Hamilton Fringe Festival 2022 Needs YOU!

Frost Bites 2023 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.

Frost Bites runs February 15-20, 2023 at Bernie Morelli Recreation Centre (876 Cannon Street East), Theatre Aquarius Arts Centre (191 King William Street, across from Theatre Aquarius), and on the HSR transit route between them. Volunteer positions include:

  • Poster Distribution
  • Box Office Assistant
  • Event Assistant
  • Production/Tech Assistant
  • Greeter/Info Desk
  • Social Media Assistant
  • HSR Tour Guide (ride with bus while audiences listen to a radio play)
  • Bar Assistant at the Closing Night Party

Most volunteer shifts will be happening February 15-20, but posters can be distributed immediately. Production/Tech Assistant shifts start February 13.

Applications submitted before January 31st, 2023 are encouraged!

Online Zoom training (all positions): Thursday, February 2nd, 6:30pm-7:30pm

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!