Canada's Largest Ribfest is a volunteer driven fundraising initiative proudly organized by The Rotary Club of Burlington Lakeshore. Our weekend volunteers are the driving force of the festival. We have over 600 weekend volunteers, who work with rotarians during the festival weekend. Weekend volunteers commit to a 1 four-hour shift, gaining experience in multiple aspects of the festival. Volunteering allows a unique way to experience the festivities!
Why Volunteer with The Rotary Club of Burlington Lakeshore?
It's a great opportunity for you to make a positive impact in your community, learn new skills and develop lasting friendships. By volunteering with us, you will be able to build your resume in the customer service and festival management areas. If you need more information email email@example.com. There are four positions to apply for!
You will make a positive difference for the environment and learn more about sustainability by helping to divert large amounts of waste from our landfills. An ECO Volunteer sorts waste into 3 categories: recyclables, biodegradables, garbage and may help clean up the park. Volunteers work out of one of 2 Waste Stations throughout Spencer Smith Park and help us to keep the event green and clean. Our Eco Team is managed by two passionate and dedicated individuals, who will guide you throughout the festival. You will work as part of a team of three (3) or more, so be ready to make friends. You will be provided with a t-shirt and disposable gloves. Most shifts last 4 hours with a break. Volunteer with the Eco Team and make a difference!
- Must be at least 14 years of age before your shift
- Those younger than 16 years of age must have written parental consent
You will activate RFID wristbands, cards or devices and process payments from festival guests using our ticketless system (cash, credit card, debit card). You will verify the age eligibility of each guest who wishes to order alcoholic beverages and securely apply an ID wristband. It is recommended for you to be Ontario Smart Serve certified. You will work as part of a team of two, with one or more teams at each location. Most shifts last 4 hours with a break, but some are up to 5 hours. You will usually be sitting in the shade during your shift.
- Must be at least 18 years of age before the festival begins
- Cashier, bar or bank experience is an asset, but not required
- Ontario Smart Serve certified strongly encouraged but not required
Must be at least 18 years of age before the festival begins. As an Ontario Smart Serve certified volunteer, you will take beverage orders from festival guests using our ticketless system. Beverages include beer, wine, coolers and non-alcoholic drinks such as water and pop. You will verify the age eligibility of each guest ordering alcoholic beverages. You must have your Smart Serve card on hand during your shift. Beverage Servers are expected and required to follow all AGCO regulations under Ontario Law. You will work as part of a team of five (5) or more.
Most shifts last 6 hours with a break, except for Monday which are shorter. You will be required to stand throughout your shift (except for breaks). Our security team will be on-site for support.
- Minimum age is 18 years of age before the festival
- Ontario Smart Serve certified
- Ontario Smart Serve card on hand at all times during shift