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Westerner Days Fair & Exposition is made possible
through the efforts of many dedicated volunteers

Organization Volunteer Opportunities | Westerner Days 2022

We have tons of ways you can be a part of Central Alberta’s Largest Celebration! Check out the open roles we have below, and click “Read More” for more information on anything you may be interested in.

Volunteer Perks

The opportunity to be part of Central Alberta’s Largest Celebration!
1 free admission passes for each shift a volunteer works
Discounts for select food vendors in ‘Grub Hub’ food area and Westerner Park concessions
Volunteer vest uniform
Invitation to the Volunteer Appreciation event held annually during National Volunteer Week in April

If it’s your first time volunteering with Westerner Park, please ensure you have filled out a volunteer application form at the link below:

Administration Support (Volunteer Headquarters)

In this role you will be checking our lovely volunteer team in and out each day at volunteer headquarters! You could also be helping with many other key tasks, including accreditation & uniform distribution, snack tidying & refilling, possibly some computer data entry and general question assistance to our volunteer team!

Sign up for Volunteer HQ Administration Support shifts at this linkWorkforce Volunteers

Administration Support (Donald Administration Building)

Volunteering from the Donald Administration building, this position will support our admin team with a variety of tasks at the front desk and provide customer service for our guests. Some movement to the other buildings may be required.

Sign up for Donald Admin Administration Support shifts at this link: Workforce Volunteers

Beer Gardens Attendant

Who doesn’t want to hang out in this area! This will be an important role for checking guest ID’s, wiping open tables and chairs, picking up and disposing of garbage & recycling.

Special requirement: ProServe certification is required for this role. Westerner Park is unable to cover the associated cost.

Sign up for Beer Gardens Attendant shifts at this link: Food & Beverage Services Volunteers

Catering Crew

This volunteer role will be helping the food & beverage team with serving our guests. This is a fun opportunity for someone who likes to interact with others, while providing warm, western hospitality!

Sign up for Catering Crew shifts at this link: Food & Beverage Services Volunteers

Concert Concourse Support

Are you a music fan! This position is right on the concourse of the Peavey Mart Centrium during concerts. In this role, you’ll be providing exceptional customer service to guests, with fellow volunteers and staff support around to assist you as needed. Standing and walking on concrete are part of this role.

Sign up for Concert Concourse Support shifts at this link: Concert Event Services Volunteers

Concert Ticket Scanners

Help support our Tickets Alberta team to scan through and verify incoming ticket holders at the entrance for concerts in the Peavey Mart Centrium. These volunteers need to be fast, friendly and fabulous! Once you are done the ticket scanning, the team may ask to relocate you to the concourse to provide general customer service for our guests. Standing and walking on concrete are part of this role.

Sign up for Concert Ticket Scanner shifts at this link: Concert Event Services Volunteers

Dog Show Guest Service

If you’re a fan of dogs, this could be the position for you! We are looking for volunteers to provide general customer service during the dog shows each day.

Sign up for Dog Show Guest Service shifts at this link: Event Services Volunteers

Fire Pit Maintenance

Calling all campers! We are looking for volunteers comfortable around fire pits, to help maintain a few north of the Chuckwagon track. Pre-chopped wood will be made available. Keeping safety top of mind is important in this space.

Special Requirement – Volunteers need to be 18 years of age or older

Sign up for Fire Pit Maintenance shifts at this link: Event Services Volunteers

Green Crew

This is a crucial role for Westerner Days because you help to keep the park looking top notch for all our guests! You will be provided with garbage pickers, bags and gloves so you can walk the grounds and pick up litter. Staff support this role and ensure garbage bins are emptied regularly.

Sign up for Green Crew shifts at this link: Event Delivery Volunteers

Guest Information Ambassador

Do you like meeting new people? Located within the midway grounds, the Guest Information Booth will be a hub of activity during Westerner Days! As an ambassador, you will have an opportunity to assist people, both in and around the booth, with their questions. There will be Tickets Alberta representatives in the booth as well, to answer those more specific questions. A team effort!

Sign up for Guest Information Ambassador shifts at this linkWorkforce Volunteers

Guest Service Entry Guides

Do you have a welcoming and friendly personality!? This is an opportunity to greet our guests entering the park on foot, stamp for re-entry and share general directional information before guests enter the parking lot and midway. This role will have you outside and on your feet a fair bit, so comfy footwear will be important and we will ensure you have a high-vis safety vest when required.

Sign up for Guest Service Entry Guides shifts at this link: Tickets Alberta & Parking Services Volunteers

International Pavilion Lead Ambassador & Ambassador

Working with staff, we are looking for both a Lead position and a team of Ambassadors to support entertainment activities with superb customer service! The Lead position may be asked to participate in some pre-event meetings.

Sign up for International Pavilion Ambassador shifts at this link: Event Services Volunteers

Kid's Corral (Volunteer Groups Needed!)

We are looking for volunteer groups to cover one full day of operation (12noon-8pm) at the Kid’s Corral in the Harvest Centre. This is a fun gig of maintaining interactive activities, tidying toys and having fun with kids and their families, all within the beautiful confines of air conditioning! There is also a ‘Calm Room’ across the hall where quiet and peaceful moments can be found. We’ll assist with maintaining that space as well by keeping it tidy.

If you know of any groups who may be interested, please have them reach out to volunteer@westernerpark.ca for more information

Parade Livestock Entries - Assistant Marshall

We are looking for a volunteer to assist the Livestock Marshall with organizing the entries.

Special Requirement – Livestock experience is important for this position

Sign up for Parade Livestock Assistant Marshall shifts at this link: Parade Volunteers 

Parade Organizing Committee Shadowing

Are you interested in becoming a member of the Westerner Days Parade Committee? Come on down and see what it’s all about! You can spend time with members and see what they do on the big day. The parade takes place on the morning of Wednesday, July 20th.

If you are interested, please reach out to volunteer@westernerpark.ca for more information

Parade Traffic Control

The Parade starts and finishes downtown (43rd St. & 48th Ave) and on the morning of July 20th, we will need some volunteers to keep an eye on a 15 minute drop zone located near the Baymont Hotel. This space is popular for parents dropping off their little one’s. Safety vests will be provided.

Sign up for Parade Traffic Control shifts at this link: Parade Volunteers 

People Mover Transport

We always enjoy providing this service! It involves operating a tractor with a long wagon to transport people between parking locations and the midway. This includes a designated offsite lot. Tractor experience is necessary for this position.

Special Requirement – Previous tractor work experience and a driver’s abstract authorization are required for this role.

Sign up for People Mover Transport shifts at this link: Workforce Volunteers

Racetrack Maintenance

Preparing the race track for the pony chucks is a big task! We are looking for someone to maintain the racetrack each race day. This includes maintaining the track with a tractor and grooming equipment. Weather will play a part in the hours required each day.

Special Requirement – Previous tractor work experience and a driver’s abstract authorization are required for this role. 

Sign up for Racetrack Maintenance shifts at this link: Event Delivery Volunteers

Tickets Alberta Ambassadors

Volunteers for this position will likely be located in the midway Information Booth, or inside the Harvest Centre building. Working from instruction provided by the Tickets Alberta team, this position allows us to provide our guests with an additional option for ticket redemption, obtaining wristbands and receiving wayfinding information.

Sign up for Tickets Alberta Ambassador shifts at this link: Tickets Alberta & Parking Services Volunteers

Warehouse Runner

Be part of the behind-the-scenes action in food & beverage services, moving stock, alcohol and food products to all locations around the park! This is a physical role.

Special requirement: ProServe certification is required for this role. Westerner Park is unable to cover the associated cost.

Sign up for Warehouse Runner shifts at this link: Food & Beverage Services Volunteers

50/50 Ticket Selling

Through partnerships with Sunrise Rotary, we will be selling 50/50 tickets as part of the Westerner Foundation’s fundraising efforts. Volunteers may be in a booth, walking around the midway or in the bleachers by the chuckwagon track. Includes both debit machine transactions and cash sales. No previous experience necessary!

Sign up for 50/50 Ticket Selling shifts at this link: 50/50 Ticket Selling Volunteers

For more information on volunteering at Westerner Park, check us out at

www.westernerpark.ca/volunteer-opportunities, or contact: volunteer@westernerpark.ca