Hi - thanks for choosing to apply to be a Winnipeg Folk Festival Apprentice Volunteer!
Due to overwhelming interest, applications submitted after April 21, 2023 will be kept on the email list for potential 2024 Folk Fest opportunities. We appreciate your continued interest in our crew!
Before we take you to the Apprentice application form, please read and accept these important policies:
Standards of Conduct Agreement
Our Volunteer Application asks all potential volunteers to sign our Standards of Conduct Agreement. It reads as follows:
As members of our Festival community, we all play an important role in the success of the Winnipeg Folk Festival. We bear a responsibility to ourselves, to others and to the organization to uphold the following standards of conduct:
We treat everyone with respect (responsibility for oneself)
• be kind and positive, to each other and the public
• contribute to healthy discussion and remain open to other points of view
• focus on solutions rather than problems
• adhere to all general Participant Responsibilities at the Festival
We work as a team (responsibility to others)
• share views and information proactively
• offer help when needed
• engage in collaborative problem-solving
• express appreciation for the collective efforts of all
We are ambassadors of the Winnipeg Folk Festival (responsibility to the organization)
• contribute to the organization’s mission and vision
• represent the organization in a positive way, and encourage this positive behavior in others
• respect the property and information of the organization, ensuring proper confidentiality is kept at all times
• celebrate, share and spread the Folk Fest feeling at the Festival and year-round
Workplace Violence, Harassment and Abuse Policy
Every volunteer of the Winnipeg Folk Festival has the right to work in an environment free from violence, harassment and abuse, and the WFF is committed to providing a respectful and safe workplace for all.
The Winnipeg Folk Festival takes the reporting of incidents of violence, harassment and abuse very seriously. Anyone found to have committed an act of violence, harassment or abuse during their engagement with the Festival will be subject to disciplinary action, up to and including dismissal.
The WFF encourages individuals to try to resolve issues directly as they arise, with or without assistance from their supervisor. However, the WFF recognizes that in some cases this may not be possible, appropriate or effective, and a formal complaint may be made.
For more information, a complete version of the WFF’s Workplace Violence, Harassment and Abuse Policy will be posted at the Festival office, at the Site Office backstage on the Festival site, and on the Festival’s website.