Festival Volunteers

A big thank you to our 2019 Diamond Sponsors!

Main Stage Sponsor
Site Support
Fireworks Sponsor
Official Vehicle Sponsor

Become a Volunteer for the Festival

The Summerland Festival of Lights is a 32 year Okanagan must attend tradition that attracted over ten thousand locals and visitors from up and down the valley last year.  Festival goers come year after year to enjoy great food, amazing entertainment and tons of family fun all while being inspired by the holiday lights and ambiance of Summerland’s intimate downtown streets.

The Summerland Festival of Lights is truly a community event that we can all take pride in the amazing, unqualified success of our festival. The Festival of Lights is only possible with the partnership, cooperation, and support of local businesses, organizations, and individuals.

Festival of Lights simply would not be the event it is today without the many dedicated volunteers who give back to their community.

This year we are looking for volunteers in many areas:

  • Family Fun Zone Activities Helper
  • Festival Ambassador
  • Marshall
  • Green Team
  • Shutterbug
  • Site Set-Up
  • Site Tear-Down

This is a great event for you to meet people, expand your skills and get in the holiday spirit.  You will receive a woolen toque with our logo, in a particular colour that will be job specific to be worn on Festival of Lights night and yours to keep.

Family Fun Zone Activities Helper

  • Supervise the children in the Family Fun Zone
  • Monitor the safety and well-being of the participating children
  • Supervise the facilities
  • Ability to report any incidents to the Event Management using radio or mobile phone
  • Possibly assist kids with Arts & Crafts projects (training provided)
  • Possibly oversee activities such as bouncy features and carnival type games

Festival Ambassador

  • Be an extra set of eyes to ensure there are no incidents in the crowd
  • Help out guests with directions of site
  • Spread good cheer and motivate the participants
  • Possible other small duties as needed by Event Management

Marshall

  • To arrive at your location, and ‘check in’ with Event Management to ensure correct position and time coverage
  • Remain at your designated point until agreed time frame
  • Ensure that only permitted vehicles are allowed past designated point
  • Ability to report any incidents to the Event Management using radio or mobile phone
  • Cover the Marshalling point and inspire, cheer and motivate the participants
  • Be familiar with the venue/location and the facilities

Shutterbug

  • Take pictures of the event as you see it
  • Follow suggested or needed pictures list
  • Continually email pictures to Event Producer as to not use all of phone memory

Green Team

  • Empty & replace bags in recycling containers throughout the site as needed
  • Deposit recycle bags in bins located throughout the site
  • Encourage guests to use the new waste reduction facilities, such as recycling bins
  • Oversee the over all cleanliness of the festival site leaving as little environmental impact as possible

Site Set-Up

  • Work with the direction of the Event Management
  • Possible loading and unloading gear, equipment and tools
  • Moving gear equipment and tools to staging areas by vehicle
  • Various set up activities could include: Assembling tents, constructing stages, setting up fences, setting up tables and chairs, helping with audio-visual equipment, hanging or erecting signage, decorating
  • Running errands

Site Tear-Down

  • Work with the direction of the Event Management
  • Loading and unloading gear, equipment and tools
  • Moving gear equipment and tools to storage areas by vehicle
  • Various tear down activities could include: Taking down tents and repacking, possible deconstructing of stages, removing fencing, taking down tables and chairs, packing up all audio-visual equipment, removing all signage, collection of all related items from around the festival grounds.
  • Cleaning various areas – inside and outside
  • Running errands

*denotes a required field.

2019 Platinum Sponsors

Family Fun Zone Sponsor
World Stage Sponsor
Festival Production

2019 Gold Sponsors

Shuttle Sponsor

2019 Silver Sponsors

Drone Cinematography

2019 White Sponsors