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 at least one (1) four-hour shift, gaining experience in multiple aspects of the festival. Volunteering provides 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 volunteers@rcbl.org. Click the links below to sign up!

What type of volunteer roles are there at Canada's Largest Ribfest?

We're glad you asked! There are a few different volunteer roles available at Canada's Largest Ribfest, below is a brief overview.

 
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Recycling (ECO Team)

  • You will work out of one of many Waste Stations throughout Spencer Smith Park and help us to keep the event green and clean
  • Minimum age 13 years unless accompanied by an adult parent/guardian, work in team of 2 or more
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Recycling Set-up (ECO Team)  

  • You will help with setting up the Waste Stations throughout the park. You might also be helping to clean up the park of debris
  • Minimum age 13 years unless accompanied by an adult parent/guardian, work in team of 2 or more  
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Cashier

  • You will work with a Beverage Server, who will take and fulfill orders for beverages while you process the financial transaction
  • Minimum age 18 years, Smart Serve certification is highly recommended, but not mandatory, work in a team of 2 or more
 

Beverage Stocker

  • You will work with the Tent Captain to set up the beverage service stations and maintain the stock, but you will NOT be serving beverages
  • Minimum age 18 years, work in a team of 3 or more
 

Beverage Servers

  • You will verify the age eligibility of guest ordering alcoholic beverages according to the AGCO policy. You will be required to open beverage cans
  • Minimum age 18 years, Smart Serve certification required, work in a team of 3 or more
 

Security

  • Walking the perimeter of the event, just being a presence, connecting guests with services they need
  • Minimum age 18 years, Smart Serve certification is highly recommended, but not mandatory, work in a team of 2 or more
 

Signage Setup/Take Down

  • Mounting festival signage as assigned by the Signage Co-Chair. The Co-Chair will deliver sets of signs to various locations
  • Take down signage after festival while preserving them to be used the following year

If you don't already have your Smart Serve, please contact us to get a free token to allow you to take the online course and test at no charge to you.