Volunteer Opportunities


Volunteers at the Pender Harbour Jazz Festival help in all aspects of our Festival and are essential to making the event a success each year. There are a variety of opportunities to match your interest, and we encourage you to participate with us in this community based event.

Without the enthusiasm and dedication of our volunteers, our Jazz Festival could not be possible.

We expect our volunteers to be ambassadors for the festival as well as have fun, and to perform their assigned task to the best of their ability. We expect our volunteers to show up on time for their shifts, wear our festival T-shirt and communicate with their supervisor. If you would like to be part of this special team, meet new friends and listen to great jazz, join now.

Email us at jazzvolunteers@penderharbourmusic.ca with your contact information and we will be in touch with you.

When contacting us, please indicate which of the following areas interest you.


Promotion Distribution

To distribute Posters and Programs up and down the Sunshine Coast on at least four different occasions to ensure visibility.



To work with the crew to ensure all staging is assembled properly and in time to meet all scheduled events including driving or accompanying drivers to transport equipment between venues. To work with the crew to dismantle at the end of the festival. Must be friendly, energetic, reliable, efficient and responsive when contacted. Must be able to lift technical equipment on and off stage and able to take direction. Knowledge of equipment an asset but not essential. Reports to supervisor.


Site Crews

To ensure grounds are kept clean and safe, and all patrons’ needs are met –from keeping festival tidy to taking tickets, handing out festival programs, monitoring gates. Must be energetic, friendly, efficient and reliable, and enjoy working with others.


Visitor Information Centre

To sell tickets on site to the public and to provide information on the program. Must be friendly, efficient and reliable and in some cases, money handling experience is a benefit. Reports to supervisor.



To ensure our artists have a pleasant stay, we often billet with local residents. If you have a suitable bedroom and are willing to provide breakfast to your guest, please let us know.