Celebrating 25 Festive Years

Sunday, 10am~6pm
4th st SW from
13 Ave S. - Elbow Dr.

over 500 vendors 125,000 attendance

Volunteering At The 4th Street Lilac Festival Sunday May 25th 2014

Pre-event arrival for volunteers at 5:30 AM starts with breakfast. ALL VOLUNTEERS check in at the Information Tent located at 21st Ave. & 4th St. SW (west intersection).

Set-up: Assist in setting up vendor tables along 4th Street bright n' early! Coffee and snacks will be provided and you must be cool with lifting tables!

Block Captain: Help assist vendors in locating their spot at the beginning of the day

Information Tent: Assist attendees and vendors with information, help sign in and out fellow volunteers, monitor and organize the contents of the tent throughout the day!

Parade Marshal: Organize parade participants in line-up order as they arrive and walk along parade route to keep the flow consistent. Two people with big smiles hold the banner at the beginning of the parade!

Kids Area: Assist Kids Area Coordinator with various activities throughout the day. Monitor children and equipment, provide information and safe practises.

Street Team: Three people walk throughout the crowd to distribute Lilac Festival program guides and other information about the festival. Must have good shoes and a passion for people.

Beer Gardens: Monitor attendees, assist site security, bus tables, sort recycling and collect garbage, all while enjoying lovely live music and a super fun atmosphere! If you have Pro-Serve Certification, that would be an asset and we'd love to know about it.

Clean-Up Crew: Remove full garbage bags from receptacles, replace with a new garbage bag and dispose into large bins.

Green Team: Help keep Lilac Festival green! Become an expert in local recycling initiatives, inform patrons of best recycling practises, monitor levels of garbage/recycling bins and liaise with the cleaning crew!

Tear-down: Motivate vendors to disassemble displays at the end of the day, help tear down the tables and place them on the sidewalks. Must be cool with lifting tables!


Snacks and beverages are provided for volunteers throughout the day

Letters of recommendation/reference can be provided upon request

Volunteers receive "swag bags" full of Lilac Festival goodies, including a t-shirt that volunteers are required to wear while on shift.

A mandatory volunteer orientation will take place Saturday, May 24th at 3PM.


If you are interested in volunteering for any of the above positions please fill out the fields below and hit submit

Your Personal Information:
Personal Name, Group or Organization:
Contact Person:
Postal Code:
# of volunteers:
T-Shirt size:
Which areas of the 4th Street Lilac Festival you would be interested in volunteering. Detailed descriptions of each position are on the next page or on our website at
Volunteer Area Comments:
Would you prefer morning or afternoon shifts?:
Were you a volunteer at the 4th Street Lilac Festival in the past?:
If so, what year and what position(s) did you hold:
What are your reason’s for volunteering at the 4th Street Lilac Festival?:
Are there any medical conditions and/or food allergies that festival organizers should be aware of?:
If so, please list. This information will be kept confidential. It would be used only for the safety and well being of the volunteer.:
Are you able to attend the Volunteer Orientation Event on May 24th in the evening?:
Anything else we should know about you?:

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