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Welcome Volunteers

Whether you love food, enjoy great music, want to meet new people, network, need volunteer hours, or want to give back to the community, Taste of Edmonton is a great place to make it happen. We offer many different opportunities – and some perks too.Click on any of the links to the right to learn more about our organization, Taste of Edmonton, and volunteer information and opportunities.You are at home here! 

Events Edmonton

Events Edmonton is the organization behind some of Edmonton’s largest festivals. Events Edmonton is a non-profit charitable association with a history of major event productions, i.e. Klondike Days Downtown, New Year’s Eve Downtown, Canada Day, to name just a few. And of course our feature festival – Taste of Edmonton, the iconic event that is loved by Edmontonians since 1984.

Events Edmonton is proud to have built strong relationships with many local charitable and non-profit organizations. These groups fundraise at Taste of Edmonton by providing volunteers and in return, we pay an honorarium to the organizations. For more information of becoming a service group partner of Taste of Edmonton please click here.

Events Edmonton (and partner group) volunteers are the life-blood of our organization and we could not do it without you. You have supported us since the beginning in 1964 and shared our highs and lows along the way with your enthusiastic and dedicated support. Thank you so much!

Taste of Edmonton

Taste of Edmonton is surely one of Edmonton’s most favourite festivals. Culinary delights from local restaurants and food trucks, special events, Kid’s Corner Edutainment, and great musicians from around the corner and around the country – Taste of Edmonton enriches and sweetens our summer in the city.

Many areas at the festival are staffed by volunteers that bring their excitement and joyful support to the festival. If you like to become part of our ‘Taste Family’, simply click here, where you will find detailed information about how to get involved.

We are an inclusive, equal-opportunity organization

Events Edmonton is an equal opportunity provider and welcomes people from all backgrounds, regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, religion or nationality.

Hello Summer Students

If you love the excitement of a summer festival and would like to experience the ‘back of house’ workings before, during and after the event, keep your eyes open for job postings in early spring. We will be posting at University of Alberta and MacEwan University, on our website, and on our social media platforms. Each season, up to 10 students experience firsthand what it takes to create a complex event such as Taste of Edmonton.

A big Thank You to all Volunteers that supported us in 2018!

Taste of Edmonton offers many different opportunities to help out and support the festival. Below you will find what these are all about. Once you know what you are interested in, just fill out the application form at the bottom of the page and the volunteer management team will contact you to provide you with more details and discuss the scheduling. (We receive many applications and it may take a couple of weeks until someone gets back to you. Thank you for your patience).

If you are a minor and confirmed for volunteering at the festival, you will be asked to have your parent fill out the Minor Consent Form.

Below you will find short descriptions and schedules of the many areas that you can volunteer in. Look through our list to find the perfect fit.

Edmonton companies book the Corporate Hosting venue, to welcome their staff and/or clients to a nice get-together. You are signing in guests, assisting with questions, clearing tables and make guests feel welcome. You have excellent communication skills and a professional demeanor. These events take place in the late afternoon and/or in the evening.

For children, designated drivers and those who are just not into beer or wine, we are offering non-alcoholic beverages and,of course, bottled water. In exchange for Taste tickets you will hand out these beverages, re-order supplies, and keep your work area neat and welcoming to festival visitors.

We want to ensure that Taste of Edmonton is a festival that the whole family can enjoy! You are an outgoing, pro-active and energetic person that loves kids. Our Kids Corner provides families kids an area to kick up their feet and relax in the shade. You will encourage our young patrons to take part in crafts and assist if needed.

“Welcome to Taste of Edmonton”. Your smiley face is the first that your co-volunteers see when they sign in for their shifts. You will advise them, guide them, feed them, keep the whole volunteer headquarter nice and clean – and do a whole lot more. This place fluctuates from being very quiet to suddenly being very busy. That means, you will be required to work under pressure and to be able to switch quickly your speed of action. Good people skills is a must, as you will be working with a large group of people from all different backgrounds.

This is at times quite a busy place and can get a bit hectic. You are counting, calculating, reconciling, assisting ticket sellers and more. You will keep it cool and still enjoy the fun about it all. Basic math skills required. Basic accounting knowledge is not required, but may help. We will conduct a background check for this position. Note that this position requires a minimum of 3 shifts.

Where is my favorite restaurant? When does the band start playing? Where can I buy tickets for the special programs? And a zillion more questions that you will hear throughout your shift. You are a friendly, open and welcoming person that loves to assist our patrons. The Information Tent is also the Lost & Found location.

Our energetic host will welcome Taste of Edmonton festival goers onto our Downtown Edmonton Shuttle bus!  Ride the shuttle during the lunch rush through the downtown business core and instruct those on the shuttle bus how to use the Mobile Ticket System provided by Crowdblink App .   Answer any questions patrons may have related to the Taste of Edmonton festival, its events, locations and schedules.

How do I use the Mobile Ticket System provided by Crowdblink App? You are outgoing and customer service oriented individual who will provide assistance to our Taste of Edmonton festival goers with the purchase of their TASTE tickets. You will be welcoming patrons with your biggest smile and be the first to answer a bunch of questions. You are conscientious and accurate and enjoy the fast pace of this position, all while soaking up the atmosphere of the festival.

Interested? Fill out the form below and someone will get back to you.

Please note, this form works best from desktop computers due to compatibility issues on mobile devices. 

Once we received your application form, you will be contacted to learn more details about the various areas and to determine the date(s), time(s) and area(s) you will be volunteering in. We will do our best to accommodate your preferences. Please keep in mind that it may take a couple of weeks until someone will contact you as we receive many applications. Thank you for your patience.

New volunteers are expected to work a minimum of two shifts and to attend the orientation session. Depending on the area, a shift is between 4 and 6 hours. We are a team and all depend on each other to make this festival a great experience for everyone. You are expected to commit to your schedules and to represent the festival and its organizers in a positive and professional manner at all times.

Volunteer hours always look good on your resume. You meet great people, make new friends and it is also a great networking opportunity. You develop new skills, while supporting a fun filled community event that brings joy to so many people. And don’t forget the volunteer perks, such as the festival shirt, free Taste of Edmonton tickets, and our Volunteer Appreciation Party at the end of the season.

For detailed information on the tasks and shifts, click here

Yes, you may be asked to fill out the police record form. You will need to bring two government issued IDs.

  • Drivers Licence, ID card, passport, AB Health Care Card are accepted IDs.
  • SIN, student IDs etc. are NOT accepted.

Events Edmonton may also be contacting a reference that you provide on the application form.

For sure. We even encourage young people to join us. However, if you are between 12 and 14 years old, you will be required to volunteer together with an adult guardian and only in certain areas. If you are between 15 and 17 years old, you will require a written Consent Form from your parent or legal guardian.

I honestly have no complaints. Everything was awesome
I was very happy with my experience as a volunteer. I have volunteered with a number of other groups, and felt more appreciated and camaraderie with the Events Edmonton staff than I have with any other organization that I have worked with. Thank you!!
Best volunteer experience I’ve ever had and I’ve volunteered A LOT.
My experience year after year is always good.
In all the time I have assisted with the event it is a unique event with a terrific atmosphere
Volunteering at Taste

Events Edmonton

Events Edmonton is the organization behind some of Edmonton’s largest festivals. Events Edmonton is a non-profit charitable association with a history of major event productions, i.e. Klondike Days Downtown, New Year’s Eve Downtown, Canada Day, to name just a few. And of course our feature festival – Taste of Edmonton, the iconic event that is loved by Edmontonians since 1984.

Events Edmonton is proud to have built strong relationships with many local charitable and non-profit organizations. These groups fundraise at Taste of Edmonton by providing volunteers and in return, we pay an honorarium to the organizations. For more information of becoming a service group partner of Taste of Edmonton please click here.

Events Edmonton (and partner group) volunteers are the life-blood of our organization and we could not do it without you. You have supported us since the beginning in 1964 and shared our highs and lows along the way with your enthusiastic and dedicated support. Thank you so much!

Taste of Edmonton

Taste of Edmonton is surely one of Edmonton’s most favourite festivals. Culinary delights from local restaurants and food trucks, special events, Kid’s Corner Edutainment, and great musicians from around the corner and around the country – Taste of Edmonton enriches and sweetens our summer in the city.

Many areas at the festival are staffed by volunteers that bring their excitement and joyful support to the festival. If you like to become part of our ‘Taste Family’, simply click here, where you will find detailed information about how to get involved.

We are an inclusive, equal-opportunity organization

Events Edmonton is an equal opportunity provider and welcomes people from all backgrounds, regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, religion or nationality.

Hello Summer Students

If you love the excitement of a summer festival and would like to experience the ‘back of house’ workings before, during and after the event, keep your eyes open for job postings in early spring. We will be posting at University of Alberta and MacEwan University, on our website, and on our social media platforms. Each season, up to 10 students experience firsthand what it takes to create a complex event such as Taste of Edmonton.

Job Descriptions

A big Thank You to all Volunteers that supported us in 2018!

Taste of Edmonton offers many different opportunities to help out and support the festival. Below you will find what these are all about. Once you know what you are interested in, just fill out the application form at the bottom of the page and the volunteer management team will contact you to provide you with more details and discuss the scheduling. (We receive many applications and it may take a couple of weeks until someone gets back to you. Thank you for your patience).

If you are a minor and confirmed for volunteering at the festival, you will be asked to have your parent fill out the Minor Consent Form.

Below you will find short descriptions and schedules of the many areas that you can volunteer in. Look through our list to find the perfect fit.

Edmonton companies book the Corporate Hosting venue, to welcome their staff and/or clients to a nice get-together. You are signing in guests, assisting with questions, clearing tables and make guests feel welcome. You have excellent communication skills and a professional demeanor. These events take place in the late afternoon and/or in the evening.

For children, designated drivers and those who are just not into beer or wine, we are offering non-alcoholic beverages and,of course, bottled water. In exchange for Taste tickets you will hand out these beverages, re-order supplies, and keep your work area neat and welcoming to festival visitors.

We want to ensure that Taste of Edmonton is a festival that the whole family can enjoy! You are an outgoing, pro-active and energetic person that loves kids. Our Kids Corner provides families kids an area to kick up their feet and relax in the shade. You will encourage our young patrons to take part in crafts and assist if needed.

“Welcome to Taste of Edmonton”. Your smiley face is the first that your co-volunteers see when they sign in for their shifts. You will advise them, guide them, feed them, keep the whole volunteer headquarter nice and clean – and do a whole lot more. This place fluctuates from being very quiet to suddenly being very busy. That means, you will be required to work under pressure and to be able to switch quickly your speed of action. Good people skills is a must, as you will be working with a large group of people from all different backgrounds.

This is at times quite a busy place and can get a bit hectic. You are counting, calculating, reconciling, assisting ticket sellers and more. You will keep it cool and still enjoy the fun about it all. Basic math skills required. Basic accounting knowledge is not required, but may help. We will conduct a background check for this position. Note that this position requires a minimum of 3 shifts.

Where is my favorite restaurant? When does the band start playing? Where can I buy tickets for the special programs? And a zillion more questions that you will hear throughout your shift. You are a friendly, open and welcoming person that loves to assist our patrons. The Information Tent is also the Lost & Found location.

Our energetic host will welcome Taste of Edmonton festival goers onto our Downtown Edmonton Shuttle bus!  Ride the shuttle during the lunch rush through the downtown business core and instruct those on the shuttle bus how to use the Mobile Ticket System provided by Crowdblink App .   Answer any questions patrons may have related to the Taste of Edmonton festival, its events, locations and schedules.

How do I use the Mobile Ticket System provided by Crowdblink App? You are outgoing and customer service oriented individual who will provide assistance to our Taste of Edmonton festival goers with the purchase of their TASTE tickets. You will be welcoming patrons with your biggest smile and be the first to answer a bunch of questions. You are conscientious and accurate and enjoy the fast pace of this position, all while soaking up the atmosphere of the festival.

Application

Interested? Fill out the form below and someone will get back to you.

Please note, this form works best from desktop computers due to compatibility issues on mobile devices. 

Volunteering FAQ

Once we received your application form, you will be contacted to learn more details about the various areas and to determine the date(s), time(s) and area(s) you will be volunteering in. We will do our best to accommodate your preferences. Please keep in mind that it may take a couple of weeks until someone will contact you as we receive many applications. Thank you for your patience.

New volunteers are expected to work a minimum of two shifts and to attend the orientation session. Depending on the area, a shift is between 4 and 6 hours. We are a team and all depend on each other to make this festival a great experience for everyone. You are expected to commit to your schedules and to represent the festival and its organizers in a positive and professional manner at all times.

Volunteer hours always look good on your resume. You meet great people, make new friends and it is also a great networking opportunity. You develop new skills, while supporting a fun filled community event that brings joy to so many people. And don’t forget the volunteer perks, such as the festival shirt, free Taste of Edmonton tickets, and our Volunteer Appreciation Party at the end of the season.

For detailed information on the tasks and shifts, click here

Yes, you may be asked to fill out the police record form. You will need to bring two government issued IDs.

  • Drivers Licence, ID card, passport, AB Health Care Card are accepted IDs.
  • SIN, student IDs etc. are NOT accepted.

Events Edmonton may also be contacting a reference that you provide on the application form.

For sure. We even encourage young people to join us. However, if you are between 12 and 14 years old, you will be required to volunteer together with an adult guardian and only in certain areas. If you are between 15 and 17 years old, you will require a written Consent Form from your parent or legal guardian.

What volunteers had to say
I honestly have no complaints. Everything was awesome
I was very happy with my experience as a volunteer. I have volunteered with a number of other groups, and felt more appreciated and camaraderie with the Events Edmonton staff than I have with any other organization that I have worked with. Thank you!!
Best volunteer experience I’ve ever had and I’ve volunteered A LOT.
My experience year after year is always good.
In all the time I have assisted with the event it is a unique event with a terrific atmosphere
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