Volunteer3Open Tuning is always looking for volunteers because we are a free event: no advertising, no sponsors, no financial compensation. We are 100% volunteer driven. We do this for the love of music and community – and this event is a great way to share both.   We want all of our volunteers to gain a positive experience – go away happy, and hopefully return for next year’s festival.

 volunteer2Open Tuning 2018 is already on track to be the  bestest yet.   Last year we managed more than 100 acts at  20+ venues – with a great team of volunteers working with us before during and after the festival.

If you have some time either before or on June 9th, and want to help fill Toronto streets with free music for everyone, get in touch with us – we’d love to work with you. And this is also a great opportunity for high school students to get their volunteer hours.


If you want to help:

  1. Read (and agree to) our volunteer charter
  2. Click to View Volunteer Opportunities on SignUp.com:


Student Volunteers can receive Community Hours Credits:  more info .  So when you register, please indicate if you are a student.

Further instructions on scheduling and training will be provided. 

Volunteers needed right away:

  • Online Festival Ambassadors
  • Poster Distribution and Flyer drop-off
  • Student Volunteer Recruiters
  • Pre-Festival Events Helpers
  • Button Maker
  • Graphic artists
  • Sign maker
  • Festival Documentation Coordinator

Volunteers needed on Festival day:   

  • Set-up/tear down Crew
  • Equipment distribution
  • Venue and Stage Managers and Sound Techs (we’ll train you!)
  • Festival greeters and ambassadors
  • Photographers and Videographers
  • Volunteer Coordinators

Contact us about volunteering for Open Tuning 2018:


Thanks!  Our organizers are all volunteers themselves and one of them will be in touch with you soon.