Mariposa Folk Foundation | Volunteers


Mariposa Folk Festival is a volunteer-driven event that can only be staged with hundreds of wonderful people generously donating their time. Our volunteer crew is known for its exceptional professionalism and civic contribution, and we are always looking for new people to join the team.

For descriptions of the volunteer positions, click here.

Volunteer Registration for Mariposa Folk Festival 2020 is now open – click here to apply.

Please Note: All volunteers must read our Accessible Customer Service Guide and our Code of Conduct Policy.

Mariposa volunteers work a minimum of 12 hours during the 3 days of the festival. There is an orientation/training session to learn about your job and meet your team lead and other volunteers. For contributing your time, Mariposa Folk Festival volunteers receive free admission to the festival as well as a souvenir Mariposa Volunteer t-shirt.

Accessible Customer Service Guide


Code of Conduct


volunteer parking

Volunteers are encouraged to take advantage of the free shuttle buses running to the festival site during festival operating hours from various pick-up points in Orillia.


Volunteers may also opt to pay the $15 per day audience parking fee to park on-site at the festival, subject to availability. We encourage volunteers to consider supporting our greening initiative by riding a bicycle to the festival and placing it in the free bicycle lock-up.


festival camping for volunteers

Volunteers receive a discounted rate for festival camping: Pay only $27.50 (save up to $37.50). After you have received confirmation that you will be accredited as a volunteer, you may contact the Mariposa Folk Foundation office during business hours at (705) 326-3655 to find out how to get the subsidized price for camping.


Make sure you purchase your camping pass as soon as you receive your confirmation of acceptance as a volunteer. Space is limited.