Interested In Volunteering?

Halifax Seaport Beerfest depends on an amazing crew of Volunteers to make this festival happen and we'd be thrilled to have you as part of our growing team! Registration is now open for beer-lovers to volunteer with us!

It's our goal to provide a fun and educational environment for people to experience great beers and ciders, but we need your help to do it. If you're friendly, outgoing and interested in participating, here's what you need to know:


Volunteer Benefits:

  • One festival t-shirt
  • Food and refreshments while on shift
  • Official Souvenir mini-mug and bottle opener
  • 50% off a Halifax Seaport Beerfest ticket for each volunteer shift. If you work 2 shifts, you are entitled to 1 free ticket to a session.
  • Opportunity to be part of the East Coast’s largest celebration of Craft Beer & Cider. 
  • Huge thanks from the HSBF Organizers!


  • Must be a minimum of 19 years of age to volunteer.
  • Comfortable interacting with the general public
  • A sense of adventure and a great attitude! Detailed beer knowledge is not a requirement.
  • If unable to make your shift, a minimum of 24 hours notice is requested and we’d appreciate any help in finding a replacement. 

Types of Volunteer Work:

  • VIP & Main Gate: work in a team to scan, take or sell tickets, pass out programs & mugs, answer questions & help guide attendees into the event. After the rush, most will be reassigned to help out the other positions.
  • Brewery Service Team: Your job is to help brewers keep the beer flowing! Distributing ice, filling rinse water, clearing away dumped beer and empties - Festival Super heroes (some heavy lifting involved). 
  • Pourers: Setting up and organizing beer pavilions, working in a team environment & providing samples to thirsty Beerfest attendees!
  • Merchandise: Selling wicked festival T’s & and other merchandise to customers, providing Designated Drivers with nonalcoholic beverages and answering general questions to customers. Will have to work with money. 
  • Volunteer Check In: Greeting volunteers when they check in and providing them with their shift gear. Directing volunteers to their area. Providing breaks to other volunteers when required.
  • Set Up Team: There’s lots to do…moving, prepping, generally doing what’s needed to make the site ready. This may include heavy lifting. 
  • Greeters: Meet attendees with a smile, direct them to the correct line and answer general questions. Must be polite, outgoing and ready to pass on some good ol’ East Coast hospitality. 
Please note that t-shirts for 2017 are unisex
Choose Yes if you are available to work the Friday daytime setup (9-1pm or 1-5pm).
Friday Evening 5:30 - 10pm
Saturday Afternoon 12:30 - 5pm
Saturday Evening 5:30 - 10pm
Do you have a preference for which shift you’d like to work? Would you be interested in working more than one shift? Would you like to be paired with a friend? Please let us know here! Halifax Seaport Beerfest is proud to offer an inclusive environment for all volunteers. Please identify any limitations to performing any of the above functions or if you have any specific talents/skills that could be applied.