Want to volunteer?
Use the contact form or send an email to volunteer@wildoatsandnotes.com.

When responding to volunteer at the festival, please indicate a preferred area or previous experience. We will try to make it fit but also please appreciate our needs may be in other areas. Thanks for you understanding!

Positions Required

Front Gate

  • Welcome attendees!
  • Taking tickets, affixing wristbands
  • Selling tickets and day passes
  • Checking passes
  • Checking performers in
  • Typically 2 hour shifts scheduled Thursday afternoon, Friday and Saturday

Site Prep – Pre and Post Festival

  • Clearing brush, deadfall, trees
  • Mowing and whipper snipping
  • Could be day or two of work in April or May doing heavy clearing with chain saws
  • Another few days in June to do brush and grass clearing
  • Another day or 2 in June nearer the 30th to do final mowing and cleanup
  • Setup temporary structures which could include event tents, stage area
  • Post Festival (i.e. Sunday-Monday) chores: Take down temporary structures. Help with festival/camping area clean up (collecting garbage, cans, etc.) Tear down and box up festival goods for storage.
  • Various shifts. Must be physically able. Pickup truck and/or tools would be a bonus.

Performer Accommodation

  • Clean and tidy performer RV accommodation provided by the festival
  • Ensure beds and units are ready for each incoming performer following the prescribed schedule.
  • Shifts to be determined

General Store

  • Selling miscellaneous items; tee shirts, performer merchandise ice, etc.
  • Provide site information
  • Keep a balance of float and stock
  • Record all sales
  • 4 hour shifts, noon to 8 pm.
  • Leads to organize shifts and supervise as required.


  • Welcoming attendees at Gate
  • Directing campers to suitable available areas/sites
  • Guiding trailers/motor homes
  • Directing weekend and day parking areas according to plan/availability
  • Monitoring and advising parking and camping availability
  • 2 – 4 hour shifts beginning Thursday noon, all day Friday and Saturday

Food and Hospitality

  • Serve and monitor food for performers and VIPs
  • Kitchen assistance and cleaning duties
  • 2 to 3 hours shifts to be determined

First Aid

  • Suitable for RN’s, Paramedics, EMT’s, First aiders
  • Provide emergency treatment as necessary typical of camping/festival environments
  • Supplies and equipment provided
  • 4 hour shifts to be determined
  • Also a need for “on call” situations after last shift ends
  • Leads required to organize shifts and supervise as required.
  • Some compensation or incentives may be available
  • St. John’s Ambulance Edmonton is also hoping to contribute volunteer personnel

Volunteer Benefits

  • A beautiful Wild Oats and Notes 2022 Volunteer Tee shirt!
  • Volunteer BBQ party on Sunday with live music!
  • Early access to camping choices!
  • Special pricing or Free passes dependent on time commitment and duties
  • Behind the scenes involvement in one of the coolest little Festivals in Western Canada!