer jobs are outside at our rain-or-shine event. The site is large, so your ability to navigate the site and willingness to endure all types of weather are important requirements.

We will need people to set up

Tear down

traffic control on the site during set up and tear down

help with entertainment - direct musicians to the correct tent

Manage the kids area - provide creative crafts for kids of all ages

Volunteer for fund raising sell tickets to our raffle and sell stickers

Help with promotions on social media and many more jobs big and small

Art Demo people

Booth Sitting (18+) Booth sitters help artists by watching over their booths so that they can take needed breaks. Although booth sitters to not handle money or make sales, they are on-duty to provide needed safety oversight while in an artist’s booth.

Clean-Up Crew

Volunteers help us keep the site spic-n-span for everyone’s enjoyment. It’s one of the most important jobs on staff, since everyone appreciates a clean and neat environment throughout the venue.

Festival Greeters

Volunteers are the first to meet and greet Arts Festival guests, wearing a smiling face and a friendly attitude. Greeters also make our guests feel welcome.  The Shifts are from 9:30 am - 11:30pm; 11:30 - 1:30 and 1:30 - 4:00pmat the north and south entrancesLast shirt packs up the tent .

Hospitality Cart - Volunteers assigned to the Hospitality Cart will deliver necessary coffee and muffins to the artists at 8:00 am.

Arts Council tent

 volunteers will take shifts in the Arts Council Tent and help fund raise and provide information about the Arts Council, the festival andlocation of specific booths.

Survey Taker

Volunteers in the Survey Taker role will be responsible for asking festival guests to participate in our festival satisfaction survey. You will have to walk around the footprint of the event and find people who would like to share their opinions with the festival.


We are also looking for a team of excited and interested volunteers who will lead the event for 2016.  Give us a call 250-245-1252