Volunteer Information Package

Bass Coast Festival creates unique opportunities for people to interact with music, art, nature and each other. Volunteering is way to experience our event on an even deeper level, acquiring new skills and friends through helping make the magic happen. Volunteers are the heroes of Bass Coast Festival.

We reward your work with access to choice camping in Campground B, volunteer headquarters and support network, full festival programming and other festival perks.

Please note: completed Volunteer Applications do not guarantee a position. Only successful applicants will be contacted.



21 Hours: If you are working during the festival only (Thurs July 6 - Mon July 10)

28 Hours: If you are working during pre-show or post-show, (June 23rd - July 6 / July 10 - July 14)


A $319 volunteer deposit (ticket price+tax) is required within 14 days of your acceptance. The Deposit (less $20 processing fee) is only refundable upon completion of shifts assigned.


All volunteers must be available for the entire weekend of Fri July 7- Sun July 9, AND Thurs July 6 OR Mon July 10. You must choose 4 of these dates for your application to be accepted. For example, your availability must be July 6-9 OR July 7-10.


May 18: After this date deposits are required within 5 days of being accepted

June 8: After this date any cancellations are non-transferable and non-refundable.

July 5/6: On-Site Volunteer Orientations for all Volunteers

July 11: All deposit refunds must be picked up at the Volunteer Headquarters.


Bass Coast is a 19-plus-event and photo ID is required to enter the festival site. No animals are permitted on-site before, during or after the event.


Come prepared with clothing appropriate for outdoor work in all elements. We may experience extreme heat, torrential rain, severe thunderstorms or high winds. The festival goes on, rain or shine.


Pre-festival volunteers are only allowed on site as early as 1 day before their shift. Only if a Volunteer is scheduled to work between the dates of June 20th and July 5th are they authorized to be on site before July 6th. Any volunteers showing up early will be asked to camp off site. Read your volunteer package carefully (to be sent closer to the festival).

All Volunteers may enter the festival grounds starting at noon on Thursday, July 6. Volunteers arriving on Thursday, July 6 are able to camp in Campground B only. Prior to Thursday, July 6, there will be restrictions on certain campsite access for pre-festival volunteers.

Bass Coast Site Address: 1000 Midday Valley Road Merritt, BC V1K 1L4

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