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Volunteer of the Year

Each year, volunteers are recognized for their contribution to staging the Sound of Music with team and individual awards. Our Volunteer of the Year award acknowledges the work of one individual who makes a significant contribution towards the success of the festival.


Beginning in 2022, the Volunteer of the Year Award is named after a long time member of the volunteer roster, who tragically passed away in June 2022. Going forward, we are delighted to have this award be known as the Brandon Waller Volunteer of the Year Award. We are grateful to have had such an inspiring individual on our team, who faced immeasurable challenges and persevered with the Sound of Music spirit of community throughout his final days. Brandon, you will be forever remembered.


2022  -  Mike Deboer


So, you'd like to join us at SOM?!


We rely on the passion, expertise and energy of volunteers to make the Sound of Music a success each year. Join us in our quest to bring back live music & provide the very best experience for all festival goers.


Thanks for lending a hand. Let's get started.

If you are interested in joining our on-going planning effort as a member of one of our volunteer teams (see descriptions below), please start by completing the Volunteer Questionnaire  and our Volunteer Coordinator will be in touch.

If you are looking to volunteer during the 4 days of the festival, please sign up through our volunteer portal, Better Impact.






*Some volunteer positions have prerequisites, including a valid drivers license, Smart Serve certificate, vulnerable screening check and age of majority. Our Team Chairs can help navigate through any requirements with you.*

To learn more about each team, click the document below.


For any questions about volunteering with the festival, please contact us at

Equity, Diversity & Inclusion

The Sound of Music Festival is committed to gender equity and social inclusion in our workplace. All volunteer applicants will receive consideration without regard to sex, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, race, colour, religion, nationality, disability, age, or any other characteristic protected by law. We welcome applications from all applicants, particularly Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, ethnic minorities, visible minorities, and others who may contribute to diversification and share our values. Requests for accommodation can be made at any stage of the recruitment process providing the applicant has met the minimum requirements for the available volunteer position. Applicants need to make their requirements known when contacted.

Volunteer Team Descriptions


We ask all volunteers to review the Accessible Customer Service Etiquette handbook & sign off upon successful completion. Thank you for making the festival accessible for everyone to enjoy.

Accessible Customer Service Training Guide

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