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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 2021!

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 2021!


BECOME A FOOD VENDOR – Stay tuned for opportunities in 2022.



2021 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 call 1-306-821-7929.




Our greeters are an extremely important part of volunteer team! As a greeter, your role is to welcome participants to the venue and to answer any questions they may have.

Online Monitor

Your role is to monitor the livestream, keep track of audience numbers, and share audience reactions and questions with the panels.

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.

Zoom Pro

The Zoom Pros will help facilitate the Zoom events.