Winnipeg Comedy Festival Volunteer Opportunities

Organization Details
Organization Name: Winnipeg Comedy Festival
Address: 445 River Ave
Winnipeg MB  R3L 0C3
Website: http:/
Organizational Description: The Winnipeg Comedy Festival was the brainchild of Lara Rae and CBC Radio's Tom Anniko, who worked in partnership with the Gas Station Arts Centre to bring the first comedy festival to life in 2002. Since its founding year, the festival remains the GSAC's flagship event and has come to include year-round outreach programs, rural tours, workshops, and television broadcasts that attract over 2 million viewers annually thanks to the hard work of the WCF team. The Winnipeg Comedy Festival is proud to be the highest rated comedy festival series on CBC Television.
Volunteer Opportunity Details
Description of Duties: Running from May 2 - 7th, 2023, The Winnipeg Comedy Festival is the Gas Station Arts Centre's flagship event. Throughout the week, the WCF plays host to performers in venues across Winnipeg as they share their comedic excellence in a range of formats. The WCF is home to a year-round outreach program, rural tours, workshops, and television broadcasts that attract over 2 million views annually.


Accessibility: We want to ensure volunteering is available to everyone (to the best of our ability). Our Audience Ambassadors are the frontline of festival volunteers and the roles and responsibilities can easily be adapted. Still not sure? Please reach out! We would love to chat with you about how we can ensure we are being a more inclusive space.

Deadline to Apply: Friday April 7th

Available Positions

Audience Ambassador
You will be the first point of contact many of the festival patrons will have! Welcome guests to their venues, help them find their seats, tear tickets, and answer any questions they may have. Note: This position is an accessible position with responsibilities that can easily be assigned to meet your needs.

Box Office Attendant
Here you will be selling and redeeming tickets! This position requires that you are comfortable handling money and completing the appropriate administrative tasks required to open and close a box office. Training is provided on-site. Note: There is one step up into the GSAC Box Office.

Selling beverages to festival patrons. Serving it Safe certificate required, in addition to experience handling cash.

Festival Ambassador
Be the face of the festival at the Winnipeg Airport! Promote the festival to airport guests and liaise with the transportation crew to ensure efficient transportation of festival guests to and from their hotels. These shifts require that volunteers are available during the day and are comfortable working independently.

Help make sure our performers and crew get to where they need to be on time. This position requires a valid driver's license.

Help support the Festival Hub, by being a friendly face for festival guests to get information, arrange transportation and connect with festival staff. This position requires daytime availability. This is a great position for folks, where being seated is needed or preferred.

Time Requirement

Minimum 1 shift during the week of the festival. Most shifts are approximately 3 hours. Evening and daytime shifts are available.

A general orientation is held for volunteers one to two weeks prior to the festival. On-site training will be provided as needed.
The Perks!

Enjoy the show on us! For every 4 hours you volunteer you will be provided with one free ticket to a show of your choosing for you or a guest (some restrictions apply). Note: Once your shift is complete and if capacity allows, volunteers are invited to stay and enjoy the show!

For more information contact

Skills Required: Training onsite, some positions require experience handling cash. Positions available for all skill levels
Skills Gained/Related Careers: Customer Service, Arts and Culture, Box Office, experience handling cash.
Age: 17 and under, 18-30, 31-54, 55+
Time Commitment: Daytime, Evening, Weekend
A range of times are available. Scheduling is done base on volunteer availability. Most opportunities are evening and weekend, however some day-time shifts are available.
Location of volunteer opportunity: Winnipeg
Does opportunity require a criminal record check? No
Does opportunity require a child abuse registry check? No
Opportunity is available to candidates that: Are carrying out of court ordered community service
Are fulfilling volunteer hours for credit
Are supported
Speaks French
Uses a wheelchair
Speaks another language: All language speakers are welcome, we do not have specific language needs
Organization will provide: A letter of reference
All volunteers have the opportunity to earn tickets to shows based on availability
How to Apply: Online:
Closing Date: Apr 7, 2023