Crafted Vancouver Is Looking for Volunteers

Crafted Vancouver is a registered, not-for-profit, independent organization showcasing a curated programme of events under the Crafted Vancouver umbrella. We organize an annual 25-day festival celebrating multiple craft disciplines in a fresh festival format.

Launched in 2018, the festival features exceptional contemporary and traditional craftsmanship and craft-based work from a selection of local, national and international makers, the unknown and the celebrated.

The festival brings together people who make, feature or sell fine craft and craft appreciators who want to experience and learn about craft in smaller settings and intimate encounters.

Our programme is organized into Crafted Vancouver hosted Signature Events and Event Partner hosted Independent Events and include: Gallery Exhibitions, Artist Talks & Presentations, Crafted in the City – Shop & Showroom Events, Food & Drinks Events, Hands-On Workshops, Guided Tours, Opening Receptions, Demonstrations, REEL Crafted Film Festival, Live Podcast, Performances and more.

Our goal is to provide volunteers with a valuable learning experience by engaging with our Event Partners and festival audience. By joining our enthusiastic team, you’re getting in on the ground floor as we work to create a leading craft festival for Vancouver and our national and international guests.

Please read the Festival FAQ for further information.

Volunteer Opportunities

We have a number of volunteer opportunities for people seeking to engage with our Event Partners (those who make, feature or sell fine craft) and our festival audience.

Available Pre-Festival Positions Include:

  • Please note: Pre-Festival positions require availability starting in February to pre-plan with the Crafted Vancouver team and coordinate logistics between craftspeople, venues and our volunteer team.
  • Signature Event Manager’s meetings approx. every 3 weeks (Feb – April)
    • Programme Guidebook distribution
    • Signage Delivery
  • Mid-March – April
    • Programme Guidebook distribution
    • Signage Delivery

Available positions during festival: May 1-25, 2020

  • Guest Liaison Support Team: e.g. airport pickup/drop offs, hotel to venue transportation, sightseeing etc.
  • Festival Photographers
  • Tuesday, May 5 – Festival Opening Evening Reception (various duties)
  • Crafted Vancouver Ambassador at Signature and Independent Events (e.g. Guest registration, Refreshment table, Catering assistance)
  • Workshop Assistant
  • Construction/strike (must be able to lift 50lbs and be comfortable operating power tools)
  • Survey team
  • & more!

Important 2020 Dates:

  • TBA: Mandatory Volunteer Orientation & Welcome meeting
  • TBA: Mandatory Volunteer Orientation to Crafted Interiors
  • Wednesday, April 1 – Crafted Vancouver Event Partner & Volunteer Mixer at The Loft at Earls Yaletown

Join Us

Ready to join our Volunteer Team? Please fill out the following form.

If a particular position is of interest, or if you’d like to volunteer but aren’t sure which position is right for you, please contact us for more information. We look forward to hearing from you!


Stephanie Marron | Volunteer Coordinator
[email protected]