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Volunteer with Plaid Goat
Plaid Goat is a by-community, for-community event – our volunteers make the magic happen

Take a few minutes to fill out our application form, let us know what you’re interested in, and we’ll be in touch soon.

Sign up here.

The nitty gritty of volunteering at Plaid Goat Mountain Bike Fest:
Volunteering is open to anyone over the age of 14. Background checks may be required for some roles such as Security. Volunteers are responsible for their own accommodation and transportation to the festival, but we’re happy to help with recommendations for accommodation and the best transport options to get you there!

Types of roles available:

  • Ticket sales
  • Retail store
  • Security/ access to the festival
  • Keeping the Festival green – waste management
  • Games / kids area assistants
  • Flag marshalls
  • Set up / pack down of festival site
  • Beer Hub (18+ only)

Time commitment:
We want our volunteers to enjoy the festival as much as possible, so we’re doing shifts in 4-hour blocks. A minimum of four hours of volunteering (one shift) is required in order to obtain one day pass (can be used on the day of volunteering, or another day of the festival).

The more you volunteer, the more perks you get!

Tier 1 – 1 shift:
1. one day festival pass
2. one event crew t-shirt
3. five Beer Hub tickets (18+ only, for use after shift is concluded)
4. 10% off coupon for the Drake Pub
5. preferred accommodation rates as available
6. invitation to Sunday night Wrap Party

Tier 2 – 2 shifts:
1. two day festival pass
2. one event crew t-shirt
3. ten Beer Hub tickets (18+ only, for use after shift is concluded)
4. 10% off coupon for the Drake Pub
5. Xact Nutrition energy samples + extra discounts
6. preferred accommodation rates as available
7. invitation to Sunday night Wrap Party

Tier 3 – 3 shifts:
1. full festival pass + all weekend Demo Pass
2. one event crew t-shirt
3. fifteen Beer Hub tickets (18+ only, for use after shift is concluded)
4. 10% off coupon for the Drake Pub
5. Xact Nutrition energy samples + extra discounts
6. preferred accommodation rates as available
7. invitation to Sunday night Wrap Party
8. entry into the coveted volunteer-only draw(s)

VOLUNTEER DRAWS
Sign up as a volunteer for three shifts and enter the Plaid Goat volunteer draws.

Greatest of all time Kananaskis Volunteer Draw:
o 1 night stay in a Lodge Room at Delta Hotels by Marriott Kananaskis Lodge
o A $75 dining credit at Forte Restaurant in Kananaskis
o A welcome package from Kananaskis Outfitters
o A private group ride for 2 with YYCMTB
o A 1 hour tour for 2 with Canmore Raft Tours
o 2 bottles of Banff Ave Brewing Co‘s signature Plaid Goat Red Ale brewed just for the festival (for volunteers 18+)

Other draw items include sweet gear from Crankbrothers, Santa Cruz, Crowfoot Media, Table Food & Drink and more!
*Note: there may be other perks as the final sponsor donations come in