Weekend commencing
28 October 2022

Volunteers & Hosts


The Wangaratta Festival of Jazz & Blues is one of the largest local community events in the Rural City of Wangaratta. You can play a vital role in an event that boosts our city’s profile, artistic and cultural scene (including young rising music stars) and local economy.

From the volunteer board, to those in the past that have spent the weekend, or more, helping with he success of the Festival we are grateful. And in 2022, as we return to live music in our venues, we seek a team supporters to assist.

Want to help us over the Festival period?


We are also looking for a select few hosts, families and jazz enthusiasts to host some of emerging artists and students attending to assist with various parts of the Festival. This may include assisting them with transport.

Want to host an emerging student?

Volunteering FAQs

The Benefits You Gain

  • Learn new skills, and boost your work experience and CV
  • Meet new people and engage with both locals and visitors to our region
  • Become an ambassador for our city and region
  • Give back to your local community, playing an important role in its economic and cultural success

All volunteers will receive an exclusive Wangaratta Jazz and Blues t-shirt to wear during their shifts.

Volunteers will receive a pass that allows access, where capacity allows, to community based venues – when they are not performing volunteer roles.

What will I be doing?

We need volunteers each day for the festival. You can help out in many ways that suit your particular skills and talents.  Volunteers undertake roles including:

  • Promoting and connecting visitors and the region
  • Ensuring a safe and successful event
  • Cleaning, supervising and general participation in the lead up, and across the weekend

How long is each shift?

Each shift is a minimum of 4 hours.

There are light refreshments at each venue supplied for all volunteers while on duty.

Will I receive any training?

The Festival hosts a Volunteer Information Night and a coordinator will keep you up to date with locations, shifts and communication necessary.

What should I wear while volunteering?

All volunteers receive a Wangaratta Jazz and Blues exclusive t-shirt which you can team up with long pants or shorts, with closed-in, flat and comfortable shoes.

How do I find out if I have been selected to volunteer?

Once you have successfully completed a Volunteer Registration Form with all your relevant details, you will receive an email or letter of confirmation.

Should your application be successful, you will then receive notification via email and a copy of your roster at the Volunteer Information Night.

We look forward to receiving your application and thank you in advance for contributing to such a fantastic local event.