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Volunteer (Edmonton): 38th Annual Edmonton International Fringe Theatre Festival

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Volunteer (Edmonton): 38th Annual Edmonton International Fringe Theatre Festival


Want to be part of the largest Fringe theatre company in North America? Volunteer with Edmonton International Fringe Theatre Festival from August 15 – 25, 2019!

With more than 1,600 performances featuring 1,500 artists across 50 venues it takes a village to run Edmonton Fringe. Our Fringe family is comprised of nearly 1,200 dedicated volunteers who help us accommodate more than 850,000 visits a year. Volunteers help artists and patrons in key areas, such as box office management and front of house support. When you volunteer with us you become part of an enthusiastic, diverse family who is united in their love for fringing, theatre, and community.

Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteers serve on teams based on areas of interest. We have 13 volunteer teams to choose from, including:

  • Agents
  • Ambassadors
  • Beer Tents
  • Box Office
  • First Aid
  • Front of House
  • Host
  • Information Services
  • KidsFringe
  • Kitchen
  • Multimedia
  • Parking and Transportation
  • Volunteer Headquarters

Volunteer Benefits

Volunteers are the backbone of fringing. Here are a few ways we show our love and appreciation for all our volunteers do:

  • Fringe Buck vouchers to redeem for tickets to Festival shows
  • Festival volunteer t-shirt
  • Festival Program Guide
  • Hot meals and snacks
  • Invitation to mid-Festival Pancake Brunch
  • Invitation to the Festival Wrap Party
  • Complete 6 shifts (or 24 hours) during Festival and receive a collector’s edition Festival theme pin, available only to volunteers

Volunteer Requirements

We welcome volunteers of all backgrounds, abilities, and strengths. Our volunteer program centers on teamwork, respect, and creativity. Below are our minimum requirements:

  • Be 14 years of age or older
  • Attend a two-hour orientation session
  • Consent to a background check (mandatory for our Agents, First Aid, and KidsFringe Teams)
  • Serve a minimum of 4 shifts during the 11-day Festival (shifts are approximately 4 hours in length and are available morning, afternoon, and evenings)

Apply now at

Questions? Contact our Volunteer Department at or 780-409-1922.


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