VOLUNTEER PROGRAM CREATION & MANAGEMENT
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VOLUNTEER PROGRAM, TALENT & EVENT MANAGEMENT
Hear that? That’s the unmistakable sound of a hyped audience on their feet, applauding and shouting for more. They can’t get enough.
Listen a little closer and you’ll hear the buzz of hundreds of volunteers at work behind the scenes making those shouts possible and this event, the event of the season.
As volunteers, you’re the pulse of it all, working together to make magic happen. With our professional volunteer preparation and support, you earn the coveted opportunity to become an event insider and a valued contributor to its success. You earn your spot on the team and the pride that comes with it.
Make friends. Have fun. Experience it all.
It’s simple. Event organizers who prioritize volunteers, win. They win a team of empowered ambassadors and a cohesive, efficient group who are professionally trained to address their specific needs. And that’s why they enlist us – for a professional volunteer management program.
From sun up to sun down, from lights up to lights down -- from the beginning to the end of the experience -- your experience, we’ve got this!
Volunteering can change your life.
What you learn as an event volunteer can’t be studied in books, or taught in a classroom. It’s an on-the-ground and in-the-moment experience – one that is truly what you make of it.
As a CBM volunteer, the detailed information, supervision and support our program provides, gives YOU the coveted opportunity to peer behind the curtain of these events as an insider.
You will tap into your smarts, skills and good nature, and rise to meet a variety of challenges. While the gears of a live event are in motion, you will be the faces of the event and be empowered to make the seemingly impossible, possible. When you swoop in to prevent and solve problems, your contribution has an undeniable large-scale impact. You become an event ambassador to thousands of patrons. And collectively, as part of a volunteer team, you make experiences fun and memorable for everyone — yourself included. You can’t put a value on the knowledge you acquire, the confidence you build, the praise you earn and the network of new friends you score along the way. It’s life-changing.
At every skill level, it all starts with the simple contribution of your time.
You’ve got this! Volunteer.
Meeting so many people was amazing, getting to know everyone, making new friends and just the atmosphere of the entire event and how positive everyone was. Best time of my life.”
- Melany A, Squamish Valley Music Festival Volunteer
WHAT OUR VOLUNTEERS SAY
We’re looking for volunteers from all walks of life, at every level of experience. If you have time and patience to offer, we’ve got a volunteer placement for you.
Never volunteered before?
Never been to a music festival?
The JUNO Awards is a weeklong festival, travelling city to city across Canada. It encompasses both public-facing fan events featuring a diverse array of Canadian artists and emerging talent and industry/networking opportunities. In addition to The JUNO Awards Broadcast, JUNO Week event programming includes JUNO Songwriters’ Circle, JUNOfest, JUNO Fan Fare, JUNO Cup, and more.
The Queen's Plate
Canada’s oldest thoroughbred horse race, The Queen’s Plate, features a full day of fashion, food, fun and of course, the best in thoroughbred racing at Woodbine Racetrack.
Rockin River MusicFest
Destination country! BC's biggest and best country music festival is four days of great music, food, drinks, activities and chilling' in the Coldwater River. Sign up to join our rockin' volunteer crew!
When Alberta’s newer rock festival is back we will be too! Stay tuned to our socials and sign up for our newsletter for updates.
Canadian Screen Awards
Celebrating the best in Canadian film, television and digital media. Canadian Screen Week is a week of fan and industry events and awards galas leading up to the Canadian Screen Awards. Join our dynamic volunteer team!
Live Nation Green Team
Play a key roll in greening the summer concert season at Budweiser Stage and RBC Echo Beach! Make an impact for sustainability and earn concert tickets as you go. Check out the FAQ to learn more.
FVDED In The Park
Western Canada's largest urban music festival where high-calibre talent from all genres of today's hottest music come together on three state-of-the art stages.
Osheaga Music and Arts Festival
(Festival de la musique et des arts Osheaga)
Established in 2006, this multi-day indie music festival is one of Canada’s best and biggest annual music festivals! Osheaga is dedicated to music and visual arts, and is held at the beautiful Parc Jean-Drapeau on Ile Sainte-Helene in Montreal.
Big Sky Music Festival
Ontario’s newest classic country music and camping festival, happening on the stunning Burl’s Creek Event Grounds! Sign up to join in the celebration and help make this wonderful one-day camping festival a smashing success.
Boots and Hearts Music Festival
The biggest country music party of the summer! Join the dedicated Boots volunteer crew for this multi-day country music camping festival on the gorgeous Burl’s Creek Event Grounds!
MusiCounts gives instrument grants to schools and community organizations across Canada, but can only help 1 in 5 applicants. You have the power to make a difference! By volunteering, you can help MusiCounts give more youth across Canada the opportunity to experience the transformational benefits of music. Be an ambassador for MusiCounts at 50/50 raffles, silent auctions, and community events.
Polaris Music Prize Gala
Annual celebration honouring and rewarding artists who produce Canadian music albums of distinction. Judged and awarded without regard to musical genre or commercial popularity.
When you swoop in to prevent and solve problems, your contribution has an undeniable large-scale impact.
You become an event ambassador to thousands of patrons. And collectively,as part of a volunteer team, you make experiences fun and memorable for everyone –yourself included. You can’t put a value on the knowledge you acquire, the confidence you build, the praise you earn and the network of new friends you score along the way. It’s life-changing. At every skill level, it all starts with the simple contribution of your time.
You’ve got this! Volunteer.
We’re a professional volunteer management service created around one central idea - prioritize volunteers.
They’re perhaps the most valuable asset of your live event. So while it’s a massive undertaking to recruit and prepare hundreds of individuals and set up a program that provides them with the right resources to be successful, it makes sense that it should be. But it doesn’t have to be a burden.
When you enlist CBM, a positive, prepared and empowered volunteer team is immediately within reach. We don’t just coordinate volunteers — we work closely with your production team to customize a program that meets your specific needs. That’s how we facilitate a win-win scenario. One where clear communication and established roles make volunteers feel valued for their contribution, while clients feel confident that their needs are not only understood, but totally taken care of. And we have the client and volunteer roster to prove it.
When volunteers are a priority to the success of your event, hiring a professional service to manage them should also be a priority. CBM is that service.
We’ve got this!
Carrie and her team have been an absolutely integral part of Field Trip since our first year. As a small, community-driven, family-focused event, I can't tell you how essential it is to know that we have well over 100 excited and productive volunteers each year that I never ever have to worry about! I'm honestly not sure if we could do it without them!
– Aaron Miller, Lead Programmer / Ringleader, Field Trip Music & Arts Festival
WHAT OUR CLIENTS SAY
The year that wasn't.
Toronto Film Critic Awards Gala, Toronto ON
JUNO Week, celebrating The 2020 JUNO Awards, Saskatoon, SK - Moved online
Canadian Screen Week, celebrating the Canadian Screen Awards, Toronto ON - Moved online
Absolut Sustainability Live Nation Green Team, Toronto ON - Cancelled
The Queen’s Plate, Etobicoke, ON - Cancelled
FVDED in the Park, Surrey BC - Cancelled
Big Sky Music Festival, Oro-Medonte ON - Cancelled
Rockin' River Music Fest, Merritt BC - Cancelled
Osheaga Music and Arts Festival, Montreal, QC - Cancelled
Boots and Hearts Music Festival, Oro-Medonte ON - Cancelled
Chaos Alberta, Edmonton AB - Cancelled
Toronto International Film Festival, Toronto ON - Online
Polaris Music Prize Gala, Toronto, ON - Online
As a result of event cancelations due to the global COVID-19 pandemic, CBM temporarily shuttered operations in March 2020.
From media management roles at the Georgia Straight in Vancouver to CBC Television & Radio in Toronto, Carrie Brown’s 20+ year career in the news and entertainment industry has made her an expert in all things talent and event management. Add those years to more live music events and red carpet arrivals than Beyonce herself would ever expect to attend and you’ll arrive at Carrie Brown Management – a whip-smart coast-to-coast-to-coast professional volunteer management service. Designed by someone who lives and loves behind-the-scenes, it’s the finer details of CBM that let everyone focus on the big picture, and centre stage.