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Volunteer Manager

Folk On The Rocks
February 23, 2023
Yellowknife, NT
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The Volunteer Manager is responsible for the overall recruitment, coordination, and management of all 450+ volunteers that make Folk On The Rocks happen.


  • Creates a work plan with recruitment tactics, goals for numbers of volunteers per team, and budget for volunteer needs;
  • Recruits and assigns volunteers into volunteer areas;
  • Uses the official FOTR volunteer database and FOTR website to communicate with and organize volunteers;
  • Recruits, organizes, and trains Team Coordinators;
  • Assists Team Coordinators with scheduling and other needs;
  • Procures supplies for each volunteer area;
  • Organizes and updates volunteer team manuals, writing new ones as needed;
  • Ensures all volunteer training is organized and completed prior to festival;
  • Supplies all team captains and their volunteers with necessary festival information;
  • Manages the operations of the Volunteer Support role;
  • Organizes and supervises Volunteer Headquarters onsite;
  • Supplies volunteers as needed to all contracted staff;
  • Connects contracted staff with appropriate Team Coordinators;
  • Coordinates volunteer appreciation event; and
  • Is on-site for the duration of the festival.


This position requires a patient and organized person with strong people skills. Applicants should have strong leadership, organizational, and communication skills. Strong ties to other community-focused groups and previous work in large-scale events will be considered assets.

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