Kincardine Scottish Festival Volunteers

Calling all Volunteers

For over 20 years, our award-winning festival has welcomed thousands of visitors from all over North America to the beautiful lakeside town of Kincardine to join us in celebrating all things Scottish.

The award-winning Kincardine Scottish Festival & Highland Games attracts thousands of visitors each year. The Festival is a non-profit community effort that relies on sponsorships and grants and the generous donation of time of over 400 volunteers.

The primary goal of the Festival is to enhance and ensure the preservation of Kincardine's Scottish roots. The Festival also honours the traditions and contributions of Scottish culture within the Canadian multi-cultural mosaic.


Looking to add to your community involvement activities? Look no further!

volunteers at work
What better way to build up some credits, while having fun, listening to great music and helping out your community.
Let your Volunteer manager know that you require verification of the date(s) and the number of hours completed on the “Completion of Community Involvement Activities” form ahead of your scheduled volunteer time.
As per Policy/Program Memorandum 124A


A good candidate for our volunteer team should have:

  • Strong commitment to sustaining and supporting Kincardine Scottish Festival's mission to celebrate, educate and exhibit the rich Scottish heritage of Kincardine and Bruce County.
  • Desire to work with like-minded volunteers to help execute the best possible Festival experience for our patrons
  • Available for the entire time/shift you signed up for during the festival weekend
  • If bartending or selling drinks tokens, your Smart Serve must be up to date.

Bonus: You can earn a weekend pass by volunteering for 2 short shifts.

If you meet the above criteria and are interested in applying, express your interest by completing this form.


Any volunteers wishing to be involved in the serving of alcohol, please note there has been changes to Smart Serve certification.

On November 9, 2021, the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) announced they are introducing a new 5-year Smart Serve recertification requirement, effective July 1, 2022.
If you hold a certificate issued PRIOR to July 1, 2018, your certificate will expire on June 30, 2023.
Anyone certified on or after July 1, 2018, will have 5-years, from the date of issue, to recertify.

Learn more about the change.
Login or Register with Smart Serve here to update your certification or to get certified.


50% Off Smart Serve Certification

When you volunteer a minimum of 3 hours, the Kincardine Scottish Festival will reimburse you 50% of the cost of your certification, either to re-certify, or to certify in full. After the festival concludes you can present your receipt for the cost of certification to the Volunteer manager and we will arrange the payment back to you.
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What to Expect

You will need to attend the Volunteer Training, to be held Date: June 8th in the Miller Insurance Room at the Davidson Center, from 7-9pm

Soft drinks and water available.

Sign up for square training, understanding volunteer requirements, etc...

Other Expectations:

You are expected to arrive 15 minutes early for your 'shift' and commit to your hours.
Identify yourself as a volunteer by wearing the Kincardine Scottish Festival bibs that will be provided to you. These bibs will need to be returned at the end of the Festival weekend to your Volunteer manager.

Please read and sign the Volunteer Code of Conduct . Failure to do so will result in you not being accepted to help at the festival.