We need your help.

We can’t do it without you!

It takes a village to raise a child… imagine what it takes to put on a festival!

If you have the time and capacity, you won’t have to imagine any longer. This is great way to get behind the scenes of The 2023 Grand Valley Highland Games, and score free admission, too!

Additional accommodations are listed below the volunteer submission form.

Crew Descriptions


Pretty self explanatory, but necessary. We need individuals –  like ourselves – who are up for the challenge of making sure the festival runs smoothly, no matter the task!

Set Up/Tear Down

Responsible for helping set up the festival on Friday, and taking down everything on Friday. Preferably, we’d like to have the same crew for both days. By far, one of the more labor intensive crews. We ask that you have your pre-workout and protein shakes readily available! 

Alcohol Team (21+)

Is it really a Scottish festival without whisky and beer flowing?! We need folks behind the taps and bottles making this happen. We run a nearly cashless festival, so there will not be any money management necessary while pouring. If pouring is not your jam, we also need folks to be present at the whisky tastings as a helping hand.

Front Gate/Check-In/Wristbands

We welcome just about all ages on this crew! Two of our best volunteers were two 12 year old lassies in the ticket booth, powered by passion…. and Dip ‘n Dots. Anyone selling tickets at the gate will be separate from those placing wristbands. Selling tickets and checking-in attendees does require a little tech experience, but nothing too crazy! We’ll host a training about 1 week before the games begin so we can handle the crowds with grace on opening day!

Entertainment Support

Let’s face it: respected entertainers and athletes tend to be needy. We’re happy to accommodate because they are the biggest reasons we put these games on! We need help to pull it off and keep them happy, healthy, and maintain the ability to do what they do best! 

VIP Lounge (21+)

To provide a VIP experience we need VIP volunteers! Those helping in this tent will be a versatile helping hand to our VIP coordinator.   

Grounds Observer(16+)

Pro: You will likely have access to a golf cart. Who doesn’t love that?!

Con: Your most crucial task will be emptying trash bins through the day, while periodically checking in with other departments to offer assistance, as needed.


This is not limited to just pointing cars to open spaces. We also need people willing to be a guide to the incoming foot traffic, and assist our handicapped attendees. Our goal is to make sure that everyone has a good time, and that begins from the time attendees pull into the parking lot!  

2023 Volunteer Sign-up

Are you 21+?

How old are you?

Is there anything specific you would like to help with?

What day(s) can you help?

Friday: What time(s) are you available?

Saturday: What time(s) are you available?

Sunday: What time(s) are you available?

Have you volunteered with us before?

6 + 1 =

You are a crucial part of the games and we’re happy to find a place for any and all who are willing to help! In return for any individual who completes at least one entire, we’ll gladly supply:  entry into the festival for the both festival days, (1) Grand Valley Highland Games T-shirt, (1) $10 meal voucher [per shift], and water/electrolytes as needed [during your shift].

Crews are assigned on a first come, first served basis.

 We will be reaching out with final assignments and instructions at least two weeks before the games begin.