VOLUNTEER AT NGL
WHY VOLUNTEER FOR NO GREATER LOVE MUSIC FESTIVAL?
Volunteering is one of the best ways to support and contribute to the festival. Our volunteers share a common faith, a passion for the festivals vision and a heart to serve Gods people . Through music we know God ignites souls and reminds us of the message of the great love of Jesus. Volunteers help us to create a foundation that continually inspires the growth of NGL but more importantly represents our Christian values in loving one another . Make new friends, be a part of an amazing experience to serve and become one of Gods ambassadors .
WHAT WILL I DO?
Volunteers will carry out a wide variety of tasks working on various crews, using a vast variety of skills that they have been blessed with. God has put out the call for helpers to build his vision of NGL. If you feel you have some skills that will benefit the team and have heard the call we invite you to join us to continue to build Canada's Largest Summer Worship Event .
Review the crew descriptions and let us know in your application where you feel you could serve best.The more interests and choices you offer the better. We make every effort to find the best fit for each volunteer and we will strive to make each volunteer experience enjoyable and meaningful!
RESPECT & KINDNESS:
Our volunteers are not only festivals ambassadors they are Gods Ambassadors. They introduce performers, patrons, vendors, service providers and others to the No Greater Love Experience giving each their up close and personal impression of the festival . We want to create the best experience possible for everyone involved, which means treating everyone with Love, Kindness and Respect
Volunteers are required to do an 8 hour shift per day. Think of it no differently than your day job. During those 8 hours you will have a scheduled lunch or dinner break and coffee breaks. We prefer that volunteers do their full 8 hours daily for the ease of scheduling and the operations of the festival. In special circumstances 4 hour shifts on the same day with a break in between can be arranged.
We also appreciate if all first-time volunteers (and 50% of returning volunteers) can contribute an additional 3-4 hours pre and post festival days in helping to set up and take the festival down and clean the field. This is a great opportunity to experience the festival’s operations first hand, and also allows new volunteers to meet others from various crews..
Some crews do their hours primarily pre and post festival. There are specific opportunities for most pre and post festival crews. In some cases, people with specific skills may be recruited. If you have a specialty like engineering, electrical, carpentry etc please reach out to us!
Training will be available by computer and via smaller face to face team sessions as determined by your Volunteer Coordinator. We want to be respectful of your time and will ensure training sessions are well thought out with scheduling and content for your area.
If asked you will be required to provide No Greater Love with a background check. This is in accordance with our insurance requirements for the festival.Please do not complete a police check until you have been asked and placed on a crew. The festival can only reimburse fees for confirmed volunteers.
We have the utmost respect for the skills, time and passion volunteers bring to the festival. All festival volunteers receive the following:
A volunteer laminate and lanyard.
Full access to the Volunteer Oasis, a chill out tent that is furnished where you can put your feet up and relax during your breaks.
Free flowing coffee, tea and water,
One hearty meal per 8 hour shift plus fruit and snacks
Free on site parking
One Guest Festival access day pass
WHO WILL CONTACT ME?
The Volunteer Co-ordinator will contact you to confirm your crew assignment. After you accept your volunteer assignment, you will be contacted by your crew supervisor to discuss specific tasks, provide you with your NGL Volunteer handbook and discuss training for your area.
A FINAL WORD
NO GREATER LOVE is successful because volunteers like you work together as a team to provide excellent services to patrons, performers and other volunteers. Most importantly you are Gods foot soldiers in your service and commitment at NGL to fulfill Gods vision for the festival. We would ask that you consider to honor the word commitment when you decide to become an NGL volunteer . We know life sometimes gets in the way and appreciate things happen however when you commit and are scheduled for a shift the entire NGL team is depending on you to show up and play your part. We love and appreciate each of you for your contribution and that commitment as you make No Greater Love better each year. And if you are new looking for a rewarding volunteer experience, come be part of the NGL family! We would love to hear from you.
This link will take you to a new page where you can review the crew descriptions and then fill out an application.
You may wish to keep the crew descriptions page open while you fill out your application.
The more detail you provide in your application, the more likely we will be able to place you on a volunteer crew!