We need you!

The Afrikadey! Arts and Cultural Society is a community-driven organization. We are looking for fun loving individuals that want to contribute to the community by helping to make this special 25th anniversary celebration of Afrikadey! Music Festival the best ever!

Our volunteers are the best. The friendships that are made and the experiences gained are some of the best reasons to join us - the memories will last a lifetime. We also work hard to show our volunteers how special they are, so bring a friend along!

Listed below is a summary of the festival positions available. We are also looking for help throughout the year. Please fill out the following online volunteer form. 

We look forward to meeting you!


Volunteer Jobs



  • Help around the office throughout the year
  • Manage and coordinate the festival and other events


Green Team

  • Makes continuous rounds around the Island to find and get rid of any excess litter
  • Not expected to clean up after the food vendors - this only includes litter discarded around the park
  • Ensure the smooth operation of the bottle and plate recycling program
  • Will do a final walk around the park before festival finishes to ensure the Island is in good condition


  • Takes tickets from attendees, and handles cash
  • Helps to ensure that all those entering the park have a ticket, unless otherwise advised
  • Helps maintain order and efficiency in the gate lines

Beer Gardens

  • Responsible for selling the beverages
  • Responsible for cash handling
  • Ensures that all those in beer gardens are the legal age


  • Make sure everyone is safe
  • Know the location of the first-aid tent and other facilities on the island
  • Patrol the fence to keep people from jumping it
  • Keep the peace


  • Moving artists and equipment to and from the different events
  • Helping vendors off the island after the festival

Set up & Teardown

  • Along with site coordinator, will assist vendors with set up of chairs and tables in Prince's Island Park (this will not require heavy lifting. However, we feel it would be a position better suited to youth that are slightly older)
  • Preparing the stage
  • Taking tents down, putting chairs away and clearing stage once festival is over
  • Will do a final walk around the park before festival finishes to ensure the Island is in good condition



Get Involved!

The festival's success is only possible thanks to the efforts of many great volunteers and the support received from the community. As you will see in the following sections, there are many ways you can get involved with the festival. Feel free to contact us if you have any ideas or questions.

Board of Directors

Afrikadey! is gearing up for its 25th anniversary celebration in August 2016. The Afrikadey! Arts & Culture Society is seeking dynamic, progressive, team players for our volunteer Board of Directors. We are looking for people with keen interest in culturally diverse arts, and in particular, World music genre.

Ideal volunteers with administrative, fundraising and promotion experience should please contact Tunde Dawodu via email at tunde@afrikadey.com or phone at (403)234-9110.

Graphic Designer

Afrikadey! is looking for a volunteer Graphic designer to help with the creative marketing of our events.

Suitable candidates will have an opportunity for eventual employment.

  • Analyzing target market & developing concepts for event campaigns
  • Developing print, web and video advertisement
  • Art direction of events
  • Assisting with direction for photo shoots
  • Creating promotional material (sponsorship packages, business cards etc.)
  • Any other graphic design work in collaboration with Afrikadey! That would also be useful for the graphic designer's portfolio.

Please contact Tunde Dawodu, Artistic Director at 403.234.9110 or by email at tunde@afrikadey.com


The Afrikadey! Arts & Culture Society is looking for people from all walks of life to join the Society. Join our dynamic team and help us bring the best of African culture here for all to enjoy and discover.

Being part of the Afrikadey! Arts & Culture Society gives you the opportunity to participate in meetings and to have a say in the decision making process. You will also benefit from discounts on all our events throughout the year.

Please contact us for more information.


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