Volunteer

The Greater Vancouver Festival of Hope provides hundreds of opportunities to volunteer!

Volunteer FAQs

Volunteer before the Festival of Hope 
May 2016 - March 2017
Print the application form and submit it to the office via email, mail, or fax

Volunteer during the three day Festival of Hope 
March 3 - 5, 2017 at Rogers Arena
Print the application form and submit it to the office via email, mail, or fax.

Volunteer with the Co-Labor team during the three day Festival of Hope 
March 3 - 5, 2017 at Rogers Arena
Print the application form and submit it to the office via email, mail, or fax. The Co-Labor Team consists of about 150 volunteers who work immediately following the Festival to process the commitment cards of ‘Inquirers’ (those who come forward at the Festival).

If you would like to serve as a Counselor at the Festival of Hope, you must attend the Christian Life and Witness Course. Counselors are those who are trained and available to pray with people who accept Franklin Graham's invitation to come forward and dedicate or rededicate their lives to Christ.

Youth and Students interested in being Counselors should attend the FM419 Evangelism Training.

Don’t underestimate the impact you are making when you volunteer!

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Frequently Asked Questions

How old do I have to be to volunteer at the Festival of Hope?

You must be 18 years old for the majority of volunteer positions. However, there are some volunteer opportunities for younger teens. Please contact festival@bgea.ca if you have an inquiry about this.

How many volunteers do you need at the Festival of Hope?

The Festival of Hope takes place over three days. Each day will require at least 300 volunteers. If you choose to volunteer, it would be great if you could give of your time for the same shift and position for all three days. The more people who have previous experience in each position each day, the smoother things will go! With that said, we still have positions we need filled on an individual shift basis.

Can I volunteer with a friend and serve in the same shift? Can we volunteer as a small group?

Yes, as long as we still have room for everyone! Please have each person in your group fill out a volunteer application and then send them in together requesting that you serve together. Please indicate on your correspondence with us the name of the group leader.

I applied to be a volunteer, when will I know if what position and shift I’ve been chosen for?

Individuals who sign up to be a pre event volunteer, will be contacted by our office shortly after they apply. At that time, our Volunteer Coordinator will let you know what opportunities are available.

Individuals who fill out an application to be an event volunteer during the Festival weekend (March 3 - 5, 2017), will be contacted in late January or early February to confirm your position and shift. Shortly after that you will receive a letter that specify the details with instructions on when and where to meet during the festival weekend!

 

If you have other questions about volunteering, please contact the Festival of Hope office at festival@bgea.ca