Afrofest is run by volunteers who are members of the Board of Music Africa elected by general members at an Annual General meeting.

If you are interested in signing up, please contact Sharon Evans our Volunteer Coordinator at volunteers@musicafrica.ca or s.evans@musicafrica.ca

2018 Volunteer Job Description

This year we are expecting AFROFEST to be BIGGER than last year! With the help of our much-appreciated volunteers, we anticipate the most successful AFROFEST yet.

Held on the weekend after Canada Day at Woodbine Park, AFROFEST draws thousands from all over to experience a glimpse of African culture.
Join us in 2018 for one of Toronto’s most memorable and historic festivals!


Please keep in mind that though we will try to assign you to your desired position, circumstances may require some flexibility.

Friday Setup – July 2018 *TBD (4 pm – 8 pm)
We are seeking people who aren’t afraid of a little physical work. You’ll be assisting in setting up Music Africa tents, banners, and equipment. Set up membership, volunteer, and artists.

Sunday Tear-Down – July 2018 *TBD (9:30 pm – 11:30 pm)
Assisting in teardown of tents, banners, barricades and other AFROFEST equipment.

Membership Table – July 2018 *TBD

  • Saturday 11:00am – 11:00pm
  • Sunday 11:00am – 8:00pm

You will work directly with our Membership Coordinator in providing brochures and information about Music Africa, Assist Media, selling T- shirts & CD’s, answering questions from attendees and registering new members.

Volunteer & Information Table – July 8 & 9, 2017

  • Saturday 11:00am – 11:00pm
  • Sunday 11:00am – 8:00pm

You will be assisting the Volunteer Coordinator brochures, information and lost & found.

Vendor & Table Registration

  • Friday July 7, 12:00pm – 8:00pm; 2 four hr shifts
  • Saturday July 8, 8 am – 1pm; 1 five hour shift; 12:00pm – 10:00pm; 2 five shifts
  • Sunday July 9, 12:00pm – 10pm; 2- five hour shifts

You will be working directly with our Vendor Coordinator – Velda Vuo…in registering vendors and helping them in assigning places for their kiosk on Friday & Saturday. Sunday checking with vendors and relaying any problems or concerns.

Sponsorship Table – July 8 & 9, 2017

  • Saturday 11:00am – 11:00pm
  • Sunday 11:00am – 8:00pm

You will be working with our Sponsorship Coordinator in assisting sponsors with registering and setting up their kiosks, logo, posters and any other assistance needed.
We have a few sponsors that will need designated volunteers: Brussels Airlines and WorldRemit.
Brussels Airlines:

  • 2 Volunteers 12:00pm – 9:00pm on Saturday July 08, 2017
  • 2 Volunteers 12:00pm – 7:00pm on Sunday July 09, 2017


  • 3 Volunteers 12:00pm – 9:00pm on Saturday July 08, 2017
  • 3 Volunteers 12:00pm – 7:00pm on Sunday July 09, 2017

Baobab Stage (Youth) – July 8 & 9, 2017

2 Volunteers at every given time.

  • Saturday 1:00pm – 9:00pm
  • Sunday 1:00pm – 7:00pm

You will be assisting the Coordinator of this area for set-up, help the performers and whatever tasks they may need assistance with.

Children’s Creative Village – July 2018 *TBD (11 am – 11 pm), various shifts)

  • Saturday 1:00pm – 6:00pm
  • Sunday 1:00pm – 6:00pm

You will be assisting the Children’s Village Coordinator in a variety of activities, such as face painting, arts & crafts and maintaining supplies as needed.

Executive Assistant to the Executive & Artistic Director

Provide the necessary support to the Executive, ensuring that all appointments. Must be able to communicate confidently and politely with sponsors, media and members within the public.

AFROFEST Marshall – July 2018 *TBD
Approximately 12 positions to fill 4:00pm – Close on both days.

  • Saturday 10:00am – 12:00pm
  • Sunday 11:00am – 10:00pm

You will direct cars to the designated parking, provide crowd control, traffic control, help artists with equipment, serve as security at various areas and report any problems to a Music Africa representative or other in authority.
Stage Support & Artist Hospitality- July 2018 *TBD
2 at all times.

Saturday 11:00am – 11:00pm
Sunday 11:00am – 8:00pm

You will be working directly with Stage Manager for ensuring that all non- technical needs of the artists are met, i.e., change rooms, meals, transportation and any other assistance.

General Volunteer (Floater) – July 2018 *TBD
3 needed at all times.

Saturday 12:00pm – 11:00pm
Sunday 11:00am – 8:00pm

Help wherever help is needed; helping artists with equipment, providing stage support etc. This is ideal for someone who is capable, flexible and adaptable to multiple changing situations.


Work a minimum 5-hour shift unless otherwise stated. (You can sign up for more than one shift if you want.)
Receive one (1) meal coupon per 5-hour shift.
Receive a volunteer t-shirt.
Bottled water.
Thank you letter and access to other Music Africa events.

If you are interested in signing up, please contact Sharon Evans our Volunteer Coordinator at

Thank you for your interest and support in making AFROFEST the cultural treasure it is. Join us today!

Sharon Evans