Volunteer
Plaid Goat is a by-community, for-community event – our volunteers are the magic behind the scenes

Did you know we had to close volunteer intake down the first two years of Plaid Goat thanks to the overwhelming response? To every member of the Plaid Goat volunteer family – thank you for helping to make this event wonderful from the inside out.

See below for an overview of last year’s program. For inquiries, email our volunteer coordinator or subscribe for 2019 updates!

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! Be sure to book early to take advantage of our partner discounts.

Types of roles available:

  • Ticket sales
  • Merchandise store
  • Jump Jam roles
  • Security/access to the festival
  • Keeping the Fest green – waste management
  • Games /kids area assistants
  • Set up/pack down of festival site
  • Beer Hub (18+ only)

Time commitment:
We want volunteers to enjoy the festival as much as possible, so do our best to keep shifts to four hours.

A minimum of four hours of volunteering (one shift) is required in order to obtain a Demo Shuttle Wristband (can be used on the day of volunteering or another day of the festival). But, the more you volunteer, the more perks you get! Check out last year’s sweet treats below:

Tier 1 Perks – 1 shift:
1. One Day Demo Shuttle Wristband
2. One event crew t-shirt
3. 1 drink in the Beer Hub (18+ only, consumption permitted after shift has concluded)
4. Sachet of Loam Coffee
5. Rocky Mountain Soap Co soap
6. Preferred accommodation rates as available

Tier 2 Perks – 2 shifts:
1. Weekend Demo Shuttle Wristband
2. One event crew t-shirt
3. 2 drinks in the Beer Hub (18+ only, for use after shift has concluded)
4. Sachet of Loam Coffee
5. Rocky Mountain Soap Co soap
6. Preferred accommodation rates as available
7. Item from one of the following supporters: NRG, Big White, Bear Cozy, Scott

Tier 3 Perks – 3 shifts or more:
1. Weekend Demo Shuttle Wristband
2. One event crew t-shirt
3. 4 drinks in the Beer Hub (18+ only, for use after shift is concluded)
4. Sachet of Loam Coffee
5. Preferred accommodation rates as available
6. Rocky Mountain Soap Company soap
7. Item from one of the following supporters: Big White, Santa Cruz/Juliana, Scott, Evil, Deity
8. Entry into the coveted Tier 3 Volunteer Draw*

*TIER 3 VOLUNTEER DRAW
Sign up as a volunteer for three shifts and you’re entered into the Plaid Goat Tier 3 Volunteer Draw. Volunteer section leads are automatically put into the Tier 3 Volunteer Draw.

GRAND PRIZE: Greatest of All Time Kananaskis Volunteer Package
o 2 night stay at Pomeroy Kananaskis Mountain Lodge
o Passes for 2 to Kananaskis Nordic Spa
o A $75 dining credit at Forte Restaurant in Kananaskis
o 2 bottles of Banff Ave Brewing Co‘s signature Plaid Goat Red Ale brewed just for the festival (for volunteers 18+)

Other amazing draw items in the Tier 3 Volunteer Draw included from Table Food & Drink, Inside Line MTB Service, Canmore Folk Music Festival, Kicking Horse Mountain Resort, bike Big White, and more!

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