Become a Volunteer

The New Brunswick Highland Games Festival is organized and operated by a dedicated family of volunteers, many of whom return year after year. The tasks are many, the job rewarding and the on-site atmosphere electrifying. Volunteering with the New Brunswick Highland Games Festival is a great way to meet new people from your community and around the world, become a part of a great cultural event and have a grand time.

Volunteer Roles

Festival Rover

  • “Sign me up for anything” – you. Help us keep Fredericton’s largest mid-summer festival running smoothly by pitching in where needed! 

Bar team (ages 19+)

  • Ever dream of working behind the bar? Here you’ll get the chance to serve up Picaroons beer, Scotch, wine, and other beverages to thirsty lads and lasses all weekend at the Ceilidh Tent, or sell the tickets that allow us to keep things running smoothly.

Set up / tear down 

  • “Dare to be honest and fear no labor.” – Robert Burns. A necessary part of any festival, setting up and tearing down the grounds. With all the heavy lifting required, this be your first step on the road to a career in Scottish Athletics!

Admissions / gates

  • Check in smiling guests with our e-ticket app, or sell tickets at the gates as needed. For some of you we promise you’ll be an expert in wrapping wristbands on wrists by the end of your shift as well!

Friends VIP tent / hospitality services

  • The generosity of our Friends of the Games help make this festival a success every year so we provide them a VIP tent where they can relax and mingle throughout the weekend. You can help out by providing a welcoming and hospitable environment to our Friends and making sure refreshments are well stocked for them.

Data Collection

  • Our data collection team is essential to helping us understand our visitors. You’ll get to speak with festival guests and ask some questions that help us gather information which is critical to our grant funding.


Volunteer Perks

    • Saturday Night Ceilidh FREE for the first 30 volunteers who register, and confirm their attendance for our volunteer training session on Wednesday evening, July 24th!
    • A 2024 festival volunteer t-shirt that is yours to keep!
    • Entry into three draws for $100 in Downtown Fredericton Dollars that are EXCLUSIVE to 2024 NBHGF volunteers!
    • Free snacks for our day shift volunteers!
    • Free access to the Games grounds on the day of your shift. You’ll be able to stay on after your shift, or come to the grounds early to see the festivities!

Please only sign up for one option per shift!

For more information about volunteering with us, please contact the New Brunswick Highland Games Festival us at:

Volunteer Registration

External link to Volunteer Registration form: