Edmonton Heritage Festival Association



Edmonton Heritage Festival ®️

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Volunteer at Heritage Fest!

Sign up begins in April!

Each year it takes hundreds of amazing, dedicated, enthusiastic, and hard working volunteers in nearly 20 sections to support the Heritage Festival! We are so proud of the amazing community of people that come together and make our annual celebration of culture such a success.


Being an EHFA volunteer means enjoying a sense of community, finding new friendships, developing new skills, and being part of an inclusive environment, and that is only the beginning! Please read below to learn more about the benefits of volunteering.


Benefits of Volunteering

There are many amazing benefits to being an EHFA Volunteer! Each volunteer that completes the minimum required hours (1 shift – approx. 5 hours) receives the following:


  • Festival swag

  • Snacks & meals during shift(s)

  • ETS Volunteer Bus Pass (for the Festival dates only; conditions apply)

  • Scholarship Draw opportunities (must meet eligibility requirements – see Scholarships section)

  • Returning volunteers get advance opportunity to sign up for the next year’s shifts.

  • Electronic copy of our Spring and Fall newsletters

  • Certificate of Recognition (upon request)

  • Letter of Recognition (to confirm hours & role(s); upon request)

  • Opportunity to connect with like-minded individuals who love to celebrate culture & diversity, including many newcomers to Canada.

  • Opportunity to explore the Festival before or after your volunteer shift and learn about the many cultures that contribute to the Edmonton community

Scholarship Opportunities

Attention all post-secondary student volunteers! We have an amazing scholarship program thanks to the generosity of our sponsors. Scholarship amounts range between $250 - $1000 and are awarded by random draw from all eligible entries.


Eligibility Criteria:
  1. Volunteer must be registered in a full-time program at an accredited Canadian post-secondary institution by December 31 of the year of the Festival (ex: for this year by Dec. 31, 2017).

  2. Volunteer must complete a minimum of 2 shifts (approx. 10 hours) to be entered into the draw. More shifts = more entry forms!

Sections required
Cheryl’s Place(eligible for group opportunities)
Food Ticket Sellers (eligible for group opportunities)
Golf Cart Security
Green Team
Information Kiosks
Lost & Found
Lost Person Centre (eligible for group opportunities)
Train Loop (traffic direction)
Transportation Crew
Volunteer Registration