Sunday August 9th 2009 - in Cates Park, North Van - Whey-Ah-Wichen, Tsleil-Waututh Nation - 30+ Artists - 4 Stages - Rain or Shine



Under the Volcano is 100% Volunteer-Run.
Be a part of the Action!

To take part in this fabulous festival of resistance, you can check out the various jobs we have available, then fill out the form at the bottom of this page and let us know what you would like to do. You can
also send us an email at volcanovolunteers [at]

Positions are first-come first-filled.

Volunteer Positions

Before the Festival

Publicity: Equip yourself with staples, wheatpaste, or your adhesive of choice and blitz your neighbourhood. Go to festivals and concerts and leaflet. Help distro the program around the neighbourhood.

Set Up: Sat Aug 8th 2009, help set up booths, paint signs and get the park ready for the festival, or come early the morning of and help us.

During the Festival

Gates: Stand at the gates, take money, greet all the pretty people. Work it sugar, Under the Volcano relies on donations to exist.

Security: Feel tough, be tough, but peace sister, no rough stuff.

Parking: Direct cars to empty parking spaces, chastise single occupancy vehicles, get to say “No, your other left, sir”

Food: Feed volunteers, munch on stuff when people aren’t looking.

Environment: Recycling and composting -- ‘cuz it’s better than taking out the trash.

After the Festival:

Take Down: Break down the stages, pick up garbage. More fun than you might think. We usually go back the next day and can provide rides if you need one.

Volunteer Information Form

All volcano volunteers will get free entrance to the festival, food, and a fabulous t-shirt.


(eg. East Van, DTES, Bowen Island)




Area of Interest:
Please indicate your 3 top choices (1, 2, 3; 1 being your first choice). Information on all volunteer positions outlined above.

Set up (full) Take down (full) Food (full)
Gates Environment Security
Publicity (full) Parking  



Set-up 9am - 12pm (full)
Morning 12pm - 3pm (full)
Afternoon 3pm - 6pm
Evening 6pm - 9pm


Is there anything we can provide to make this more accessible for you?
(eg. billeting, special needs)


Have you volunteered for Volcano before, if so when and which position?


Questions? Suggestions? Comments?


T-Shirt size:


Can you recommend a really great book?


*** Orientation Sessions: Orientation sessions will be held Tues Aug 4th and Thurs Aug 6th at 7pm at Grandview park (rain or shine).  Which session can you attend? ***

Which session can you attend?

Tues Aug 4th @ 7pm

Thurs Aug 6th @ 7pm



General Admissions by donation: $10-$20
Low income admissions by donation: $5 at Main gate ONLY


Free Shuttle Bus @ Broadway Skytrain Station starting @ 11am
Valet Bike Parking ~ Vancouver Area Cycling Coalition will be offering valet bike parking at the top gate (west gate) from Noon onwards.

Ride-share to UTVDriving to the Festival? Ride-Share!

If you can't take public transit, offer a ride in your vehicle, or find a ride to the Festival.
Ride-Share on August 9th



Art by Tania Willard, Red Willow Designs | Web by mosatron