The Adäka Cultural Festival would not be possible without our amazing volunteers. Be on the front lines and immerse yourself in the creative atmosphere while celebrating the cultures of the circumpolar north. Register to volunteer with us today!

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Sign up to be a volunteer with our online registration form or print off the PDF and email it to us or drop if off at our office.

Dà Ze Tsàn Fashion Show

We are also seeking volunteers to model in the Dà Ze Tsàn Fashion Show. This is taking place the evening of Thursday, July 5th. If you would like to apply to be a model, please email or bring in the registration form to our office.

Volunteer Benefits

Volunteer Expectations

Volunteer Positions

Please note that although some experience may be considered an asset for some positions, it is not necessary and some additional training sessions can be provided if needed!

Elder’s Tent

Serving elders tea and bannock and maintaining the tent and fire pit.

Note: the Elder’s Tent is generally not open in the evenings.

Front of House

Welcoming and directing festival guests, promoting the Festival program, conducting visitor surveys, keeping count of visitors, checking tickets for ticketed events, and basic administrative support.

Knowledge of Whitehorse and an outgoing personality is an asset.


Assisting with organizing artwork for inventory and pricing before and after the Festival, basic gallery security, and conducting sales of gallery artwork. Gallery, retail, and sales experience is an asset.

Gift Shop

Setting up and maintaining attractive merchandise displays, conducting sales of merchandise, selling event tickets, managing workshop registration, and handing out artist’s accreditation packages.

Experience with retail and sales is an asset.


Setting up and maintaining the artist/staff/volunteer hospitality room, making coffee and tea, putting out and preparing basic food platters, and assisting with serving and preparing for special events.

Food Safe certification is an asset.


Set-up and take-down for the Festival, moving chairs and tables to set-up for performances and events, garbage and recycling, odd jobs, staff support and filling in any position where help is needed.

Note: some heavy lifting may be required.

Performance and Presentation Support

Assisting with setting set-up and take down for different performances on the Main Stage and cultural presentations throughout the building, assisting with seating elders, keeping count of visitors, basic security, keeping the fire exits clear, and general performance support.

Special Events

Food, service, set-up, take down, and general assistance for special events throughout the Festival. Special events include the opening and closing ceremonies, the elder’s tea, the artist’s awards, the fashion show, and the community feast.

Note: if you would like to be involved in the fashion show, please indicate on your registration form or email our volunteer coordinator for more information.


Please do not hesitate to contact our Volunteer Coordinator, Mairi Fraser, if you have any questions. She can be reached at: