Hamilton Fringe Festival 2022 Needs YOU!

The 2023 Hamilton Fringe Festival Needs YOU!

HFTco festivals and events are powered by volunteers! There are many ways to volunteer as part of year round programming and operations. Onsite roles are varied and include: box office, ushers, customer service, bar staff, health & safety, and more.

Why volunteer? Not only will you be working with a team of passionate, friendly, and fun people, you’ll also have a chance to get to know the Hamilton arts scene and community better. Plus, it’s a chance to meet new people again—all while supporting local artists.

HFTco is currently seeking members to join its Board of Directors. The Board is seeking leaders and creative thinkers to help shepherd the Company while it continues its current programs and embarks on expansion for the future. As such, the Board is seeking individuals for several Board and Committee positions. Please note there is no deadline to apply.

The Hamilton Fringe Festival runs July 19-30, 2023 at 11 stages across Hamilton. Volunteer positions include:

  • Community Ambassadors
  • Outreach Event Volunteers
  • Ushers
  • Box Office Assistants
  • Fringe Club Assistants

A majority of our opportunities for volunteers fall within the festival dates, but we also need help throughout June and early July. We may also have “one-off” shifts to assist with tasks that might come up over the course of the festival.

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis, but early applications are encouraged to get role of choice,

Email volunteers@hftco.ca for more information and to apply.

Live theatre reemerges this summer and Hamilton Fringe needs you! With 50+ shows happening on 14 stages across the city––plus our outdoor Fringe Club at John Rebecca Park and the Family Fringe Hub at Bridgeworks––there’s lots of ways you can be part of the festivities. We are looking for volunteers to fill the following positions:

Pre-Festival Outreach
  • Postering Volunteers
  • Outreach Event Volunteers
  • Ushers
  • Box Office Assistants
Fringe Club
  • Fringe Club Setup/Teardown Crew
  • Artist Liaison/Production Assistant
  • Marketplace Assistants
  • Patio Assistants
  • Info Ambassadors/Main Box Office Attendants
  • Bartenders (honorarium: $15/hr + tips)
Other Roles
  • Kids Club Camp Volunteers
  • Spark Teen Intensive Volunteers


The Hamilton Fringe Festival runs July 20-31, 2022. Most volunteering shifts will be happening during that time, but we’re gearing up right now for a big poster/info distribution across the city. So the earlier you sign up, the sooner we can bring you onto the Hamilton Fringe team!

With so much happening at the Fringe this year and so many roles to fill, there’s something for everyone. See below for more information about roles and sign-up details!