Job Descriptions & Application
A big Thank You to all Volunteers that supported us in 2018!
Applications will open again in April 2019
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.
Corporate Hosting Assistant
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.
Taste 4 Kids
We want to ensure that Taste of Edmonton 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 an outgoing, pro-active and 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!
Our festival is so busy, that we need extra people to support our ticket selling teams on evenings and weekends. You will be welcoming patrons with your biggest 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.
“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.
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!
Long Table Dinner
This is a family-style exclusive event with a different local chef each night that serves and interacts with guests. You will distribute wristbands to ticket holders, and assist with serving, clearing and cleaning this lovely venue.
Interested? Just fill out the application form (open in April 2019) and someone will get back to you.