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Our Community Needs You - This festival is free to all and is made possible with the generous support of our volunteers, participants and supporters.  Join The Word On the Street and be part of a network of the biggest book and magazine festivals in Canada.

Join our team in 2022!

It takes many energetic and dedicated volunteers to make The Word On The Street Saskatoon festival a success year after year. Please consider joining our team in 2022!


BECOME A FOOD VENDOR – Stay tuned for opportunities in 2023.



2022 Volunteer Applications are now open. Please familiarize yourself with the positions below and let us know how you would like to help!

Email to apply or text 1-306-821-7929.




The hospitality team an extremely important part of volunteer team! Your role is to welcome participants to the venue and to answer any questions they may have.

Venue and Audience Care

Your role is to monitor the noise, keep the venues tidy, and hand out surveys.

Volunteer Ninja

In the world of festivals, sometimes you need a pitch-hitter or in our case, a Ninja! The vitally important Volunteer Ninja’s provide back up and support at a moments notice during the festival. Volunteer Ninja’s remain in the volunteer centre until assigned to duty or directed to another area.

Green Room Assistant

The VIP Green Room is for authors, sponsors, emcees, board members, guests of the above group, WOTS staff and volunteers. As a Green Room Assistant, it’s your role to ensure all guests must be checked in before entering the VIP Green Room. You’ll also be in charge of maintaining the state the room and providing general hospitality.


This is the team that helps with set-up and take-down.

Author Attendants

These folks take care of our presenters.

Literacy Lane Helpers

This role requires a criminal record check, but will be the most fun, it’s interacting with families and children in our outdoor activity area.