2023 It's Your Festival Volunteer Sign-Up
Thank you for your interest in volunteering for the 2023 It's Your Festival, celebrating Canada Day from July 1 - 3, 2023.  Volunteers are the backbone of It’s Your Festival. We could not do it without you. If you wish to join us for this year's festival, or year round, please fill out our application form and we will be in touch. If you have any questions about volunteering before you submit an application, please email us at info@itsyourfestival.ca. All inquiries are responded to.
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First and Last Name *
Phone Number *
Can we send you updates by email?
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Age *
If under 18, please provide guardian email to send consent form.
If under 18, please provide guardian First and Last name
If you are a high school student, do you need community hours tracked?
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Shirt Size *
Do you have a valid Smart Serve or current First Aid / CPR training? *
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* Note about Smart Serve / First Aid
If you hold a certificate issued PRIOR to July 1, 2018, your certificate will expire on June 30, 2023.

Anyone certified on or after July 1, 2018, will have 5-years, from the date of issue, to recertify.

It will be the certificate holder’s responsibility to recertify BEFORE their certificate expires. All valid Smart Serve certificate holders can recertify for a discounted price of $29.95 if you do so prior to your certificate expiring.

Check your Smart Serve status at Smart Serve Ontario.

All Smart Serve and First Aid Training certifications must be presented to HFAHC for verification.
Are you a returning volunteer or a new volunteer?
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How would you like to help?
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If you are interested in festival planning, where would you like to help?
If you are interested in helping during the festival, where would you like to help?
If you are interested in volunteering year round, where would you like to help?
Schedule and Availability
The festival runs Saturday, July 1 - Monday, July 3, 2023.

You can sign up for as many or as few days as you want. We ask that all volunteers commit to at least one four-hour shift. Please indicate which days you're available, and your preferred availability for mornings, afternoons or evening shifts.
Availability - please pick as many timeslots you are available

Some positions require references. If you are interested in helping us with the following areas, please provide us with two references. Can be professional or personal. 

  • Planning the festival
  • Year-round volunteering
  • Beer Garden

Reference 1 (Phone or Email Address)
Reference 2 (Phone or Email Address)
Interested in volunteering as a photographer / videographer? Please share a couple of examples of your best work! Drop a link to your portfolio or 1-2 examples of your pictures or videos.
Emergency Contact First and Last Name
Emergency Contact Relationship
Emergency Contact Phone Number

I hereby give my consent to Hamilton Folk Arts Heritage Council to use my name, image and likeness in any photos or videos for promotional purposes. I understand that the photos or videos may be published, distributed or displayed in various media, such as print, online, social media or broadcast, without any further authorization or compensation from me. I release Hamilton Folk Arts Heritage Council from any claims or liabilities arising from the use of my name, image and likeness in accordance with this consent declaration.

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