We need you
Welcome YC Volunteers
Welcome and thank you for considering joining the Volunteer Team for YC Alberta 2019! We believe that God has a special place in His heart for the youth of Canada and a plan to make His love real by radically changing the hearts of this generation!
YC wants to be part of that plan, by providing an opportunity to gather, inspire, challenge and encourage this generation of Canadians! But YC would not be possible without the hundreds volunteers who give their time and talents towards the cause of Christ! We are so thankful for all those who have served with us in the past and look forward to seeing new faces on the Volunteer Team each year! Don’t underestimate the impact you are making when you serve; the students, leaders, and adults who come from all over to experience God’s love are blessed because of you!
The army of volunteers needed for YC Alberta is building even now; but we need YOU! Consider how you will be involved in this year’s event and who you will invite to serve with you! We need approximately 400 volunteers of all different talents and abilities, so check out the Volunteer Job Descriptions to see where you fit best!
YC is an experience you’ll never forget! We look forward to having you help us make it possible!
“Then the name of our Lord Jesus will be honored because of the way you live, and you will be honored along with Him. This is all made possible because of the grace of our God and Lord, Jesus Christ.” 2 Thessalonians 1:12
I’m looking forward to serving with you,
How to Sign Up
Extreme Dream Ministries has created an “ePass” Account system to make volunteer sign-up as easy as possible. The new account will allow you to volunteer easier in the future. When you click the link below you will immediately have a chance to create an “ePass” Account and then be able to Volunteer for YC Alberta.
What happens once you sign up?!
Here are the steps you’ll take towards being part of the YC Alberta Volunteer Team:
STEP 1: APPLY: Fill out and submit the online form below. Be sure that all contact info (especially email addresses) is accurate to avoid delay! Once your application has been submitted, you will receive a reference number.
STEP 2: PROCESSING: Upon receiving your application, we will contact your references. Please note that this may take several weeks, depending on how quickly your references get back to us. Once your application has been processed, you will receive email confirmation from us detailing the status of your application. (Your volunteer posting will not yet be available at this time.)
STEP 3: POSTING: In late-April, all volunteers will be assigned a posting. At this time, you will receive an email with a description of your posting for the YC weekend and hours of service.
STEP 4: TRAINING: All YC Volunteers are required to attend ONE Volunteer Training Session. The volunteer training times will posted here once they have been confirmed.
STEP 5: SERVE : Please honour your commitment for the entire weekend.
Volunteer applications for YC2019 are now open!
Frequently Asked Questions
You have to be at least 18 years old and graduated from High School to Volunteer at YC.
It takes over 400 volunteers to help make YC Alberta the great event that it is! Volunteering with a friend makes it even more fun, so why not spread the word to your friends and serve at YC together? Sign up now and be a crucial part of the big event!
Applicants with previous criminal records are considered on a case by case basis. If you have a criminal record and would like to volunteer at YC Alberta, please scan and send a criminal record check to our office at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone us at 780-424-9292.
Read the detailed information about the steps involved found on the volunteer information page. Remember to confirm the accuracy of your reference contact information to avoid delays in the processing of your application.
There will be volunteer specific lounges where you can take your breaks, and eat your lunch/supper. Unfortunately, the Westerner Grounds does not allow outside food to be brought into the venue. Volunteers are provided 4 -$5.00 food vouchers to use at The Westerner Grounds Concessions throughout the weekend. Any additional food costs are at your own expense.
Multi-day passes are available for weekend events lasting longer than one day, at a reduced rate. This pass allows one vehicle to enter the grounds as often as necessary without further payment. The pass must be presented at the gate upon every entry. Weekend passes can be purchased from the Donald Administration Building during regular business hours, or at the gates during paid parking hours. These passes are non-refundable. The prices are: 3 days – $12.00; 2 days – $8.00.
Please note that all travel and parking costs are at your own expense. Consider car-pooling with another volunteer!
There are three training dates available. Each volunteer must attend ONE of the training days below:
Security volunteers facilitate the safe enjoyment of the event for delegates, volunteers, staff, and guests. Security volunteers manage crowds, concert events, people, traffic to and from venues, and proper care of facilities during the YC weekend. The goal is to facilitate a Christ-like and safe atmosphere where God can touch and change the lives of young people and their leaders during the event.
Security volunteers are required to meet Saturday afternoon for orientation, and finish Saturday night for debrief after the event has been cleared. Sunday and Monday morning’s volunteers meet before the event opens to receive direction for the day and again debrief once the event has cleared. The total number of hours of service for the weekend is typically around 30 hours. While the responsibility placed on Security volunteers is high, they are a great group of people who recognize the value of a safe and fun environment to touch and change lives for the Kingdom of God.
Ushers are required to attend orientation prior to the event. On Saturday evening all Ushers meet together in the Volunteer Lounge. At this time Ushers will meet with Team Leaders and be given a brief overview of the expectations during the YC weekend. All Ushers will head to assigned sections at appointed times. Ushers posted in the general seating area will help direct people to their seats and monitor general safety and behavior of the delegates. Ushers posted at doors to the venue will check for wristbands. At the end of each session, all Ushers must do a seat check and pick up any items that are left behind and turn them into Lost and Found.
The First Aid team is first responsible for establishing the First Aid stations and ensuring they are stocked with adequate supplies for the day. The First Aid volunteers are put in teams of two and alternate between task locations. A minimum of two teams are required to be stationed at each of the active First Aid stations at all times. The remaining teams are roaming teams. Each team of two First Aid volunteers is responsible for the proper treatment and care of any person attending the event who may become injured or ill as a result of any cause.
Each First Aid volunteer is also responsible for documentation of all treatments provided at the time of the event, as well as proper communication with team leaders. Volunteers are expected to be on time for the opening day.
Product Sales volunteers are required to fold YC shirts and set up tables at the designated sales locations. Product Sales volunteers are required to review price lists and be familiar with the cost of each item available. Product Sales volunteers sell YC merchandise as well as product for the guest bands and speakers. Some of the volunteers may be required to aid in set-up on Friday evening and into Saturday.
The Games & Activities volunteers are responsible for operating games and supervising activities throughout the weekend. The operation includes monitoring the activities of the participants as well as periodic checks to ensure the equipment is running safely. Games and Activities volunteers are also responsible for helping tear down on Monday following the afternoon session.
Stage Hand volunteers are responsible for helping bands with set-up, sound checks and stage needs during the concerts. Stage Hands help move instruments and gear on and off the stage as well as make the transitions from one concert to the next as smooth as possible. Please note that Stage Hand volunteers may be asked to assist in event set-up during the day on the Friday and Saturday leading up to the event.