Become A Volunteer

We are currently recruiting volunteers!

Every year it takes about 350 volunteers to set up, run and tear down the Islands Folk Festival. Many of our volunteers return each year, but we are currently have a few openings left. We also need people interested in billeting performers and crews for the weekend.

The festival hours are approximately 1:00pm to midnight Friday, 11:00am to midnight Saturday and 11:00am to 5:00pm Sunday. Security provides 24 hour service so there may be shifts any time during the day or night.

Volunteers are expected to contribute twelve hours but may work more if they wish. In return you will receive a weekend pass, parking and camping if you need it, light meals and snacks, but mostly the opportunity to enjoy a great weekend working alongside like-minded people who love to support our wonderful ‘gem’ of a festival.

If you would like to be part of this wonderful community event please download the application form by clicking on the .pdf icon below, save or print the form, fill it in, scan it and e-mail it to If you do not have a scanner, fill in the form and mail it to the Cowichan Folk Guild office at PO Box 802, Duncan BC, V9L 3Y1.