Volunteer at Taste of Edmonton
We wouldn’t be able to produce this event without our volunteers. Every year, they contribute countless hours and general awesomeness to help bring this festival to life. We would like to send out a big THANK YOU to all of you! We value your contributions and hope everyone has as much fun as we do putting on this great event. 2019 is sure to be another exciting year and we invite you to join our team.
Check back for an applications for 2019! We welcome your participation!
Volunteer Job Descriptions
Beverage Oasis +For children, designated drivers and those who are just not into beer or wine, we are offering a variety of juices and smoothies and, of course, bottled water. In exchange for Taste tickets you will hand out these beverages, re-order supplies in time and keep your work area neat and welcoming to our festival visitors.
Shifts: July 19 - 28; 10:30am - 3:15pm, 3pm - 7:15pm, 7pm - 11pm. July 18 & 29; 11:30am - 4:15pm, 4pm - 8pm
Festival Ambassador +Are you outgoing, open-minded and love to approach all sorts of people and ask them a bunch of questions? Then you are the one for this position. Our funders and sponsors like to know about our visitors and you are helping us collect this important data using a tablet.
Shifts: 11am - 3pm, 3pm - 7pm, 7pm - 10:30pm.
Taste 4 Kids +We want to ensure that Taste is a festival that the whole family can enjoy! Taste 4 Kids is a program targeted at encouraging kids to be active, eat healthy, and discover the importance of balanced nutrition. You are patient and an energetic person that loves kids. You will be leading kids through the daily activities, assisting with set-up, and ensuring that they have just as much fun as their parents!
Shifts: 10:30am - 4:30pm
Ticket Seller +Our festival is so busy, this position is needed to support our ticket selling team on evenings and weekends, selling tickets from a Debit/Credit Card only booth. You will be welcoming our patrons with your biggest toothy smile and be the first in line 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.
Shifts: July 19 - 28; 4pm - 9:30pm. July 18; 4:30pm - 8pm. July 29; 3:30pm - 8pm.
Volunteer Room +“Welcome to Taste of Edmonton”. Your smiley face is the first that your co-volunteers see when they sign in to their shifts. You will advise them, guide them, feed them, keep the whole volunteer headquarter nice and clean - and a whole lot more. This place can be pretty busy at times, so working under pressure is a good skill to have. Good people skills is a must, as you will work with a large group of people from all different backgrounds.
Shifts: July 19 - 28; 10am-2pm, 2pm-6pm, 6pm-11:30pm. July 18 & 29; 11am to 3pm, 3pm to 8:30pm
Count Room +This is a busy place and can be quite hectic. You are counting, calculating, reconciling, assisting ticket sellers and more. And all this under time pressure. You will keep it cool and still enjoy the fun about it all. Basic accounting knowledge is not a must but would be great if you have. A background check will be required for this position. Note that this position requires a minimum of 3 shifts.
Shifts (we need you to sign up for a minimum of 3 shifts): July 19 - 28; 10:30am - 5pm, Noon - 6pm, 5pm - midnight. July 18 & 29; 11:30am - 4:30pm, 4:30pm - 8:30pm.
Information Tent +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.
Shifts: July 19 - 18; 11am-3pm, 3pm-7pm, 7pm-11pm. July 18 & 29; 12pm to 4pm, 4pm to 8pm.
On-Site Assistant +You are everywhere! Assisting the volunteer management team, relieve your co-volunteers for breaks, run errands, answer questions, help out where needed and just be indispensable. You have excellent people and communication skills, are a pro-active problem solver, and think on your feet – literally!
Shifts: July 19 - 28; 9am - 2pm, 2pm - 6pm, 6pm - 10pm. July 18 & 29; 11am - 4pm, 4pm - 8pm.
Sky-Lounge Host +The Sky Lounge is where our media partners & guests have their home, and where the ‘high-rising’ patrons on the scissor lifts have their welcome drink. You will assist with set-up, welcome everyone, and keep the place nice and tidy.
Shifts: 5:30pm to 9pm
Sky Lift Assistant +For our HRR Sky (scissor) Lifts you will have patrons sign a waiver agreement, collect the tickets, help patrons into the harness and accompany them into the ‘sky’. No equipment operation will be required. However, you need to feel comfortable with heights!
Shifts: 10:30 am to 4 pm on the weekend • 10:30 am to 1:30 pm or 4 pm midweek
Cena con Vista Assistant +[Cena pronounce ‘chayna’ - Dinner with a View]
For our dinner on the HRR scissor lifts you will have patrons sign a waiver agreement, collect the tickets, help patrons into the harness and accompany them into the ‘sky’. You will also assist with the carrying of meals and beverages onto the lifts. No equipment operation will be required. However, you need to feel comfortable with heights!
Shifts: 5:30pm to 9:30pm
Taste 2 Remember +This is a long-table dinner style event where a chef interacts and serves his patrons. You will hand-out wristbands to ticket holders, and assist with serving, clearing and cleaning this lovely venue.
Shifts: 4:30pm/5pm to 10pm