Volunteer Coordinator Intern


Indian Summer Festival


Until filled

Organization Description: 

Indian Summer Arts Society is a Vancouver-based not-for-profit secular arts organization. Our vision is for an inclusive, diverse, and culturally rich society. Our mandate is to offer daring multi-arts events that catalyze and inspire audiences and artists in a spirit of dialogue and global citizenship. For ten days every July, the festival presents provocative multi-arts events in Vancouver and surrounding areas that feature some of the finest artists and visionaries from Canada, South Asia and beyond. Our events are held at locations including the Orpheum, the Playhouse, and the Vancouver Art Gallery. Indian Summer was named by Westjet Magazine as #1 of the five best Canadian festivals “worth planning your summer travels around.” The festival dates this summer are July 7-16. www.indiansummerfest.ca.

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Volunteer Opportunity Description: 

Part-time, Academic internship (for credit) or volunteer position
April/May start date – 4 month duration

Are you an organized and social person looking for a meaningful role in an established organization? Do you love animating a group of people to achieve a large, common goal? If so, ISF’s Volunteer Coordinator position is for you!


  • recruit and retain past and future volunteers
  • develop and implement an electronic database system that tracks volunteers, and records skills, performance, and availability
  • Work with festival team to develop a comprehensive volunteer needs assessment for festival activities
  • Develop a volunteer manual for internal use that provides information and guidelines for festival team
  • Develop a volunteer manual for volunteer use that provides festival and organizational information, scheduling procedures, and helpful hints
  • Schedules volunteers into shift work for company activities, based on organizational priorities
  • lead volunteer training sessions
  • manage volunteer services during the festival
  • find volunteers for special organizational assignments
  • organize volunteer benefits and a post-festival volunteer appreciation party
  • Prepare a Final Report detailing activities and recommendations with respect to the volunteer program


  • strong leadership and project management skills
  • friendly, respectful and professional
  • detail-oriented
  • able to work independently and as part of a team
  • fluent in English
  • passionate about arts and culture in Vancouver

How to Apply: 

Interested applicants should email a resume and cover letter to our Outreach Manager Laura at: outreach(at)indiansummerfest(dot)ca with the internship position in the title, explaining why you’re the perfect addition to our small team!

Contact Name: Laura Albert
Contact Email Address: outreach@indiansummerfest.ca

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