This year’s Grey Cup Festival takes place from Nov. 15 to Nov. 20. The Grey Cup Festival Committee says it’s looking for a team of 1,200 to 1,800 volunteers to take on in a number of different roles.
The Saskatchewan Roughriders and the 2022 Grey Cup Festival Volunteer Host Organizing Committee announced on Monday that they are opening registration for volunteers for the upcoming 109th Grey Cup Festival.
This year’s Grey Cup Festival takes place from Nov. 15 to Nov. 20. The committee says it’s looking for a team of 1,200 to 1,800 volunteers to take on in a number of different roles, including coat check volunteers, bar assistants, outdoor festival ambassadors and greeters.
Those interested in volunteering are required to complete an online registration process, fill out a criminal record check and submit an $85 volunteer commitment fee. Once registered, volunteers will get to choose their preferred positions and shifts as early as October.
Mark Stefan, who was a vice-chair of the 2013 Grey Cup Festival Committee – the last time Regina hosted the event – says the volunteering experience is something people should look forward to.
Stefan says the 2013 Grey Cup Festival had a similar number of volunteers to what they’re looking for this time.
The Grey Cup Festival Committee also unveiled the newest volunteer outfits that will be included in their rewards packages. Included with their volunteer commitment fee, volunteers will be given a long-sleeve shirt, a toque and a bright green jacket that also turns into a vest.
“They’re going to be visible and they’re going to be available as soon as everyone enters the festival site, everyone’s going to recognize the volunteers,” said Heidi Pearson, a volunteer co-ordinator for the Grey Cup Festival’s Volunteer Host Organizing Committee.
Volunteers must be at least 19 years old as of Oct. 15 to participate.
The Grey Cup Festival will take place from November 15 to November 18, 2022. The Grey Cup Festival Committee requires between 1,200 and 1,800 persons to put on the event.
On Monday, the Saskatchewan Roughriders and the 2022 Grey Cup Festival began recruiting volunteers.
Volunteers must also pay a $85 fee and submit to a background check. They can register online. Volunteers who join up in September will be able to pick their responsibilities and schedules beginning in October.
According to volunteer organizer Bernadette McIntyre, the Grey Cup Festival is Canada’s largest celebration. A group of volunteers will speak about how kind and open-minded the people of Regina and Saskatchewan are.
Volunteers are welcome and encouraged, according to Mark Stefan, co-vice chair of the Regina 2013 Grey Cup Festival Committee.
Stefan emphasized the importance of volunteers in helping to arrange the event. It’s wonderful to be able to put our involvement to good use by meeting new people and showcasing our city or area.
“This may allow Regina and the rest of Saskatchewan to maintain their good image. The population will increase once more. You are a vital element of a larger puzzle.”
Stefan observes that nearly as many volunteers assisted during the 2013 Grey Cup Festival as did in 2012.
The Grey Cup Festival Committee covered the cost of the volunteers’ new uniforms. As part of their commitment package, each volunteer will get a long-sleeved shirt, a knit cap, and a bright green vest.
Heidi Pearson, a member of the Grey Cup Festival’s Volunteer Host Organizing Committee, adds that assistance will always be accessible to festival-goers.
As of October 15, volunteers must be at least 19 years old.