Crew/Job List

Volunteer Positions

Anything Goes (Preshow & Showtime)
Artist Relations
Environment Crew
Fire Crew
Harm Reduction - FULL
Human Resources (Preshow & Showtime)
Kitchen (Preshow & Showtime)
Medical - FULL
Mill Gate
Reception (Preshow & Showtime)
ShambhaLodging (Pre/Post Show & Showtime)
Site Maintenance (Preshow only)
Taxi Crew
Vendor Crew

Staff Positions

Bathroom Crew
Beverage Kiosks & Coconut Lounge
Blaze Burgers
Business Admin
Cafe Night Owl
Farm Phresh Smoothies
Kitchen (Preshow & Showtime)
Mill Gate
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Apply for the 2017 Crew

Thank you for your interest in joining the crew for 2017, applications are now live!


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    Kelsey Adam

    April 8, 2015

    Hello, last year I was told about volunteer positions for Medical Office Assistants and I was interested in doing it this year I have looked at the job categories and not sure which one to apply under. I really hope I can volunteer! Thanks

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    Neelabh Sagar

    April 26, 2015

    hello i wanted to apply for a bartender position but i couldnt find the right link. i really want to work for the festival this year.

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    Vincent Champagne Paquette

    May 13, 2015

    Hi! Im an experienced cook( grill or anything else really) and i was wondering if there were anymore spots available for any of your kitchens? I tried looking at it but i couldnt find a satisfying answer… Care to enlighten me?

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      May 14, 2015

      Hey Vincent, this would be a great question for HR. You can email them at They are quite busy right now so it may take a few days to get a reply, but they would have the scoop on whether positions are still available in our kitchens.

      Thanks for showing your interest!

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    Mandy Pandy

    June 14, 2015

    Hii! I really would love to volunteer this year as I’ve always been on the other side of the festival, and feel it is time to give back. However, I do have some limitations as I’m 4 ft tall…but that has never stopped me.I have worked in kitchens /cafes before with step stools and in fact was a food vendor back in the day (not at Shambhala) and have somehow managed to pull it off! I’m just not too sure how/if the festival would go about accommodating me. As everywhere is different , it’s all about safety. I am interested in a few other Volunteer positions. But I really like the sounds of providing delish healthy smoothies or other cool bevies. I guess my question is, how high are the counters in the smoothie booth…Cheers!

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      June 16, 2015

      Hey Mandy,

      We have all sorts of jobs available for everybody so I don’t think your height would be much of a factor! I would suggest that you send an email to our HR department at to see what teams still have availability and discuss where you could see yourself being a good fit.

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    Mandy Pandy

    June 14, 2015

    Oh also I am curious “Anything Goes” would one need to have carry heavy equipment? Or be a mechanic? I’m intrigued by this position…sounds Adventurous!

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      June 16, 2015

      Our Anything Goes team basically just fills in doing whatever may be needed at the time, whether it’s helping to hang signs or provide much needed support to teams that may find themselves needing the extra assistance. Sometimes we need our Anything Goes crew to lift some heavy stuff, but it’s a big team and they usually assign the heavy-lifting jobs to those that feel they are up to it.

      Most of our specialty jobs, such as mechanics and drivers, come with additional requirements that we can’t use our Anything Goes staff for. However, if you want to save the day multiple times per day and get a good mix of the festival workplace, it is a great team to get on. We look forward to seeing your application!

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    Benjamin Adam Currie

    July 11, 2015

    Greetings! I have been fortunate to have been in attendance at five Shambhalas spanning fifteen years. Shambhala was my first music festival and will always be the benchmark for me when I attend other festivals. This year I recieved a free ticket through my work and am eagerly anticipating coming home again ❤️

    My question is this, is it possible to get a position on crew either with anything goes or environment? And by a crew position I mean, unpaid, no deposit paid/returned, extra handy free volunteer service Every year I’m there I feel more and more inclined to be a part of the work that goes into the show. Is there such a role that would allow me to work some shifts and contribute meaningfully without the requirement of monetary exchange?

    I have worked in retail and commercial hydroponics for over a decade and am good with carpentry, electrical, people management, water management, plant care, physical labour and much more. I know the site well and have always felt a connection to the people working and celebrating. I would love to be able to give back to this amazing community ❤️

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      July 14, 2015

      Hi Benjamin. Due to our previous experience, we require a deposit for all first-time crew. After the first year, you will not be required to pay a deposit in future years.

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    July 21, 2015

    Is it possible to volunteer even though I do not need a ticket? I have already purchased one and would like to volunteer without anything in exchange. . Thanks for your help!

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      July 23, 2015

      Thanks for the offer, but we really don’t need any more help this year. You are more than welcome to stay after the show to help clean up in exchange for free meals while you are working. If it’s something that interests you, please check-in at the HR office when you are at the festival.

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    Jamin Ganzeveld

    July 22, 2015

    Hi, I’m just wondering If the positions listed on this page are still currently available?? I tried emailing HR but have not received a response yet.. Thank you!!

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      July 23, 2015

      Hey Jamin,

      I apologize, but our crew applications are now closed.

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    Robbie Beynon

    August 14, 2015

    I had the most amazing experience volunteering as a Shambassador this year! I was wondering if someone can connect me with Sarah and Gabriels last names? They had asked me to add them on Facebook but never caught their last names!

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    Brad Dicks

    November 2, 2015


    I’m working as a career Fire Fighter/ EMT in Alberta and looking to volunteer for the 2016 festival on either the medical crew or fire crew, when can i apply??


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      November 10, 2015

      That sounds awesome! We are always looking for qualified medical volunteers to join our team and keep our guests safe. We will be releasing volunteer applications in early 2016. Be sure to stay tuned to our website, and social media for exact dates.

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    Ge Neviève

    December 5, 2015

    Hey there! I have a bachelors degree in social work, and I would absolutely love to contribute next year as a part of the Harm Reduction’s team. Are the teams actually already full..?

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      December 9, 2015

      Hi! We always appreciate talented people who would like to volunteer their time with us. Teams are not full yet and applications will be coming out in the new year. However, our Harm Reduction teams tend to have a high retention so I would recommend that you apply early.

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    Jessicat Tunes

    January 4, 2016

    Allo Shambhala, I was wondering when applications for 2016 volunteer and staff positions are available?

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      January 4, 2016

      Hello! Crew applications will begin on February 1, 2016. Make sure to apply early, as the best positions tend to go fast.

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    Shaun Connolly

    January 4, 2016

    Hi this will be my first time volunteering for this event. I was wondering if there will be an email when applications come out or if I will have to keep looking on the site? Also, when choosing a specific position, will there be certain ones I should choose if I’m a first timer. Thanks

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      January 5, 2016

      Hey Shaun, Crew applications will be launched on February 1, 2016. You will be able to specify on your application the areas in which you would like to work. Depending on the availability of positions, our HR team will match your skill set to where you might be best suited to work at the festival. I suggest that you apply early, as the most desirable positions tend to go to returnees and early applicants.

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    Shaun Connolly

    January 4, 2016

    Do you have to pay the deposit immediately when you fill out the application? Just wondering when I will have to pay the $375 deposit. Thanks.

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      January 5, 2016

      Hey Shaun, You will pay your crew deposit as you submit your application to volunteer. Once you have completed your hours, your deposit will be returned to you after the festival.

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      January 20, 2016

      Hey Emjay,

      Thanks for the question. Our media team is usually selected from our previous years’ photographers and applications will only be opened if spaces are available. I would suggest subscribing to our mailing list at and following us on our social channels for the most up-to-date information.

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    Charlotte Agostini

    January 20, 2016

    Hello! I would like to apply on the harm reduction volunteering crew but the link doesn’t work.. do you still need people ?

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      January 21, 2016

      Hi Charlotte,

      Our public application forms will open on February 1st. Please check our website after that date and you will see the appropriate links.

      Looking forward to seeing your application.

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    Nicole Crier

    January 20, 2016


    I am very interested in volunteering in the ‘Harm Reduction”.
    How can I apply?

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    Frent Ovidiu

    January 23, 2016

    Hi Andy, i want to apply for PRE AND POST SHOW CREW. im a DJ and MUSIC PRODUCER since 2009 ,please let me know if it is any position and we can speak more on my email
    Thank you!

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      January 26, 2016

      Hey Ovylarock, If you would like to apply to one of our many pre-show and post-show positions, crew applications will be released on February 1, 2016. Thank you for your time and dedication to making Shambhala 2016 the best year ever!

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    Jacob Nelson

    January 25, 2016

    Hi I was wondering about volunteering for harm reduction. I believe the link my not be working for the application thought. Also I was wondering if Zendo project would be in attendance this year. Thanks

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      January 26, 2016

      Hi, We will be releasing our crew applications on February 1, 2016. I would apply early if you are planning on applying to one of our harm reduction teams as they tend to fill up fast and have a high retention rate. At this point in time we are unaware of this project being involved with the festival.

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    Ashley Kansas

    January 29, 2016

    Hey, would gardening fall under site maintenance? Really wanting to help make the place beautiful pre-show ❤️

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    Travis Fowler

    February 1, 2016

    this is my 3rd year so excited each year somehow tops the last and only thing i think that could top the expierence of all of it would be being part of it:) sanctuary was truly an oasis and would be amazing to be part of is there a catagory that that would be under?

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      February 2, 2016

      Hey Travis! Glad to hear that you have continued to enjoy yourself over the years and now want to become part of the Farmily. Our Sanctuary Team is under our Harm Reduction Crew. If you would like to be apart of this Team, I would suggest that you apply early as their is a high retention rate due to its popularity. See you on the dance floor.

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    February 8, 2016

    How do the individual stage crews go about recruiting/hiring?

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      February 9, 2016

      Stages are contracted to individual stage directors who do their own recruiting. The best way to get on stage crews is to volunteer with the festival and get to know the whole Farmily. Crew Applications are out now!

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      February 25, 2016

      Hi! We do not have any available crew positions for teaching yoga at Shambhala. If you would like to participate in the festival this year, we recommend that you check out our Crew job descriptions.

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    Richard Vallance

    April 23, 2016

    I live in Alberta where I am a fully licensed Security Guard, is this acceptable for this event? Or is a B.C. license needed?

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    Yolanda Yalei Zhou

    July 19, 2016

    Hi, I am very interested in working at this festival. I would like to know how much is the payment. If anyone can answer my question would be so great. Thanks a lot.

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